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The construction of China’s third aircraft carrier appears to be progressing at Shanghai’s Jiangnan Shipyard. Commercial satellite imagery collected on September 18, 2019 shows significant new activity since our last report in May. Click for more.
The internet has fundamentally transformed China. Internet-based technologies help drive China’s ongoing development, but they have also been used to clamp down on political dissidence. Learn more about the opportunities and challenges presented by the internet with this ChinaPower exclusive.
In 2017, China exported $2.3 trillion and imported $1.8 trillion in goods. This amounted to 12.4 percent of global trade and left China with a trade surplus of over $400 billion. Learn more about international trade with this ChinaPower exclusive.
Chinese movies earn billions of dollars annually, but it is domestic sales that overwhelmingly drive the success of the industry. It remains to be seen if China can attract foreign audiences to its films. Learn more with this ChinaPower exclusive.
Since opening, Jiangnan has continuously engaged in the construction, maintenance, and modification of a wide range of commercial and People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) vessels. Analysis conducted by CSIS of satellite imagery from 2011 and 2018 illustrates the degree to which the shipyard’s infrastructure has developed during the intervening seven years.
Beijing has undertaken sweeping efforts to modernize its navy. Between 2014 and 2018, China launched more naval vessels than the number of ships currently serving in the individual navies of Germany, India, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Learn more with this ChinaPower exclusive.
Rooting out corruption is critical to economic development, as it undercuts government revenue and limits the ability of government to implement effective policies. Learn more about the impact of corruption in China with this ChinaPower exclusive.