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  1. Beijing has more weapons to reveal

    Posted Jan 10th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Government has capabilities to build aircraft carrier: reports Beijing is to unveil more advanced weaponry later this year after the showcasing of its latest J-10 fighter jet ... the necessary capabilities to build an aircraft carrier and was undertaking feasibility studies into the building of larger passenger aircraft, mainland media reported yesterday. Mr Huang's remarks ...

  2. Defence spending rises by double digits again

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... first aircraft carrier and a new generation stealth-fighter jet. Li, a former foreign minister, said the world had nothing to fear since 'China is committed to the path of peaceful ... projects like the aircraft carrier, the J-20 stealth fighter and other advanced weapons are put away in special funds that are directly allocated by the Ministry of Finance,' Wong said. ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Although a burst tyre is minor, what happened with this aircraft caused the delays I described and this was an inconvenience to a large number of passengers. In 2007 when the A380 arrived in Hong Kong for the first time, I visited the aircraft and had a great conversation with the pilots. The captain said that like the Airbus 320 the A380 was easy to operate and the pilots were very ...

  4. Island is top weapons client

    Posted Jun 11th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu A report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute says Taiwan has readily become the top client for US weapons, while the mainland has been a chief recipient of arms from Russia. Taiwan has bought arms from the US over the years, while the mainland has accelerated arms purchases from Russia, importing advanced fighter aircraft and destroyers in recent ...

  5. HK to gain, not lose, from direct cross-strait flights

    Posted Jul 04th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Yesterday 54 flights from Taiwan, the bulk of them from Taipei, landed at our airport. This comes to 13.9 per cent of 389 aircraft arrivals from all points of origin yesterday. It's a very high number. In contrast there were only 11 aircraft arrivals from Tokyo and metropolitan Tokyo has a population of about 33 million as against all of Taiwan's 23 million. Obviously, the reason ...

  6. Talking points

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... the communist heroes. Some predict debut of Chinese aircraft carrier Will China's first aircraft carrier begin its sea trials today? Many military enthusiasts have been guessing today ...

  7. Study says China adding military might to diplomacy

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... problems with China's Sukhoi 30 in-flight refuelling capabilities, he said, although the Chinese military was aware of its deficiencies and was developing transport aircraft that could ... is that it is too early to determine the influence the aircraft is likely to exert over eastern Asia and that stealth technology is merely one of its functions. The aircraft's advanced-warning ...

  8. US wants to set up cargo hub in China

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... requested the right to change the gauge of the aircraft they use in any given city, which would allow them to fly larger aircraft and distribute cargo with smaller planes within the region. ...

  9. Keeping Sino-US relations on track

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the administration turned down a request from Taiwan for new aircraft, and has opted for an upgrade instead. There is hope for a less damaging outcome. The rhetoric from three government agencies has been ...

  10. Beijing dismisses fears of an arms race

    Posted Feb 16th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... said many people had misunderstood China's defence policies. He said the Chinese navy did not have an aircraft carrier and the development of the new Jian-10 jet fighter did not mean China was ready to flex its military muscle beyond its borders. Although China lacked an aircraft carrier, General Zhang said it still 'needed the corresponding military strength' to defend its ...




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