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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA wants to set tone for military ties with US, analysts say

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:16am by Teddy Ng

    ... "cannot be contained" by anyone. He warned the United States to "stay vigilant" over Japan, while Hagel said Washington had a treaty obligation to protect Japan in any row ...

  3. News - China - DEFENCE

    State media calls for 'timely countermeasures' against Japan over air zone

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:02am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing State media take hawkish line on Japan State media yesterday called for "timely countermeasures" to be taken "without hesitation" ... on Thursday that they had disregarded the air defence identification zone (ADIZ) that Beijing declared last weekend, showing a united front after unarmed US B-52 bombers also entered the area. ...

  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    Commander appointed to head elite Beijing military unit

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 11:23am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Veteran of war with Vietnam to head 38th Army which took part in the suppression of the pro-democracy protests in the capital in 1989 A military unit ... The unit forms part of the Beijing Military Command, charged with safeguarding the capital, and is considered one of the best trained and equipped forces in the military. Liu is a military veteran ...

  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    Better Sino-US ties needed given rising risk of military clash, Chuck Hagel says

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:10pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com US defence chief warns communications must improve given growing risk of conflict as both Chinese and US forces in Asia Pacific expand Hagel says better ties needed to avoid clash US defence chief Chuck Hagel warned that communication was needed more than ever amid the heightened risk of a clash between China and the United States ...

  6. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japan plans to set up amphibious military unit and deploy drones

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 05:25pm by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... Recent governments have made some exceptions including for joint development with the United States. ... Reuters in Tokyo Japan to deploy dronesand amphibious unit Japan will set up a new amphibious military unit and deploy unarmed surveillance drones in its southwest, where it faces a row ...

  7. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    US moves to reassure Japan over its regional security in face of increasingly assertive China

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 07:23pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Hagel reconfirms US-Japan alliance US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel moved yesterday to reassure Japan of America's commitment to its security, as Russia's annexation of Crimea raises eyebrows in a region facing its own territorial disputes with an increasingly assertive China. The United States and its allies have made clear they have no military plans ...

  8. News - Asia - DEFENCE

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

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

    ... 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 ... kilometres, could reach Tokyo and key US military bases in Japan. The US State Department later confirmed the launch of Rodong missiles and said North Korea apparently did not issue any maritime ...

  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's military will respond if 'provoked' by neighbours, says official

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 02:36pm by Teddy Ng, Minnie Chan

    ... billion yuan (HK$911 billion) last year- second only to the United States. Fu defended the rise in military spending, saying it was for defensive purposes and that China wanted to peacefully ... a Shanghai-based military affairs commentator, said Fu's remarks indicated a toughening of tactics against neighbouring states. Her remarks were similar to pledges made by President Xi Jinping ...

  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    US lasers? PLA preparing to raise its deflector shields

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 03:26am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Chinese scientists say they have developed protective coatings that would render weapons like the US' ship-mounted laser useless in battle Lasers? P.L.A. can raise its deflector shields Laser weapons like those developed by the United States pose little threat to the PLA- smog or no smog- because mainland researchers have pioneered coatings ...




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