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Can China rival the U.S. Navy in the Pacific?

Written by Robert Beckhusen. The name Valery Vasilevich Babich is an important one in the world of aircraft carrier construction. A 76-year-old Ukrainian shipbuilder and journalist, Babich was instrumental in the construction of the Soviet Union’s aircraft carriers including the Admiral Kuznetsov, the Admiral Gorshkov-turned-Vikramaditya now in Indian service, and the Varyag which is […]

How a footballer’s way with words caught China offside

Written by Simon Chadwick. The Ken(n)edys clearly have a way with words. More than 50 years after John Fitzgerald possibly likened himself to a doughnut in his ‘Ich Bin ein Berliner’speech, young Chelsea player Robert Kenedy Nunes Nascimento has recently been similarly challenging the world’s linguistic communities.