The world’s longest glass bridge has officially opened at the Huangchuan Three Gorges Scenic Area in Lianzhou, Southern China. Measuring 1,726-feet long, the bridge is even wide enough for cars to safely drive across. Should you decide to walk across it, the Lianjiang River will be visible below. There are four observation decks in the center section that can hold 500 people at once. Read more for a video and additional information.
China has successfully launched its Tianwen-1 mission to Mars mission on a Long March-5 carrier rocket, which took off under perfectly clear skies around 12:40 p.m. from Hainan Island. Zhang Xueyu, launch commander, announced “The Mars rover has accurately entered the scheduled orbit,” to cheers in the control room. This marks the second flight to Mars in a single week, after the UAE orbiter was sent off on a rocket from Japan on Monday. Read more for a video and additional information.
China’s Raffles City Chongqing, designed by Moshe Safdie, is a massive $4.8-billion project that includes a horizontal skyscraper. It’s nearing completion and the skybridge with a park as well as a glass-bottomed observation deck, has opened to the public. The entire project consists of eight skyscrapers and half of them are used to support the horizontal skyscraper, which is called Crystal. Read more for a video and additional information.
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The 2020 Changli Nemeca is touted as a “New Energy Mini Electric Car for Adults,” and we agree that it’s quite small. This particular EV was found on Alibaba and priced at a mere $930 for the vehicle itself, or $1,200 with the battery pack, but shipping is where things get pricey. Yes, when all was said and done, the entire thing ended up costing $3,000. Read more for an unboxing and first drive videos.
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.