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  1. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japan removes geographical limits on defence ties with United States

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:17am by Bloomberg

    ... the region has changed and Japan has changed," said Daniel Russel, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. "We face serious ongoing threats." Japan and the US said in October last year that they aimed to complete a review of the defence guidelines by the end of this year, in what US Secretary of State John Kerry said would be a road map ...

  2. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    United States defence secretary to discuss regional tensions on visit

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... will on Thursday take part along with US Secretary of State John Kerry in a "two plus two" meeting with their respective counterparts, Itsunori Onodera and Fumio Kishida. The outlook for regional ...

  3. 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 countries to voluntarily halt actions aggravating territorial disputes in the South China Sea. US deputy assistant secretary of state Michael Fuchs said no country was solely responsible ...

  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan tests submarine-launched Harpoon missiles supplied by the US: report

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:11pm by AFP

    ... bought from the United States, Taiwanese media reported. The Harpoon missiles were launched during a drill last week from the Hai Hu, or Sea Tiger, a Dutch-built conventional submarine, the Liberty Times and the United Evening News said yesterday, citing unnamed naval sources. Taipei's defence ministry spokesman, Major General Luo Shou-he, refused to comment on the reports, ...

  5. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    US eases arms embargo against Vietnam for South China Sea defence

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 04:24pm by AFP

    ... the sea, parts of which are claimed by Vietnam, Taiwan, Brunei, Malaysia, China and the Philippines. Although the United States has not taken sides in the territorial disputes, it has warned ... diplomatic relations two decades ago. "We welcome all steps to strengthen the comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and the United States for the benefit of the two countries, for peace, ...

  6. News - China - DEFENCE

    The day China entered the nuclear age

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:12am by Minnie Chan

    ... the nuclear club Fifty years ago yesterday, China detonated its first atomic bomb, joining the United States, Soviet Union, Britain and France as the only nuclear powers at the time. The explosion ... in a stand-off with the Soviet Union and the United States. "Even if Mao had dismissed nuclear weapons as paper tigers, they were an indispensable deterrent against the two superpowers ...

  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA joins Australia and US in elite survival training drill

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:39am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore PLA joins Australia, US survival training drills China is taking part in joint military exercises with the United States and Australia for the first time, even ... Australian environment," Australian Defence Minister David Johnston said. "The exercise demonstrates the willingness of Australia, China and the United States to work together in practical ...

  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    China 'sends warning' with release of photographs of disputed South China Sea island

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:28am by Minnie Chan

    ... Island, or Woody Island, was to send a warning to Vietnam and the United States that China was strengthening its military presence in the area. Beijing had also been angered by the United States ... with Beijing when any possible military conflict over the territory takes place in the future," he said. The US State Department said the easing of the arms embargo on former adversary Vietnam ...

  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    Shanghai shipyard 'to build second Chinese designed aircraft carrier'

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 03:31am by Minnie Chan

    ... the ship was never completed and the hull was scrapped in 1992. Last year, China Shipbuilding Industry Corp, the largest state-owned shipbuilder, said Beijing had approved funding to develop core ...

  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA warns against allowing Japanese self-defence forces to join wider military operations

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 04:54am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Warning on 'peace saboteur' Japan The United States and Japan's plan to remove geographic limits and let Japanese forces engage more widely in joint operations will indulge Tokyo's military expansion, and give it another opportunity to become a peace saboteur, a People's Liberation Army Daily article has warned. Chinese ...




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