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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA flotilla embarks for US-led naval drills

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 03:42am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com PLA still keen to cooperate and learn from American military, despite strained relations with Washington, say mainland analysts Flotilla embarks for US-led naval drills A flotilla of Chinese military vessels has set off to take part in United States-led multinational naval exercises in waters off Hawaii. Analysts on the mainland said the move ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529558/pla-flotilla-embarks-us-led-naval-drills
  9. News - World - DEFENCE

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

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

    ... of the People's Liberation Army's modernisation has indeed exceeded Western countries' expectation," said Ni Lexiong, director of national defence policy research at Shanghai University ... technology and improve its capabilities," said John Blaxland, a senior fellow at the Australian National University's Strategic and Defence Studies Centre in Canberra. "It now has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1527050/us-sees-chinas-military-might-growing-quickly-according-pentagon-report
  10. 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

    ... territory”. US Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States and other nations are deeply concerned about “aggressive” Chinese action in the South China Sea. “We want to see a code of conduct ... in its entirety. The United States, anxious about Beijing’s growing military might in the strategic area, has suggested China engaged in intimidation of its neighbours and America has bolstered ...

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

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