I look at this picture and wonder how the Chinese can build all these ships without the giant cranes and scaffolding that you see in images of modern shipyards in South Korea, Japan and Germany. I know the Egyptians built the pyramids without cranes, but they weren't exactly competing in a global economy. Anyone know how the Chinese shipbuilders do this?
Str/AFP - Getty Images
A Chinese shipyard on the banks of the Yangtze river in central China's Hubei province December 15, 2007. The chief of the US naval operations had expressed concern about competition from China's flourishing shipbuilding sector, which is turning out about 5,000 commercial ships a year, against 300 by the United States, while also producing nearly five times as much steel as the United States.