China Tech: Invention, Innovation, Technology, Research and Development – Past, Present, Future – 5,000 Years of Progress. A China Rising Radio Sinoland Living Document.


By Jeff J. Brownpale blue horiz

Downloadable SoundCloud podcast (also at the bottom of this page), as well as being syndicated on iTunes and Stitcher Radio (links below),


Note: before starting, I’d like to recognize Godfree Roberts, who sent me his similar China Tech file. We help each other a lot in our research, and this is a good example. A number of hyperlinks in the database below are from him. I combined his and mine and alphabetized everything for ease of searching.

[dropcap] W[/dropcap]elcome to China Rising Radio Sinoland’s China Tech: Invention, Innovation, Technology, Research and Development – Past, Present, Future – 5,000 Years of Progress. A China Rising Radio Sinoland Living Document. It will be kept at the top of my column page and regularly updated with fresh hyperlinks.

Many people around the world do not realize that China Tech has been on the march for 5,000 years. Many people still harbor images of China’s century of humiliation, 1839-1949, as a technological point of reference, when Western and then Japanese parasitic colonialists sucked this country’s people and their resources dry with illegal drugs, expropriation, exploitation and war. That was China’s nadir, 110 years out of five millennia of progress.

Except for those 110 years, the reality is that China has been the world’s innovation leader for most of written history. Please listen to my 600 Years podcast below and study the bilingual table I created, based on Robert Temple’s work, cited just after that. You can even print out the table on nine sheets of A3 or A4 paper, if you’d like, suitable for framing. It’s no contest. The West got at least 60% of its Renaissance, Age of Discovery and Enlightenment innovations directly from previously innovated and invented Chinese technology.

Non-Westerners have been brainwashed into thinking that China’s Mao Era, 1949-1978, was a black hole for R&D, innovation and invention. Nothing could be further from the truth. As explained in Book #3 of The China Trilogy (, China Is Communist Dammit – Dawn of the Red Dynasty (, the Mao Era was one of China’s greatest bursts of technological advancement and innovation. Sadly, in the West, it must be denied and censored, because nothing positive about communism and socialism can be acknowledged, due to capitalist zealotry and ideological fear. Communism-socialism must be e-v-i-l and unworkable – period – regardless of reality and the truth.

Besides Pavlovian brainwashing about communism-socialism, Western denial of China’s achievements is equally based on the crudest notions of racial superiority, going back millennia ( This racism is why the West will never accept the fact that the Chinese explored the Americas, Africa, Australia, Oceania and New Zealand, long before rapacious European pirates fanned out on the high seas in the late 15th century. Unlike Chinese explorers on missions of trade and diplomacy, these European psychopaths were anything but “noble explorers”. They were genocidal locust exterminating and stealing everything in their paths (see Book #3 of my trilogy for all the details).

Gavin Menzies’ books, 1421: The Year China Discovered America and 1434: The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance are proof positive that the Chinese were sailing all over the world, way before any Europeans. While 1434 is a little bit more speculative, his years of research are incontrovertible, with physical carbon-14-dated and DNA evidence all over the Americas, plus 15c-16c European documentation. World history needs to be truthfully retold and of course Westerners are trying to deny it like hell. The hollow myths of racial superiority and exceptionalism must not die:

Baba Beijing realizes just how explosive and disruptive this historical truth is, even to the point of teaching the Western “exploration” myths in its school curriculum. The last thing China wants to do right now is rub the West’s collective nose in historical veracity. But one day, there will be a tipping point and both Western and Chinese history- and textbooks will be correctly rewritten.


  1. Historical Background:

The Chinese haven’t invented anything in the last 600 years, right? China Rising Radio Sinoland podcast by Jeff J. Brown (

Table of Time Lags between Chinese Inventions and Discoveries and Their Later Adoption or Recognition in the West /表格: 中国发明发现的时间及其在西方的采纳或识别

China Tech- Table of Lag Times between Chinese Invention and Western Adoption


  1. Recommended Historical Reading: (six volumes total)


  1. China Tech News on China Rising Radio Sinoland:


  1. China Tech: Invention, Innovation, Technology, Research and Development on the March

The Database:

For the database below, use word search (usually Ctrl+F) to find your favorite topics of interest. Using word search makes it easy. If you find a bad link or want to add China Tech news to this databank, please contact me:


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3D mapping:


3D printing:

– Longest 3D printed bridge:


3D printing of body organs:


3D printing to create bone tissue:


3D printing to replace cervical intervertebral discs:


3D printing to restore human remains:


3D robotic sewing arm:




China Mobile has already built 20,000 5G stations in China:


5G farming robot:


5G hardware for automobiles, first in world:


5G Huawei says Kirin 990 is the most powerful 5G chipset in the world:


5G rural health:


5G self-driving buses:


7-nanometer computer chip (Huawei):


17 nations to join China’s space station:


10,000-ton class maritime patrol vessel:


46,000-ton bridge moves and rotates into place:


Adjustable gauge, 400kph trains:


Agricultural production technology at the national policy level:


Agricultural waste converted into fuel:


Air-to-air missiles:


Aircraft carriers:


Airline production/commercial airplanes:




Air purification towers:


Alcohol fuel:


Alzheimer’s drug that regulates gut bacteria:


Alzheimer’s test (non-invasive):


Amphibious airplanes:


Amphibious assault ships:


Antarctic airplanes and airports:


Antarctic all-terrain vehicle (ATV):


Anti-stealth radar:


Archaeology, sunken ship recovery:


Arctic condensate tanker:


Arctic ice breaker vessel:


Armed airborne vehicle:


Armed amphibious drone boat:


Artemisinin resistant malaria breakthrough:


Artificial corneas:


Artificial Intelligence (AI):


Artificial Intelligence, AI bus debuts in Shanghai with customized services:


Alibaba unveils AI chip to boost cloud plans and cut reliance on US. Self-developed Hanguang 800 is part of company’s broader push into hardware:


Artificial intelligence, cancer tumor detection:


Artificial intelligence catches murder suspect online:


Artificial intelligence, education:


AI facial recognition to find lost children:


Artificial intelligence, first automobile AI chip:


Artificial intelligence, garbage/waste/plastic sorting:


Artificial intelligence, health care:


Artificial intelligence, jurisprudence:


Artificial intelligence, language understanding:


Artificial intelligence, medical diagnosis and detection:


Artificial intelligence, microchips:


Artificial intelligence, Microsoft in China:


Artificial intelligence, military hardware:


Artificial intelligence, myopia:


Artificial intelligence, newscaster (right click to play video):


Artificial intelligence, research:


Artificial intelligence, robots:


Artificial intelligence, suicide prevention:


Artificial intelligence, 3D human reconstruction technology:


Artificial intelligence, Huawei launches power Ascend 910 microchip, with MindSpore AI platform:


Artificial intelligence, monitoring platform to protect wildlife:


Artificial intelligence, underground radar space detection:


Artificial intelligence, AI super camera:


Artificial intelligence, unmanned submarines:


Artificial Moon to create “street lights” at night:


Aspheric mirrors:


Astronomy and telescopes:


Atlantis, underwater city:


Atomic clocks:


Autism, indigenous scale created for Chinese:


Autism treatment:


Automated driving simulation:


Automated high speed trains (driverless):


Autonomous robot competition:




Bacteria genetically modified to generate energy:


Ballestless rail lines/railroads:


Battery technology:


Big data:


Big data, industrial big data system by 2025:


Big data, world’s largest worker pool:


Bioabsorbable power source for implantable medical electronics:


Biodegradable plastics:


Biodiversity conservation:


Bioglue seals gushing wounds in seconds:


Bionic bones with 3D printing:




Black hole imaging:




Blockchain letter of credit in RMB, world’s first:


Boeing engineering:


Brain and neurological science:


Brain computer interface technology (BCI):


Brain scanner:




Cancer, bone marrow:


Carbon fiber light rail trains:


Carbon ion therapy:


Cardiac pacemakers:


Cardiac surgery using ultrasound therapy:


Cardiovascular stents:


Carrier rocket launch from the sea:


Cervical cancer detection using artificial intelligence (AI):


Cheaper, safer carrier rocket sea launches:


China Tech general news:


Chinese medicine herbs ‘could defeat devastating cotton virus’:


Chinese scientists master the art of ‘atomic origami’ with graphene:






Clean-coal power generation:


Cloning cats:


Cobots (robots working side-by-side with humans):


Cockroaches for medicinal use:

Cockroaches for recycling garbage:


Commercial rocket carrier:


Commercial wide-body jet, the Sino-Russian CR929″


Computer operating systems:


Corn/maize banded leaf and sheath blight (BLSB) resistant gene discovered:


Construction and infrastructure, general:


Consumer goods and gadgets:


Container ships:


Copper catalyst for coal gas, to replace gold and silver:


Cosmic ray detection telescope / Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (LHAASO):


Cotton wilt gene found for eventual cure:


CRISPR babies in China:


CRISPR gene splicing:
Crop fertilizer and CO2 reduction + increased yields:


Cryptocurrency/digital currency/Central Bank electronic currency:




Cylindrical shaped Hall thrusters (CHTs) (space travel ion thrusters):


Dark matter:


Decoding human embryonic gene expression:


Deep sea fish farm a first:


Deep sea exploration:


Deep sea mining:


Deep sea monitoring:


Deep sea navigation (underwater global positioning system/UGPS):


Deep sea research and specimen collection:


Deep sea submersible exploration:


Dengue fever control:


Desert reclamation:


Digitalization for sustainable agriculture:


DNA sequencing:


Driverless 200kph Maglev trains:


Driverless cars approved to carry passengers in Wuhan, Hubei:


Driverless rice transplanters:


Drones (UAVs):


Drones, battery powered:


Drones for agriculture:


Drug addiction therapy with deep brain stimulation (DBS):


Dual nature semiconductor microchip, half using human brain functions:


Early cancer detection:


Earthquake prediction:


Education for AI and big data:


Electric airplanes:


Electric car distance record set:


Electric car innovation:
Electric ship:


Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) high speed trains:


Electricity production:


Electromagnetic rockets:


Emotional surveillance technology:




eSIM cards and mobile phones:


Exotic and super steel:


Face/facial recognition:


Facial recognition used to track down abducted children:


Fall army worm (FAW) control:


FAST Telescope:


Fish farming most advanced technics:


Flammable ice:


Flexible, paper-thin liquid crystal displays (LCD):


Flexible solar cells:


Floating and submersible nuclear power generators:


Floating solar energy farm, world’s biggest:


Flying cars:


Forestation and combatting desertification:


Gait/walking recognition AI software:


Game app for autism rehabilitation:


Garbage sorting using artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR):


Gene editing:

Gene editing global rules needed:


Gene editing with light to cure cancer:


Gene editing without mutations:

Gene editing off-target analysis:


Gene editing of stem cells to cure AIDS:




Go (Chinese chess) artificial intelligence:


Ghost imaging satellites:


GPS = Baidou Geopositioning Satellite System:

GPS China now largest in the world:


Gravity centrifuges for deep space and deep sea:


Graphene and space travel:


Graphene for innovative medical treatments:


Gyroplane can be used on stealth missions:


Handheld sonic weapon for crowd control:




Helicopter engines:


Hepatitis A drugs:


Hepatobiliary surgery:


High altitude drones:


High definition (HD) observation satellite:


High power fiber laser:


High-powered Incoherent (Ionospheric) Scatter Radar = High Frequency Active Auroral Research Programme (HAARP):


High speed/rapid construction:

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High speed trains:


High speed trains, double decker:


High speed trains, super flight speeds:


High voltage submarine cables:


High-yield soybean variety using molecular design breeding technology (non-GMO):


Highest energy cosmic wave recorded in Tibet:






Human feces to cure depression:


Humanized mouse model to study Hepatitis B DNA:


Hydrogen fuel cell trams:


Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles:—20190423-0012.html


Hydrogen fuel production:


Hybrid crops (rice):


Hypersonic aircraft, heat-resistant material:


Hypersonic engines:


Hypersonic vehicles in (hypersonic) wind tunnel:


Hypersonic missiles:


Hypersonic rockets, university and private sector:


Hypersonic vehicle mass production:


Hyperspectral imaging:


Icebreaker ships:


Infrared stealth materials:


Infrared thermal imaging:



Mega-projects break new ground for common development:




Integrated circuits (IC):


Intelligent roads:




Internet of things:




Ion cancer treatment:


Iris (eye) identification database for public security:


Jet engines:


Laser film:


Laser tank:


Laser crystals:


Laser weapons:


Leather waste recovery:


Light responsive time released agriculture chemicals:


Liquid rocket engines:


Live-like DNA robots:


LiFi (not WiFi):


Liquified natural gas (LNG) carriers:


Lithium production, drastic cost reduction:


Liver cancer therapeutic target:


Liver disease detection:




Long distance, ground based cameras:


Long range stealth bomber (the H-20):


Lunar rovers/moon exploration:


Lunar/moon exploration, revealing moon’s mantle:


Lupus treatment:


Made in China 2025 (MIC 2025):

Maglev trains:


Magnet stars:


Magnetic propulsion for submarines:


Magnetized plasma artillery:


Malaria eradication (in Papua New Guinea / PNG):


Manufacturing powerhouse:

High-speed rail by country

List of countries by electricity production

List of countries by motor vehicle production

List of countries by road network size

List of countries by steel production

List of largest producing countries of agricultural commodities

Market share of leading countries in machine tool production 2013 | Ranking

Rail usage statistics by country

Shipbuilding countries


Marine drugs-‘Blue drugstore’ rises from the ocean depths:


Maritime early warning radar system immune to “radar killer” missiles, can detect stealth aircraft


Mars exploration:


Mars simulation base:


Mass production of driverless logistic vehicles:


Mass transit:


Mega hydropower dam and station:




Meter wave anti-stealth radar:


Methane ice = natural gas hydrate:


Methanol production:




Microchips and semiconductors:


Micro-electromechanical system technology sensor, can track submarines:


Microwave photonics-based radar:


Military technology:



Mini-Aegis ship with vertical launch missile cells:

Mobile phone AI, 3D and VR:


Mobile phones, foldable phones and 5G:


Mobile car vending machine:


Moisture wicking fabric:


Molten salt reactors, both liquid and solid:


Molten salt solar power station:


Mosquito vector control:


Naval rail guns:


National public transport card for whole country:


Nuclear aircraft carrier:


Next-gen ballistic missile fired from submarine:


New Manufacturing:


New Retail:


Norovirus vaccine:


Nuclear energy:


Nuclear energy for lunar exploration:


Nuclear fuel processing:


Nuclear heating, largest and low cost:


Nuclear irradiation of polluted waste water starting in China:


Nuclear power plants, new 3rd generation CAP1400:


Nuclear power plants with passive safety systems to prevent meltdowns in case of malfunction, “No more Fukishima’s”:


Nuclear powered ice breaker ships:


Ocean dredging:


Ocean faring satellite tracking with ships:


Oil/petroleum/gas discovery:


Oil/petroleum/gas drilling/exploration:


Oil and gas drilling, earliest in human history:


Oil pollution cleanup:


Optical character recognition:


Passive Array Radar:


Patent infringement litigation:


Peach evolution and genetic mapping:

Perovskite solar cells:



Patents and Intellectual Property:

List of countries by patents.’s IP Development and R&D Investment – Yabo Lin.pdf


Permanent magnetic motors for 400kph trains:


PET, plastic degradation and recycling plant:


PET scanners:


Petawatt fusion lasers: China just ahead in the horse race for petawatt fusion lasers:


Pharmaceuticals, drugs, medication:





Photonic quantum chip for boosting analog quantum computing:


Photon quantum computer:


Pig corneas:




Planning for technology and development:


Polar icecap/bedrock drilling:
Poverty elimination:


Polar microsatellite launched:


Prebirth gene screening:


Private sector rockets:


Public education Pre-K to Grade 12:


Quantum computing and communication:


Quantum computing control systems:


Quantum computing on the cloud:


Quantum Entanglement:


Quantum patent list:


Quantum radar:


Quantum anti-stealth radar:


Quantum backbone:


Quantum wave-particle superposition of light creation:


Quantum satellites:


Railguns, electromagnetic and catapults:


Railways, rail lines, trains:


Rainmaking/weather modification:


Record breaking bridge building in Guizhou Province:




Research and Development (R&D):


Reusable space planes:’s IP Development and R&D Investment – Yabo Lin.pdf


Rice gene to reduce heavy metal pollution:


Robots and Robotics:

Robot battlefield patient:


Robots to improve coal mine safety:


Robots used to dig tunnels:




Rockets launching for longer orbits:


Rocket artillery:


Rural Education:


Self-driving (autonomous) vehicles:


Saltwater rice:


Satellite-based monitoring system for airliners:


Satellite/space-based broadband internet network:


Scavenger satellites, using AI:


Schizophrenia prediction/detection:


Scientific publications:


Seaborne rocket launches:


Self-driving cars allowed to carry passengers in Shanghai:


Shale gas drilling (fracking):


Ship lifts (to pass through dam locks):


Science and Technology (S&T) news:


Service robots have already arrived:


Shanghai to have 2,000 AI garbage bins by year’s end:


Simultaneous machine translation:




Single-cell analyses of gene activity through time:


Skin regeneration:




Smart cars:


Smart phone/mobile phone operating systems:


Smart trains and virtual rails:


Solar astronomy/sun observation:


Solar energy:


Solar powered airplane:


Solar powered drones (UAVs):


Solar powered energy station in space:


Solar powered highways:


Soybean gene editing to expand cultivation area:


Space lasers to hunt submarines:


Space program:


Space Station:


Space telescopes:


Space waves:


Spallation neutrons/China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS):


Species/biodiversity preservation:
Speech recognition:


Statistical reliability using AI and Big Data:


Stealth drones/UAVs with manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T):


Stealth fighters:




Submarine sonar stealth:


Aerial submarine tracking using laser:


Super-large hydraulic pile hammer:


Superconducting hybrid power line that could span the country:






Synchrotron Radiation Facility:


Technology news:




Thin film transistor LCD screens (TFT-LCD):


Trachoma eradicated in China:


Trackless train for small cities:




Train noise barrier tunnels to protect birds:


Train tracks on high level, raised pylons:


Transaction processing speed for hardware systems: Ant Financial twice as fast and 90% of the cost:


Trepanation/brain surgery:


Tsinghua/Qinghua University:


Tumor killing drugs:


Tumor immunotherapy:




Tunnel digging technology and innovation:


Tunnels, immersible channels:


Tunnels, most difficult in world:


Tunnels, for subway, under large train station,


Tunnel, world’s highest altitude:


Ultrahigh voltage transmission (UHV) = ultrahigh voltage direct current (UHVDC):


Underground gravitational wave observatory:


Underground steel Great Wall (bunker protection from missiles):


Unmanned missile boats:


Unmanned, semi-submersible for marine weather observation/monitoring:


Unmanned submarine moves through water like an airplane:


Unmanned surface vehicle, world’s fastest:


Unicorns (venture capital):


Uprating old generation nuclear power plants:


Urban planning, urbanization:


Using dead leaves:


Virtual nuclear plant for safety assessment:


Virtual/simulated college campuses:


Visible light communication chips:


Voice assistant:


Waste management and disposal:


Waste to energy plants:


Water conservation:


Water diversion/transfer for greenification of deserts and urban planning:


Water-hydrogen engines:


Water-soluble plastic:


Water transfer to higher elevations:


Water treatment parks:




Wind tunnels:


Wireless Electronic Method (WEM) extremely-low frequency (ELF) radio waves:


World’s brightest UV light:


World’s first driverless rapid bus begins trial run:


World’s first intelligent Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) ship:


World’s first fully enclosed noise barrier for high-speed trains:


World’s largest amphibious airplane:


World’s largest double-decker suspension bridge:


World’s largest road-rail cable-stayed bridge:


World’s largest silent research vessel:


World’s longest heavyload railway:


World’s most powerful WS-15 jet engine:


World’s first multifunctional airborne geophysical surveying aircraft:


World’s thinnest float glass:


World’s thinnest glass with high impact resistance:


Wuhan to test ‘sky train’ this year:




Z Machine, Tokamak, nuclear fusion, artificial sun:


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JEFF J. BROWN, Senior Editor & China Correspondent, Dispatch from Beijing

Jeff J. Brown is a geopolitical analyst, journalist, lecturer and the author of The China Trilogy. It consists of 44 Days Backpacking in China – The Middle Kingdom in the 21st Century, with the United States, Europe and the Fate of the World in Its Looking Glass (2013); Punto Press released China Rising – Capitalist Roads, Socialist Destinations (2016); and for Badak Merah, Jeff authored China Is Communist, Dammit! – Dawn of the Red Dynasty (2017). As well, he published a textbook, Doctor WriteRead’s Treasure Trove to Great English (2015). He is also currently penning an historical fiction, Red Letters – The Diaries of Xi Jinping, to be published in late 2018. Jeff is a Senior Editor & China Correspondent for The Greanville Post, where he keeps a column, Dispatch from Beijing. He also writes a column for The Saker, called the Moscow-Beijing Express. Jeff interviews and podcasts on his own program, China Rising Radio Sinoland, which is also available on SoundCloud, YouTube, Stitcher Radio and iTunes.

In China, he has been a speaker at TEDx, the Bookworm and Capital M Literary Festivals, the Hutong, as well as being featured in an 18-part series of interviews on Radio Beijing AM774, with former BBC journalist, Bruce Connolly. He has guest lectured at the Beijing Academy of Social Sciences and various international schools and universities.

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Jeff grew up in the heartland of the United States, Oklahoma, much of it on a family farm, and graduated from Oklahoma State University. He went to Brazil while in graduate school at Purdue University, to seek his fortune, which whetted his appetite for traveling the globe. This helped inspire him to be a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tunisia in 1980 and he lived and worked in Africa, the Middle East, China and Europe for the next 21 years. All the while, he mastered Portuguese, Arabic, French and Mandarin, while traveling to over 85 countries. He then returned to America for nine years, whereupon he moved back to China in 2010. He lives in China with his wife. Jeff is a dual national French-American, being a member of the Communist Party of France (PCF) and the International Workers of the World (IWW).

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