Chinese-developed 3G technology is having a breakthrough

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China Mobile Ltd said on June 6 it achieved a breakthrough figure of mobile phones launched for TD-SCDMA, one of China’s homegrown 3G technologies. Li Huidi, vice-president of China Mobile Communications Corp, said that about 47 mobile phone models have been launched since the beginning of the year for TD-SCDMA. Thirty-two of those handsets were smartphones. TD-SCDMA is the Chinese-developed …

BYD e-buses greening transportation on Dutch island

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Shenzhen-based passenger car and bus manufacturer BYD has won a tender to provide the island of Schiermonnikoog, part of Friesland province, with 6 electric buses. The province will also purchase the required charging stations, as well as a 15-year service contract with BYD for the maintenance of the bus. The bus service will be operated by Arriva, starting from early …

Chinese research from the inside: the perspective of a EU fellow from the UvA

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Italian fellow Filippo Bedani obtained a fellowship from the second round of the EU-China Science & Technology Fellowship (STF) Programme and is finalizing his two-year’s stay in China. He is a PhD student from the UvA and will defend his PhD in Amsterdam next week. NOST Beijing conducted a short interview to obtain a better understanding of the STF and …

Made better in China!

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Check out this trendwatching.com briefing on brands and innovations from China going global!  

Dutch offshore wind technology leaves a strong impression in Shanghai

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On the first day of the Offshore Wind China 2012 conference and exhibition, the Holland pavilion attracted many visitors. Several Dutch companies united by the ‘Holland Home of Wind Energy’ exporters association, showcase Dutch technology solutions for the Offshore Wind industry. The Chinese wind energy industry developed on a high pace last decade. China is in terms of installed wind …

Intelligent Logistics Seminar boosts collaboration between Dutch and Chinese logistics parties

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The earlier announced seminar on intelligent logistics held by NOST and Shanghai International Shipping Institute has successfully stimulated collaboration between the Dutch and Chinese logistic sector. Guests included corporate, government and knowledge institutes from both China and The Netherlands. The high number of interested parties for this specific field reflected the demand for a seminar which combines innovative applications in …

Erasmus University and Renmin University intensify education and research exchange

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On 19 March, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR ) president Ms van der Meer Mohr and Renmin University Council President Cheng Tianquan signed an agreement on further exchange of students and faculty to support the internationalization goals of both universities. Prior to the signing the presidents exchanged views on the profile of the universities and acknowledged the great similarities on size …

Sino-Dutch offshore wind seminar held

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On Monday 27 February a Sino-Dutch platform meeting in the field of offshore wind was held in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province in China. During the platform meeting, Dutch and Chinese policy makers, companies and experts shared their views on the development of offshore wind. Opening speeches were given by the Dutch Ambassador Mr. Rudolf Bekink and the Deputy Director General of …

Zhongguancun: Silicon Valley in Beijing?

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China’s internet population is the largest in the world. On top of that the country is experiencing rapid economic growth. Those two aspects together with an abundance of highly skilled IT-graduates create opportunities for online entrepreneurship. Especially in the Zhongguancun area in Beijing many examples can be found of successful IT companies and startups. Having a good network, understanding the …

China to be biggest global e-commerce market by 2015

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China is already home to the world’s largest online population but its e-commerce market is currently worth ‘only’ US$74 billion – less than half that of the US at $177 billion. But the Chinese e-commerce market is growing rapidly and with such a large online population, it may leap-frog over the penetration rate of standard retail stores. This is potentially …