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  1. New aircraft carrier sets sail for tests

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... China's first aircraft carrier set sail for tests at sea. An aircraft carrier is a very big warship that can act as an airport for war planes. Planes use a lot of fuel and so they cannot fly for very long distances. With an airport at sea they can reach much further. The carrier was bought from Russia and refitted by China. ...

  2. Taiwan tests its readiness for wide range of disasters

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan staged a large anti-terrorism and disaster-response drill at Taipei's port yesterday, simulating various kinds of terrorist attack, a radiation leak and contamination by poisonous chemicals. Codenamed the 2011 Chinhua Exercise, it was the largest anti-terrorism and anti-disaster drill held in Taiwan, testing ...

  3. Judge rejects Tony Chan's request on will tests

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A judge turned down a request by fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen to let his experts take part in tests on a document ruled to be a forged will of the late Nina Wang Kung ... in Chinachem's favour in February, saying Chan forged the 2006 will. Police are investigating Chan, and conducting tests on the 2006 document. In the latest instalment of the battle of the wills ...

  4. Mid-space missile test marks milestone for defence strategy

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen China's mid-space missile interception test may seem less fancy than when it knocked out an ageing satellite with a missile three years ago, but its practical implication ... Headquarters, the satellite test was low-tech compared with the experiment announced on Monday. Xu said the 2007 test was relatively straightforward, as the satellite's mass and orbit were already ...

  5. Massacre probe a final integrity test for Arroyo

    Posted Dec 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... Donald Kirk The massacre of 57 people in a Muslim-dominated province of the southern Philippines leaves Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo with a political and moral dilemma: how strongly will she go after the killers when those who allegedly or ...

  6. 2-month drill to test PLA's logistics and mobility

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The People's Liberation Army yesterday launched a two-month trans-national drill aimed at ensuring security in western regions of Tibet and Xinjiang and coastal areas involved in border disputes with neighbouring countries. Xinhua said the military drill would involve 50,000 heavily armoured troops from four military zones over thousands of kilometres to test ...

  7. Setbacks at hands of war-tested neighbour inspired PLA reform

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Beijing launched a massive offensive 30 years ago to teach a defiant Vietnam 'a lesson', but in the end it was the People's Liberation Army that was left smarting over the brief but costly campaign. Both sides claimed victory. P ...

  8. Mock attack on service station tests Urumqi police, firefighters

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Dozens of Urumqi police were mobilised for an anti-terrorism drill in the capital of Xinjiang, Xinhua said yesterday. The exercise on Thursday, which comes a little more than three months before the Olympics, involved a mock attack on a petro ...

  9. Military tests new battlefield data system

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... that will revolutionise the way commanders direct troops and resources in combat. Military experts said the system, tested over the two-day 'North Sword 0709' exercise in Inner Mongolia, showed rapid ... their command. The PLA has been developing the strategic C3I (Control, Command, Communication and Information) system since the 1990s and the exercise was its first big field test. 'Our ...

  10. India sounds out US to test new 'boutique bomb'

    Posted Apr 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... newspaper said yesterday that India had sounded out Washington about testing state-of-the-art, low-yield nuclear bombs. If India's possession of so-called mini-nukes is confirmed, ... experts aimed at restoring confidence in their relationship. The talks are scheduled for May 25 and 26. India stunned the world in May 1998 by conducting five underground nuclear tests ...




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