Jumbo, Hong Kong’s Floating Restaurant, Sinks After Capsizing

Jumbo Floating Restaurant, which closed in 2020, capsized in the South China Sea after being towed from the city. The sinking triggered nostalgia for a happier period of Hong Kong history.

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Jumbo, Hong Kong’s Floating Restaurant, Sinks After Capsizing

Jumbo Floating Restaurant, which closed in 2020, capsized in the South China Sea after being towed from the city. The sinking triggered nostalgia for a happier period of Hong Kong history.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ho-stanley, #hong-kong, #restaurants, #south-china-sea

The U.S. is losing its military edge in Asia, and China knows it

America can no longer deter China without help from its allies.

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Biden to Host Southeast Asian Leaders as He Tries to Return Focus to China

The leaders at the two-day summit in Washington will discuss a variety of topics, but the president plans to use it to show a united front against Beijing.

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Navy Recovers Stealthy Jet From Deep in the South China Sea

The warplane was pulled from a depth of approximately 12,400 feet more than a month after it crashed while trying to land on an aircraft carrier.

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What Happens When a Stealth Jet Ends Up on the Ocean Floor?

Here’s how the Navy might recover a $94 million F-35 Joint Strike Fighter that crashed in China’s backyard.

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U.S. Navy Fighter Jet Accident in South China Sea Injures 7

The military said it was investigating the cause of a “landing mishap” during routine operations.

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Biden and Xi to Meet Amid Economic and Military Tensions

U.S. officials said the virtual summit on Monday was intended to reassure both sides that misunderstandings would not lead to unintended clashes.

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Submarines and Shifting Allegiances

Why the U.S.-British deal to sell military technology to Australia has unleashed claims of backstabbing and betrayal.

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Kamala Harris Pledges U.S. Help for Afghan Women and Children

As she left Southeast Asia, the vice president also delivered a blunt message to China. The United States does not want conflict, she said, but on some issues, “we are going to speak up.”

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In Southeast Asia, Kamala Harris Rebukes China

The vice president rebuked China and sought to fortify the image of the United States as a credible ally amid growing questions about Afghanistan.

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After Years of Chinese Influence, U.S. Tries to Renew Ties in Southeast Asia

Lloyd J. Austin III, the American defense secretary, became the first high-ranking official in the Biden administration to travel to a region that has long received close attention from Beijing.

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With Swarms of Ships, Beijing Tightens Its Grip on South China Sea

After building artificial islands, China is using large fleets of ostensibly civilian boats to press other countries’ vessels out of disputed waters.

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China Fires Missiles Into South China Sea, Sending U.S. a Message

The move was Beijing’s latest effort to assert sovereignty over disputed waters.

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The Two China Fires

Is America prepared for a Cold War with China?

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Kicked Out of China, and Other Real-Life Costs of a Geopolitical Meltdown

When countries clash, here’s what happens to those of us caught in the middle.

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U.S. Says Most of China’s Claims in South China Sea Are Illegal

The announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo portends more American military operations to push back Chinese maritime activity and sanctions on Chinese companies.

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With Beijing’s Military Nearby, U.S. Sends 2 Aircraft Carriers to South China Sea

The deployment of an American aircraft carrier and its strike force is often used as a signal to deter adversaries. Deploying two at once is recognized as a significant show of force.

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China and America Are Heading Toward Divorce

For 40 years the two countries had an unconscious economic coupling.

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Does Hong Kong Have a Fighting Chance Against China?

The Communist Party was always going to try to tame Hong Kong, but its latest efforts are something else.

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Why China’s Move to Rein In Hong Kong is Just the Start

Xi Jinping’s China, emboldened by its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, no longer seems constrained by the threat of international rebuke.

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U.S. Warships Enter Disputed Waters of South China Sea as Tensions With China Escalate

The move comes as a war of words between the United States and China over the coronavirus pandemic intensifies.

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