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  1. Why We Fight

    Posted Jul 09th 2006, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... military-industrial complex. Eugene Jarecki's riveting documentary looks back on history in an attempt to unearth the reasons the US is what it is today. And that phrase is the one that sets the premise ... wars and steered his country through the end of one as its leader. As a military man himself, Ike saw the writing on the wall when the US decided not to demilitarise after the second world war- ...

  2. 2,000 bogus military licence plates seized

    Posted Dec 06th 2006, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi The PLA has helped seize nearly 2,000 stolen or fake military vehicle licence plates and more than 1,200 bogus military vehicles in a crackdown on people masquerading as services personnel, the People's Daily reported. Since the campaign started in August, authorities had smashed 27 criminal gangs involving more than 230 people that stole or counterfeited military ...

  3. Beijing military chief meets Rumsfeld

    Posted Jul 20th 2006, 12:00am by Joshua Kucera

    ... Joshua Kucera in Washington Dialogue at the Pentagon a major boost for Sino-US ties The mainland's top military official met US Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld at the Pentagon- the highest-level military dialogue between the two countries since a mid-air collision over Hainan five years ago strained ties. The meeting on Tuesday was the latest step in an expansion of military ...

  4. China's military not a real threat to Asia or US, says security expert

    Posted Nov 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui China's military does not pose a threat to Asia or a challenge to the United States' interests in the region, a prominent specialist on Chinese security and foreign policy said. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace senior associate Michael Swaine told an Asia Society lunch in Hong Kong yesterday that China's military capabilities ...

  5. Two die in military transport plane crash

    Posted Oct 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok At least two people were killed after their military aircraft crashed into a paddy filed in Hubei yesterday, media reported last night. Military police cordoned off the site ... previous attempts to cover up crashes. In September, the Central Military Commission announced that 11 military officers had been punished after 40 people were killed in a plane crash in Anhui ...

  6. Rumours of military drills amid Pudong airport chaos

    Posted Dec 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Activity at Shanghai's international airport ground to a halt yesterday afternoon as authorities imposed extra traffic controls amid rumours of military ... of takeoffs and landings daily. A city government spokeswoman confirmed the extra measures but said she had no knowledge of military exercises. One local journalist said domestic media organisations ...

  7. Military fears being dragged into a long occupation

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Abraham Rabinovich

    ... Abraham Rabinovich in Jerusalem The suggestion that Israel's military is about to embark on a wider ground campaign in Lebanon raises the question- why has it taken so long? ... it will hand over to an international peacekeeping force as soon as it arrives. The Israeli campaign is aimed at degrading Hezbollah's military capacity, not at destroying the organisation itself. ...

  8. Transparency on military spending would ease fears

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... military spending and its pledge to use force against Taiwan should the island declare formal independence. To allay foreign concerns about the country's military buildup, the central ... China's military modernisation. Transparency remains a key issue. The white paper tries to show that the country's military spending, which rose 15 per cent in 2006 to 283.8 billion yuan, ...

  9. Military to undergo 15-year revamp

    Posted May 26th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Focus will shift to developing advanced weapons and dual-purpose technology China has announced a plan to modernise the military over the next 15 years through ... of China's strong disapproval of reports by the US Defence Department and a British research institute, which raised concerns over China's military build-up. Xinhua also mentioned research labs ...

  10. Military ties improving, but close links unlikely, say analysts

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Warming military ties between Beijing and Washington were highlighted by the visit by the commander of the US Pacific forces, but mistrust and fundamental differences over Taiwan will keep closer co-operation at bay, say analysts. Ni Lexiong, a military expert from the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, said that while Admiral William ...




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