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  1. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japan removes geographical limits on defence ties with United States

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

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Japan expands defence scope with US Japan is set to remove geographical limits on its defence partnership with the US as the countries seek to bolster security cooperation amid China's military assertiveness. New guidelines on US-J ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan tests submarine-launched Harpoon missiles supplied by the US: report

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:11pm by AFP

    ... bought from the United States, Taiwanese media reported. The Harpoon missiles were launched during a drill last week from the Hai Hu, or Sea Tiger, a Dutch-built conventional submarine, the Liberty Times and the United Evening News said yesterday, citing unnamed naval sources. Taipei's defence ministry spokesman, Major General Luo Shou-he, refused to comment on the reports, ...

  3. News - China - DEFENCE

    The day China entered the nuclear age

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:12am by Minnie Chan

    ... the nuclear club Fifty years ago yesterday, China detonated its first atomic bomb, joining the United States, Soviet Union, Britain and France as the only nuclear powers at the time. The explosion ... in a stand-off with the Soviet Union and the United States. "Even if Mao had dismissed nuclear weapons as paper tigers, they were an indispensable deterrent against the two superpowers ...

  4. 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

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Warning on 'peace saboteur' Japan The United States and Japan's plan to remove geographic limits and let Japanese forces engage more widely in joint operations will indulge Tokyo's military expansion, and give it another opportunity to become a peace saboteur, a People's Liberation Army Daily article has warned. Chinese ...

  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    China 'sends warning' with release of photographs of disputed South China Sea island

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:28am by Minnie Chan

    ... Island, or Woody Island, was to send a warning to Vietnam and the United States that China was strengthening its military presence in the area. Beijing had also been angered by the United States ...

  6. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA joins Australia and US in elite survival training drill

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:39am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore PLA joins Australia, US survival training drills China is taking part in joint military exercises with the United States and Australia for the first time, even ... Australian environment," Australian Defence Minister David Johnston said. "The exercise demonstrates the willingness of Australia, China and the United States to work together in practical ...

  7. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    US eases arms embargo against Vietnam for South China Sea defence

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

    ... the sea, parts of which are claimed by Vietnam, Taiwan, Brunei, Malaysia, China and the Philippines. Although the United States has not taken sides in the territorial disputes, it has warned ... diplomatic relations two decades ago. "We welcome all steps to strengthen the comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and the United States for the benefit of the two countries, for peace, ...

  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

    ... of the United States. The mobile missiles are designed specifically for travel over rugged terrain and in difficult road conditions. Xu Guangyu, a Beijing-based retired PLA major general, said the test ...

  9. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    US Navy close to using robotic patrol boats as escort vessels

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:28am by AFP

    ... per cent of China's oil imports pass through the strait and the boats could be used by the United States to block energy supplies to China during a conflict. Meanwhile, piracy has surged ...

  10. News - World - DEFENCE

    Jet packs to help US soldiers run a four-minute mile on battlefield

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 08:36pm by WASHPOST

    ... The video shows test subjects wearing the pack on treadmills, a running track and a city street. The project is funded by the United States Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, which ...




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