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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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Cost of keeping the dollar peg goes beyond defence

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:50am by Philip Bowring

    ... all reserves to defence of a peg is sheer lunacy, particularly given that banking assets are 12 times those of the reserves. If an exchange rate is perceived to be wildly out of line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1569197/cost-keeping-dollar-peg-goes-beyond-defence
  8. News - Asia

    Renewing defence pact top of Chuck Hagel’s agenda on visit to India

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:51pm by AFP, Bloomberg

    ... Agencies US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel held talks yesterday with India's new foreign minister at the start of a three-day visit to New Delhi aimed at boosting military trade and cooperation with the world's biggest arms importer. Asked about India's reluctance to embrace the United States as an ally and defence partner, Hagel said: "The US is mindful ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1569458/renewing-defence-pact-top-chuck-hagels-agenda-visit-india
  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Defence minister orders inquiry over death of bullied South Korean soldier

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Apology, inquiry over bullied soldier's death South Korean Defence Minister Han Min-koo apologised yesterday and the presidential Blue House urged a full inquiry following the death of a bullied young army conscript. "I extend my sincere apology," Han told parliament, describing the death of the 23-year-old private as "an incident ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1566431/defence-minister-orders-inquiry-over-death-bullied-south-korean-soldier
  10. News - China - AVIATION

    Defence Ministry says bad weather behind flight disruptions

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:48am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Defence Ministry says bad weather behind flight disruptions at airports; 130 flights cancelled in Shanghai while Xiamen sees capacity fall 77pc Military denies drills to blame for delays The mainland's Defence Ministry has broken its silence about widespread flight delays, saying bad weather and not military drills were to blame. Exercises ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1560730/defence-ministry-says-bad-weather-behind-flight-disruptions

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