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  1. Wall of defence

    Posted Sep 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... over Friday's drill in his capacity as vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, President Hu Jintao addressed the troops and stressed that the mainland faced a 'real threat' from terrorist activities. The drill was the latest in a series of anti-terrorist exercises staged on the mainland in the past few months. Similar drills have been conducted in Shandong, ...

  2. Military exercise focuses on terrorism

    Posted Aug 07th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Central Asian alliance's joint drills, staged in Kazakhstan, are seen as a step to cementing the six-nation grouping Members of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO), which ... said the two-phase, six-day military manoeuvres were a sign the fragile alliance initiated by China with the Central Asian states and Russia was slowly developing. In the first stage ...

  3. Australia backs Japan's defence plan

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Australian Defence Minister Robert Hill and his Japanese counterpart, Shigeru Ishiba. They signed an agreement to increase contact between military officials and allow for joint exercises. ... to be carrying weapons of mass destruction - drills widely seen as targeted at North Korea. ...

  4. Space targets?

    Posted Dec 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should Hong Kong take a cue from the inclusion of locally created space tools for a Mars mission and reassess its research funding priorities? Funding now goes to work that has local applications. But perhaps the success of a Polytechnic University team's design of a rock-sampling drill and a scoop device makes a case for a more flexible approach. Share your views: write to us. ...

  5. Joint drill to test response in a crisis

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A joint long-range search-and-rescue drill will be staged today by the PLA Hong Kong garrison, the US coastguard and air force and the Government Flying Service. The exercise will test the participants' co-ordinated responses in handling a crisis. The drill is part of Sarex 2003, an international seminar hosted by the Civil Aviation Department to provide ...

  6. Clean drill of health

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy A worker washes the floor at a home for the elderly in Wong Tai Sin yesterday as part of the first Sars drill conducted by the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau to prepare medical staff for a possible resurgence of infections. Under the one-day drill, codenamed Evergreen, a resident was assumed to have come down with respiratory tract infection after returning to Hong ...

  7. Homes for the elderly will hold drills to keep deadly virus at bay

    Posted Nov 11th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez As cold weather approaches, more volunteer doctors will also be sent to check on health of old people Sars preparedness drills will be conducted at homes for the elderly this month, as the government gears up preventive measures ahead of the cold season. Fourteen drills have already been conducted by public hospitals and the Hospital Authority in line ...

  8. Series of Sars drills will put HK to the test

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... will be in a state of alert over the next five weeks as a massive series of Sars simulation drills is launched. Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Yeoh Eng-kiong said the aim of the drills was to put ... that everyone on the frontline understands the plan. By the end of October most of the work should have been done,' Dr Yeoh said. Sectors of the community and other elements of the drills ...

  9. Naval exercises indicate sea change in relations

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... friend. A deal to build a second nuclear power plant with Chinese help is apparently stuck in negotiations, despite the recent military exchange and a Beijing reception for President Pervez Musharraf. In the case of India, the diplomatic exchanges and military drills are for now largely symbolic, but the possibility is there for more significant developments. India and Pakistan are now ...

  10. US wary of a 'space Pearl Harbour'

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Centre at Schriever Air Force Base swung into action, mobilising military satellites. They were responding to enemy nation 'Red', which was massing forces to attack an island neighbour, ... in space, using their arsenals of micro-satellites, lasers, manned space vehicles, ballistic missiles and missile defences. But not a single shot was actually fired. This was just a drill ...




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