April 13, 2023 Doris J. Tremaine
China has banned ships from an area north of Taiwan on Sunday due to falling rocket wreckage. The ban was announced by the Maritime Safety Administration of China and covers an area of about 1,900 square kilometers.
The ban was issued after China launched a rocket from the Hainan province on Saturday. The rocket was carrying a satellite into space, but the debris from the launch fell into the sea near the area north of Taiwan. The Maritime Safety Administration of China issued the ban to protect vessels and personnel in the area.
The ban has raised concerns about the safety of vessels in the area and the potential for further conflict between China and Taiwan. The ban also comes at a time when tensions between the two countries are already high due to the ongoing trade war between the US and China.
The ban is expected to remain in effect until further notice, and it is unclear how long it will last. In the meantime, ships are advised to avoid the area until the ban is lifted.
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