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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    The day China entered the nuclear age

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:12am by Minnie Chan

    ... it to hit anywhere in the US, and the Dongfeng-21D that Beijing claims can strike American aircraft carriers well out into the Pacific. Xu said China would not attempt to become the world's ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA warns against allowing Japanese self-defence forces to join wider military operations

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 04:54am by Minnie Chan

    ... are put in place... they will tremendously change regional strategic posturing [in the Asia-Pacific], and pose challenges to regional security," Liu Qiang, executive director of the defence ...

  3. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japan removes geographical limits on defence ties with United States

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:17am by Bloomberg

    ... the region has changed and Japan has changed," said Daniel Russel, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. "We face serious ongoing threats." Japan and the US ...

  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    China puts on show of force with DF-31B mobile ICBM missile test

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 03:36am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com PLA puts upgraded Dongfeng-31 system through its paces to underscore nuclear strength as US makes military pivot to Asia-Pacific region Show of force ... "China needs to conduct intensive weapon tests and military drills because the [US-led build-up] now in the Asia-Pacific area is not good for Beijing." Earlier state media reports said ...

  5. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    US Navy close to using robotic patrol boats as escort vessels

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:28am by AFP

    ... mid-air encounters show assertive China, US general says A spate of dangerous mid-air encounters between American military aircraft and Chinese planes over the Pacific Ocean are the result of China's increasingly assertive strategies to project power far beyond its borders, the top US Air Force commander in the region said. General Herbert Carlisle, head of US Pacific Air Forces, said ...

  6. News - World - DEFENCE

    China sends surveillance ship to monitor US naval drill off Guam

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:18am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... waters. But sending a ship to waters as far off as Guam is a rare move. In July, China, unbidden, sent an AGI ship to monitor the US-led Rim of the Pacific Exercise in waters off Hawaii, even ...

  7. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Canberra weighs multibillion-dollar purchase of fleet of Japanese stealth submarines

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:39pm by Reuters

    ... of pacifism. Rival China regularly accuses Abe of reviving Japan's wartime militarism. Australia is eager to get the quiet diesel subs from Japan, despite the political backlash that would follow ...

  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    Beijing to talk tough to US on military encounters

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

    ... of confrontation as China flexes its military muscle and plays a bigger security role in the Asia-Pacific region, resulting in more encounters with US forces. Beijing and Washington exchanged tough ...

  9. News - World - DEFENCE

    Canberra defends posting of US marines to Australia under newly signed deal

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:11pm by AFP

    ... at supporting the long-term peace, stability and prosperity of our region, the Indian Ocean-Asia Pacific," she said ahead of the Australia-US talks. Bishop denied the agreement was aimed ... to ensure that we can work on regional peace and security," she told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. "The US is rebalancing to the Asia-Pacific so it is ways we can work together ...

  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's development of a new long-range missile is a significant boost for the military, say analysts

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:53am by Minnie Chan

    ... repercussions at the global and regional levels and alter the US and Japanese military build-up. "The US will speed up the deployment of its ballistic missile defence systems in the AsiaPacific ... with Japan by strengthening its missile defence systems in the Asia Pacific, and possibly give Tokyo an argument for developing nuclear weapons. "The upcoming introduction of the DF-41 ...




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