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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan's all-volunteer military could leave garrisons short

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com All-volunteer military could leave garrisons short As tensions mount in the disputed South China Sea, Taiwan might find it has no garrisons ... introduction of an all-volunteer military, which had made it difficult to recruit servicemen for posting on Pratas Island and on Taiping Island, the largest in the Spratly archipelago. "Last year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1180664/taiwans-all-voluntary-military-could-leave-garrisons-short
  2. News - Asia

    Beijing rejects Manila's view on Japan military boost

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Manila Manila's support of Japan gets Beijing brush-off Beijing has rebuffed statements by the Philippines welcoming a more active Japanese military and changes ... foreign ministry official said Manila did not share others' concerns about Japan's military past because, in the years since the second world war, it became a democratic and responsible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1102465/beijing-rejects-manilas-view-japan-military-boost
  3. Military movement 'just an exercise'

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Top security officials yesterday moved to reassure the Hong Kong public that a movement of People's Liberation Army military hardware through ... A spokesman for the PLA garrison said the matter was an internal affair of the army, and it was normal for them to explore different kinds of military training as a normal and essential part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004247/military-movement-just-exercise
  4. Military heritage needs preserving

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that provide us with memorials to those dark days. They spent the last decade identifying these relics and found more than 100, such as pillboxes, trenches and tunnels. The military facilities are scattered across urban and rural areas, some hidden in remote corners of the city. For the first time a map of military relics has been produced. The researchers deserve commendation and support ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987723/military-heritage-needs-preserving
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Planned joint maritime security exercise shows Asean can lead

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:35pm by MARK VALENCIA

    ... is a holdover US military ally from another era. But, in a pinch, it may well bend towards its powerful Asian neighbour. Vietnam has been very public in its attempts to draw in the US as a balancer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1456157/planned-joint-maritime-security-exercise-shows-asean-can-lead
  6. News - China

    Beijing considering new South China Sea air defence zone, says Japanese report

    Posted Jan 31st 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... unnamed sources, including from the Chinese government. The draft was submitted to senior Chinese military officials by May last year, the respected daily said. Beijing claims the South China Sea ... said it would not comply, and, in what was seen as a challenge to Beijing, promptly flew military planes through it. The zone covers disputed Tokyo-controlled islands – known as the Senkakus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1418122/beijing-considering-new-south-china-sea-air-defence-zone-says-japanese
  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    US navy accused of 'harassing' carrier Liaoning in South China Sea incident

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 11:30pm by Cary Huang, AP

    ... from confrontation. Analysts said the stand-off underscored the increased tensions in the region between the two militaries. "This is one more example of the growing rivalry between China, a fast-rising maritime power, and the United States, the dominant naval power in the Pacific region since the second world war," said Ni Lexiong, an expert in military and maritime affairs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1382875/us-navy-accused-harassing-carrier-liaoning-south-china-sea-incident
  8. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTES

    PLA Navy's three fleets meet in South China Sea for rare show of force

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Thomas Shoal, or Ayungin as it called in the Philippines, in the disputed Spratly islands. "The joint military drill also meant to tell the Philippines that Beijing's tough stance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1246897/pla-navys-three-fleets-meet-south-china-sea-rare-show-force
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila open to allowing PLA Navy to visit its bases, says defence chief

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by ALAN ROBLES AND AGENCIES

    ... installation at the former US naval facility in Subic, the Philippines' military chief told the South China Morning Post yesterday. Subic, once a prized military facility for the US, is earmarked ... after a tense stand-off last year. Many foreign ships visit our ports and we welcome them, that is part of military diplomacy Armed Forces chief of staff General Emmanuel Bautista "Many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1300257/manila-open-allowing-pla-navy-visit-its-bases-says-defence-chief
  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA takes higher profile in disputed waters

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... in sea disputes The People's Liberation Army has stepped up publicity of its military activities in the South China Sea since the change of leadership last month, a move analysts say ... Lexiong said the navy had also sent more ships to the disputed Diaoyu Islands, also claimed by Japan, which calls them the Senkakus, since Xi Jinping became chairman of the Central Military ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1203520/pla-takes-higher-profile-disputed-waters

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