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    Beijing warns US-Japan military drills will stoke tensions amid dispute

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, JULIAN RYAL

    ... military drills Beijing called on Washington to stop "stoking tension" over the disputed Diaoyu Islands yesterday as the US and Japan began a month-long military drill. Japanese officials ... planned months ago and were not connected to territorial disputes. Antony Wong Dong, a Macau-based military affairs commentator, said the timing of the drills and the recent territorial tensions ...

  2. US-Korean military drill revives painful memories

    Posted Jul 18th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... the US participation in the Yellow Sea drills would inevitably damage Sino-US relations. 'The US should realise that such a military demonstration on our doorstep would not only stoke Chinese nationalist sentiment against America, but also set back the peaceful development of the Korean Peninsula,' he said. The drill was reminiscent of the military confrontations between ...

  3. Taiwan to stage 70 drills this year

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan will stage 70 military drills later this year, including a series of annual war games involving its three services, to strengthen ... co-operation among the three forces. He said that with the military threat from the mainland growing all the time, the island needed to hold regular military drills to strengthen its defensive ...

  4. Oil drills 'better than naval ones'

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Mainland military experts say Beijing should make use of its deep-sea technology to explore and even start drilling for oil in disputed parts of the South China Sea to reinforce its sovereignty. Xu Guangyu, a senior researcher at the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association in Beijing, said military action would be China's last resort ...

  5. PLA live-fire drills warning to India on borders: experts

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman, Minnie Chan

    ... that the drills had taken place for the first time but did not give details about dates and location. Military analyst Antony Wong Dong, president of the Macau-based International Military Association, ... Ladakh region, for Indian fighter jets to conduct sorties to nearby border posts. Ni Lexiong, a Shanghai-based military expert, said the drills had been a reaction to India's decision ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - China - DISPUTED TERRITORY

    Taiwan warns of Spratly Islands training drill

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Announcement of five days of live-fire exercises could cause mounting tensions with neighbours Taiwan warns of training drill on Spratly Islands Taiwan has risked angering its neighbours by warning that it will stage a five-day live-fire drill in the disputed Spratly Islands. Foreign ministry spokesman Steve Hsia said the training ...

  8. Taiwan defences take off with highway drill

    Posted Jul 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... but was surprised to find wild birds threatening to disrupt the exercise. A helicopter was sent to drive them away. Meanwhile, the military denied media reports that said the Taiwanese drill was deliberately being staged at a time when the US and the mainland were conducting major military exercises near the island. 'The drill was aimed at reviewing the air force's capability ...

  9. Manila sends its flagship to shoal

    Posted Jun 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and protecting sea lanes, and drills included anti-submarine patrols. Antony Wong Dong, president of the International Military Association in Macau, said the release of information about the drills ... into the military sphere. Officials in Manila announced the move as the People's Liberation Army confirmed military exercises off Hainan- a symbolic show of force that included beach landings. While ...

  10. U.S. shows 'bad timing' in South China Sea: general

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com China's top military officer yesterday criticised the United States for its recent military drills in the South China Sea, calling this 'bad ... The South China Sea remains a sensitive issue between the two superpowers, with Beijing frequently voicing frustration over US military drills in the region with Vietnam, the Philippines, Australia ...




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