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  1. Military reshuffle hints at unfinished business

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Chow Chung-yan and Minnie Chan Beijing reshuffled its military supreme command yesterday without including any civilian official other than President Hu Jintao , a sign the race for succession of power is far from over. Three sitting members of the Central Military Commission stepped down and were replaced by new faces. The CMC is the highest military decision-making unit. Mr ...

  2. Military centre sparks fears over US role

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Services LLC of Texas inside the regional headquarters of the armed forces in Zamboanga. The Philippine constitution specifically bans 'foreign military bases, troops, or facilities', but the US and the Philippines have a visiting forces agreement that allows US forces to provide military training. 'Will they allow on-site inspections and will they surrender complete data ...

  3. Former military doctor shot dead in row over ID

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Guangzhou police yesterday shot dead a former military doctor after he reportedly tried to drive off with an officer's staff identity card. Yin Fangming , 43, an associate ... the government],' a spokesman said. Hospital and police sources said yesterday that Yin had grabbed one of the officers' staff cards when the policemen raised suspicions that Yin's military ...

  4. Xu Caihou: Modern face of the military has impeccable reputation

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan As the youngest vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC)- the body that commands the armed forces, 64-year-old Xu Caihou is described by observers as a modern military operator with an impeccable political background. The native of Wafangdian in Liaoning Province joined the army when he was 20 and graduated from the electronics engineering department ...

  5. Military to tap markets for 60b yuan

    Posted Dec 26th 2007, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan National defence to modernise, upgrade shareholding structure over the next five years The mainland's military sector is expected to raise up to 60 billion yuan from ... Defence (Costind) said. In about five years, most of the military sector's companies should have modernised their shareholding structures, said Wu Fenglai, the head of Costind's reform ...

  6. Military tests new battlefield data system

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... that will revolutionise the way commanders direct troops and resources in combat. Military experts said the system, tested over the two-day 'North Sword 0709' exercise in Inner Mongolia, showed rapid progress in the goal of modernising the army. Xinhua said information collected from the exercise, held at the Zhurihe training base, the largest military training field on the mainland, had set ...

  7. Taiwanese military urged to co-operate

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Mainland seeks help against independence A top mainland military researcher has called on Taiwanese forces to co-operate with the People's Liberation Army to oppose Taiwanese independence and avoid any possibility of war. Senior Colonel Wang Weixing, head of a PLA College of Military Sciences' research centre on Taiwan's military, issued the plea ...

  8. Unannounced military exercise sparks chaos for air passengers

    Posted Nov 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Ng Tze-wei, Minnie Chan and Lilian Zhang More than 6,000 travellers were stranded at Guangzhou's airport on Tuesday after 50 flights were delayed by an unannounced military air drill ... that there was a military drill. The flight waited on the tarmac for two hours before passengers were asked to continue their wait in the terminal. A Shanghai military expert who refused to be named confirmed ...

  9. 400,000 scientists working for military

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen About 400,000 mainland scientists- or 1 per cent of its scientific workforce- are directly involved in military research, a senior science official revealed yesterday. ... disclosure about its armed forces following a pledge earlier this month for greater military transparency. Mr Sun added that one out of every five members of the Chinese Academy of Science ...

  10. Taiwan to flex its military muscle

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Island's first military parade in 16 years to feature locally made missiles Taiwan is set to showcase two locally developed missiles for the first time during ... yesterday that the supersonic anti-ship Hsiung Feng-3 (Brave Wind-3) missile and the anti-missile Tien Kung-3 (Sky Bow-3) would be on show during the rare military parade tomorrow. 'After two ...




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