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  1. 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
  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    US urges Beijing, Asean states to agree freeze on rival actions in South China Sea

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:53am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Beijing, Asean states should agree voluntary restraint in South China Sea, it says US urges freeze on maritime rivalries The United States wants China and rival ... law. Washington wanted the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and China to have "a real and substantive discussion" to flesh out a call for self-restraint ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553033/us-urges-beijing-asean-states-agree-freeze-rival-actions-south-china-sea
  3. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japan's military shift is 'what an ally should naturally do', defence minister says

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by AFP, KYODO

    ... Abe's cabinet on July 1 would bolster Tokyo's alliance with the United States, opening the way to new forms of military co-operation between the two allies. "We believe this will dramatically deepen our ties with the United States," Onodera said. Japan's decision to reinterpret its pacifist constitution has provoked anger at home as well as among its neighbours, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552940/japans-military-shift-what-ally-should-naturally-do-defence-minister-says
  4. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japanese government sued by 75-year-old citizen over military expansion plans

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 05:13pm by AFP

    ... was slapped with a lawsuit over its decision to expand the scope of Japan’s military, a divisive shift for the pacifist nation that sparked protests at home and drew sharp criticism from China. ... be able to come to the aid of allies – primarily the United States – if they come under attack from a common enemy, even if Japan is not the object of the attack. The dramatic shift comes amid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552010/citizen-files-lawsuit-against-japanese-government-over-military-expansion
  5. News - World - DEFENCE

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

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

    ... according to a 2008 United Nations report. The Mine Ban Treaty became international law in 1999. Additional reporting by The Washington Post, Associated Press ... procuring mines hailed Arms-control groups welcomed the United States' decision to stop making and buying anti-personnel landmines, describing it as a small yet significant step forward. T he ...

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

    North Korea fires two medium-range missiles after rivals' three-nation security talks

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 04:15pm by AP

    ... ally, in an awkward position if and when the US seeks further sanctions at the United Nations. China has shown increasing annoyance with North Korean provocations, but Beijing also wants ... military drills by the United States and South Korea. Pyongyang claims the drills are a preparation for invasion. The missiles flew about 650 kilometres off North Korea’s east coast early ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1457746/north-korea-fires-two-missiles-after-rivals-three-nation-security-talks
  7. 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 ... are supposed to protect such facilities are currently doing their jobs properly, the official China Daily  today cited senior military officers as saying. On Friday, the National People's Congress ...

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

    US missile defence system hits target in test for first time since 2008

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:08pm by Reuters

    ... the importance of testing and said Sunday's successful intercept kept the United States on target to increase its interceptor inventory to 44 from 30 by 2017. Northrop Grumman integrated data from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539057/us-missile-defence-system-hits-target-test-first-time-2008
  9. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Australian purchase of submarines on agenda of ministerial talks in Tokyo

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

    ... with friendly Asia-Pacific nations to counter China's military build-up. This could see Tokyo's technology, or even entire Japanese-built vessels, used in the fleet, in a deal that would lock the two nations together for several decades, binding their militaries with shared know-how. The expected step comes as China's rise alters the balance of power in a region long dominated ...

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

    Japan, Australia discuss closer military ties and submarine deal in Tokyo talks

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 11:10am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... talks in Tokyo. The Japanese said the two sides reached a broad agreement on a legal framework to allow the two nations to conduct joint research and trade in defence equipment. “We reached ... was particularly interested in Japanese diesel-electric submarines, although he added that Canberra has also approached other partner nations to study their submarine technologies. “We reached a conclusion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1530647/japan-australia-discuss-closer-military-ties-and-submarine-deal-tokyo

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