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  1. Taiwanese military tells ex-generals to watch out

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... to attend a series of activities in the central mainland city of Wuhan to mark the centenary of the 1911 Revolution. A report in the United Daily News said the military would 'lobby ... and the Veterans Affairs Commission to ensure that any ex-military personnel who attend the anniversary celebrations would 'behave with caution'. The rules are expected to stipulate ...

  2. A new Central Asian turf war?

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray We may be witnessing the beginnings of a new turf war in Central Asia. China and Russia are leading the four other members of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation ... tough talking at the SCO's first meeting since the Kyrgyz leader, Askar Akayev, was ousted in March, and since the May military crackdown in Uzbekistan. The call for deadlines to dismantle ...

  3. PLA boosts combat training after scrapping of council

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... that a vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, Xu Caihou, had urged the military to step up war preparations during a recent inspection of the Nanjing war zone. 'The basic method of preparing ... The report in the PLA Daily, which avoided mentioning Taiwan, came after top mainland leaders and military officers lashed out at Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian for scrapping the council ...

  4. Central Asia's new great game draws a player with an eye for oil and gas

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Howard Winn David Robson is a large, cheerful man from the north of England with a big ambition- he wants to create the biggest oil and gas company in Central Asia, and is well-positioned to achieve his goal. Robson is the president and CEO of Tethys Petroleum, an exploration and production company with operations in the Central Asian republics of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan ...

  5. Military teamwork only answer to piracy

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A large military presence and hefty sentences for pirates caught can be deterrents, but ultimately, are not the solution. Only through the long-term bringing of peace and stability to nations from which pirates operate can the scourge be stamped out. Somalia is a lawless nation without a functioning central government. Piracy is a lucrative business for people struggling for decades ...

  6. U.S. shows 'bad timing' in South China Sea: general

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the Central Military Commission. In a sign that both sides are nevertheless committed to improving ties, Mullen was yesterday given a tour of the PLA's Second Artillery Corps, its missile force. ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com China's top military officer yesterday criticised the United States for its recent military drills in the South China Sea, calling this 'bad ...

  7. Activists urge tough diplomatic and military response

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Angry anti-Japan activists called on the central government to take a tougher line after the Japanese government gave a company permission to conduct exploratory drilling ... but what we have is only verbal protest, which is always a weak voice in the international press.' The high-profile activist urged the central government to take a tough diplomatic ...

  8. A time for sensitivity, not military posturing

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Whatever China and Russia may say, the week-long joint military exercises they launched in Vladivostok yesterday will have a negative impact on stability in East Asia. There can be only one reaction from the United States and its allies Japan, South Korea and Taiwan- a military buildup to counter a perceived greater threat. China and Russia are entitled, as are all sovereign ...

  9. A sign the power game has changed in Beijing

    Posted Sep 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to many when Vice-President Xi Jinping, the heir apparent to President Hu Jintao, was not appointed vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission last week. The conventional view ... and promotes promising cadres to key positions is very different from 10 years ago when Hu was appointed vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission. China itself is a different place. Even ...

  10. Talking points

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Commission's macroeconomic institute, on the 12th five-year plan and its impact on Hong Kong. Senior officials from the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong, including Li, will join ... in inflation. Yesterday, central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan said China would tolerate some inflation as the country pressed ahead with its transition from a centrally planned economy. Top US military ...




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