Propaganda on screens + E-charging station in Shenzhen
Chinese cinemas are increasingly showing "classics" again these days. However, this does not mean "Gone with the Wind" or "Psycho" by Alfred Hitchcock, but rather propaganda films, which above all let the Chinese Communist Party shine in all its glory. However, this particular "genre" does have its pitfalls: Even star directors like Zhang Yimou attract only a few viewers to the cinemas with such films. And censors and ardent patriots alike keep a very close eye on propaganda films. All of this ultimately harms the Chinese cinema market, analyzes our team of authors in Beijing.
Shenzhen is already considered the electric car capital of the world. But these vehicles also need to be "refueled". In Shenzhen, this is done at the world's largest e-charging station. Frank Sieren took a look at what it looks like when up to 5,000 cars are charged every day. Not all that glitters is gold – the electricity is heavily subsidized and largely produced from coal. And yet the environment in the southern Chinese metropolis benefits from the switch to electromobility.
The images from Baihetan are impressive: The walls of the world's second-largest hydroelectric power plant tower almost 300 meters into the sky. On Monday, the huge hydroelectric power plant began generating electricity. It is still a test run, but when fully operational the dam is expected to generate around 62 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. That would save 20 million tons of coal a year.