The Chinese get mobile

The Sutong Changjiang Highway Bridge over the Yangtze River is seen under construction in east China’s Jiangsu Province, April 23, 2007. The cable-stayed bridge will have a world record 1088 metres main span and tallest cable towers when completed in 2008. The Chinese have just over-taken the Japanese for domestic car sales. Over 60% of purchases are from first time buyers.

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2 Responses to The Chinese get mobile

  1. earthpal says:

    Speaking of China…did you see the report stating that China is possibly about to exceed America in carbon emissions?

    http://environment.guardian.co.uk/waste/story/0,,2064727,00.html

  2. matt says:

    Very interesting article earthpal. Especially this bit;

    ‘China’s breakneck industrial growth, ….. has been fuelled almost entirely by burning coal. The most populated country in the world has the world’s second largest coal reserves, estimated to be over 185bn tonnes, and 70% of all its greenhouse emissions can be traced to coal. This compares with 32% in the US.’

    Their per capita emissions are still low however. Lets face it, China is the world’s FACTORY. Their emissions are ours!

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