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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEFENCE

    PLA exercise waking up islanders

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Residents say they have been rudely awakened by mysterious noises for the past few mornings PLA exercise waking up islanders Mysterious noises that have awakened residents of outlying islands and rattled their windows recently are believed to come from a People's Liberation Army exercise being conducted in waters south of Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1030278/pla-exercise-waking-islanders
  2. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    China's 'dangerous acts' at sea could have consequences, warns Japan white paper

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 11:55am by AFP

    ... is believed to harbour vast natural resources below its seabed. The islands are called the Diaoyu by China and Senkaku by Japan. In a June confrontation, Tokyo said that two Chinese fighter jets flew ... – and the Russian-administered Kuril Islands, which Tokyo calls the Northern Territories. “These territorial issues remain unsolved,” it said. Abe has vowed to boost spending on Japan’s Self-Defence Forces, with Tokyo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1566830/japan-slams-chinas-growing-threat-505-page-defence-paper
  3. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan starts sending drones to spy on mainland China

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:02pm by AFP

    ... He was re-elected in January 2012. WATCH: Mainland China's first stealth drone, named "Sharp Sword"  But Beijing has still not ruled out the use of force against the island ... the mainland’s arms build-up over the last two decades would give it the power to invade Taiwan by 2020 even if allies came to the island’s aid. Aside from military might, the report said, China’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553309/taiwan-starts-sending-drones-spy-mainland-chinas-military
  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    US urges Beijing, Asean states to agree freeze on rival actions in South China Sea

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:53am by Reuters

    ... probably ignore his remarks. China is reportedly building outposts around the disputed waters, and looking to expand its biggest installation in the Spratly Islands. "China believes all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553033/us-urges-beijing-asean-states-agree-freeze-rival-actions-south-china-sea
  5. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japan's military shift is 'what an ally should naturally do', defence minister says

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by AFP, KYODO

    ... with China expressing outrage and alarm. The groundbreaking shift in policy has come against the backdrop of soaring regional tensions with Beijing over disputed islands. But the US has endorsed ... "world-class" missile defence system, setting up amphibious units and strengthening its "maritime forces" to "protect our islands". The rise in defence spending has been seen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552940/japans-military-shift-what-ally-should-naturally-do-defence-minister-says
  6. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Beijing angered by Obama's stance on disputed Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 09:36am by Teddy Ng, AFP AND REUTERS

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com President says US opposes any attempts to undermine Tokyo's control of disputed islands US President Barack Obama has angered Beijing by saying the uninhabited Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, which are claimed by China and Japan, would be covered by the US-Japan security treaty. He is the first US president to spell this out. He gave ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1494942/obama-says-disputed-islands-within-scope-us-japan-security-treaty
  7. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japanese government sued by 75-year-old citizen over military expansion plans

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 05:13pm by AFP

    ... soaring regional tensions with China centred on disputed islands in both the South China and East China seas. Beijing warned against the move, saying it opens the door to remilitarisation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552010/citizen-files-lawsuit-against-japanese-government-over-military-expansion
  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    New Chinese law steps up military zone security to keep out 'foreign spies posing as tourists'

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:54pm by Andrea Chen

    ... also been disturbed by high-rises built too close for safe flying operations, the China Daily added. One government on the southern resort island of Hainan, a province which has responsibility ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1544336/new-chinese-law-steps-military-zone-security-keep-out-foreign-spies-and
  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    Diaoyus-linked Chinese military airplane crashes during training mission

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 06:20pm by AFP

    ... Leopard”. The fleet’s area of responsibility includes disputed islands in the East China Sea, according to state media, which Japan administers and calls the Senkaku islands but which China also claims and names the Diaoyu Islands. For more than a year since Tokyo nationalised some of the islands in September 2012, Chinese vessels and aircraft have regularly approached them, playing cat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1526800/diaoyus-linked-chinese-military-airplane-crashes-during-training-mission
  10. News - World - DEFENCE

    US missile defence system hits target in test for first time since 2008

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:08pm by Reuters

    ... Air Force Base, California, hit a target built by Lockheed Martin. The target was launched from the US army's Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539057/us-missile-defence-system-hits-target-test-first-time-2008

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