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China gets ready for naval war on four fronts

Warships at sea

REUTERS, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 BEIJING (Reuters) – China began five military exercises simultaneously along different parts of its coast on Monday, the second time in two months it will have such concurrent drills against a backdrop of rising regional tension. Two of the exercises are being held near the Paracel Islands in the disputed South China Sea, one in the …

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Chinese hell-bent on destroying last of the world’s ocean fisheries

Flotilla of Chinese fishing boats

REUTERS, AUGUST 9, 2020 Chinese “like a parasite” on what remains of global fisheries | Ecudador navy surveils huge Chinese fishing fleet near environmentally sensitive Galapagos Islands ABOARD ECUADOREAN NAVY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) – Ecuador’s navy is conducting surveillance of a massive Chinese fishing fleet that is operating near the protected waters of the Galapagos Islands, amid concerns about the environmental …

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China Has a Houston Problem

Chinese flag. Barb wire

BLOOMBERG, JULY 22, 2020 With the pandemic still raging and economies in deep trouble worldwide, the last thing anyone needs is a diplomatic freeze that sees communications dry up entirely. By Rosalind Mathieson for Bloomberg – In the tit-for-tat between the U.S. and China over everything from trade and Hong Kong to technology, there have been plenty of symbolic moves, but also some significant ones. …

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Chinese Ports Hit Capacity as Virus Tests Slow Clearing – Shippers

Container depot. Truck.

REUTERS, JULY 17, 2020 BEIJING, July 17 (Reuters) – Testing of imported foods for the new coronavirus is pushing capacity at some major Chinese ports to their limit, major shippers told customers this week, warning of additional fees and possible diversions to other ports. China stepped up inspections of imported food last month after an outbreak of the coronavirus among …

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Is there nothing China won’t stoop to? CBP seizes 13-tons of prisoner’s hair at port

PortandTerminal.com, July 2, 2020 The US govt seized hair weaves suspected to be made in Chinese prison camps out of human hair NEWARK, NJ – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Port of New York/Newark detained a shipment of products/accessories suspected to be made with human hair on Wednesday. This is the second time this year that …

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COVID-19 vaccine candidate approved for military use in China

Chinese military personnel march during the parade

REUTERS, JUNE 29, 2020 BEIJING – China’s military has received the greenlight to use a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by its research unit and CanSino Biologics (6185.HK) after clinical trials proved it was safe and showed some efficacy, the company said on Monday. The Ad5-nCoV is one of China’s eight vaccine candidates approved for human trials at home and abroad …

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Trump Says ‘Complete Decoupling’ From China Remains an Option

Container terminal at port

BLOOMBERG, JUNE 18, 2020 President breaks from his own trade chief in tweet Thursday | Trump’s view of China has soured since the pandemic erupted By Josh Wingrove for Bloomberg – President Donald Trump said the U.S. could pursue a “complete decoupling from China” in response to unspecified conditions, his most forceful statement yet on the souring ties with Beijing. In …

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War games between Iran, China and Russia announced

PortandTerminal.com, December 6, 2019 Iran will hold joint naval drills with China and Russia starting on December 27, the head of Iran’s navy said on Tuesday during a meeting with a Chinese military official TEHRAN, IRAN – On December 27, Iran will conduct joint war games with China and Russia. The games will take place on land, sea, and air …

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