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  1. Drill will raise regional tensions, warns analyst

    Posted Aug 26th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... a Beijing-based military expert, said the drill and its success had highlighted the common interests of Russia and China in fighting terrorism, separatism and extremism. 'A military solution- ... media reports that China had paid for the entire exercise, Mr Liao said it was common for the host nation of a joint military drill to spend much more than other parties. 'But it was a very ...

  2. Activists urge tough diplomatic and military response

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Angry anti-Japan activists called on the central government to take a tougher line after the Japanese government gave a company permission to conduct exploratory drilling ... and military stance on the issue. 'China should be ready to make any sacrifice to defend its sovereignty and international law, otherwise Japan will reach for a yard after getting an inch,' ...

  3. Japan, US may join Taiwan's war games

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Taiwan may hold a computer-simulated joint military drill with the US and Japan targeting the mainland as a potential enemy in an annual exercise scheduled for May, ... military officials are present to view the exercises. In last year's drill, Taiwanese war planes were destroyed during a simulated exercise, the reports said. Two Taiwanese newspapers reported ...

  4. PLA unveils recruitment drive for civilian jobs

    Posted Jul 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in military exercises, drills, emergencies and even wars when ordered to do so. The new regulations were announced by Xinhua yesterday. They follow calls by the Central Military Commission last year ... Alice Yan Filling non-military positions will allow army to focus on efforts to go hi-tech The PLA has been given the go-ahead to hire a large number of civilians to fill vacant ...

  5. US chief scoffs at containment idea

    Posted Sep 12th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... in Hong Kong whether Beijing's bids to strengthen ties with Canada- and with Russia through a recent joint military drill- were undertaken as a response to US containment efforts, Admiral ... to build stronger personal relationships with Chinese military leaders. 'In many cases [with other countries], I can just pick up the telephone and call somebody and have an interaction, ...

  6. Phony war

    Posted Sep 15th 2005, 12:00am by Bradley Winterton

    ... enveloped the city. The Taiwanese, though, knew at once what it was. It was an air-raid drill. Everyone had to get off the streets and stay where they were. Military personnel in white helmets ... platforms. Then, at 2.30pm exactly, an 'all clear' siren sounded, a long, continuous tone. Within minutes the traffic's roar resumed. Such drills, annual since 1978 but more frequent ...

  7. Sars syndrome infects latest drill

    Posted Nov 09th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The Hospital Authority has been accused of repeating mistakes made during the Sars outbreak by conducting a bird flu preparedness drill behind closed doors and keeping the result a secret. The authority said it had no plans to announce the assessment of the drill, carried out at Tuen Mun and United Christian hospitals yesterday. The media were allowed inside the cordoned-off ...

  8. Drill will test HK's response to bird flu

    Posted Oct 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn Hong Kong is to stage a large-scale emergency drill at the end of next month to prepare the city for a possible bird flu pandemic. The exercise was announced yesterday after a meeting of top officials chaired by Chief Secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan. It is understood that the drill will try to recreate conditions in which the city would be on the highest level ...

  9. Tsang's decision-making to be put to the test in pandemic drill

    Posted Nov 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The chief executive's response to a flu pandemic will be tested tomorrow in a drill involving 220 officials from more than 30 bureaus, departments and organisations. ... the drill had proceeded smoothly. A CHP spokesman said tomorrow's drill would not include ground movements. 'The format of this communication exercise is similar to drills generally ...

  10. Bird-flu drill planned to prepare government departments for outbreak

    Posted Nov 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... yat-ngok, will take part in the drill. A CHP spokesman said the focus of the exercise would be on communication among the Emergency Response Centre of the CHP and command and communication centres of departments involved. 'The format of this communication exercise is similar to drills generally adopted in the international community to test co-operation and communication among ...




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