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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's first carrier enters service amid naval tensions

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 02:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... China’s first aircraft carrier entered service on Tuesday, the defence ministry in Beijing said, as the country expands its blue-water fleet at a time of increasing maritime tensions ... Security Council to have an aircraft carrier, and comes as Beijing’s economic and political significance grows. Numerous sea trials of the aircraft carrier – which was previously known by China ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan to spend HK$19 billion on home-made missile defence against Beijing

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 06:07pm by AFP

    ... billion) in the next nine years to acquire anti-missile systems to boost its aerial defences against Beijing, a lawmaker and media said on Saturday. The defence ministry aims to purchase ... and Beijing have eased markedly since Ma Ying-jeou became Taiwan’s president in 2008 on a China-friendly platform. He was re-elected in 2012. But the mainland still considers the self-ruled island ...

  3. News - China - DEFENCE

    Neighbours wary as another arms deal between Beijing and Moscow looms

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 03:06am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Beijing and Moscow are growing ever closer, and the sale of Russian anti-aircraft missiles will only make their neighbours more wary Arms deal will send ... between Beijing and Moscow over the sale of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile system. While they have dragged on since 2010, a senior Russian official said progress was made recently. "The ...

  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    Beijing to talk tough to US on military encounters

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 04:03am by Teddy Ng, Reuters

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing and Reuters in Washington Beijing to talk tough to US on military encounters Chinese military officers were likely to square up to the United States in talks ... threat," said Yue Gang, a military commentator and retired PLA colonel. Beijing was expected to tell Washington that foreign military planes flying within its economic zone, or within 200 nautical ...

  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    US urges Beijing, Asean states to agree freeze on rival actions in South China Sea

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:53am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Beijing, Asean states should agree voluntary restraint in South China Sea, it says US urges freeze on maritime rivalries The United States wants China and rival ... he said. Ni Lexiong, a Shanghai-based military-affairs commentator, said the remarks by Fuchs indicated that Washington was "worried about the expansion of China", but Beijing would ...

  6. News - China - DEFENCE

    China says two pilots died in aircraft carrier tests

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 02:35pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Two Chinese test pilots were killed during development of the country’s first aircraft carrier fighter wing, state media said, in a rare admission of problems with the hugely popular naval program. The admission came in a report by Xinhua saying President Xi Jinping had signed an order awarding honourary titles to all pilots in the first squadron to conduct ...

  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    China vows to act against intensified US military surveillance

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:08am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Ministry warns of increased threat of military miscalculation as America steps up snooping China vows to act on US surveillance The Defence Ministry ... plane in international airspace off Hainan Island. Washington said the Chinese J-11 jet came within nine metres of US Navy P-8 Poseidon reconnaissance plane and that Beijing had previously been ...

  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    Xi Jinping urges China's military to create 'information warfare' strategy

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 09:30pm by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan in Beijing adrian.wan@scmp.com Xi calls for 'innovations' to narrow strategic gap President Xi Jinping has called for the country's military to make technical and strategic "innovations" and to narrow the gap with other powers as new trends in warfare emerge. Xi issued the call during a Politburo study session on Friday on how to adapt to changes ...

  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    Mid-air 'near miss' highlights strategic divide between US and China in Asia

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:27am by Cary Huang

    ... suspicion between China and the United States about strategic objectives in Asia, analysts said. Washington and Beijing gave contrasting accounts over the weekend of the encounter on Wednesday ... A Chinese navy officer said the US plane was probably tracking Chinese nuclear submarines, which were believed to be taking part in a military drill. Beijing has complained that frequent US military ...

  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan scrambles fighter jets after PLA spy planes 'repeatedly' breach airspace

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 02:45pm by Lawrence Chung, AFP

    ... to track the planes. A spokesman for the defence ministry in Beijing said People's Liberation Army aircraft conducted routine activities in the airspace on Monday, and nothing abnormal ... between Taiwan and the mainland have thawed since President Ma Ying-jeou took office in 2008, pledging to strengthen ties with Beijing. Additional reporting by Teddy Ng ...




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