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  1. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Pictured: the mystery foreign vessel that's stalking Swedish waters

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 03:46am by AFP

    ... an emergency military deployment with stealth ships and helicopters hunting for a mysterious foreign vessel in the Stockholm archipelago. Swedish naval ships, helicopters and ground troops were combing ... Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics wrote on Twitter. Swedish military officials say there have been three sightings of the elusive craft since Friday. On Sunday they released a photograph ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620877/pictured-mystery-foreign-vessel-thats-stalking-swedish-waters
  2. News - China - AVIATION

    Travellers turn to trains as military drills delay flights

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:21am by Daniel Ren, Phila Siu and Nectar Gan

    ... Daniel Ren, Phila Siu and Nectar Gan Rail tickets into Shanghai sell out as airports across eastern region see restrictions on traffic Travellers turn to trains as military drills delay ... an exercise on the southeast coast. "It is certainly a bad choice to travel by air these days," said Lu Liang, a businessman who often travels around the country. "Military exercise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1562232/travellers-turn-trains-military-drills-delay-flights
  3. News - China - MILITARY

    China to adopt new military incentive guideline

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 01:35pm

    ... Jinping has encouraged more incentives to sharpen military combat capacity and called on fewer accolades for administrative organs and officials. The new incentive guideline, which will come ... as well as those who are able to “gain the battle” and “undertake major operations”, according to CCTV. The awards to military cadres and units should be “significantly cut”, the guideline said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1561077/china-adopt-new-military-incentive-guideline
  4. News - China - AVIATION

    Military exercises cause major flight delays in China as PLA carries out live fire drills

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:38am by Amy Li

    ... hit by massive flight delays yesterday, with capacity cut by up to two-thirds thanks to ongoing PLA military exercises. The civil aviation regulator issued an orange alert- the second highest ... for five days from tomorrow, and in the Gulf of Tonkin for seven days from yesterday. Military experts said the drills were intended to signal China's tough stance towards Japan and its ally, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1560122/another-day-yet-another-delay-chinas-airports-including-shanghai
  5. Business - Economy

    Thai imports slump as economy struggles under military

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:26am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Larger than expected decline overshadows export rise as military tries to boost growth Thai imports slump as economy struggles Thailand's exports improved last month but imports tumbled sharply, highlighting the challenges faced by the military government as it tries to get economic growth back on track. Exports grew 3.9 per cent year on year, stronger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1561388/thai-imports-slump-economy-struggles-under-military
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Dozens of soldiers beheaded as Islamic State captures Syrian military base

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by MCT

    ... with the al-Qaeda breakaway group Islamic State seized control of a military base in northern Syria, beheading dozens of soldiers and displaying their headless bodies, activists said. It is only the latest ... advanced in Syria by capturing land from more moderate rebel fighters. But it is now clashing more often with the Syrian military directly, and the army has responded by stepping up aerial bombing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1559933/dozens-soldiers-beheaded-islamic-state-captures-syrian-military-base
  7. News - China - AVIATION

    China to face widespread flight delays due to three-week ‘military exercises’

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:03pm by Andrea Chen, Nectar Gan

    ... mainland airports, many of them among the busiest, will be hit by widespread delays until the middle of next month because of what are believed to be PLA military exercises. The mainland's ... a Shanghai-based military affairs commentator, said large-scale military drills centred on the east of the country were needed because it would probably be the first target of any foreign forces attacking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557191/pla-military-drills-believed-cause-25pc-cut-flights-12-mainland-airports
  8. News - China - URBAN GROWTH

    Chinese cities encroaching on military airspace, PLA complains

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 02:41pm by CHEN BINGLIN

    ... and the permanent shutdown of more than 10 military airbases on the mainland in the past 20 years, Xinhua quotes the People’s Liberation Army as saying. Nearly 80 per cent of China’s airspace is reserved for military use, a senior executive of Hainan Airlines told the South China Morning Pos t last year, whereas in other countries, such as the US, the situation is exactly the opposite. As a result, he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1558963/cities-encroaching-military-airspace-pla-complains
  9. News - China - INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

    China hit by Western military moves in Africa, says Academy of Social Sciences report

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:49am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Chinese think tank says European nations and US raising military presence in continent and could use it to thwart Beijing if ties sour West 'may counter China in Africa' China's involvement in Africa will face complications despite pouring in billions in investment and aid because Western nations are stepping up their military ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557387/china-hit-western-military-moves-africa-says-academy-social-sciences
  10. News - China Insider - MUSIC

    Terrible rendition of China's national anthem makes Venezuelan military band a laughing stock

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 02:04pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com When China's Xi Jinping touched down in Venezuela earlier this week he was met by the sight of an immaculately presented guard of honour and greeted with a rendition of the Chinese national anthem. Unfortunately the military band performing the March of the Volunteers appeared to have forgotten to tune their instruments or properly learn the piece. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1557448/terrible-rendition-chinas-national-anthem-makes-venezuelan

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