Chinese Shipbuilding: An Incredible Story of the Chinese Economy
Im a seafarer and have experienced drydocking in China twice, both in Guangzhou. I can say that they work really fast and efficient. Great people to work with.
I'm glad to see people discussing china so candidly
Can you do a video on Shanghai's Yangshan port? It is supposed to be a deep-water manmade port that was built because Shanghai wanted to stay on top as the preeminent ship port in the world even though the area immediately around Shanghai was shallow water.
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I worked at DSME in Okpo korea about 10 years ago. already back then, build carriers were being built in china... then container ships... now they are getting into LNG carriers... They just get better and better
To give you a perspective of how large Zheng He's armada: his fleet had 27,000 men. London population at that time was 60,000. There's about as many men in that Armada as all of London.
Let's give them the brilliance credit they deserve.
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2:03s correction. China do not have an expansionist agenda. Proven by their actions: they reached Malacca but didn’t colonize it even though they had the manpower to do so. They reached Kerala, at that time in history of a fractious India, but didn’t colonize it. They instead taught the locals to catch fish using nets just like in China. Some in Kerala still fish the same way.
Thanks for the great piece, Simon. The rebirth of China shipbuilding was almost like a kung fu fantasy paperback, where a poor boy from a broken grand house, picked up some martial art bible, learned the trick, and came back to become the top fighter and restore all glory of his ancestors.
It would be extremely interesting to see how China is going to lead human beings toward the future once its glory is restored -- from ocean to space, perhaps? Now that China has become the de facto leader in space exploring (saving SpaceX), it would certainly look so.
It remains one of the biggest surprises of the past 4 decades how China rose from the depths of and has become the major player ii is now. Yes some of the earliest products were quite literally cheap and cheerful (and shabby) but, with practice and with increased income from those said products, they have built a scarily efficient shipbuilding industry
Imagine if China was this dedicated to make space ships lol. We’d all have friends living in Alpha Centari
Quite outstanding piece in many ways. A straightforward assessment.
It's so rare to have someone on YouTube to talk about China in a unbiased manner. Thank you for that, Simon.
When was the last time you heard a western leader talk of free trade? Not lately. Once they realized they were being beaten by China, the tone changed. Its now all about national security ad containing China
The story showed us that you just allow the people to do their thing，development will come naturally
Just for a perspective of the years of relative prosperity that brought about , the Chinese history books refer to the period surrounding the opium wars 'the century of humiliation'. You can say there was a bit of distrust between our cultures.
People who complain about Chinese "quality" are the same people buying the cheapest goods from amazon/walmart. Those products are sourced by their own country's importers so who is to blame? LOL
As someone coming from China, I learned something about China here. Thanks.
This is great, never heard much about what makes China tick. At the same time Peter Ziehan is predicting a rapid fall of the Chinese economy
The bottom line is that stuff can be made for a lot less money in China and consumers like lower prices.
You need to do a video on China’s space program…
One of the difference between the West especially US is that China is not afraid other country will over takes it as number one economy in the future. This is evident from their quest to help Africa develop. China believe the next number one economy will be in Africa after China. The Ying and Yang are forces of balance and cannot be curtailed. So instead of wasting time and resources over such nonsense, China wants to help and establish good relationship so China will still continue to reap the rewards even when it is number 2.
Chinas ship building capacity is crazy and historically has always been, lucky for most of the world China hasn't been "united" long considering its long history, unfortunately for the world , the Chinese Han are the most numerous people on Earth, a united China can truly only be challenged by Alliances, hence the Alliance of 8 Nations against China, England, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, America and Austria Hungrry, aka G-8.
Thank you for not being a Western propagandist. We respect you for being as neutral as possible.
Next thing you know, Chinese ships are banned for NATIONAL SECURITY'S REASONS lmao
I am very to see one man talk about positive side of china
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Thanks for sharing the truth
I believe Korean shipbuilding is more advanced than Chinese shipbuilding, but interesting to learn this kind of story
With near 2 billion people it would be hard not to have control or the most influence
You can be the best in the world at anytime if your allowed to lose money on everything