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Washington Post | Oct 23, 2018

A $20 billion, 34-mile sea crossing connecting Hong Kong and Macau with mainland China opened even as some question its value. 

Guardian | Oct 23, 2018

The $20bn (£15bn) Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau sea bridge, the world’s longest, has been officially opened. Critics say the 34 mile (55km) construction, connecting Hong Kong and Macau to the Chinese mainland, is an attempt to integrate Hong Kong into China as fears grow that the city’s cherished freedoms are being eroded


The Sydney Morning Herald | Oct 23, 2018

Chinese president Xi Jinping opened the world's longest sea bridge, connecting Hong Kong with mainland China, as his government continued to roll out measures to soothe investor anxiety.

Time | Oct 23, 2018

The U.S. Navy sailed two warships through the Taiwan Strait for the second time since July, a show of force that threatens to further exacerbate tensions with China.
Two U.S. vessels sailed through the Taiwan Strait from waters near Eluanbi, the southern tip of Taiwan island, toward the north on Monday, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense said in a statement on its website.
U.S. Pacific Fleet spokesman Commander Nate Christensen said the guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur and the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam took part in the passage operation “in accordance...

Time | Oct 23, 2018

The world’s longest sea-crossing opened in southern China on Tuesday morning in an architectural and political feat that spans 34-miles and links Hong Kong, Macau and the mainland.
After two years of delays and reportedly more than one billion dollars over budget, the mega-bridge was inaugurated by Chinese President Xi Jinping in an opening ceremony in Zhuhai.

Guardian | Oct 23, 2018

The $20bn Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge is one of the world’s most unusual roadwaysThe world’s longest sea bridge, connecting Hong Kong and Macau to the Chinese mainland has been officially opened, in a ceremony in Zhuhai attended by Chinese president Xi Jinping and Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam.In a short address Xi declared the bridge open, as digital fireworks exploded on a screen behind him. The bridge will open to traffic on Wednesday. Related:...

Foxnews | Oct 22, 2018

The death toll in a coal mine accident in eastern China has climbed to three after one of the miners who was rescued died after receiving medical treatment. Eighteen remain trapped underground, according to a state broadcaster.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Oct 22, 2018

Another step in China's project to bring Hong Kong into its bosom is complete and ready for business.

npr | Oct 22, 2018

Drivers on what's being called the world's longest sea bridge will have the experience of seeming to plunge underwater in two spots, where artificial islands house openings for a four-mile tunnel.(Image credit: Kin Cheung/AP)

Guardian | Oct 22, 2018

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as the Shanghai stock market leaps by over 4%

Foxnews | Oct 22, 2018

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look at the latest developments in the South China Sea, the location of several territorial conflicts that have raised tensions in the region.

Guardian | Oct 22, 2018

Chinese project is one of the most criticised initiatives in Hong Kong, where the bridge is seen as another way for Beijing to extend its controlThe world’s longest sea bridge is set to open this week, linking the cities of Hong Kong and Macau to the Chinese mainland as part of a broader contentious plan to integrate the special administrative regions into China.The $20bn Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge officially opens on Tuesday in a ceremony that Chinese president Xi Jinping is reportedly planning to...

Foxnews | Oct 21, 2018

Two people died and 18 were trapped in a coal mine in eastern China on Sunday after a rock burst — an incident similar to an earthquake, induced by excavation — destroyed part of a mining tunnel, investigators said.

Guardian | Oct 21, 2018

Beijing now proudly parades ‘humane management and care’ at internment camps, after denying their existence for months China’s state broadcaster CCTV last week offered a look inside Xinjiang’s controversial internment camps.In the 15-minute segment journalists visit the Hotan City Vocational Skills Education and Training Centre where they teach students Mandarin, China’s various legal codes, and job-relevant skills, according to a city official, reciting almost verbatim a description previously given in...

The Sydney Morning Herald | Oct 21, 2018

Australia is still grappling with how to recycle plastic waste after China's policy. And now countries such as Malaysia are also calling time on waste imports.