China, coal and COP26: can the world’s biggest emitter give up its dirty habit?

When he was a little boy in the 1980s, Wang Xiaojun was taught to be proud of his home town of Lüliang in the north-western Chinese province of Shanxi. Shanxi is China’s biggest coal-producing region, and Lüliang was a significant base for the army during the second world war. Nestled in the mountains of the dusty Loess Plateau, Lüliang, a city of 3.4 million people, has had less to shout about in recent years. A series of corruption scandals in the city brought down several high profile officials shortly after…

US blocks radioactive fuel to China over fear it wants to TRIPLE nuke stockpile

us blocks radioactive fuel to china over fear it wants to triple nuke stockpile

THE US has blocked radioactive fuel to China over fears Beijing wants to triple its nuke stockpile. President Joe Biden’s administration ordered the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to block exports to China on “national security” grounds, The Times reported. 5 US President Joe Biden with Chinese President Xi JinpingCredit: Getty 5 The Taishan 1 nuclear power station in ChinaCredit: Free for editorial use The export of radioactive materials to China’s state-owned nuclear company the China General Nuclear Power Group is now banned under the order. It comes after Chinese state media…

Republicans Say Kerry Is Lobbying Against Slave Labor Bill

republicans say kerry is lobbying against slave labor bill

X Story Stream recent articles President Biden, with the full support of the Democratic Party,  has committed this country to defending human rights around the world and addressing climate change. Although these are not competing goals, they are not necessarily reinforcing. Last week, John Kerry announced plans to visit China to continue carbon emissions negotiations, a task fitting the Biden administration’s designated envoy on climate change. But some Republican lawmakers are demanding to know if Kerry has been quietly lobbying against anti-slave labor legislation in Washington to secure diplomatic breathing…

Deathly Quiet: The Navy Can’t Kill China’s Submarines If It Cant Find Them

deathly quiet the navy cant kill chinas submarines if it cant find them

Here’s What You Need To Remember: The PLA Navy may be poised to overcome a technological and tactical defect that has plagued it since its founding. Word has it that China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA Navy) has staged a breakthrough in submarine propulsion. At any rate, that’s the word from marine engineer Rear Admiral Ma Weiming, a specialist in electromagnetic systems. Admiral Ma recently reported on state-run CCTV that shipwrights are installing shaftless rim-driven pumpjets in China’s “next-generation nuclear submarines,” meaning attack or ballistic-missile boats. (Click here for a layman’s description of pumpjet technology.) Ma crowed that Chinese engineers are “now way ahead…