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  1. Mainland cuts US military ties

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter This week, the mainland cut military ties with the US after America revealed its plan to sell US$6.5 billion worth of advanced weapons to Taiwan. The foreign ministry said the move broke international law. A planned visit to Washington by a ...

  2. Hu's review puts PLA in plain sight

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Since the handover, it has been state policy to keep the presence of the People's Liberation Army discreetly away from Hong Kong's general populace. So it came as a bit of a shock when President Hu Jintao flew into town ...

  3. A confident nation doesn't ban celebrations

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China's military might. The hi-tech weaponry that will be on show aims to make plain to Chinese and to the world that the nation is capable, prepared and powerful. But the anniversary is about ... China's people genuinely have a reason to celebrate on October 1. The nation has made giant strides since it was founded 60 years ago; no other country can claim to have made ...

  4. Bombings targeting government buildings

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Blasts at government buildings in Tianjin injured two people on Friday, state media confirmed yesterday. It was the second such attack on government buildings on the mainland in recent weeks. Xinhua confirmed the incident bu ...

  5. 400,000 scientists working for military

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen About 400,000 mainland scientists- or 1 per cent of its scientific workforce- are directly involved in military research, a senior science official revealed yesterday. The statement from Sun Laiyan, deputy director of the Commission of Scienc ...

  6. Beijing boosts security as attack fears grow

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... threats. China News Service said in a commentary yesterday that the country was under enormous pressure to thwart a list of imminent security risks and to ensure the safety of more than 80 heads ... event was 'wise and farsighted'. With less than a month to go to the Olympics, China had entered 'a high-risk period of terrorist attacks and other violent incidents', Xinhua ...

  7. Right approach needed to investing in hot spots

    Posted May 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China's economic expansion and rising international importance is taking it to increasingly dangerous parts of the world. No matter how good diplomatic relations are with those ... for the host country's people will create enemies, not friends. With careful planning and a measured approach, China's rise can be beneficial for the whole world. ...

  8. Hundreds of ex-soldiers petition Beijing for jobs

    Posted Apr 15th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Police sent to capital to bring protesters home Hundreds of representatives of demobilised soldiers across the nation have headed to Beijing to protest against their local governments' failure to find them new jobs as required by a centra ...

  9. Unity on North Korea a breakthrough for UN

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but it still sends a strong signal to Pyongyang. The message is plain: that even the North's closest partner, Beijing, no longer finds Pyongyang's behaviour acceptable. China, the host ... , sought a strong resolution that referred to Chapter Seven of the UN Charter, which can authorise tough economic sanctions or military action. China, North Korea's closest ally, refused ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The reason for North Korea's war talk

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by CHUNG MIN LEE

    ... the end of North Korea as we know it. Not only because South Korea and the US would respond immediately to any attack but because the North is in no condition to launch a war. Kim and his generals may believe that with nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, special forces, and over 1,000 missiles, North Korea enjoys a strategic edge. True, nuclear weapons are an extremely serious ...




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