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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    Central Asian nations to conduct terrorism drills with PLA

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 03:04am by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com About 7,000 troops to take part in joint military exercises in Inner Mongolia later this month Central Asian nations, PLA in terrorism drills More than ... of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation, or SCO. The six-nation regional grouping was set up in 1996 to co-operate on security, military, cultural and economic affairs, and its members also include ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1573064/central-asian-nations-conduct-terrorism-drills-pla
  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    China’s second hypersonic glider test fails as PLA trials nuclear weapons delivery system

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Minnie Chan

    ... 12,000km/h. The United States is the only other nation known to have developed similar technology. China first tested the technology successfully in January. Russia and India are also known ... It was the second time the PLA has tested the system, the two sources said.  The first test took place on January 9, and it was confirmed by the National Defence Ministry as  successful a few days later. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578756/chinas-second-test-nuclear-armed-hypersonic-glider-fails
  3. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Indian PM Narendra Modi seeks to build up military might

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:42am by AFP

    ... "dare cast an evil eye" on the South Asian nation. Modi made the statement at a ceremony in Mumbai for the commissioning of the country's biggest locally built warship. "Our aim is to achieve such prowess in our defence capabilities that no country dare cast an evil eye on India," Modi told naval officers and other dignitaries. India, the second-most populous nation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1575079/indian-pm-narendra-modi-seeks-build-military-might
  4. News - World - DEFENCE

    Canberra defends posting of US marines to Australia under newly signed deal

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:11pm by AFP

    ... bristled when the deal, signed yesterday at annual security talks, was announced as part of the United States "pivot" to Asia in 2011. But Bishop, who is hosting US Secretary of State ... likely to look to boost the US presence in future. "What we are doing today is looking at how we can work together where our interests align with the United States," she said, adding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572287/canberra-defends-posting-us-marines-australia-under-newly-signed-deal
  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's development of a new long-range missile is a significant boost for the military, say analysts

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:53am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Analysts say development of long-range rocket may prompt the US and Japan to strengthen their own defence capabilities in the region New missile 'significant boost for military' China's development of a long-range missile capable of hitting anywhere in the United States suggests the PLA has made a significant leap in countering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1570233/chinas-development-new-long-range-missile-significant-boost-military-say
  6. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    China's 'dangerous acts' at sea could have consequences, warns Japan white paper

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 11:55am by AFP

    ... within 30 metres of its aircraft in an area where the two nations’ air defence zones overlap. Beijing responded that it was Japanese military planes that flew dangerously close to its aircraft. China has also laid claim to much of the South China Sea, angering Vietnam, the Philippines and other Southeast Asian nations. “In regard to conflicts over maritime interests, China has adopted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1566830/japan-slams-chinas-growing-threat-505-page-defence-paper
  7. News - World - DEFENCE

    US accuses Russia of violating nuclear treaty with mid-range missile tests

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 12:02am by AP

    ... Vladimir Putin over Russia’s intervention in Ukraine and Putin’s grant of asylum to National Security Agency  whistle-blower Edward Snowden. An administration official said Obama notified Putin ... increased pressure on Russia and trying to further isolate it from the international community. The European Union and the United States plan to announce new sanctions against Russia this week ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562244/us-accuses-russia-violating-nuclear-treaty-mid-range-missile-tests
  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    China confirms new generation long range missiles: report

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 01:09pm by Keira Lu Huang, AFP

    ... confirms new ICBM's existence China has acknowledged the existence of a new intercontinental ballistic missile said to be capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads as far as the United ... after the US. "The DF-41 will dramatically improve China's nuclear counter-attack capability, which is a good thing to maintain peace between China and the United States as the two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1564098/china-confirms-new-generation-long-range-missiles-report
  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    If force can't win the day, diplomacy won't either, PLA Daily says

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:46am by Teddy Ng, Kathy Gao

    ... territorial disputes with neighbours, sidelining the nation's diplomats. "Things that cannot be obtained by soldiers using guns on the battlefield should not be expected to get done by the mouths of diplomats at the negotiation table," it said. "The fate of the nation has never been so closely linked to the strength and weakness of the army, and the victories and defeats ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561404/if-force-cant-win-day-diplomacy-wont-either-pla-daily-says
  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan starts sending drones to spy on mainland China

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:02pm by AFP

    ... officer at the defence ministry was quoted as saying. The paper said the operation has attracted interest from the United States, which has been using the sophisticated high-altitude Global Hawk ... should it declare independence, even though the two sides have been ruled separately since their split in 1949 at the end of a civil war. Late last year, a Taiwanese national defence report said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553309/taiwan-starts-sending-drones-spy-mainland-chinas-military

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