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  1. Naval parade will see veil over nuclear submarine fleet lifted

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

    ... a surprise, and they can easily survive the initial nuclear strike and retaliate.' Nearly 30 nations will send representatives to the parade. Warships from 15 nations will also take part ... Stephen Chen The country's mysterious nuclear submarine fleet will be the centrepiece at an unprecedented naval parade in Qingdao on Thursday to celebrate the 60th anniversary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677142/naval-parade-will-see-veil-over-nuclear-submarine-fleet-lifted
  2. Spectre of the destroyer of worlds

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... More likely, a nuclear strike would trigger a cataclysmic war. What has changed? On the positive side, the US military has sobered up from the gung-ho Dr Strangelove attitude of the cold war, when generals calculated that they could deliver 3,000 nuclear strikes, obliterating 130 'commie' cities, with 285 million dead in the first wave. Misadventures in Iraq ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689158/spectre-destroyer-worlds
  3. N Korea condemned for nuclear tests

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the opposition Democratic Party of Japan. In the wake of North Korea's nuclear tests, the promise of a first-strike capability or even a nuclear deterrent could well have that effect. This would ... North Korea's nuclear test and firing of at least five short-range missiles were carried out in the name of self-defence. It is difficult to know if this is the true reason or whether ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681818/n-korea-condemned-nuclear-tests
  4. Talent gives mainland nuclear sector its edge, executive says

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A few years ago, the senior executive of a Western company travelled to the mainland to strike a deal for a batch of nuclear reactors. The executive spoke fluent Putonghua ... competition and institutional reforms have created a vibrant mainland nuclear sector. Construction of a mid-sized thermal nuclear power plant costs more than 50 billion yuan (HK$56.81 billion). Once ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689218/talent-gives-mainland-nuclear-sector-its-edge-executive-says
  5. Edgy Pyongyang needs balanced response

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... response to North Korea's latest nuclear test on Monday, the military realities on the ground reveal just how important that search is. A military response, even a so-called surgical strike to take out suspected nuclear targets, is considered virtually unthinkable by veteran regional envoys and intelligence analysts. Israeli jet fighters bombed a suspected nuclear facility in Syria ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681700/edgy-pyongyang-needs-balanced-response
  6. Time for diplomacy as the missiles fly

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... North Korea's nuclear test and firing of at least five short-range missiles were carried out in the name of self-defence. It is difficult to know if this is the true reason or whether ... atomic blast. A proposal by the party's defence committee says the military should be allowed to launch pre-emptive strikes against enemies. Unpopular Prime Minister Taro Aso is likely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681739/time-diplomacy-missiles-fly
  7. Don't repeat the folly of Iraq's war in Iran

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Western nations are increasing the heat on Iran over its nuclear programme. They are threatening tougher sanctions if it does not take up the offer of talks. American and Israeli officials have gone a step further, hinting that military strikes are not out of the question. Given the lesson of Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction, now is the time for caution, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691336/dont-repeat-folly-iraqs-war-iran
  8. Small steps towards a sound relationship

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The latter needs particular attention, given North Korea's threat to test another nuclear device and the continued challenges posed by Islamic extremism in Pakistan and Afghanistan. China and the United States have key roles to play on both these issues. Further afield, China's help will be needed to curb Iran's nuclear proliferation, end ethnic unrest in Sudan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679537/small-steps-towards-sound-relationship
  9. Sino-US military ties in need of a thaw

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... with the US with not-so-subtle warnings recently. Two generals signed an essay lauding the increased capability of China's nuclear forces, including long-range missiles that could strike the US. ... that the port call to Hong Kong later this month of the USS John C. Stennis, a nuclear powered, 97,000-tonne warship armed with 85 combat aircraft, would not reflect a revival of military exchanges. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669327/sino-us-military-ties-need-thaw
  10. An odd plea from strange Mr Kim

    Posted Apr 11th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... called for a debate about whether Japan should acquire nuclear weapons and the capacity to strike at 'enemy bases'. More than 78 per cent of Japanese want tougher measures against North ... the real problems of peace and war that confront the world. Ms Jiang added that the most pressing concern was to restart the stalled nuclear disarmament talks, a fairer point, if not that Pyongyang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676427/odd-plea-strange-mr-kim

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