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  1. Belligerence is little more than bravado, say military experts

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... the general had made such comments. Mr Yang said that Beijing would take a very prudent attitude with regard to any changes to its 'no first strike' nuclear policy. 'What Zhu said ... Celine Sun The belligerent stance taken by Major-General Zhu Chenghu on the use of nuclear weapons does not reflect the mainstream opinion of China's top brass, two military experts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/508380/belligerence-little-more-bravado-say-military-experts
  2. Cabbies strike in Hangzhou, Shanghai

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com More than 1,000 taxi drivers began a strike in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, yesterday in protest at rising petrol prices and congested roads, Xinhua reported. The walkout spread to Shanghai, where drivers demanded full retirement pension coverage. The news portal of Guangzhou-based Southern Weekend put the number of striking drivers in Hangzhou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975115/cabbies-strike-hangzhou-shanghai
  3. Dangerous silence

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

    ... Greg Torode Amid the flurry of statements out of China following North Korea's artillery strike on a South Korean island a week ago, it is useful to look at what Beijing ... regional co-operation to solve the crisis in the long term. Even, for example, when the failed six-nation process to rid North Korea of its nuclear programme was going well, Beijing was hardly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732018/dangerous-silence
  4. Ministers play down another nuclear test

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode China and South Korea yesterday played down the prospect of a second nuclear test by North Korea. Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing said he had not heard of any factual reports, ... Korea's nuclear ambitions fuelled by reports of a second test dominated discussions as 16 regional foreign ministers met in Cebu ahead of this weekend's Asean Leaders Summit and the East Asia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/578336/ministers-play-down-another-nuclear-test
  5. Flawed split sowed seeds of war

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to Europe, Asia and a little of Northern Africa. After the US bombed Japan with nuclear weapons, it seemed as if it would be the most powerful nation in the world, and peace would reign. But the world had entered the cold war. It would be a war where battles were fought indirectly between the West and the Communist Bloc. The Soviet Union had been working on nuclear weapons, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989139/flawed-split-sowed-seeds-war
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510481/when-one-nuclear-alarmist-too-many
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007475/quotes-week
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/458897/taipei-says-its-forces-could-hit-three-gorges-dam-do-not-plan
  9. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709382/diplomatic-immunity
  10. Talking points

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the height of the eclipse. Meetings focus on Iranian nuclear ambitions Renewed efforts to take the heat out of the dangerously escalating Iranian nuclear crisis face a stern test this week with two ... for closer co-operation to relieve long-held suspicions of a covert nuclear weapons programme. But a perhaps more important gathering comes on Wednesday in Baghdad when Iranian officials meet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001568/talking-points

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