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  1. Defence chief vows country will not pursue hegemony

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Minister of Defence Liang Guanglie pledged yesterday that the mainland would never threaten or try to dominate other countries or pursue territorial expansion. But he said ... in Beijing. 'No matter how the world changes, China will always stick to our road of peaceful development and follow an independent foreign policy,' he said. 'Our defence policy ...

  2. Beijing hits back on arms fears

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Beijing has dismissed a report by Japanese defence experts alleging increased naval activity by China as 'irresponsible'. The report has 'ulterior motives', said the Chinese military. China accused Japan of trying to justify its own coastal defence build-up by saying that China posed a security threat. 'The defence paper plays up ...

  3. PLA denies adopting tough approach

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the disputed waters were intended to safeguard national interests. At a press briefing on the nation's defence strategy ahead of today's 85th anniversary of the founding of the People's ... activities of the PLA in safeguarding the lawful rights of China to any suggestion China is acting tough towards other countries,' said Geng Yansheng, a senior colonel and a National Defence ...

  4. PLA chief to tell US: stop Taipei arms sales

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... activities off China's shores during his visit to the US next week, a defence official said yesterday. Chen, who arrives on Sunday for the week-long trip, will hold talks with senior American officials, including the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen; Defence Secretary Dr Robert Gates; Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; and the president's national ...

  5. A farewell to sabre-rattling?

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ralph Cossa Demystification, not containment. This was the central theme of US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's comments regarding China at this year's Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore- the Asia-Pacific region's largest unofficial gathering of defence officials and security specialists. Unlike his speech at this annual International Institute for Strategic Studies ...

  6. Build-up to boost navy and air force

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Defence policy paper warns of challenges such as independence agenda in Taiwan Beijing says its military build-up will focus on strengthening its navy and air force to check Taiwan's pro-independence movement amid growing international concern over the mainland's decade-long double-digit annual increases in military spending. According to a defence ...

  7. Tinted lens

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... gap between China's growing capabilities and its intentions. Shortly before the Varyag steamed out of Dalian, the Japanese defence ministry's annual white paper raised various ... commensurate with its growing international role, stature and expanding interests. Even hawks such as former US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld have acknowledged this. Rather than burrow down ...

  8. Young general tipped for the top

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the president of National University of Defence Technology, visited Shaoshan, the hometown of Mao Zedong, on July 3, according to the Shaoshan authorities' website. Zhang, a prominent astronautical ... General Zhang Yulin's ability to be the General Armaments Department's chief, as he is very familiar with armament affairs after serving as the head of the National University of Defence ...

  9. News - China - PARTY CONGRESS

    Beijing police put in place security measures in run-up to party congress

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and unified and ensure sea and air defences were safe and stable ahead of the party congress, he said. Since the downfall of Bo Xilai, the ambitious former party chief of Chongqing, in March, top PLA ...

  10. A new maturity in Sino-US ties

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... sides as a resounding success. Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie , who is on a six-day visit to the US, has agreed to work with it on tackling cybercrime and called the nations partners, ...




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