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  1. News - China

    Hagel to broach topic of cyber threats with Chinese

    Posted May 31st 2013, 11:11am by Associated Press aboard a US Aircraft

    ... Associated Press aboard a US Aircraft Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet with members of a Chinese delegation this weekend and likely talk about ongoing cyberthreats amid new reports that China used computer-based attacks to access data from dozens of Pentagon weapons programmes and other defence technologies. Speaking to reporters on his plane en route to Singapore on Thursday, ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    US weighs military options for Syria, says Hagel

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 03:08pm by Agence France-Presse on board a US military aircraft

    ... Agence France-Presse on board a US military aircraft US media reports warships sent to the region for possible cruise missile attacks The Pentagon is moving forces into place in case President Barack Obama opts for military action against Syria, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel suggested on Friday. Amid calls for military intervention after the Syrian regime carried out ...

  3. News - China - SINO-US TIES

    Chuck Hagel kicks off China visit with rare glimpse of Liaoning aircraft carrier

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 05:29pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com US defence chief becomes first foreign official to be welcomed aboard China's first aircraft carrier Hagel handed a glimpse of Beijing's military ambition US defence chief Chuck Hagel was given a rare tour of China's first aircraft carrier as he kicked off a three-day visit yesterday. He became the first foreign official to go ...

  4. News - World - IRAN

    Iran says 'US aircraft carrier' spotted off its coast is a movie prop

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:17am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Dubai 'US carrier' just a set for a movie A replica of a US aircraft carrier spotted off Iran is nothing more sinister than a movie set, according to Iranian media. ... Satellite photos showed what appeared to be one of the US navy's Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, complete with planes, rising from Iran's Gachin shipyard, near the port of Bandar Abbas. ...

  5. Business - Companies - INSURANCE

    Missing aircraft sparks interest in aviation insurance

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... accident insurance begins only when the insured passenger steps into the aircraft and until he walks out of the cabin door, but he said other accidents could take place during the trip. Many ...

  6. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    China in talks with Airbus on US$20b aircraft deal

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 01:35am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Purchase expected to help restore trade ties between Beijing and Europe after row last year China in talks with Airbus on US$20b aircraft deal China is in talks to buy ... said when asked to confirm the aircraft order. "This will be an all-round development of relations." A spokesman for Airbus declined to comment. Spokesmen for Air China, China Eastern ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MEDIA DIGEST

    Chuck Hagel's visit to Liaoning carrier spurs media talk on PLA transparency

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by Teddy Ng

    ... on PLA transparency US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel's invitation to board the Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier, sparked discussions on whether China should open its military ... and the masses," it said. But the editorial was ridiculed by internet users who said an aircraft carrier was not a public showpiece. "The aircraft carrier is not a tourist spot. What can we see?" ...

  8. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil to build own aircraft carrier to replace French hand-me-down

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 09:15pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brasilia Brazil plans to build its own aircraft carrier Brazil is planning to build its first aircraft carrier to replace an ageing French-built one as part of a steady upgrade to its armed forces, Defence Minister Celso Amorim said. In recent years Brazil has purchased subs, helicopters and aircraft, via technology transfer agreements with the proviso ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Philippine aircraft drops supplies to troops at disputed Renai reef

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 05:48pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila Philippine aircraft drops supplies to disputed reef A Philippine aircraft dropped food and water to soldiers stationed on a grounded transport ship on the disputed Second Thomas Shoal, after China blocked two Filipino supply ships from reaching the troops, a senior navy official said yesterday. Chinese ships patrolling waters around Second Thomas Shoal, known ...

  10. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Land search for Malaysia Airlines plane begins as firm reveals aircraft had no 'issues with health'

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:05am by STAFF AND WIRES

    ... days as to the aircraft's whereabouts, including the possibility that the plane may have veered off its usual trajectory, the search teams "expanded the scope beyond the flight ... In a statement the airline said Tuesday that the B777-200 aircraft had undergone maintenance just 10 days before its disappearance, and no health issues had been found. "The aircraft was delivered ...




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