China’s New Naval Tech: Environmental Dream and Security Nightmare

The world’s largest electric container ship, constructed by China‚Äôs COSCO Shipping Corporation, completed its first-ever voyage on April 22. This ship alone will save thousands of tons of carbon emissions in just a few trips, a feat that the climate-conscious worldwide should applaud. Carbon emissions from international shipping, vital for global trade, are upward-trending, contributing to global climate change, and must be addressed if we want a green future. However, a breakthrough may quickly transform into Washington’s worst nightmare should the US find itself unable to compete and continue to fall behind in its shipbuilding capacity.

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