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  1. News - China - MILITARY

    China, Japan trade blows as Beijing releases footage of military jets' close encounter

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:47am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Defence ministry says Tokyo has been playing up 'near-miss' to 'defame' the country's military China posts video of Japan ... along with high-definition pictures and video clips on its website, saying Japan was trying to "defame the Chinese military" by playing up the "near-miss" in the East China ...

  2. News - Asia - MILITARY

    Australia supports Japan's drive to expand use of its military

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by AFP, AP

    ... Agencies in Tokyo Australia backs Japan expanding use of its military Australia yesterday backed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to expand the use of his country's military, hailing it as a "more normal defence posture", a day after Tokyo and Canberra stepped up ties. Shinzo Abe is pushing to reinterpret Japan's strict pacifist constitution ...

  3. News - China - MILITARY

    Chances of war between China and Japan increasing, says ex-PLA officer Luo Yuan

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 06:21pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Retired PLA general says China is ready and rejects claims of Japanese combat superiority, although some analysts are not convinced Conflict with Japan 'ever more likely' A retired People's Liberation Army senior officer says a war with Japan over territorial disputes is becoming increasingly likely and that China is more than capable ...

  4. News - Asia - MILITARY

    US declines to join China naval fleet review after Beijing shuns Japan

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:49pm by Reuters in Honolulu

    ... in Qingdao The United States is scrapping plans for one of its Navy ships to join a fleet review in China after key ally, Japan, was not invited, US officials said on Thursday, in a move that came just ahead of Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel’s trip to Japan and China. The United States had been invited to participate in the fleet review – essentially a parade of ships – as part ...

  5. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA's drills may help Shinzo Abe's cause to lift ban on army, expert says

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:21am by Minnie Chan, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... live-firing drills, while meant to be a warning to Japan for lifting its 60-year-old military ban, may instead serve to further Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cause to normalise the army, ... disputes over the Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan. The heightened tension might help Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe garner more support for his campaign to normalise ...

  6. News - China - MILITARY

    China's navy and air force prepare for historic combat drill

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:01am by Andrea Chen

    ... is a warning to Japan, and even the US," he said. In late July, massive delays hit key airports in the east of the country when the PLA carried out military drills in waters off the southeast ...

  7. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA lets foreign press attend monthly briefing for first time in bid for greater transparency

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:04pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... chafed against accusations of opacity from the US, Japan and others, and now publishes limited status reports on force size, weaponry and missions. It’s also been taking part in an increasing ...

  8. News - China Insider - MILITARY

    Indian warship captain refuses Chinese admiral’s request to view command centre

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 12:32pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... was Japan’s navy chief Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano. He was in Qingdao to participate in the biennial Western Pacific Naval Symposium. While Japan participated in the 21-country conference, China earlier declined to invite Japan to join in the exercise because of the territorial dispute between the two countries in the East China Sea. In a sign of improving ties between Japan and India, Japan ...

  9. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA says China will join US-led naval drill for first time

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 05:17pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... years of intense diplomatic and military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. Washington’s traditional allies include Japan- where it has military bases and whose security it guarantees ...

  10. News - China - MILITARY

    Space race a security threat to China, warns PLA think tank report

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:02am by Minnie Chan

    ... China's sustainable economic development by allowing new navigation routes and new measures to counter sandstorms and extreme weather in the country. It also said that Japan's worries about ...




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