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  1. News - China - AVIATION

    Military exercises cause major flight delays in China as PLA carries out live fire drills

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:38am by Amy Li

    ... early?" he said. Air travellers can expect little relief from the delays, with the live-fire drills- which started last Sunday- due to continue in waters off the east coast until August 15. ... for five days from tomorrow, and in the Gulf of Tonkin for seven days from yesterday. Military experts said the drills were intended to signal China's tough stance towards Japan and its ally, ...


    South Korea live-fire drill near disputed islands rattles Japan

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:08am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul S Korean navy in live-fire drill near disputed islands The South Korean navy held a rare live-fire drill near a set of disputed islands yesterday, brushing ... and Takeshima by Japan, was part of the military's "regular" national defence training. The navy and coastguard have staged joint exercises near Dokdo many times, but a live-fire drill ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea holds live-fire drill on maritime border as Seoul vows ‘strong’ response

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 10:17am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea held a live-fire drill near its maritime border with South Korea on Tuesday, with Seoul vowing a “strong” response if any shells fall on its side ... just brushed off Tuesday’s live-fire alert. “I’m so sick of it,” said one inn owner on Baengnyeong island. “The whole thing is just scaring my customers away. I’m more likely to die from ...

  4. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea to hold live fire drill despite Pyongyang warning

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 02:45pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea said it would carry out a live fire exercise on Tuesday near the disputed sea border with North Korea, despite Pyongyang’s warning of “grave ... if the drill went ahead, Kim said. The South responded that the exercise was a “legitimate military drill” that would be carried out as scheduled, and warned of “strong retaliatory strikes” to any ...

  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    First live-fire drill in five years as part of Taiwan's Han Kuang exercises

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Resumption of live firing a response to criticism that island's defence neglected, ministry says Live-fire drill in Taiwan exercises the first in 5 years Taiwan has begun its largest military exercises since 2008, which will today see a live-fire drill on Penghu Island in the middle of the Taiwan Strait. The drill will review ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - PLA

    CCTV airs video of live-fire helicopter drill in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by DENNIS

    ... Staff Reporter CCTV airs video of live-fire drill in HK China Central Television yesterday broadcast for the first time footage of a live-fire military drill held last week by the Hong ... said missiles were also fired. The drill was the first such exercise conducted by the garrison's airborne unit in the city since 1997. CCTV reported the aircraft hit all its intended ...


    Taiwan to test defences with live-fire drill in strait

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwan will test defences with live-fire drill in strait Taiwan yesterday unveiled plans for its biggest live-fire military exercise since 2008, aimed ... Ying-jeou's Beijing-friendly administration has not held any major live-fire exercises since he came to power in 2008 on a platform of increasing cross-strait trade and tourism links, heralding ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea leader monitors live-fire drill simulating ‘actual war’

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 10:20am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korean leader Kim Jong-un oversaw a live-fire artillery drill aimed at simulating an “actual war”, state media said on Tuesday, a day after South Korea ... to KCNA, Kim ordered the live fire exercise to test the capability of artillery units “to fight an actual war”. It marked the latest in a series of high-profile military inspections by Kim ...

  9. News - China - MILITARY ACTION

    PLA Navy in live-fire attack drills in East China and South China seas

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... "recently", without saying when. The photo captions said that air-to-air missiles were carried thousands of kilometres by the military aircraft and then launched in a live-fire drill, to more ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Live fire by missile-carrying aircraft in East China and South China seas bare the sabre to neighbours and mark a shift in strategy PLA Navy in ocean ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEFENCE

    Live-fire PLA drills near Hong Kong are common and safe, says expert

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Phila Siu and Cheung Chi-fai Drills near Hong Kong common and not connected to territorial disputes, public assured PLA's live-fire military drills are safe, expert says PLA military exercises held near Hong Kong are not uncommon, with an average of 10 drills conducted every year, some of which include shooting practice, a government aviation source said. He added ...




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