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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    Southern air defence zone 'crucial for China in long term', PLA expert says

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 04:51am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan and Reuters in Washington Southern air defence zone 'crucial in the long term' Establishing a second air defence zone- this time over the South China Sea- ... officer's remarks last week about China's intention to declare another air defence identification zone (ADIZ) were meant to deter China from making such a move. Captain James Fanell, director ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    Rescue of blazing boat by frigate seen as PLA statement in East China Sea

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Swift action by PLA Navy- after Japanese had offered to assist burning Zhejiang fishing boat- seen as sign of its readiness in East China Sea Warship rescues blaze boat near disputed waters A naval frigate came to the rescue of a Zhejiang fishing boat on fire near disputed waters in the East China Sea, shedding light on the People's ...

  3. News - China - DEFENCE

    Air defence zone in South China Sea is unlikely, say Chinese experts

    Posted Feb 01st 2014, 08:53am by WU NAN, AFP

    ... Wu Nan and Agence France-Presse Mainland experts dismiss report, which drew warning from US, that air force has draft plan Air defence zone in South China Sea 'unlikely' China is unlikely to set up an air defence identification zone (ADIZ) in the South China Sea in the near future, mainland experts say. On Friday, the United States warned Beijing against forming a new ADIZ ...

  4. News - World - DEFENCE

    US sees China's military might growing quickly, according to Pentagon report

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 11:45pm by BLOOM

    ... of this report but they're probably secretly happy that that's the perception." The Pentagon said China's most significant military developments last year included air ... Bloomberg in Washington Weaponry and training becoming more sophisticated, annual Pentagon report says US sees China's military might growing China's military is improving its ...

  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    If force can't win the day, diplomacy won't either, PLA Daily says

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:46am by Teddy Ng, Kathy Gao

    ... It also called on the military to deal seriously with corruption, saying it was the main reason for its failures over the past decades. Concerns are rising over whether China will be more tempted to flex its military muscle in its handling of territorial disputes with neighbours, particularly Japan over the East China Sea, and Vietnam and the Philippines over the South China Sea. Ni ...

  6. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    South Korea expands air defence zone to overlap China's

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 02:02pm by Zhuang Pinghui, AFP, Reuters

    ... the ante in air zone stand-off South Korea yesterday declared an expansion of its air defence identification zone, partially overlapping a similar zone created by China two weeks ago, as regional ... in waters off its south coast, which China calls Suyan. It will also overlap Japan's air defence zone. The airspace above the Seoul-controlled rock is also covered by Beijing's zone. China ...

  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    China confident of no military conflict over air defence zones

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 06:27am by Minnie Chan, AFP

    ... not likely over new air zone Beijing is confident regional tensions will stabilise without military conflict after neighbouring countries and the United States have had time to adjust to its air defence identification zone, Chinese analysts said. The Ministry of National Defence's creation of the zone over most of the East China Sea two weeks ago has drawn a mix of criticism, ...

  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    US airlines should respect China's air defence zone, US government says

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 06:01pm by Reuters, Bloomberg, AFP

    ... to obey China air rules US airlines should notify Chinese authorities before flying through China's new air-defence zone, the State Department said, even as the American military conducts ... and senior US officials said he would try to ease tensions over the issue. The Yomiuri newspaper reported that the United States and Japan would issue a joint statement demanding China scrap the air ...

  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    Japan to boost military amid row with China

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 05:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... China and North Korea, officials said Thursday. The government of conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will approve rules intended to help air, land and sea forces work together more ... with China is, the NSS says Beijing’s recent declaration of an Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea “is (an attempt) at changing the current situation by force, ...

  10. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    China sends aircraft to patrol air defence identification zone

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 04:22pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... no resistance from Beijing. Late on Tuesday the US sent two B-52 bombers over the zone. Air force spokesman Colonel Shen Jinke said China sent a KJ-2000 early warning aircraft and several Sukhoi Su-30 ... to rejection of the air defence identification zone by Japan and the US, the Ministry of National Defence said Japan had no right to judge China. "We would like to ask Japan to revoke its own ADIZ ...




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