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  1. Quotes of the week

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Beijing will have to improve its capabilities... otherwise it is very difficult for us to maintain the credibility of nuclear deterrence Major General Zhu Chenghu ...

  2. When one nuclear alarmist is too many

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... at least as forcefully as actions. Recently, a mainland general voiced the ill-considered view that any American intervention in a military conflict with Taiwan could trigger nuclear war. ... the American people with China's maturity and responsibility. That job is not made any easier by generals who threaten America with nuclear holocaust. Mr Hu might want to consider stripping ...

  3. A time for sensitivity, not military posturing

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the capability of the two armed forces in jointly striking international terrorism, extremism and separatism'. The reason is no less worthy than that given by the US when it holds joint military ... including co-operation on nuclear technology. US President George W. Bush's officials deny that a new cold war, akin to that between their country and the defunct Soviet Union, ...

  4. Diplomatic immunity

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... if not paranoid, figures, their engagement with their diplomatic peers from very different countries has been a striking development. At official functions and soirees in the major cities of the region, ... and strategic, clouded by historical suspicion despite progress in recent years. And while Beijing may be the nominal head of the troubled six-nation effort to rid Pyongyang of its nuclear weapons, ...

  5. Taipei says its forces could hit the Three Gorges Dam, but do not plan to

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu, Shi Jiangtao

    ... systems, proponents of strikes against the mainland apparently hope that merely presenting credible threats to China's urban population or high-value targets, such as the Three Gorges Dam, ... attack. 'It may not be able to stand a nuclear attack. But there would be a preparation period before any war. It takes only a week to release all the water in the reservoir and I think ...

  6. Asian powers skirt N Korea issue

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... nuclear ambitions, and which avoided touchy issues such as territorial and historical disputes. The delayed declaration came a day after the end of the fifth annual summit between Premier Wen ... News Agency also said Hu agreed to strengthen co-operation with its neighbours in effectively tackling acts of provocation by Pyongyang, such as a feared third nuclear test. But Xinhua made ...

  7. Hong Kong women live the longest

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... showing that the average life expectancy for a woman was down to 85.9 years- with the authorities citing last year's earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster as a factor, along with a rise ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pakistan a weak link in China's energy plan

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Islam as Islamabad expedited its efforts to finish the US$7.5billion gas pipeline, a project fiercely opposed by the United States because of Iran's nuclear ambitions. Baluchistan ...

  9. The rattling of sabres

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... in jointly striking international terrorism, extremism and separatism'. That is East Asian military jargon for shouting 'yaboo sucks' in the general direction of the US. Such gestures ... the nuclear co-operation he could eat. It was a sublimely simple tactic- if the world's most up-and-coming nation, China, starts looking threatening, form an alliance with the number two, India. ...

  10. Taiwan to stage 70 drills this year

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... drills would cover a number of areas, including fighting skills, troop mobilisation and nuclear and biochemical warfare control. The annual Han Kuang exercises- Taiwan's major war games- ... Luo Shou-he said. 5 The number of governments in the 1970s- Taiwan, India, Pakistan, Israel and South Africa- thought to be developing nuclear weapons ...




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