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  • Europe’s New Car Sales Down 78 Percent In April, China Just Two Percent
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    Europe’s New Car Sales Down 78 Percent In April, China Just Two Percent

    If you thought March new car sales were catastrophic, you’re probably not prepared to face the April statistics. Since in many markets April was the first full month with restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus, sales plunged to historic lows. The worst hit region was Europe, where passenger car sales reached a record drop of […] More

  • Automakers Are Suffering Restart Hiccups
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    Automakers Are Suffering Restart Hiccups

    The Morning ShiftAll your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn’t your time more important? Suppliers are struggling, oil demand is returning, and Subaru luckily cashed in. That and much more in The Morning Shift for Monday, May 18, 2020. 1st Gear: Cart Before Horse As automakers plan to get U.S. production back online […] More

  • 2021 VW Phideon Gets A Very Subtle Facelift In China
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    2021 VW Phideon Gets A Very Subtle Facelift In China

    A series of images have surfaced out of China showing the new facelifted version of the market’s Volkswagen Phideon luxury sedan. China’s Autohome notes that the tweaks made to the exterior of the updated Phideon are incredibly minute but that’s not a bad thing as the outgoing model still looks quite fresh. The most obvious […] More

  • China Rocket Debris | Long March 5B Rocket Falls Back to Earth
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    China Rocket Debris | Long March 5B Rocket Falls Back to Earth

    The large rocket stage of China’s Long March 5B has reentered Earth’s atmosphere and fallen back to Earth after a successful launch on May 5. The almost 20-ton rocket stage is the largest uncontrolled object to fall from low-Earth orbit since the Soviet space station Salyut 7’s unguided reentry in 1991. Had the hefty rocket […] More

  • China Just Dropped a Huge Rocket Piece Back to Earth
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    China Just Dropped a Huge Rocket Piece Back to Earth

    Parts of China’s gigantic Long March 5B rocket finally made their uncontrolled descent back to Earth on Monday, CNN reports. Pieces of debris soared over the continental United States before splashing into the Atlantic Monday afternoon, as confirmed by the US Air Force. “For a large object like this, dense pieces like parts of the […] More

  • There’s a Resurgence of Coronavirus Cases in China
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    There’s a Resurgence of Coronavirus Cases in China

    A resurgence of coronavirus cases is starting to hit China, as well as other countries including South Korea and Germany, just as governments are starting to loosen restrictions. Even Wuhan, the Chinese city and epicenter of the now global pandemic, experienced a new cluster of five cases. The trend has governments worried. Is this the […] More

  • China Lands Moon-Bound Spaceship After 3-Day Orbital Joyride
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    China Lands Moon-Bound Spaceship After 3-Day Orbital Joyride

    Space Race After nearly three days in orbit, China’s experimental new spacecraft successfully landed in one piece. While this mission was uncrewed — it only took scientific instruments into orbit — the plan is to eventually use it to send crewmembers to the Moon and beyond, Al Jazeera reports. The successful test run of the […] More

  • Volkswagen Is Giving Up On Making Money In The US For Now
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    Volkswagen Is Giving Up On Making Money In The US For Now

    Photo: Volkswagen The Morning ShiftAll your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn’t your time more important? Volkswagen no longer thinks it can even break even in the U.S. this year, Lyft thinks they have a plan for this, and car sales in China are up for the first time in 21 months. All […] More

  • China Launches Its Most Powerful Rocket Yet
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    China Launches Its Most Powerful Rocket Yet

    Xinhua News AgencyGetty Images China launched Long March-5B, its largest carrier rocket, into orbit May 5, the country’s space agency reported. The successful launch comes after two failed launches this year. China has big plans for the moon and Mars; they’ll be launching a Mars lander and rover in July and a lunar mission later […] More

  • China Tests Spacecraft That Will Send a Crew to its Space Station
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    China Tests Spacecraft That Will Send a Crew to its Space Station

    First Step China’s space agency just successfully test-launched the rocket and spacecraft that it plans to use to send crewmembers to the country’s planned independent space station. On Tuesday, the prototype spacecraft hitched a ride into orbit from a Long March 5B rocket, Agence France Presse reports. There was no crew on board, but China […] More

  • China Fears Its Coronavirus Coverup Could Destabilize the Country
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    China Fears Its Coronavirus Coverup Could Destabilize the Country

    Global Backlash As the coronavirus pandemic continues, officials and political leaders in China are reportedly bracing themselves for a wave of global backlash, led by the U.S., over how it handled the outbreak. A Chinese intelligence-affiliated think tank called the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) presented a report to Chinese leadership that argues […] More

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