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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 - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Defence has to overcome Pistorius’ evasive and contradictory testimony

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:52pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Pretoria Paralympic athlete did not help himself with evasive, angry and contradictory testimony Defence for Pistorius has work to do "Roses are red, violets are blue. ... A defence counsel, Barry Roux, asked Pistorius about a Valentine's card that Steenkamp had intended to give him on February 14 last year, the day she died. Pistorius said: "The envelope ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1484479/defence-has-overcome-pistorius-evasive-and-contradictory-testimony
  5. Sport - Hong Kong - SAILING

    Zanzibar skipper Mahony has faith in 'strategy' over luck in Rolex China Sea Race defence

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:10pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Mahony putting faith in strategy over luck Jonathan Mahony had already mapped out the best way to skipper Zanzibar to a successful title defence at the Rolex China Sea Race which got underway in Victoria Harbour on Wednesday. "It will be straight down the rhumb line for the first day and then we will have to hedge our bets in the middle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1484461/zanzibar-skipper-mahony-has-faith-strategy-over-luck-rolex-china-sea
  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    US defence secretary Chuck Hagel's straight talking in Asia gets results

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 06:00am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Hagel makes no bones about U.S. position As Chuck Hagel tucked into his kung pao chicken with PLA officers in Beijing last week, the US defence secretary had much to chew over from his tour of Asia. After being treated to a rare inspection of China's first and only aircraft carrier, the US defence secretary heard sharp words from his Chinese counterpart on Taiwan and Japan- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1478991/us-defence-secretary-chuck-hagels-straight-talking-asia-gets-results
  7. News - China - SINO-US TIES

    Xi Jinping urges US defence chief Chuck Hagel to work on closer military ties with China

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:41pm by Teddy Ng, Reuters, Bloomberg

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing and Agencies teddy.ng@scmp.com Co-operation is crucial to conflict resolution, president tells US defence chief Chuck Hagel Xi calls for closer US military ties President Xi Jinping set the tone for developing military ties between China and the United States during talks with US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, saying the two militaries should "properly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1472279/president-xi-jinping-urges-us-defence-secretary-chuck-hagel-work
  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel boosts Mongolia ties as Asia trip ends

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:26pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Ulan Bator US defence secretary signs an agreement with his Mongolian counterpart for expanded military training and exercises but bases are ruled out Hagel boosts U.S.-Mongolia ties After days of high-profile, pressure-filled meetings, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel got to horse around a bit during a short stop in Mongolia yesterday. Following a time-honoured ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1474493/us-defence-secterary-chuck-hagel-boosts-mongolia-ties-asia-trip-ends
  9. Sport - Golf - THE MASTERS

    Nerveless Adam Scott starts Masters defence in fine form as Bill Haas leads way

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 09:52am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press Australian makes one bad swing that costs him two shots, but lies one behind the leader on a demanding opening day No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable. With his green ja ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/golf/article/1475579/nerveless-adam-scott-starts-masters-defence-fine-form-bill-haas-leads-way
  10. News - China - SINO-US TIES

    US defence chief Chuck Hagel challenged on issues including Japan and Taiwan

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 02:15pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com US defence chief warned about arms sales to Taipei and his call for Beijing to 'respect neighbours' Hagel challenged on issues including Taiwan and Japan The Chinese and US defence chiefs exchanged fire on a range of thorny regional and global security issues at their first official meeting in Beijing yesterday. Defence minister ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1469028/chinese-defence-chief-hails-rare-ties-us-counterpart-chuck-hagel-during

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