Man I wish I wasn’t the designated house cleaner for Thanksgiving holidays or I’d spend more time on the gibberish articles you posted here.
In the first link it says China set a quota for imports and exports to be on Chinese hulls. It talks about the “taps being turned on” to keep the yards busy. These sound like all the tropes you employ to criticize a certain North American nation.
In the second link they seem to be presenting survey results (even for a multi-year survey) as something meaningful when I have to question what good it is at all. If you work for a state run company (by a state with a certain human rights challenges) are you incentivized to say all is rosy in your corner of the world? How many surveys have you responded to and did you think they were scientific or just opinion gathering? The study purports to be about the O&G sector but then says only 35% of the respondents work directly for operators. True enough looking at the service and supplier sections does give a rounded picture but where does the money come from? The 60% of those respondents or the 35% of the operators? Do their responses add anything meaningful?
What does this even mean?
Chinese respondents have a higher focus on standardization than their
global counterparts. More than eight in ten (82%) of respondents say
that operators will push standardization globally, compared to 61%
globally, while 75% expect their organization to achieve greater
standardization of tools and processes compared to 59% of global
This is saying something without saying anything. This whole article is superficial. I tried to download the “complimentary copy” of the report but it just loops back to the article.
This “report” is based on 921 respondents from Oct / Nov 2015. The article was published Jan 2016. Why do you post it now?
Why do you post these links here? Why don’t you read the whole report and then post something insightful preferably including facts that may inform us or lead to a discussion.
Have you thought of asking Jon for a job as a news aggregator for the gCaptain front page?
For something a little more relevant about China pick up the New York Times from 11 November 2017. page A9. Interesting comparison of China and other nations with regard to the Paris Accords.
Yes I know the US pulled out BUT this information shows the Paris goals (and they were just self established goals) that while other nations pledged to decrease their co2 output (by the way which pledged amounts do NOT get us below limits to ensure less than 2 deg C temp rise) China and India too pledged to increase their dumping of co2 perhaps only finally peaking by 2030. I would only ask that the next time you feel you must praise the Chinese for their environmental performance I suggest you consider these facts as well.