China is one of the most dynamic nations on earth today. The latest example of this is the conception and birth of a vast new entertainment park in Wunjin, China: a World of Warcraft playground for all sorcery alternative world fanatics. If this place is a fabulous as the online virtual world, it will be a hit. In the US, we pioneered these sorts of theme parks with the Disney franchise but the Chinese will probably surpass us in this area, too, over time.
I know certain people in my own family who would be overjoyed with this sort of concept amusement park! ‘Joyland’ Blizzard Theme Park Being Built In China (PHOTOS)
- So geek fantasies do come true. At least they do In Wunjin district, China. Reported way back on February 7, 2011 by a French gaming blog, the videogame studio Blizzard’s World of Warcraft and StarCraft themed amusement park appears to be more than just rumor after recent photos of the construction surfaced along with a Chinese news report.
Click here for the music and portal to information about the park which is only in Chinese: 嬉戏谷. If you click on the menus above, you get all sorts of music and nifty pictures of details for the architecture of the park:
If you pass your cursor over the various buildings and rides on these virtual maps, call this ‘Google WoW maps’…you get to see details about the individual rides. This site is very high-definition so it loads slowly (there probably are other reasons for this such as the several layers involved and the music, etc.).
Anyway, what fun. Wish I were about 30 years younger…now on to more Chinese news: GM: China ‘The Crown Jewel’ Of Our Universe
- “China is central to our global strategy,” he said at a news conference. “We want to understand the preferences that the China market wants. We bring our best designs, best technology to China.” GM sold more cars and trucks in China last year than it did in the U.S. for the first time in the company’s 102-year history. An expansion of sales into provincial cities helped the company sell 2.35 million vehicles in China in 2010, up 29 percent from the previous year.
The US went deep into hock to bail out GM so GM could do its best work and keep its finest technology and create the most jobs…in China. Isn’t this a delight? Am I surprised? No. The only reason the Japanese built factories here over the last 30 years is only to keep our doors wide open to Japanese autos which are mostly, except for the least efficient, bulkiest production, are made in Asia.
In particular, Japanese cars built in India, China and Vietnam are shipped to the US. This brings in the best profits. So it is with GM: cars built in Asia are sold in Asia AND in the US. While a token number of big behemoths are still built here. But as gas prices soar yet again, hope of American SUV users is fading fast.
For a short while, there was panic over oil prices rising with the Gulf War I but then the price plummeted during the 1990’s to ridiculously low levels as Russia flooded the world’s oil markets with oil formerly sold only to Soviet satellite states. Now, that bounty is finished and we see nothing but higher and higher oil prices. All the lovely, big, fat, bulky SUVs are now albatrosses around our collective necks and the factories churning these out are closing production lines down.
To avoid pollution and worker’s rights laws and regulations as well as for cheaper labor, nearly all of our industrial production has moved overseas: Wintek May Give More Compensation for Poisoned China Workers (1) – Bloomberg.com
- Wintek Corp., a supplier of displays to Apple Inc., may pay more money to workers in China poisoned by chemicals while making touch-screen panels, Chief Financial Officer Jay Huang said….Workers at a Wintek Group factory in Suzhou, China became ill in 2009 after using N-hexane to clean display panels, the company said in a May 17 exchange statement. Employees wrote a letter to Steve Jobs, Chief Executive Officer of Apple, appealing for help after the poisoning, Reuters reported yesterday, citing a letter signed by people who claimed to represent the workers.
- But much of the blame belongs to the company’s quantum leap in farming out the design and manufacture of crucial components to suppliers around the nation and in foreign countries such as Italy, Sweden, China, and South Korea. Boeing’s dream was to save money. The reality is that it would have been cheaper to keep a lot of this work in-house.
- The 787 has more foreign-made content — 30% — than any other Boeing plane, according to the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, the union representing Boeing engineers. That compares with just over 5% in the company’s workhorse 747 airliner….The drawbacks of this approach emerged early. Some of the pieces manufactured by far-flung suppliers didn’t fit together. Some subcontractors couldn’t meet their output quotas, creating huge production logjams when critical parts weren’t available in the necessary sequence.
- China, the biggest brake on global inflation for two decades, is embracing wage increases that threaten to erode retailers’ margins and demand for bonds.