Yeah, this is the VT-1A or the "MBT-2000 Gai" as called by the chinese bloggosphere.
What I find especially interersting is the quote that it has a 1300hp diesel engine with electronic control (diagnostics?), and it being fully digitized with GPS, Thermal Imagers for all crew stations and whatnot. Also the turret design and protection vectors look considerably better than earlier Chinese tanks of the MBTXX series. Still not too great all in all, but a vast improvement IMHO.
But what takes the cake IMHO is the 'explosion suppression' system. Remember that video with the APC getting blown madly after a penetrating hit in Syria? This is caused by the ammo and fuel, which is, in Chinese and Russian tanks, stored loosely everywhere in every nook and hole in the crewspace, which leads to fatal explosion in case of a penetration.
This dire problem is solvable though, as there are other western tanks who also had this kind of hazardous spare ammo storage in hull and turret, but made do with special explosion suppression techniques, while not relying on the Leopard 2 or M1-styled ammo storage design with blow-off panels. The Russians, until the T-90MS, simply never bothered to find a solution for this problem, so I dare to suggest that maybe the MBT3000 will feature such a system somehow, that may solve this problem in a similiar fashion as western tanks with loose spare ammo in hull and turret.
This would increase the survivability of the MBT3000 dramatically, making it even more survivable than the ZTZ99 series (excluded the ZTZ99B/A2) IMHO.
All in all, it also says that Norinco hopes it to introduce it for the PLA too. Let's see whether this will happen, or not. As a possible ZTZ96 replacement, I can imagine it.