Traffic resumes on south China sea bridge

Traffic resumed Friday morning on a sea bridge in south China’s Guangdong Province after it was temporarily closed last week due to abnormal shaking. On May 5, two-way traffic restrictions were placed on Humen Bridge linking provincial capital Guangzhou and the city of Dongguan as a safety measure after it began to shake amid severe winds. Experts were sent to the site to conduct thorough examinations, tests and safety evaluations. They also discussed ways to stop the shaking. After evaluations, the experts found that the bridge’s structure and function were…

Will the Arctic Become the Next South China Sea?

Why does China often refer to itself as a “Near-Arctic state” when the most northern point of the country is nearly 1,000 miles away from the Arctic Ocean? As climate change in the twenty-first century began to reveal undiscovered oil and open up previously frozen shipping routes in the Arctic, China sought to become involved in the region in hopes of taking advantage of global-shipping shortcuts and hydrocarbon resources. In 2018, China released its Arctic policy officially declaring its intentions to actively participate in Arctic affairs as a major shareholder…

Chinese ship leaves Malaysian waters after month-long South China Sea standoff

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A Chinese survey ship that had been involved in a month-long standoff with a Malaysian oil exploration vessel in the South China Sea has left Malaysia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), shipping data showed on Friday. Since mid-April, the Haiyang Dizhi 8 had been surveying in the EEZ, close to where a drillship contracted by Malaysian state oil firm Petronas had been operating in waters claimed by Malaysia, Vietnam as well as China. The West Capella, the ship contracted by Petronas, left the disputed waters on Tuesday…

Coronavirus: Why Taiwan won’t have a seat at the virus talks

Image copyright Gene Wang/Getty Images Image caption Baseball games have returned to Taiwan, but with social distancing For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, health officials will come together (virtually) next week at the World Health Assembly to decide how the world should tackle the crisis. But one of the places that’s been most successful at protecting its people from the disease will not be invited to this meeting of the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). Taiwan has been applauded internationally for quickly and effectively…

Gen. Jack Keane says China has ‘stepped up activity’ as result of coronavirus outbreak

Fox News senior strategic analyst Gen. Jack Keane joined “America’s News HQ” on Saturday to discuss the escalating tension between the United States and China, telling co-host Arthel Neville the communist nation is looking to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic. “But it’s indisputable that they have stepped up activity as a result of the COVID-19 virus,” Keane said. “What they’re attempting to do is weaken the resolve of our allies by demonstrating that the United States does not have the status it once had. And what are they really…

Behind Vietnam’s COVID-19 Response, Deep Distrust of China – The Diplomat

Advertisement On February 1, Vietnam made what, at the time, was a drastic decision. All flights from China, Hong Kong, and Macau were ordered cancelled over concerns about what would later be named COVID-19. Three days before, the decision had been made to cease issuing tourist visas for the same three passports. Coming just one day after the Trump administration announced tightening restrictions on travel from China, Vietnam was among the first to halt flights entirely — to China’s chagrin. It began shutting its 1,300-kilometer border with its largest trading…

World War 3 news: US would lose Pacific war with Xi Jinping China | World | News

Tensions between America and China have surged recently over Beijing’s handling of coronavirus, trade, the status of Taiwan and control of the South China Sea. An American defence source revealed the results of Pentagon war games with China to The Times. The exercises found every US carrier battle group or base in the Indo-Pacific region is now vulnerable to Chinese strikes. These include the American base on the island of Guam, a major base for US strategic bombers. Speaking to the paper the source said US carrier groups couldn’t confront…