How China’s aircraft carriers compare to US Navy flattops

The centerpiece of China’s rapidly growing navy is its aircraft carriers, with two in service and another on the way. The carriers represent a new capability for China’s military, and Beijing has touted them in state media, but Chinese flattops are still not on the same level as the US’s carriers in either technology or experience. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Of all the new weapons in China’s modern, ever-growing military arsenal, few have gotten as much attention as its aircraft carriers. China has two carriers in service…

Europe passes 6 million confirmed coronavirus cases

News / World / Europe passes 6 million confirmed coronavirus cases Europe passes 6 million confirmed coronavirus cases Europe has registered more than six million confirmed cases of novel coronavirus since it first appeared in the region in January, an AFP tally just after 1500 GMT Wednesday showed. So far the continent has seen 6,000,940 infections and 237,716 deaths, with the most in Russia (1,248,619 infections and 21,865 deaths), Spain (825,410 infections, 32,486 deaths), France (669,235 infections, 32,365 deaths) and Britain (530,113 infection, 42,445 deaths). The past seven days have…

Canadian defence minister calls out China for ‘hostage diplomacy’ – Surrey Now-Leader

Canada’s defence minister described China’s continued detention of two Canadians as “hostage diplomacy” on Wednesday and urged the NATO military alliance to keep tabs on the increasingly assertive Asian giant. Harjit Sajjan made the comments during a wide-ranging panel discussion hosted by Slovakian think tank Globsec, nearly two years after Chinese authorities first detained former diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor. The two were arrested separately shortly after Canadian authorities in Vancouver detained Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese telecom giant Huawei, who is wanted in the…

Senators in light banter about muting members during Zoom sessions

Senators on Wednesday poked fun at the alleged muting of congressmen amid the House of Representatives’ abrupt approval of the proposed 2021 budget on second reading and its suspension of session. Members of the Senate shared a light moment in their plenary session Wednesday night after Senator Richard Gordon unconsciously interrupted the chamber’s discussion on the proposed Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) law. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon was interpellating Sen. Pia Cayetano, sponsor of the CREATE bill, when Gordon, who was attending the session via video…

A middle way to avoid conflict between the US and China

The Trump administration has taken an assertive approach to China, seeking to rebut Beijing’s propaganda and to cast its ambitions in the starkest terms. But the US doesn’t need to court conflict to counter China, and it can commit to “telling the truth about China,” without needlessly antagonizing Beijing, writes Defense Priorities fellow Bonnie Kristian. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The nations of the world should “see each other as members of the same big family, pursue win-win cooperation, rise above ideological disputes, and avoid falling into the…

Teachers ask DepEd to strictly impose its work-from-home scheme

News / National / Teachers ask DepEd to strictly impose its work-from-home scheme Teachers ask DepEd to strictly impose its work-from-home scheme A group on Wednesday once again urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to strictly impose the work-from-home (WFH) scheme after receiving reports that many teachers are being required to report physically since classes started this week. The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC), a 30,000-strong group, criticized DepEd for its “failure to impose its own rules” that set work-from-home scheme as the default work arrangement for the employees,  especially for those whose principal task…

Mark the calendar: Marquee matchups when season heats up

Part 2 Calvin Abueva in uniform? Sounds exciting for the fans. But the energetic forward must meet the conditions first before getting the clearance to play. (PBA Images) A pair of finals rematches, a game that could possibly feature Calvin Abueva and two teams facing off for the first time since battling three overtime periods last year are some playdates that should be circled in the calendar for the PBA’s upcoming bubble season in Clark, Pampanga. San Miguel Beermen vs TNT Tropang Giga (Oct. 16) Both teams were featured in…

US is destroying already precarious international image

File Photo: Xinhua  Chinese embassies in Japan and Sri Lanka have condemned US moves to openly destroy China’s relations with other countries, experts said. Such moves are in the face of a limited time window, and all countries will make their own judgment, as US’ influence plummets, experts said.  Foreign ministers from the US, Japan, India and Australia met on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan discussing the regional situation, including the East China Sea and the South China Sea. The meeting emphasized the promotion of a “free and open Indo-Pacific” with…

Vietnamese cargo ship flooding, limping along coastline, South China sea – Maritime Bulletin

Post Views: 288 Cargo ship CONG THANH 27 with 12 crew on board reportedly flooding in South China sea off Vietnam coast north of Danang, moving along coastline at a slow speed. Understood water ingress started early in the morning Oct 7, while the ship was en route from Hai Phong to Hai Tho, southern Vietnam. The ship reduced speed and headed for coast. As of 1600 UTC, latest available AIS position was dated 0900 UTC Oct 7.Cargo ship CONG THANH 27, MMSI 574014192, length 79 meters, flag Vietnam. Source…