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  1. Defence white paper due today

    Posted Dec 29th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Beijing will issue a white paper on the country's defence policy today, according to Cai Wu, minister of the State Council's Information Office. Amid growing concern over Beijing's increased military spending, Mr Cai said the white paper, the fifth since 1998, would expand on Beijing's national defence policy and review the military's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/576868/defence-white-paper-due-today
  2. New defence chief must learn from US mistakes

    Posted Dec 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... New US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has ascended to a powerful role: America's annual military spending is more than China's entire budget, so he has the resources at his ... and with emphasis on consensus building. While US President George W. Bush has the final say on military matters, his defence secretary has the important position of advising and formulating policy. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/576049/new-defence-chief-must-learn-us-mistakes
  3. Chiu begins her title defence in fine style

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Rebecca Chiu Wing-yin began her title defence in style with a crushing 3-0 win over China's Wu Zhenzhen in the first round of the women's singles in the squash competition yesterday. Chiu, the second seed in the 16-strong draw, outclassed her rival 9-2, 9-6, 9-1 in 14 minutes. 'I was expecting a tougher match, although I beat her the last time we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/575086/chiu-begins-her-title-defence-fine-style
  4. New US defence chief takes softer stance on China

    Posted Dec 11th 2006, 12:00am by Joshua Kucera

    ... outgoing defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Robert Gates was confirmed by the Senate as the new US defence secretary last Wednesday. And while his most immediate short-term task will be to try ... In the past, the secretary of defence has asked why the [People's Liberation Army] is doing what it is doing.' On Taiwan, Dr Gates said: 'I believe China seeks to integrate Taiwan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/575015/new-us-defence-chief-takes-softer-stance-china
  5. ICAC hunts for a fitness/self-defence instructor

    Posted Oct 14th 2006, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft The Independent Commission Against Corruption is seeking a physical fitness and self-defence instructor to work within its operations department. Overall, the job ... of supervisory experience in physical fitness or self-defence training. They should have a recognised qualification in self-defence training and first aid, to create a solid physical fitness ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/567538/icac-hunts-fitnessself-defence-instructor
  6. Defence chief's resignation a blow to terror war

    Posted Nov 07th 2006, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila The sudden resignation of defence secretary Avelino Cruz sets back the government plan for defeating the insurgency and fighting terrorism, military officials said ... no background in defence matters when he took over in 2004 was that Mr Cruz 'put his heart' into the job and did his homework. He introduced best corporate practices, the concept of financial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/570603
  7. The man who fought a 5 cent fare increase and sparked riots in his defence

    Posted Nov 06th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung So Sau-chung has an indelible place in the history of Central's Star Ferry pier and regrets its impending demolition- but has no intention of paying it a farewell visit. Mr So, when he was a 25-year-old translator, staged a hunger strike ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/570464
  8. Defence of news controls 'absurd'

    Posted Sep 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong HKU academic criticises his mainland peers' failure to stand up for free speech A University of Hong Kong academic has hit out at his mainland counterparts over their 'outrageous and absurd' defence of a clampdown on foreign news agencies. Other local academics have also criticised them for failing to stand up for free speech. The mainland academics were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/565040
  9. Missiles only 7 minutes away, island's Defence Ministry says

    Posted Aug 30th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung The mainland will be able to attack Taiwan in about two years and could rain missiles down on the island in just seven minutes, Taiwan's Defence Ministry warned yesterday. In its 2005 defence white paper, the ministry said the mainland would probably rely on a strategy of intimidation if an attack was launched before or during 2008. 'But between 2008 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/562080/missiles-only-7-minutes-away-islands-defence-ministry-says
  10. Security and defence drive Asian IT spending

    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Internal security and defence initiatives across Asia are driving information technology spending in the region's public sector, with China leading the way, analysts said. Asia's government IT investments in defence and security reached US$3.8 billion last year and are forecast to hit US$5.4 billion by 2009, estimates from Springboard Research show. China posted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/559558/security-and-defence-drive-asian-it-spending

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