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.

Welcome 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-sociyalism, 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 NewZealand, 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. To be consistent, I am trying to arrange them in the way we say the terms, meaning adjectives may come before the target noun. Thus, I list “Electric airplanes”, not “Airplanes, electric”. In any case, using word search makes it easy. Up to now, with Godfree’s and my links mixed together, some are not in chronological order. From here on out, the most recent entry will be last one under each topic.

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:




Aircraft carriers:


Airline production:




Air purification towers:


Alcohol fuel:


Alzheimer’s test (non-invasive):


Amphibious airplanes:


Arctic condensate tanker:


Artificial corneas:


Artificial Intelligence (AI):


Artificial intelligence, education:

Artificial intelligence, jurisprudence:


Artificial intelligence, medical diagnosis and detection:


Artificial intelligence, microchips:


Artificial intelligence, military hardware:


Artificial intelligence, myopia:


Artificial intelligence, suicide prevention:


Artificial intelligence, underground radar space detection:


Artificial intelligence, unmanned submarines:

Artificial Moon to create “street lights” at night:


Aspheric mirrors:


Atlantis, underwater city:


Atomic clocks:


Automated high speed trains (driverless):




Ballestless rail lines/railroads:


Battery technology:


Big data:


Biodegradable plastics:


Biodiversity conservation:





Brain and neurological science:


Brain scanner:




Carbon fiber light rail trains:


China Tech general news:
Cardiovascular stents:




Cockroaches for medicinal use:

Cockroaches for recycling garbage:


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


Computer operating systems:


Construction and infrastructure, general:


Container ships:


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




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:


Desert reclamation:


DNA sequencing:


Drones (UAVs):


Electric airplanes:


Electric car innovation:
Electric ship:


Electricity production:


Electromagnetic rockets:


Emotional surveillance technology:




Exotic and super steel:


Face/facial recognition:
Flammable ice:


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


Floating and submersible nuclear power generators:


Floating solar energy farm, world’s biggest:


Flying cars:




Gene editing:




Go (Chinese chess) artificial intelligence:


Ghost imaging satellites:




Gravity centrifuges for deep space and deep sea:


High altitude drones:


High power fiber laser:


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


High speed construction:


High speed trains:


High speed trains, super flight speeds:




Hydrogen fuel cell tram:


Hypersonic vehicle in (hypersonic) wind tunnel:


Hypersonic missiles:


Hypersonic vehicle mass production:


Hyperspectral imaging:


Infrared thermal imaging:








Integrated circuits (IC):




Internet of things:


Jet engines:


Laser film:


Laser rifle:


Laser tank:


Leather waste recovery:


LiFi (not WiFi):




Long range stealth bomber (the H-20):


Lunar rovers:


Made in China 2025 (MIC 2025):

Maglev trains:


Magnetic propulsion for submarines:


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


Mass transit:




Methanol production:


Microchips and semiconductors:


Microwave photonics-based radar:




Mobile phone AI, 3D and VR:


Mobile phones and 5G:


Mobile car vending machine:


Molten salt reactors, both liquid and solid:


Mosquito vector control:


Naval rail guns:


Nuclear aircraft carrier:


New Manufacturing:


New Retail:


Nuclear energy:


Nuclear energy for lunar exploration:


Nuclear heating, largest and low cost:


Nuclear irradiation of polluted waste water starting in China:


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:


Optical character recognition:


Passive Array Radar:


Patent infringement litigation:


Perovskite solar cells:



Patents and Intellectual Property:

List of countries by patents.


PET, plastic degradation and recycling plant:


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


Pharmaceuticals, drugs, medication:




Photon quantum computer:


Pig corneas:


Planning for technology and development:


Poverty elimination:


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 radar:


Quantum anti-stealth radar:


Quantum backbone:


Railguns, electromagnetic and catapults:


Rainmaking/weather modification:




Research and Development (R&D):


Reusable space planes:


Robots and Robotics:



Rocket artillery:


Rural Education:


Self-driving (autonomous) vehicles:


Saltwater rice:


Scientific publications:


Shale gas drilling (fracking):


Ship lifts (to pass through dam locks):


Simultaneous machine translation:


Skin regeneration:




Solar energy:


Solar powered highways:


Space lasers to hunt submarines:


Space program:


Space Station:


Space telescopes:


Space waves:


Spallation neutrons:


Speech recognition:


Stealth fighters:


Submarine sonar stealth:








Trackless train for small cities:




Trepanation/brain surgery:


Tsinghua/Qinghua University:




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


Unmanned missile boats:


Unmanned surface vehicle, world’s fastest:


Unicorns (venture capital):


Using dead leaves:


Visible light communication chips:


Voice assistant:


Waste management and disposal:


Water conservation:


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


Water-soluble plastic:


Water transfer to higher elevations:




Wind tunnels:


World’s brightest UV light:




Z Machine:


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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.

More on Jeff

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).

Jeff can be reached at China Rising,, Facebook, Twitter and Wechat/Whatsapp: +86-13823544196.

For Jeff J Brown’s Books, Radio Sinoland & social media outlets


China Is Communist, Dammit! Dawn of the Red Dynasty

• “China Rising, Capitalist Roads, Socialist Destinations” by Jeff J. Brown on Ganxy

• “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” by Jeff J. Brown @ on Ganxy

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