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  1. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Japan increases military budget amid tension with Beijing

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by GREG TORODE AND RAISSA ROBLES

    ... more than US$1 billion to expand radar coverage and military surveillance flights in its first increase in military spending in more than a decade as the newly elected Liberal Democratic Party ... military's role, Japan has a well-equipped and advanced military, including ultra-quiet submarines. The increases are also likely to please its treaty ally the US, which has long urged Japan to spend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1123359/japan-increases-military-budget-amid-tension-beijing
  2. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    PLA puts military heat on Japan over Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Beijing urges Japan to retract decision to buy disputed Diaoyus PLA steps up military drills to ward off Japan The People's Liberation Army stepped up ... China Sea. In a front-page report, the PLA Daily said the army's navy, air force and strategic missile corps had staged joint military drills in the Yellow Sea and in the Gobi Desert early ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1035320/pla-puts-military-heat-japan-over-diaoyu-islands
  3. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Beijing warns US-Japan military drills will stoke tensions amid dispute

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, JULIAN RYAL

    ... military drills Beijing called on Washington to stop "stoking tension" over the disputed Diaoyu Islands yesterday as the US and Japan began a month-long military drill. Japanese officials ... planned months ago and were not connected to territorial disputes. Antony Wong Dong, a Macau-based military affairs commentator, said the timing of the drills and the recent territorial tensions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1020433/beijing-warns-us-japan-military-drills-will-stoke-tensions-amid-dispute
  4. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    China's decision to drill near disputed Paracel Islands angers Vietnam

    Posted May 06th 2014, 12:12am by Reuters and AP

    ... Obama signed a new defence pact with the Philippines aimed at reassuring allies in the region of American backing as they wrangle with Beijing's growing economic and military might. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1505322/chinas-decision-drill-near-disputed-paracel-islands-angers-vietnam
  5. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    War games fracas strains ties between South Korea and Japan

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... story, citing a Japanese diplomat in Seoul as saying: "It is extremely rude as a host country of a multination military drill." South Korea's defence ministry denied the reports, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1047227/war-games-fracas-strains-ties-between-south-korea-and-japan
  6. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Philippines to defy Beijing's South China Sea fishing rule, defence chief says

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 09:35am by Agence France-Presse in Palayan

    ... a military camp in the northern Philippines, said the Hainan law did not apply to Philippine territorial waters, some of which overlap with those of China which claims most of the South China Sea. ... Sea, in an area Manila calls the West Philippine Sea. “China has been projecting herself as a superpower, but chooses to pick on small countries like ours that have puny military capability.” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1407482/philippines-defy-beijings-south-china-sea-fishing-rule-defence-chief-says
  7. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Defence chief Liang Guanglie tells US counterpart to stay out of islands row

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, Minnie Chan

    ... in the 2014 Rimpac international military exercise in Hawaii. "The key is to have senior-level actions like we are engaging in, that reduce the potential for miscalculation, that foster greater ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1040225/defence-chief-liang-guanglie-tells-us-counterpart-stay-out-islands-row
  8. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Armed guards for fishing fleets, says hawkish ex-PLA chief

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 05:01pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Armed guards should be positioned on fishing boats in the South China Sea, says a former high-ranking Chinese military officer. China’s current fishing ... Global Times  editorial on Thursday. The outspoken general said fishing boats should be grouped into large “collective fleets” protected by armed militiamen or military reservists while they fish ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1217496/armed-guards-fishing-fleets-says-hawkish-ex-pla-chief
  9. News - Asia - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Japan assigns two more patrol boats near Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... military exercise designed to recapture "a remote island invaded by an enemy force", officials said. Some 300 troops took part in the 40-minute drill with 20 warplanes and more than 30 military vehicles at the Narashino Garrison in Chiba, southeast of Tokyo. Eighty personnel from the SDF's First Airborne Brigade rappelled from helicopters with parachutes in front of 11,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1128152/japan-assigns-two-more-patrol-boats-near-diaoyu-islands
  10. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Manila expects early UN ruling on sea dispute with Beijing

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 07:10pm by Reuters

    ... – are one of the region’s biggest flashpoints amid China’s military build-up and the US strategic “pivot” back to Asia. The claims of the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei are bisected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1338938/manila-expects-early-un-ruling-sea-dispute-beijing

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