China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology website has been blocked to international visitors—a move some observers believe is a precursor to rising Sino-U.S. competition in technology and industry.
After a spate of fires and accidents involving electric vehicles, new regulations from Chinese authorities offer hope for international EV manufacturers to claim greater market share.
The mix of support for domestic industrial policy and local infighting poses a threat to international automakers in China's market.
A SAFE analysis based on California’s data from 2017 shows that approximately 50 percent of AV companies permitted to test vehicles in the state are either using EVs or plan to electrify their AVs in the future.
Although China has yet to pass autonomous vehicle (AV) legislation, behind the scenes Chinese lawmakers are moving to adopt uniform standards on AV testing to prepare for eventual widespread commercialization.
From changing the dollarized oil market to relationships with major Middle East producers, China's growing clout in the oil trade has manifold impacts for American interests.