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