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  1. Tread lightly

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... last February, defence minister Shigeru Ishiba hinted at nuclear deterrence, a taboo since Japan suffered in August 1945 the first, and so far only, nuclear strikes against civilian ... versions, Japan was not included. At the talks, Japan is more likely to be a deal breaker than a deal maker. Although it sides with the United States in insisting North Korea dismantle its nuclear ...

  2. Film studies: Anarchy in the UK

    Posted May 15th 2008, 12:00am by James Mottram

    ... Threads, written by regular Ken Loach collaborator Barry Hines, which dealt with the very real prospect- at the time- of a nuclear strike. Far more hard-hitting than the US equivalent, The Day After, the film explored the brutal prospect of a nuclear winter in Britain after a bomb is detonated by the Soviet Union over Sheffield. Arguably due to British cinema's reluctance to do ...

  3. Is China's rocket science all it's cracked up to be, experts ask

    Posted Jan 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... misinterpreted in Washington or Moscow as a nuclear strike. And that could spark retaliation in kind. Would Beijing's leaders ever be so desperate that they would risk losing say, Shanghai, ... to mobile launchers for nuclear weapons, represent technology used by other militaries, no other nation has developed a working anti-ship ballistic missile. The then-Soviet Union and the US were ...

  4. Fears grow that PLA may test 'carrier killer'

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... towards the end of the cold war. By firing a ballistic missile in a conflict- a rocket that would traditionally carry a nuclear warhead- to strike a single ship, China would risk a catastrophic miscalculation by its enemies, who might fear they were under nuclear attack and therefore retaliate in kind. The weapon apparently under development by the PLA's Second Artillery would see ...

  5. China sets the bar high with new-found duties

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But it is the decision to suspend approvals for new nuclear power plants and the State Council's announcement of a review of its atomic energy policy that are perhaps the most striking. When Japan's ... of China's nuclear programme were unprecedented shows of concern, unexpectedly prompt and impressive in scale. These are praiseworthy decisions, ones we are unused to from officials who have a patchy ...

  6. Puzzling over Kim Jong-il

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... nuclear weapons and may test them. Was anybody surprised? The United States insisted on the multilateral format, while North Korea said non-nuclear proliferation on the Korean peninsula is a purely US-North Korean issue, especially as the Bush administration has named the North part of its 'axis of evil' and maintains its right to pre-emptive strikes, not excluding ...

  7. Details of quake damage to Sichuan's biggest nuclear dump site under wraps

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by a numeric code. When the earthquake struck Yingxiu on May 12, the shock waves rippled outwards, striking the plant. It was the worst hit among hundreds of military nuclear facilities built ... Stephen Chen The biggest nuclear-waste storage facility in southwestern China was paralysed after the Sichuan earthquake but its parent company, the China National Nuclear Corporation ...

  8. Not all rogue nations are the same

    Posted Jul 30th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... producing a nuclear weapon. The US bombed Libya in 1986 for supporting terrorism and could have done so again using precision-strike conventional weapons to destroy weapons of mass destruction ... Michael Richardson Negotiations to make the Korean Peninsula permanently free of nuclear weapons are due to resume in Beijing in September. China, the United States, Japan, Russia, ...

  9. On shaky ground

    Posted Jun 04th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Asia's vulnerability to earthquakes raises some disturbing questions about nuclear safety, writes Michael Richardson As aftershocks from China's devastating earthquake continue to cause havoc, atomic safety experts from around the world are preparing to meet in Japan later this month to scrutinise seismic standards at nuclear plants. Because they contain lethal sources ...

  10. Public Eye

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... felt they were being cheated. The people have long demanded lower fees and an MPF overhaul. But our leaders like to strike a balance, as they keep saying. They listen to the people but hear the fund managers. Travel warnings make little sense Public Eye puzzled over it for a long time, but we just couldn't figure it out. A monster earthquake and tsunami strike Japan, killing ...




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