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    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 ...

  2. Taiwanese military tells ex-generals to watch out

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com The Taiwanese military are getting the jitters over the potential security threat posed by a reported invitation to 100 retired generals to attend a series of activities in the central mainland city of Wuhan to mark the centenary of the 1911 Revolution. A report in the United Daily News said the military would 'lobby ...

  3. New highway to Tibetan area near India a boon for military

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... enormous military value, military and diplomatic experts say. When finished by the end of next year, the Metok highway will be a key piece of infrastructure that doubles as an important channel for the People's Liberation Army to defend the border near India, said Anthony Wong Dong, president of the International Military Association, an independent group based in Macau. 'The PLA has spared ...

  4. US-Korean military drill revives painful memories

    Posted Jul 18th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Whatever their stated purpose or the strength of the forces deployed, upcoming US-South Korean military exercises in the Yellow Sea will be greeted indignantly in Beijing because the presence of foreign warships so close to China's shores will revive painful memories of the country's invasion, political and military analysts say. The war games would ...

  5. Leaders talk diplomacy as military build-ups continue

    Posted Apr 20th 2006, 12:00am by Steven Knipp

    ... the world is no threat to them. Mr Hu's meeting with Mr Bush will be the fifth since May last year. But the Pentagon is not making things easy for either leader. In February, Chinese military ... the greatest potential to compete militarily with the United States and field disruptive military technologies that could over time offset traditional US military advantages.' Chinese embassy ...

  6. Beijing pledges greater military transparency

    Posted Sep 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Beijing has decided to submit an annual report on its military spending and imports and exports of conventional arms to the United Nations, as part of efforts to dismiss growing international concern over its rapid military build-up, analysts said. In a statement, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said the move was a major step towards greater military ...

  7. Belligerence is little more than bravado, say military experts

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The belligerent stance taken by Major-General Zhu Chenghu on the use of nuclear weapons does not reflect the mainstream opinion of China's top brass, two military experts ... it intervened in the Taiwan issue, was more bravado than a serious statement. 'This is not the first time that China's military officials have threatened to use nuclear weapons over the Taiwan ...

  8. Building military trust will help global stability

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... across the Pacific since relations plummeted in 2001, when a Chinese military jet and a US spy plane collided off Hainan Island. Efforts have been made to thaw the freeze through US navy visits and greater transparency on both sides, but tensions remain. US support for Taiwan and its stationing of troops in Japan, South Korea and Guam, plus military co-operation elsewhere in Asia, have long ...

  9. A military message for Beijing

    Posted Mar 17th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson The United States will lead a series of naval exercises in the Pacific this summer, intended to underscore the increasing US military presence in the region, its ability ... of Asia and South America. Before leaving Washington, she made it clear that the rise of China presented both opportunities and challenges, with the former mainly economic and the latter military ...

  10. US defence strategy in Korea has time on its side

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that the United States is going to always maintain a military presence in the Pacific.' Yet, evidence abounds that the North Korean army is incapable of invading South Korea with any chance ... of military combat systems, deteriorating physical condition of soldiers, and reduced training'. The main reason for the deterioration is economic. Poor crops have caused widespread malnutrition. ...




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