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  1. Agency to handle defence patents

    Posted Oct 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Changes will help prevent leaking of military secrets The mainland will set up an agency to handle defence-related patents under new legislation to take effect on November 1. Xinhua said it was a move to improve the protection of copyrights, but it did not elaborate on why the government had considered it necessary to improve protection of defence-related intellectual ...

  2. 2005 defence spending to hit 230b yuan

    Posted Dec 21st 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung Analysts say outlay signals potential for Taiwan conflict Mainland defence spending for 2005 is expected to maintain double-digit growth and hit 230 billion yuan, Wen Wei Po ... of Defence and Minister of Finance have finally agreed after months of negotiation. He also said the announcement indicated the PLA will soon release its annual white paper on China's military ...

  3. Ignorance no defence in underage sex case

    Posted Nov 10th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Appeal judges overturn acquittal of man who claimed girl said she was over 16 Claiming not to know the girl's age is not a defence against a charge of unlawful ... a transport worker, said she told him she was over 17. In delivering the verdict, Mr Ng said the girl looked 'more mature than her actual age' and added that the defence should be extended ...

  4. Arms upgrade sinks defence budget

    Posted Jul 13th 2004, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... Maseeh Rahman in New Delhi Despite a steep increase in defence spending this year, one of India's highest during peacetime, the new Congress-led government believes the armed forces would be short of funds within months thanks to a big-ticket weapons modernisation programme. The country's annual defence budget for the fiscal year ending March 2005 was increased ...

  5. Dior defences

    Posted Feb 29th 2004, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... With that in mind, Dior has gone on the anti-ageing offensive with its No-Age Essential Progress collection of products. Part of the range includes the Age-Defence Smoothing Lotion ($260 for 200ml), a rapidly absorbed cream that can be used day or night. The Age-Defence Refining Essence ($575 for 50ml) is a super-light serum that protects the skin's defence system. Eyes also get some ...


    Posted Nov 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is unsolicited' PCCW-HKT 'Content filtering technology is the last line of defence' Professional Information Security Association '[Spammers] are rapidly throttling the e-mail system- like ...

  7. Defence chief to visit India, Pakistan

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. N. M. Abdi Defence Minister General Cao Gangchuan arrives in India next Friday for a six-day official visit following a five-day trip to Pakistan. Diplomats are describing ... Minister Wang Yi would also visit New Delhi. The dates of Mr Wang's visit have not been announced. Indian Foreign Ministry officials say Beijing's defence co-operation with Pakistan, ...

  8. Defence chief's visit to further enhance Indian ties

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. N. M. Abdi in Calcutta Defence Minister Cao Gangchuan will visit New Delhi this month for wide-ranging talks with senior Indian officials. An Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman said dates for General Cao's visit- the first by a mainland defence minister since September 1994- were being finalised by the two sides. The official said 21 senior defence officials would ...

  9. Defence spending rise 'a warning to island'

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung The mainland's return to double-digit growth in official military spending is intended as a warning to the US and Taiwan, a defence analyst said yesterday. James Mulvenon, an expert on the People's Liberation Army, said the annual release of China's defence budget during the NPC was part public relations, part financial accounting. 'This year's ...

  10. China defence sector 'lacks hi-tech strength'

    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... RAY CHEUNG China's defence industry lacked the necessary structure and organisation to realise the PLA's goal of becoming an information-based fighting force, according to a new report. Jane's Defence Weekly said the sector could not effectively produce and integrate technologies, such as computer hacking systems and communication networks, into the armed forces ...




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