If you’re not afraid of heights, a new attraction at Longgang National Geopark in Yunyang of the municipality of Chongqing in south-western China, has a cliff swing for you. It’s touted as the world’s highest and fastest cliff swing, this single-seat ride is suspended by a rainbow-coloured arch and hurls you at a speed of up to 80mph. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has officially named its first Mars exploration mission “Tianwen-1,” which is derived from the long poem Questions to Heaven, written by Qu Yuan (about 340-278 BC), one of the country’s greatest poets. In the future, all of China’s planetary exploration missions will be named with the Tianwen prefix, signifying China’s perseverance in pursuing truth, science, exploration and the universe. Read more for a video and additional information.
Cao Junjie, a 30-year-old father from Shanghai, China, is a big fan of the game Death Stranding and wanted to create something that would allow for him to take his two-month old son on walks without worrying about the coronavirus. So, he decided to handcraft a carrier pod to keep his baby safely isolated from the outside world. Read more for a video and additional information.
Hongqi is a China-based automaker that specializes in luxury cars, and their latest project is L4, a suicide door-equipped limousine. The L5 is currently their flagship limousine, and this one can definitely be considered its littler brother. Featuring a retro appearance, complete with a large chrome grille, its iconic red flag emblem, multi-spoke chrome wheels, and rear suicide doors. Read more for a video of Jeremy Clarkson reviewing the L5 and additional information.
This isn’t the first homemade Tesla Cybertruck, but this one takes design cues from Lamborghini. The builder from China spent a few months finishing off all the fine details, and as you can see, it was well worth all the work. Much of that time was spent modifying the vehicle’s lines to give it a bit more flair, and shying away from the boxy look. Read more for a video and additional information.
Electrical vehicle company BYD decided to transform one of its industrial parks in Shenzhen, China to produce face masks and disinfectants to help stop the COVID-19 outbreak. They built the production lines from scratch, including the parts required for the machines, all of which are now used in the world’s largest mass-produced face masks plant with an output of 5-million face masks and 300,000 bottles of hand sanitzer / disinfectants per day. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra may be the highest-end 5G smartphone out right now, but the OPPO Find X2 Pro aims to give it some competition. Featuring a 6.7-inch Quad HD+ (3,168 x 1,440) AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, 512GB of internal storage, an in-display fingerprint reader, Dolby Atmos stereo speakers, and a 4,260mAh battery sporting 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 flash charge good for a 38-minute full recharge. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
China-based Geely has already received 30,000 digital pre-orders for its brand new Icon subcompact SUV ahead of the online product launch later this week. Why? The company announced today that is has developed in record time a new N95-certified Intelligent Air Purification System (IAPS) to combat coronavirus. This highly efficient air purification system works in tandem with the Icon’s air conditioner to isolate and eliminate harmful elements in the cabin air including bacteria and viruses. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Hongqi’s all-electric SUV, code-named E115, was developed in partnership with Gilles Taylor, a former Rolls-Royce designer, and it most certainly shows. The front boasts an enclosed intake grille outlined by LED light bars, and the logo, which lies at the center of the head, features a sleek and minimalist design. When fully charged, it has a 373-miles range with seven driving modes to choose from. A top-of-the-line AWD (all-wheel-drive) model can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in under 4-seconds. Read more for two videos and additional information.
China’s lunar robots Chang’e-4 and Yutu-2 captured these amazing images from the far side of the moon, where they woke up for their 14th day on Jan. 18 and 19 respectively. This batch of images were captured by Chang’e-4 lander’s terrain camera and the panoramic camera on the Yutu-2 rover. The former just celebrated its first anniversary of landing in the Von Kármán Crater, within the gigantic South Pole-Aitken basin. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.