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  1. PLA seeks to become nimbler and leaner

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... the massive military organisation into a nimble, knowledge-based fighting force. At the heart of the restructuring is an increase in the number of specialists and non-commissioned officers. The number ... land-based military conflicts, towards a leaner and better-equipped force emphasising rapid response and high mobility. Without reducing the overall number of servicemen, increasing the number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686868/pla-seeks-become-nimbler-and-leaner
  2. World misunderstands China's military expenditure, say experts

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan What China includes and does not include in calculating its military budget is the reason the outside world fails to understand its real defence expenditure, military experts said. Andrei Chang, chief editor of the Canadian-based Kanwa Asian Defence Monthly and a long-time observer of China's military, said he doubted that even the 14.9 per cent increase ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672135/world-misunderstands-chinas-military-expenditure-say-experts
  3. Embattled China Zhongwang a supplier to military producer

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng, Naomi Rovnick

    ... to a firm that makes Chinese military products. In a revelation that may unsettle Zhongwang's mainly foreign investors, Cheng Tiangang, the company secretary of mainland manufacturer Baotou Beifang Chuangye, said his firm 'has been buying Zhongwang's products to make national security sensitive products for the military. Baotou has been buying from Zhongwang for many years, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697376/embattled-china-zhongwang-supplier-military-producer
  4. PLA drill highlights elite brigade from Jinan military region

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Two days of People's Liberation Army manoeuvres in Henan province, which began yesterday, are highlighting the capabilities of the Jinan Military Region, according to one ... months after another exercise, Stride 2009, that involved 50,000 soldiers from four military regions- Shenyang, Lanzhou, Jinan and Guangzhou. According to China Central Television, the latest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695209/pla-drill-highlights-elite-brigade-jinan-military-region
  5. Military-backed firm still in touch with people

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong China South Industries Group Corp has played a pivotal role in the industrialisation of the mainland since the 1960s. The military-backed company dominated the recent motorcycle ... western China, which contains Chongqing, for military-industrial complexes. The western interior's mountainous landscape, which makes it difficult for foreign forces to invade, is called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693888/military-backed-firm-still-touch-people
  6. Major rethink needed on Myanmar strategy

    Posted Aug 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Pavin Chachavalpongpun

    ... Nations. The trial of Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD), over a bizarre charge of allowing an American intruder, John Yettaw, into her residence is the military ... to be held next year, the first election in 20 years in the military-ruled state. The unpredictability of Myanmar's domestic politics and the mounting confidence of the military regime urgently ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688675/major-rethink-needed-myanmar-strategy
  7. Taiwan's military warns closer ties may not prevent war

    Posted Oct 21st 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan's military has warned that warming cross-strait relations are no guarantee the two sides will not go to war in the future. It also stressed ... actively cultivating the mindset within the military that there will be a cross-strait war eventually,' Taiwan's Defence Ministry said in its 2009 defence white paper, released yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696023/taiwans-military-warns-closer-ties-may-not-prevent-war
  8. Taiwan issue, spying hold back ties with US military

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan in Beijing Military co-operation between China and the US has been sporadic and limited because of deep mistrust between the two sides, a retired PLA general has said, ... a retired People's Liberation Army general, said the scope of military exchanges between China and the United States had been limited by mistrust. 'Our military exchanges simply focus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698477/taiwan-issue-spying-hold-back-ties-us-military
  9. Taiwanese military takes fresh beating over faulty missiles

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The reputation of Taiwan's military, already under fire for a spate of corruption and sex scandals, took another beating yesterday after a number of missiles ... for its failure to identify problems in maintaining weapons and military intelligence. Military spokesman Major General Yu Sy-tue yesterday acknowledged the air force had to discard the rocket ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694691/taiwanese-military-takes-fresh-beating-over-faulty-missiles
  10. US, Japan decline requests for help, Taiwan's military says

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Taiwan's military says it has been left to face the daunting rescue mission on its own after the United States and Japan turned down requests for help. The island's defence minister, Chen Jhao-min, said yesterday that the Taiwanese military had asked the US and Japan to send relief helicopters to help carry heavy rescue equipment to the worst-hit areas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689782/us-japan-decline-requests-help-taiwans-military-says

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