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  1. Military pride no threat to neighbours, say analysts

    Posted Apr 28th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney An explosion of interest in Australia's military past and an increasingly muscular foreign policy does not reflect a growth in nationalism and should not alarm ... there was a lot of opposition among the Australian public to the war in Iraq, for instance.' An editorial in The Australian newspaper agreed. 'Anzac Day is not a celebration of military might... ...

  2. Taiwan may be focus of top navy brass reshuffle

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... the military's preparations for a potential conflict in the Taiwan Strait. North China Sea fleet political commissar Vice-Admiral Wu Huayang had been appointed deputy political commissar of the navy, while Guangzhou Military Region deputy political commissar and South China Sea fleet political commissar Vice-Admiral Tong Shiping was now the navy's political department director, ...

  3. Progressive Vietnam, unquiet Americans heal old wounds

    Posted Jun 24th 2005, 12:00am by Jeremy Hurewitz

    ... A book exploring America's conscience explains the significance of a first official visit from Hanoi, says Jeremy Hurewitz 'I felt as if I had been dropped into a page of history,' writes Kenneth Murphy in the opening pages of his haunting ...

  4. Slapstick trio has last laugh on military junta

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Nick Meo

    ... but for Myanmar's military government they are no joke. The Moustache Brothers are a trio of comedians who put on nightly performances in the front room of their home in Mandalay, the country's second ... them stop us. It's the tourists who are keeping us alive. The military only care about dollars and they don't want to upset the foreign visitors by arresting us. You are keeping us ...

  5. Sino-US military contacts to resume

    Posted Nov 09th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... and militaries to explore the possibility of sending observers to take part in each other's military exercises. The talks will also cover setting up hot lines linking military commands or defence ... of regular exchanges of senior and mid-level military personnel and of military academics and the reciprocal training of officers in military institutes. Visits by PLA officers to US command ...

  6. Ill will surrounds mainland military bill

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Doug Nairne

    ... and the subject of intense speculation as the world tries to gauge China's military strength. The official budget is 247.7 billion yuan- an increase of almost 13 per cent over last year. ... proportion of its GDP on defence- about 5 per cent according to government figures. Beijing says the mainland's military expenditure in 2003 was equivalent to 57 per cent of Japan's, 76 per ...

  7. Women wary of marrying into military

    Posted Aug 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Shang Ting has been receiving text messages from military officers all week, and has replied mostly 'just to be polite'. Ms Shang, 28, was among 108 women who took part in a mass speed-dating event last Saturday with officers from the Weishu military area, an army contingent charged with protecting Beijing. But she was wary about having a relationship ...

  8. Military regain Suharto-era role

    Posted Oct 13th 2005, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... the streets have prompted concerns about the military's increasing power. Analysts say the measures, announced last week by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and armed forces (TNI) chief General ... opening the door for the military to influence every facet of the archipelago's life. Local politicians were screened by generals before an election, which virtually handed political power ...

  9. Military scientist took war on malaria from jungle to market

    Posted Jan 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhou Yiqing, a battlefield doctor who became a top military scientist, is humble about his role in the development of Coartem, one of the best hopes in the war against malaria. He spoke ... as a doctor in a local military hospital until 1954. Why did you then turn to medical research? One thing that had kept me restless was that I had never had a formal education. I barely graduated from ...

  10. Military manoeuvres

    Posted Nov 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong The city was abuzz with military action yesterday with the rotation of PLA personnel and a media open day aboard the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier. The People's Liberation Army completed its eighth changeover of personnel since 1997 in a ceremony (left). The rotation involved the helicopter squadron, navy and ground forces, but did not involve any change ...




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