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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. ...

  2. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japan's fighter-jet launches against China soar to record 415 in past year

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 12:29pm by Reuters

    ... international airspace near Japan’s southern islands over the Pacific last July and took the same route back over the East China Sea. Scrambles against Russian planes rose 45 per cent to 359 times ...

  3. News - China - DEFENCE

    Better Sino-US ties needed given rising risk of military clash, Chuck Hagel says

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:10pm by Teddy Ng

    ... growing military presence in Asia, which worries Beijing amid its disputes with neighbours over islands in the East and South China Seas. Hagel, who is in China on a three-day visit, suggested ...

  4. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    US moves to reassure Japan over its regional security in face of increasingly assertive China

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 07:23pm by Reuters

    ... islands in the East China Sea. Washington takes no position on the sovereignty of the islands, called the Senkaku by Japan and the Diaoyu by China, but recognises that Japan administers them ... to help step up surveillance around the Daiyou islands, a source of heated debate between Japan, and China which both claim the remote territories. In an interview published before his arrival, ...

  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel to discuss ways to avoid military stand-offs in talks in China

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 03:21am by Minnie Chan

    ... Islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan. "The Pentagon is worried about armed conflicts between China and Japan over the Diaoyus dispute, which will push Washington to take a stance because ...

  6. News - China - DEFENCE

    Beijing to step up aerial surveys of disputed islands

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:35am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Monitoring aims to stamp sovereignty over disputed territory in East and South China Seas Beijing to step up surveys of islands from air The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) will conduct regular aerial patrols over all islands claimed by China, intensifying air and sea surveillance in the East and South China seas. The SOA recently issued instructions ...

  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's People's Liberation Army told to learn from Japan's 1894 victory

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Minnie Chan

    ... coastguard patrols near the disputed Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. Beijing counts the islands, which Japan knows as the Senkakus, among the territory China ceded to Tokyo at the end ...

  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    US lawmakers push White House to strengthen ties with Taiwan

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:00am by AP

    ... budget cuts will affect planned upgrades to the island's fleet of F-16s. Both Republicans and Democrats on the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee accused the administration ... The committee held its hearing to mark the upcoming 35th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act. It guides US policy towards the democratically governed island. Under the act, the US is required ...

  9. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Explosion at Indonesian navy arsenal leaves 25 wounded, official says

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 02:24pm by AFP

    ... spokesman Iskandar Sitompul as saying 25 people were injured. No further details have been provided. The depot is located on a small island off Jakarta’s coast. Indonesian media reported a number of ambulances were parked at a Jakarta pier from which the island is reachable by boat. ...

  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    Southern air defence zone 'crucial for China in long term', PLA expert says

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 04:51am by Minnie Chan

    ... last year over the East China Sea, where it is locked in a territorial dispute with Japan over the Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus by the Japanese. China demands all aircraft entering its ... "terror or intimidation". Fanell said China was training its military to be able to carry out a "short, sharp" war with Japan to take the Diaoyu islands or even the Ryukyu islands ...




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