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  1. News - China

    Japan military launches island-taking drills in Okinawa

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 03:37am by Reuters, Minnie Chen, Keith Zhai

    ... Reuters in Tokyo, Minnie Chen and Keith Zhai Japan starts sea-to-land exercises in Okinawa The Japanese military launched amphibious landing drills involving 34,000 troops in Okinawa ... powers, which are at odds over possession of the Diaoyu, or Senkaku, islands in the East China Sea. Six Japanese warships and 380 military planes were expected to take part in the drills, which ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    PLA navy sea strut a heads-up for next month's Japan-US military drill

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 08:59am by John Kennedy

    ... in Beijing, to a US-Japan military drill to simulate the recapture of an island scheduled for early November: China said Wednesday it will keep a close watch on a reportedly planned US-Japan military ... John Kennedy "It should be pointed out that Japan in recent days sent military aircraft to the waters around the Diaoyu Islands, severely infringing on China's sovereignty ...

  3. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japan and US to conduct major military exercise despite Beijing's objection

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo China had objected to military exercise off California testing forces' ability to retake island Drills with US go ahead, Japan says Japan has vowed to go ahead next week with a major military exercise testing US and Japanese troops' ability to recapture a hypothetical remote island, despite a complaint through diplomatic channels from Beijing. ...

  4. News - China - MILITARY

    Aircraft carrier Liaoning begins drills in sensitive South China Sea with battle group

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 11:26pm by Minnie Chan

    ... It did not say how long the drills would last. Previous missions have practised take-off and landing procedures. Macau-based military observer Antony Wong Dong said the Liaoning battle group had ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com China's first aircraft carrier begins first battle formation training drills in the politically sensitive waters of the South China Sea Liaoning heads ...

  5. News - China - EAST CHINA SEA

    China launches naval drills to mark Japan's war defeat

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Beijing begins exercises in East China Sea and sends coastguard to disputed Diaoyus amid fury over ministers' visit to Tokyo war shrine Naval drills to mark ... in the second world war. The military muscle-flexing came as Beijing vented anger over the decision by top-level Japanese politicians to visit a Tokyo shrine commemorating Japan's war dead, ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo seeks US military guarantee to protect unspecified ‘remote islands’

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:34pm by Julian Ryall

    ... With Japan having already decided to boost the role of its military, the government of Shinzo Abe is now expected to demand more specific guarantees of US military support in protection of what Tokyo ... this is the next stage in a thorough reconsideration of its military and comes after Abe's administration agreed to reinterpret the terms of the country's pacifist constitution to permit Japanese ...


    PLA puts military heat on Japan over Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Beijing urges Japan to retract decision to buy disputed Diaoyus PLA steps up military drills to ward off Japan The People's Liberation Army stepped up ... China Sea. In a front-page report, the PLA Daily said the army's navy, air force and strategic missile corps had staged joint military drills in the Yellow Sea and in the Gobi Desert early ...

  8. News - Asia

    Japan practices retaking island drill with US

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 03:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Joint exercise comes as Tokyo and Beijing face off over disputed archipelago Japan and the United States have started a joint drill to practise retaking ... Forces - army, navy and air force - have taken part together in a drill based on the US mainland. Of some 1,000 Japanese personnel participating in the multi-national amphibious exercise, ...

  9. News - China - MILITARY ACTION

    PLA Navy in live-fire attack drills in East China and South China seas

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... "recently", without saying when. The photo captions said that air-to-air missiles were carried thousands of kilometres by the military aircraft and then launched in a live-fire drill, to more ... with a crisis or attack," Li said. Li said that more naval drills on the high seas, as well as other military exercises held in tough situations, would be carried out by the PLA in the future. ...

  10. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    US and Japan scrap naval drill in bid to ease islands tension with China

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan, AGENCIES

    ... Minnie Chan and Agencies US and Japan scrap joint naval drill US and Japan scrap joint naval exercise Japan and the United States have called off a joint naval exercise planned for next ... Jiji Press said the decision to skip the drill on November 5-16 "reflects the decision of [the] prime minister's office". The two navies had intended to rehearse the recapture ...




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