Tesla Protest Raises Concerns About the Safety of Smart Cars
On April 19th, a woman was detained by local police at the Auto Shanghai 2021 trade show for disrupting public order. She protested Tesla at the auto show, claiming that the brake system of her Tesla vehicle malfunctioned, causing a car crash. However, Tesla denied the woman’s accusation, arguing that the car crash was due to speeding. This event immediately let more people pay attention to the potential safety hazards of smart cars.
The incident at the auto show has not yet been concluded. But in the end the argument might lead to two possible solutions. One is that the accusations against Tesla’s safety are proven to be true, and the next step is for Tesla to compensate the buyers and recall sold cars; the other is that Tesla has no substantial safety issues, and it is more of a word-of-mouth storm. Although there is currently no evidence that Tesla has hidden safety hazards, possible problems cannot be ignored. In addition, it should also be noted that the quality inspection and external supervision of smart cars still lack corresponding supervision mechanisms.
ENN Group, A Leading Giant of Natural Gas Distribution, is Determined to Step out of the Comfort Zone
ENN Group, founded by Wang Yusuo, is a leading company in China’s natural gas distribution industry. The sale of natural gas depends on the pipeline network. At the same time, natural gas is a rigid demand product. Residents’ lives and industrial production all rely on it while domestic production of natural gas is simultaneously insufficient. As a result, more than 40% of gas consumption depends on imports. This means the entire industry can easily make a profit. Companies now can easily fall into their comfort zone, making it difficult to cope with unexpected changes.
Indeed, Wang Yusuo was the first person in the industry to realize that he could not stay in his comfort zone. He once put forward the concept of energy internet. This goal is not limited to gas distribution, but a dream to promote the digitalization of the entire energy industry. Wang Yusuo said that in the next ten years there will only be two kinds of companies that will live well. One is for enterprises that produces industrial intelligence. The other is for enterprises that rely on industrial intelligence. ENN hopes to become the former.
China Will Empower Manufacturing Industry to Maintain Its “World Factory” Status
Young Chinese are rapidly losing enthusiasm looking for job opportunities in the manufacturing sector. According to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics, the total number of migrant workers in China in 2020 registered at 285.6 million. This is a decrease of 5.17 million from the previous year. More young people are turning to emerging service industries for jobs.
In fact, China’s manufacturing has reached a key point of change. Now, the situation of having a large amount of cheap labor has become history. At present, Chinese manufacturing companies are being pushed into a new situation. The international environment is also becoming quite complicated. Advanced industrious countries such as Europe, America and Japan have readjusted their global layout of industrial chain. In addition, China’s status as the “world factory” is increasingly being challenged by Southeast Asian countries. Some research institutions predict that China will lose its status as the “world factory” by 2022. In this context, the Chinese government intends to implement a strategy to make the country’s manufacturing industry stronger.
Public Denouncement of A Doctor’s Treatment Develops into Uproar
On April 18, 2021, a self-claimed doctor from Beijing publicly reported a surgeon working in a Shanghai hospital that he failed to formulate a treatment plan according to the standard guidelines and improperly treated patients. This incident caused an uproar in the society. The National Health Commission immediately launched an investigation into this matter. On the morning of April 27, the National Health Commission released the results and believed that the said treatments were basically in compliance with the standard norms.
The investigation is still ongoing, but the public opinion is deeply divided. When doctors try to develop and apply new drugs and new therapies, they must work with patients to complete the trial, often with more failures than success. But once such attempts stop, there will be more patients falling into despair.