Is China’s Claim Of Rapid Decline Of COVID Cases Questionable?

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  • China’s health authorities have said the Covid wave is past its peak.
  • Rapid decline in both severe cases and deaths in hospitals, but experts remain wary of the government’s official data.
  • According to China’s Center for Disease Control (CDC), the number of critically ill patients in hospitals peaked in the first week of January.

Prof Chi Chun-huei, director of the center for global health at Oregon University, said local officials were incentivised – via...

Russian Arctic Threat Growing More Potent, Report Says

Russian Borei-class nuclear submarine Generalissimus Suvorov. TASS Photo

Russia’s Northern Fleet’s ballistic missile submarines and strategic bomber force’s capabilities remain intact despite the heavy toll the country’s invasion into Ukraine has had on its naval infantry, army and special forces assigned to the Kola Peninsula, a new report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies found.

The Arctic remains “of great strategic value to Russia,” Njord Wegge, a professor at the...

206 Anna Wu, Project Logistics Specialist, China

The maritime industry from the view of a young Chinese woman

I received an email from a loyal listener in Shanghai who is entering her career in the maritime industry and wanted to tell me how much the Shipping Podcast has meant to her.

Of course, I wanted to speak to her and hear what she had to say about our industry not being so visible and unable to reach the #nextgeneration with our message to come and work.

In episode 206, you meet Anna Wu, Project Logistics Specialist in China. We speak...

Report to Congress on North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons and Missile Programs

The following is the Jan. 23, 2023 Congressional Research Service In Focus report, North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons and Missile Programs.

From the report


North Korea continues to advance its nuclear weapons and missile programs despite UN Security Council sanctions and high-level diplomatic efforts. Recent ballistic missile tests and military parades suggest that North Korea is continuing to build a nuclear warfighting capability designed to evade regional ballistic missile defenses. Such...

Two dead, eight others missing after cargo ship sinks in East China Sea

Two sailors are confirmed dead while eight of their companions have gone missing after their cargo vessel sank in bad weather in the East China Sea on Wednesday, January ..

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Offshore Vessel News Roundup | January 26 – Chinese and UK crewboats plus US and Turkish SOVs

The offshore wind maintenance sector is the focus of our latest offshore vessels roundup. A new SWATH crewboat is delivered to an owner in China as construction starts on ..

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Japan Issues Military Equipment Wishlist That Includes Hypersonic Weapons, Unmanned Systems

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), in cooperation with the U.S. Navy, announced the successful completion of Japan Flight Test Mission-07 (JFTM-07), held off the coast of Kauai in Hawaii, on Nov. 18, 2022. MDA Photo

Japan’s Ministry of Defense this week issued a document detailing new military equipment it’s developing, with rationales and status updates for programs ranging from hypersonic weapons to unmanned underwater vehicles.

The capabili...

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