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  1. 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
  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    New Chinese law steps up military zone security to keep out 'foreign spies posing as tourists'

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:54pm by Andrea Chen

    ... general staff department said many of the nation's military zones had been probed by foreign intelligence. There have also been more innocuous intrusions into secured areas, for example ... to the Guangming Daily, the General Staff Department, which oversees the daily operations of the military, is also amending the Measures of Implementation, an outline on how the new protection code can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1544336/new-chinese-law-steps-military-zone-security-keep-out-foreign-spies-and
  3. News - World - DEFENCE

    US decision to stop procuring antipersonnel mines hailed, but bolder steps urged

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:54am by Reuters

    ... The administration of Barack Obama's predecessor George W. Bush in 2004 said it would not sign the ban. Obama's decision comes just months after US Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1542530/us-decision-stop-procuring-antipersonnel-mines-hailed-bolder-steps-urged
  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    Fighting in East, South China Seas would test PLA prowess, general says

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:15am by Minnie Chan

    ... boost PLA prowess: General Comments by a PLA general that armed conflict over China's maritime territorial disputes would be a good chance to test the military's prowess were ... officials' thinking, but not the whole PLA," Xu Guangyu, a retired major general, said. Antony Wong Dong, a Macau-based military expert, said Liu's comments were intended to defend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1406458/fighting-east-south-china-seas-would-test-pla-prowess-general-says
  5. News - World - DEFENCE

    'Inappropriate behaviour' cost US general his nuclear missile command

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 12:30am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US nukes chief went rogue in Russia A US air force general who was fired from command of land-based nuclear missile forces had engaged in "inappropriate ... The events that led to the dismissal took place while Major General Michael Carey was in Russia in July as head of a US government delegation to a nuclear security training exercise, the report said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1386925/inappropriate-behaviour-cost-us-general-his-nuclear-missile-command
  6. News - World - DEFENCE

    Washington to explain legal justification for US drone strikes after court ruling

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:00am by Reuters

    ... justification for the use of drones against US citizens suspected of terrorism, a senior Obama administration official said. The US solicitor general has made the decision not to appeal a federal ... in Illinois, Attorney General Eric Holder had said it was “entirely lawful” to target people with senior operational roles in al-Qaeda and associated forces. “Whatever protection the legal analysis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1517028/washington-explain-legal-justification-us-drone-strikes-after-court
  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    China’s army chief kicks off US tour amid frictions in South China Sea

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:53am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington PLA general expected to face questions over Beijing's run-ins with Asian neighbours during four-day visit China’s military chief will tour American ... and Vietnam is expected to come up when General Fang Fenghui, chief of the People’s Liberation Army general staff, holds talks this week with his counterpart, General Martin Dempsey, US officials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1511135/chinas-army-chief-kicks-us-tour-amid-frictions-south-china-sea
  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    Xi Jinping promotes 10 more to PLA general, including two in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Xi promotes 10 more to general - two in HK Two days after promoting six senior PLA officials to full general, President Xi Jinping yesterday elevated another 10, including the two senior officials in charge of ideology at the army's Hong Kong garrison. Yue Shixin, the garrison's political commissar, was promoted to lieutenant general ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1294193/xi-jinping-promotes-10-more-pla-general-including-two-hong-kong
  9. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    US Navy’s Littoral combat ships ‘may lack speed and capabilities’, audit says

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:27pm by BLOOM

    ... in general might be better suited to operations" in the smaller Persian Gulf, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a 56-page report, labelled "For Official Use Only". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1474495/us-navys-littoral-combat-ships-may-lack-speed-and-capabilities-audit-says
  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel to discuss ways to avoid military stand-offs in talks in China

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 03:21am by Minnie Chan

    ... In a trip to Beijing last month, US army chief of staff General Ray Odierno said the Pentagon was keen on establishing regular high-level dialogue with the PLA to promote better understanding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1459912/us-defence-secretary-chuck-hagel-discuss-ways-avoid-military-stand-offs

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