Hug the Panda Series

Hug the Panda, Part 7: Wide Body Aircraft

In the previous article, we saw how China’s current inability to make the best and newest jet engines was slowing its independence. In order to truly be its own master…

Hug the Panda, Part 6: What China Needs to Make a Jet Engine

Of all the things in the world, there are probably only three things that China can not make: wide-body commercial aircraft, world class aero engines, and latest generation EUV chip…

Hug the Panda, Part 5: Ambitions Take Flight for Chinese Aerospace

One of the main drivers in China’s 3D printing development is to aid the nation’s ambitions in aviation. A sustained, decades-long, dizzying rise in wealth through technological and manufacturing progress…

Hug the Panda, Part 4: Embrace and Extend

China has publicly advocated for increased adoption of high-tech and innovative technologies across the country. The Made in China 2025 industrial policy is just a part of a concerted effort…

Hug the Panda, Part 3: Moving up in the World

If we look at the way that China advances technologically then we can define a few trends and generally look at how it is occurring. On the whole China is…

Hug the Panda: No Thanks, We Have Everything Already

The remarkable Chinese technological and economic miracle of the past five decades is an astounding feat. Off of the back of famines, failed harvests, problematic five-year plans, deaths, a schism…

Hug the Panda: China and 3D Printing

A few months ago I noticed an interesting trend. There are in effect two 3D printing markets: the Chinese and the Global. What has happened is that many Chinese firms…