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  1. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea war threat over US military drills

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Kim war threat over military drills North Korea's leader has warned of an "all-out" war against the South while denouncing its ongoing joint military drill with the United States, state media said yesterday. The US and South Korean militaries last Monday began a two-week exercise aimed at testing defences against the communist North, ...

  2. Military drills and currency on agenda

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to intensify his focus on the fast-growing region. The US has stepped up its presence in the region and some of its actions, such as a fighter-jet upgrade for Taiwan and military drills in the South ...

  3. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    US to hold sea drill with South Korea in warning to North

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Three-day exercise by US and South Korean navies featuring a nuclear submarine comes as Pyongyang apparently readies for atomic test Allies' sea drill ... test. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff Jung Seung-jo said on Friday that the drill aimed to test combat readiness between Seoul and Washington while guarding against possible North ...

  4. Experts say drills stir up disputes

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... dispute] turbulent, because then it has a better chance of controlling the situation.' The annual Cobra Gold exercises have grown into the largest military drills in the region. The joint ... need to show off our military might by staging drills in the future. It's very important to resort to the carrot-and-stick approach in such a situation.' Ni Lexiong, an expert ...

  5. P.L.A. navy tests the water in drills

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... believed the Chinese navy was preparing for another round of naval drills and was closely monitoring their activities. The PLA Navy also sent 10 vessels to the same area for a military drill ... military expert Ni Lexiong said the naval drill was a response to recent US moves in the Asia-Pacific region. 'Beijing was very unhappy to see the US get involved in the territorial disputes ...

  6. Two missiles miss, drone crashes in 'successful' drill

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan's military flexed its muscles yesterday, testing the ability of various missiles to hit their targets in a major annual drill ... the drill area. Ma declined to comment on the incident, but did say the military had been aware that a US refuelling vessel was passing by the drill area. Ma said the exercise was 'rather ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. U.S. forces' chief visits sensitive P.L.A. bases

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... had heated exchanges on South China Sea disputes. PLA Chief of General Staff Chen Bingde said the military drills by the US and other countries in the area were conducted with 'bad ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com The top US military official, Admiral Mike Mullen, wrapped up his four-day visit to China yesterday by having a glimpse of a submarine base ...

  9. News - China - SINO-US TIES

    PLA chief hopes China, US will forge 'new type of military relationship'

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO and Bloomberg

    ... 'new military relationship' General Fang Fenghui, People's Liberation Army chief of general staff, hopes China and the United States can forge a "new type of military relationship" in talks with visiting chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey. Fang called their talks in Beijing yesterday- the first high-level meeting between military chiefs ...

  10. Talking points

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... military, rebels talk peace in Malaysia The Philippine military and the country's largest Muslim rebel group head to already shaky peace talks in Malaysia, amid a stand-off over a fugitive guerilla commander accused of beheading marines and the rebels' refusal to surrender him. Military spokesman Colonel Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos said operations aimed at capturing Dan Asnawi ...




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