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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 - 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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