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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA reshuffle strengthens Xi Jinping's hand in corruption fight

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:18am by Angela Meng

    ... and speed up reform in the world's largest fighting force. The generals have yet to be named, but sources said Liu Yuan, the political commissar of the PLA general logistics department, ... in the First Field Army during the civil war. Zhang's father was a deputy commander, while Xi Zhongxun was the deputy political commissar. "Zhang has military credentials, as a princeling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1597643/pla-reshuffle-strengthens-xi-jinpings-hand-corruption-fight
  2. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Pakistan out to expand nuclear arsenal with sea-based and short-range rockets

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:34pm by WASHPOST

    ... Pakistan's nuclear programme since it first tested an atomic device in 1998. Those fears have deepened over the past decade amid political tumult, terror attacks and tensions with the country's ... yesterday. The head of the Inter-Services Intelligence spy agency occupies one of the most important posts in Pakistan, at the intersection of domestic politics, the war on militancy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1598230/pakistan-out-expand-nuclear-arsenal-sea-based-and-short-range-rockets
  3. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Canberra weighs multibillion-dollar purchase of fleet of Japanese stealth submarines

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:39pm by Reuters

    ... of pacifism. Rival China regularly accuses Abe of reviving Japan's wartime militarism. Australia is eager to get the quiet diesel subs from Japan, despite the political backlash that would follow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583112/canberra-weighs-multibillion-dollar-purchase-fleet-japanese-stealth
  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    China, Russia to hold joint naval drill in politically sensitive East China Sea

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 11:29pm by Minnie Chan

    ... "Choosing the East China Sea as the drill's location is obviously a political gesture to protest against US sanctions toward Russia, as well as Washington's intervention in China's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1501217/china-russia-hold-joint-naval-drill-politically-sensitive-east-china-sea
  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan scrambles fighter jets after PLA spy planes 'repeatedly' breach airspace

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 02:45pm by Lawrence Chung, AFP

    ... procedure." Luo said he did not think the incident would have an impact on the series of political negotiations that over the past few years had steadily improved ties between the mainland and Taiwan. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580792/taiwan-scrambles-fighter-jets-after-pla-spy-planes-repeatedly-breach
  6. News - China - DEFENCE

    Mid-air 'near miss' highlights strategic divide between US and China in Asia

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:27am by Cary Huang

    ... he said. The Chinese and US militaries "will not be able to defuse the deep-seated Sino-US tension that is at root diplomatic and political rather than military". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580699/mid-air-near-miss-highlights-strategic-divide-between-us-and-china-asia
  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    Latest PLA promotions show Xi Jinping is bent on overhaul, analysts say

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:53am by Minnie Chan

    ... lieutenant generals to the rank of general on Friday. They were the two top chiefs of the Shenyang military area command- commander Wang Jiaocheng and political commissar Chu Yimin- deputy chief of the PLA general staff Qi Jianguo, and the political commissar of the Guangzhou military area command, Wei Liang All four have backgrounds in the Nanjing military area command, which oversees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552971/latest-pla-promotions-show-xi-jinping-bent-overhaul-analysts-say
  8. News - World - DEFENCE

    US sees China's military might growing quickly, according to Pentagon report

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 11:45pm by BLOOM

    ... of Political Science and Law. "The gap is between 20 and 30 years," he said. "At the current pace, China may catch up with the US in 40 years, and may start to get ahead in 60 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1527050/us-sees-chinas-military-might-growing-quickly-according-pentagon-report
  9. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Australian purchase of submarines on agenda of ministerial talks in Tokyo

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:54am by AFP

    ... Nakano, political science professor at Sophia University in Tokyo, said Abe's beefing up of the military industry showed the prime minister marrying his twin aims of economic and diplomatic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1528118/australian-purchase-submarines-agenda-ministerial-talks-tokyo
  10. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    North Korea hurls insults as US, South study finds Pyongyang sent drones

    Posted May 12th 2014, 01:24pm by Reuters

    ... for confrontation”, and warned  the US against being manipulated by its Asian ally and the  ”disgraceful political prostitute” Park. North Korea isn’t a real country is it? It doesn’t have human rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1510493/north-korea-calls-park-prostitute-over-us-south-findings-mystery-drones

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