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  1. News - China - SOCIETY

    Vehicles bearing military plates spotted after ban

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 11:12am by Ernest Kao

    ... microblog posts exposing vehicles still bearing them. The Ministry of Defence announced last month a ban on military licence plates on vehicles priced higher than 450,000 yuan (HK$566,750). At least 11 brands or models were blacklisted along with vehicles with engines larger than 3.0 litres. Under a new registration system, all military vehicles must be issued new car plates, ...

  2. News - World

    Armored military vehicles speed onto Cairo bridge where Islamists battling Morsi opponents

    Posted Jul 06th 2013, 03:56am by AP

    ... CAIRO (AP) — Armored military vehicles speed onto Cairo bridge where Islamists battling Morsi opponents. ...

  3. News - China

    Global Times blasts social media's 'excessive' supervision of luxury military vehicles

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 10:44am by Amy Li

    ... After China’s online community posted startling photos of luxury cars bearing military licence plates  - flouting new restrictions that came into effect on Wednesday, China’s nationalist tabloid newspaper The Global Times promptly fired back against what it called “excessive” supervision. The editorial entitled “military cars should get used to excessive supervision” pubished ...

  4. News - World - US MILITARY

    US hails MRAP, war vehicle that saved lives, despite bureaucracy

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Officials take swipes at military bureaucracy as they praise US$45b armoured truck programme War vehicle thatsaved US troops,despite Pentagon US defence officials have held a ceremony to congratulate themselves on the creation of an armoured vehicle that helped protect American troops, but acknowledged the programme succeeded in spite ...

  5. News - China - MILITARY SPENDING

    PLA ordered to buy locally-made vehicles

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 12:45pm by Reuters in Shanghai

    ... of privileged elites President Xi Jinping has ordered the military to choose domestic brands when procuring vehicles, part of a broad effort to reduce costs and buy locally-produced goods, state media reported. The decision, contained in a circular issued late on Monday, follows a ban in April on the use of military licence plates on luxury cars, most of which were foreign brands. Xi, who became ...

  6. News - China - CAR INDUSTRY

    Domestic car brand Hongqi sells 1,000 cars to Chinese military

    Posted May 19th 2014, 04:35pm by He Huifeng

    ... Daily, the official newspaper of the armed forces. The cars are the first batch of Hongqi vehicles to join the military vehicle team after Beijing set out new official car procurement policy ... for military use should be arranged within a centralised system and vehicles should be selected from domestic brands, the ruling said. Spending on domestic and overseas business trips should also ...

  7. News - World - IRAQ

    US orders aircraft carrier to the Gulf as it weighs military options on Iraq

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:24am by AFP

    ... it in case Washington decides to pursue a military option after insurgents overwhelmed a string of Iraqi cities last week and threatened Baghdad. "The order will provide the commander-in-chief additional flexibility should military options be required to protect American lives, citizens and interests in Iraq," the Pentagon said. The carrier USS George HW Bush, moving from the North ...

  8. News - China - SECURITY

    Huge military display in Urumqi after attack that killed 31

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:19am by AFP, AP, Reuters

    ... Agencies in Urumqi, Beijing and Washington One-year crackdown on terrorism announced after attack that left 31 dead Huge military display in Urumqi At least 1,000 military and police ... General Ban Ki-moon said there was no justification killing civilians. The government will prevent terrorism... from spreading to other regions Xinhua Assailants in two vehicles ploughed ...

  9. News - China

    PLA roots out ‘illicit’ vehicles, apartments in graft fight

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 09:22pm by Reuters

    ... and eliminate secretaries that were not allowed; they have also vowed to strictly regulate the use of military vehicles,” Xinhua said. “PLA units have held criticism and self-criticism meetings ... Reuters in Beijing Corruption probe finds troops 'illicitly kept' more than 8,000 apartments and 25,000 vehicles China’s People’s Liberation Army has discovered in a corruption ...

  10. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    63 women in Australia’s military have signed up for combat roles

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 09:26pm by AP

    ... per cent of Australia's military. Women had been banned from the infantry, special forces, field artillery units, tanks, armoured vehicles, mine clearing, bomb disposal and from guard ... Associated Press in Canberra Australian women opt for combat More than 60 women have signed up for combat roles in the Australian military, such as in the infantry and as members of tank ...




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