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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    Shanghai shipyard 'to build second Chinese designed aircraft carrier'

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 03:31am by Minnie Chan

    ... 'to build new carrier' China will soon start building its second locally designed aircraft carrier in Shanghai, according to a Canadian report. Kanwa Asian Defence, an English-language ... not nuclear power. The report was also carried in the Chinese-language sister publication, Kanwa Defence Review. Military experts said China would not attempt a nuclear-powered carrier until a range ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1621671/shanghai-shipyard-build-second-chinese-designed-aircraft-carrier
  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    Senior PLA Navy officer leaps to his death from Beijing block, source says

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:56am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Second such death of a high-ranking PLA Navy officer in three months comes amid graft purge Senior PLA Navy officer leaps to his death from Beijing block, ... the reasons behind those deaths. You know what I mean?" The ranks of vice admiral and rear admiral are the second- and third-highest in the PLA Navy and correspond with the same ranks in the US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1640985/senior-pla-navy-officer-leaps-his-death-beijing-block-source-says
  3. News - World - DEFENCE

    US F-35 fighter jet makes its first landing on an aircraft carrier

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 08:56pm by AFP

    ... Diego, California, with the pilot guiding the plane so its tailhook snagged on the ship's arresting wires, the US navy said. There are three variants of the plane, a standard model, a second ... in the test fleet that will ensure the plane's engines are sound, according to Pentagon officials. The jet which made Monday's landing, and a second due to arrive this week, will carry out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1631961/us-f-35-fighter-jet-makes-its-first-landing-aircraft-carrier
  4. News - China Insider - DEFENCE

    New Chinese J-31 stealth fighter spotted in Zhuhai ahead of air show

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 11:38am by James Griffiths

    ... item is based on a foreign system. The Liaoning is a Russian-built ship fitted out with Chinese systems. The helicopters are based on Eurocopter designs. And the J-15 fighters are based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1627365/new-chinese-j-31-stealth-fighter-spotted-zhuhai-ahead-air-show
  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA warns against allowing Japanese self-defence forces to join wider military operations

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 04:54am by Minnie Chan

    ... constitution since its defeat in the second world war. In 1992, Japanese lawmakers allowed the SDF- one of the largest and most modern militaries in Asia- to join UN peacekeeping missions. A deployment ... responsibilities in Asia. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Wednesday that the new guidelines "should not exceed their bilateral scope [nor] harm the interests of third parties, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1613214/pla-warns-against-allowing-japanese-self-defence-forces-join-wider
  6. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japan removes geographical limits on defence ties with United States

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:17am by Bloomberg

    ... understanding at home and abroad". US President Barack Obama said in April that the US would protect islands in the East China Sea that are administered by Japan and claimed by China. Foreign ... 1997- New guidelines for Japan-US defence cooperation decided amid North Korea's missile threat. December 2012- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe takes office for second time. October 2013- Need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1612409/japan-removes-geographical-limits-defence-ties-united-states
  7. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    US eases arms embargo against Vietnam for South China Sea defence

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 04:24pm by AFP

    ... stability, cooperation, and development in the region and in the world," Vietnam foreign ministry deputy spokeswoman Tran Thi Bich Van said. A prohibition on sales of other kinds of lethal ... "We're not talking about destabilising systems, we're talking about defensive capabilities... These are not things that are going to tip the regional balance," a second State Department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1608875/us-eases-arms-embargo-against-vietnam-south-china-sea-defence
  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    China puts on show of force with DF-31B mobile ICBM missile test

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 03:36am by Minnie Chan

    ... Satellite Launch Centre- in Shanxi province, according to US-based online newspaper The Washington Free Beacon. The DF-31B is an upgraded version of the DF-31A and the launch was at least the second time the PLA's Second Artillery Corps had tested a DF-31 missile in the past three months. In late July, the PLA conducted a flight test of a DF-31A in what was the fourth known flight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1609120/china-puts-show-force-df-31b-mobile-icbm-missile-test
  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA reshuffle strengthens Xi Jinping's hand in corruption fight

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:18am by Angela Meng

    ... this record, so he cannot be singled out as a prospect for promotion on his own." According to several sources, including foreign diplomats and retired senior officials, many generals have been ... into this uncharted territory," the second source said. Xi is poised to streamline and consolidate the CMC. As many as six positions on the CMC could be reshuffled, the sources said; those born before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1597643/pla-reshuffle-strengthens-xi-jinpings-hand-corruption-fight
  10. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Pakistan out to expand nuclear arsenal with sea-based and short-range rockets

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:34pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post in Islamabad International concern grows at development of sea-based missiles that offer a chance of a second strike if land-based weapons are destroyed Pakistan out ... according to Pakistani and Western analysts. The development of nuclear missiles that could be fired from a navy ship or submarine would give Pakistan "second strike" capability ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1598230/pakistan-out-expand-nuclear-arsenal-sea-based-and-short-range-rockets

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