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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    China’s military vulnerability revealed in search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 12:28pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong and Beijing China’s deployment for the search has stretched the supply lines and logistics of its rapidly expanding navy When Chinese naval supply vessel Qiandaohu ... bases and friendly ports to call on. China’s deployment for the search- 18 warships, smaller coastguard vessels, a civilian cargo ship and an Antarctic icebreaker- has stretched the supply lines ...

  2. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Beijing angered by Obama's stance on disputed Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 09:36am by Teddy Ng, AFP AND REUTERS

    ... the uninhabited Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, which are claimed by China and Japan, would be covered by the US-Japan security treaty. He is the first US president to spell this out. He gave the assurance as he began a four-nation Asia tour in Tokyo yesterday. Watch: Obama arrives in Japan for tension-filled Asia trip China was quick to hit back. "The so-called security alliance ...

  3. News - China - DEFENCE

    Beijing backs code to prevent conflict at sea along with US and Japan

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 11:19pm by Teddy Ng, Julian Ryall, Reuters

    ... at Qingdao forum Beijing backs code to block conflict at sea China is among 21 countries to have approved a charter aimed at preventing unintended military conflict at sea. Japan, the United States ... includes a ban on the radar locking of weaponry on vessels of other nations in peacetime. The move comes amid rising territorial friction between China and its neighbours. We have to learn from ...

  4. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japan's fighter-jet launches against China soar to record 415 in past year

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 12:29pm by Reuters

    ... It was the highest number since the ministry started disclosing country-specific figures in 2001. Relations have been plagued by China’s memories of Japan’s occupation of parts of China before and during the second world war and conflicting claims over a group of tiny East China Sea islets. Tensions mounted further after China in November declared an air defence identification zone covering a large ...

  5. News - China Insider - DEFENCE

    Chinese company denies links to suspected North Korean drones that crashed in South

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 11:03am by Patrick Boehler

    ... for China TranComm Technologies, who declined to be identified due to the sensitivity of the matter, said. “We have never publicly sold these drones.” The technology blog North Korea Tech first ... never publicly sold these drones China Trancomm Technologies spokeswoman The China TranComm spokeswoman declined to say who manufactured the drones it offered for sale. On March 24, a drone ...

  6. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    US moves to reassure Japan over its regional security in face of increasingly assertive China

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 07:23pm by Reuters

    ... annexation of Crimea raises eyebrows in a region facing its own territorial disputes with an increasingly assertive China. The United States and its allies have made clear they have no military plans ... but all over the world. It has to concern nations," he said. But Hagel rejected any suggestion of weakness as he renewed US commitments to Japan, which is locked in a dispute with China over ...

  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA wants to set tone for military ties with US, analysts say

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:16am by Teddy Ng

    ... analysts say P.L.A. eyes power shift in U.S. military ties When US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel visited China last week, he was given an unprecedented tour of the Liaoning aircraft carrier in a gesture of friendliness- but also received a blunt public warning over America's military presence in Asia. The handling of Hagel's visit to Qingdao and Beijing illustrated China ...

  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel to discuss ways to avoid military stand-offs in talks in China

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 03:21am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Chuck Hagel to seek risk reduction in China talks Chuck Hagel's first visit to China as US defence secretary will focus on reducing the risk of military miscalculations and misjudgments between Beijing and Washington in the South China Sea, analysts say. Hagel's trip was decided after a dangerous stand-off between the USS Cowpens ...

  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    Better Sino-US ties needed given rising risk of military clash, Chuck Hagel says

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:10pm by Teddy Ng

    ... better ties needed to avoid clash US defence chief Chuck Hagel warned that communication was needed more than ever amid the heightened risk of a clash between China and the United States as the world's two largest militaries seek to bolster their presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Hagel told officers and students at China's National Defence University that the US "pivot ...

  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's People's Liberation Army told to learn from Japan's 1894 victory

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Minnie Chan

    ... countries," Ni said. In the last 18 months, tensions between China and Japan have deteriorated to a low not seen since the end of the cold war, with both sides scrambling fighter jets and launching coastguard patrols near the disputed Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. Beijing counts the islands, which Japan knows as the Senkakus, among the territory China ceded to Tokyo at the end ...




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