China

Chinese spy balloon over the US: An aerospace expert explains how the balloons work and what they can see

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Officials of the U.S. Department of Defense confirmed on Feb. 2, 2023, that the military was tracking what it called a "spy balloon" that was drifting over the continental United States at an altitude of about 60,000 feet.

Taiwan: Beijing reacts to Pelosi’s visit with live-fire exercises prompting fears of escalation

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The People's Republic of China (PRC) has reportedly fired several DF-15B ballistic missiles into the seas around Taiwan as part of large scale military drills announced in response to the visit this week by the speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.

Shanghai: world’s biggest port is returning to normal, but supply chains will get worse before they get better

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Shanghai is slowly emerging from a gruelling COVID lockdown that has all but immobilised the city since March. Although Shanghai's port, which handles one-fifth of China's shipping volumes, has been operating throughout, it has been running at severely reduced capacity.