World’s Highest Bridge Opens in China

Today saw the official opening of the Beipan River Bridge Duge in China’s remote Western Province of Guizhou. It marks a world record with a height of 564 meters from the bridge-deck to the Beipan River below. The river marks the border between Yunnan and Guizhou provinces and is part of the G56 Hangzhou–Ruili Expressway between Qujing and Liupanshui. The eastern tower has a height of 269 meters, which also makes it the 10th tallest bridge in the world. Construction

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China Wants Floating Nuclear Power Plants in the South China Sea

China’s Global Times reported Friday that state-owned China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation has plans to build a fleet of floating nuclear power stations to support maritime operations, including those in the South China Sea, where China has built up a series of artificial islands. In January, Xu Dazhe, the director of the China Atomic Energy Authority, told reporters that China was planning to develop floating nuclear energy plants. Xu said that developing nuclear power-generating capacity was part of the country’s five-year

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US Supports Democratic Taiwan amidst “China’s Growing Pains”

Daniel R. Russel, Assistant Secretary of the US State Department Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs reiterated that the USA supports a democratic Taiwan, and stands for universal values and human rights. The statement was made at The University of Southern California during a conference of China and East Asia analysts under the banner of “China’s Growing Pains.” Mr Russel emphasized that “China policy is a subset of our Asia policy, and not the other way around.” “The context

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Chinese Autonomous Region Rocked by Bombings

Liucheng County, in China’s southern Guangxi Autonomous Region, suffered a series of 15 bombings targeting various public, mostly government buildings, leaving 7 dead so far and more than 50 injured, many of them fighting for their life. The bombs began detonating at around 3.50 pm local time and targets included a shopping mall, prison, a county government office, supermarket, transport station, hospital, staff dormitory, vegetable market and center for disease control. The government has denied that it was a terrorist attack, and

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