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China’s SF Express wins approval for US$5.9 billion cargo airport

February 28, 2018

BEIJING - The State Council, China’s cabinet, has approved plans for a cargo airport backed by courier SF Express Co. Ltd. The airport — which will be built in the city of Ezhou, 98 km from Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province — was approved by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) in 2016, pending the green light from the State Council.

Australian Senator backs freedom of navigation exercises in South China Sea

February 26, 2018

CANBERRA - Reports that the Australian and U,S, Governments have discussed Australia engaging in freedom of navigation exercises in the South China Sea have been welcomed by Liberal Senator Eric Abetz, a member of the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee.  Abetz is a long-time proponent of Australia engaging in freedom of navigation exercises in the region to ensure the continued stability in Asia-Pacific.