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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    Commander appointed to head elite Beijing military unit

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 11:23am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Veteran of war with Vietnam to head 38th Army which took part in the suppression of the pro-democracy protests in the capital in 1989 A military unit involved in the suppression of the pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen S ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1447641/commander-appointed-head-elite-beijing-military-unit
  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    India to receive Russian-built aircraft carrier, five years late

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 06:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Delhi

    ... “Indian Defence Minister AK Antony will commission INS Vikramaditya on Saturday. There will be some ships that will escort the Vikramaditya back to its port in India,” Navy spokesman PVS Satish told reporters. The induction of the Vikramaditya, originally built as the Admiral Gorshkov and commissioned in 1987, is intended to shore-up India’s defence capabilities as it seeks to counter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1356834/india-receive-russian-built-aircraft-carrier-five-years-late
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    India, Russia beef up ties with new defence deals

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 06:03pm by AFP

    ... military equipment that accounts for 70 per cent of its arms supplies. “Russia is a key partner in our efforts to modernise our armed forces and enhance our defence preparedness,” Singh said after ... was “substantial and constructive”. “We agreed to deepen ties in the areas of military and defence sectors,” he said. The Russian Direct Investment Fund, a sovereign wealth fund, and the State Bank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1112207/india-russia-beef-ties-new-defence-deals
  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan scrambles fighter jets after PLA spy planes 'repeatedly' breach airspace

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 02:45pm by Lawrence Chung, AFP

    ... force scrambled fighter jets to track two mainland PLA surveillance planes that intruded on the island's air defence zone, the island's military said yesterday. One plane entered the air defence identification zone at 8.33am on Monday and another at 2.31pm the same day en route to a disputed area in the South China Sea, it said. Taiwan scrambled two fighter aircraft ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580792/taiwan-scrambles-fighter-jets-after-pla-spy-planes-repeatedly-breach
  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan to spend HK$19 billion on home-made missile defence against Beijing

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 06:07pm by AFP

    ... billion) in the next nine years to acquire anti-missile systems to boost its aerial defences against Beijing, a lawmaker and media said on Saturday. The defence ministry aims to purchase the locally-made Tien Kung 3 (Sky Bow 3) surface-to-air missile system between next year and 2024 to replace the ageing Hawk missile systems, said lawmaker Lin Yu-fang of the parliament’s defence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581963/taiwan-spend-hk19-billion-home-made-missile-defence-against-beijing
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Record HK$413 billion defence budget sought by Japanese government

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 06:51pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com Japanese government requests HK$413 billion in defence spending for shopping list that includes patrol planes and hi-tech submarine Abe asks for record military budget Japan's government has requested a record defence budget and is also seeking a big increase in spending on diplomacy to counter the growing influence of China. The defence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581800/japan-defence-ministry-asks-record-budget-amid-china-naval-fears
  7. Comment - Blogs - ice bucket challenge

    From splash to backlash: in defence of the ice bucket challenge

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:04am by Jason Y Ng

    ... Jason Y Ng By now you are justifiably sick of watching videos of friends and celebrities dumping icy water on themselves. Search the word #icebucketchallenge on Instagram and you will get over a million hits. The latest social media phenomenon, intended t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1581391/splash-backlash-defence-ice-bucket-challenge
  8. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Manchester United shore up defence with Marcos Rojo as Nani heads home

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 10:55am

    ... terms,” it read. “A further announcement will be made when the process is complete.” The 24-year-old Rojo, who can play in both central defence and at left-back, was one of Argentina’s standout ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1577562/manchester-united-shore-defence-marcos-rojo-nani-heads-home
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Chinese trio accused of stealing US defence data

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Chinese trio accused of stealing US defence data A Chinese businessman has been indicted in California on charges he hacked the computer systems of Boeing and other US defence ... State Department to export defence-related technical data. If found guilty he faces up to 30 years in prison. Su was arrested in June in Canada, where he was attempting to establish residency, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575095/chinese-trio-accused-stealing-us-defence-data
  10. News - Hong Kong

    Bracing for worse to come: city's typhoon defences need to evolve, experts say

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 03:24am by Jeremy Blum and Olivia Rosenman

    ... Jeremy Blum and Olivia Rosenman Rising sea levels and weather extremes make it vital city's typhoon defences evolve, experts say Bracing for worse storms to come During typhoons ... of defences to weather tropical cyclones. These defences continue to evolve, which is vitally important because experts predict the city will see even fiercer storms in the coming decades ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573086/bracing-worse-come-citys-typhoon-defences-need-evolve-experts-say

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