The harsh conditions in the South China Sea pose a serious challenge to China’s military. Photo: Reuters

Can a new graphene coating save the Chinese military from rusting away in the South China Sea?

  • Researchers are working on a new anti-corrosion material to protect weapons and buildings on artificial islands in the disputed waters
  • Harsh conditions mean guns and buildings are corroding much faster than experts expected
Topic |   China science

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The harsh conditions in the South China Sea pose a serious challenge to China’s military. Photo: Reuters
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China’s state media says it is unlikely aircraft carriers will ever be used to resolve maritime disputes. Photo: AFP

Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning has no role to play in territorial disputes, Beijing says

  • Ship was en route to Pacific for routine exercise when spotted in East China Sea on Tuesday, state media says
  • PLA Navy has plenty of other military options to contest maritime conflicts over sovereignty
Topic |   China military

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China’s state media says it is unlikely aircraft carriers will ever be used to resolve maritime disputes. Photo: AFP
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