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  1. 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 ...

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

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1320189/united-states-defence-secretary-discuss-regional-tensions-visit
  3. News - World - DEFENCE

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

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

    ... 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 ... of the US determination in a letter on Monday. The finding will be included in a State Department annual report on compliance with arms control treaties scheduled for release yesterday. The US says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562244/us-accuses-russia-violating-nuclear-treaty-mid-range-missile-tests
  4. 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 ... capacity for weapons research and manufacturing had greatly increased, “which has boosted its military deterrent and posed a grave threat to Taiwan”. The United States is Taiwan’s main ally. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553309/taiwan-starts-sending-drones-spy-mainland-chinas-military
  5. 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
  6. News - Asia - DEFENCE

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

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

    ... 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 ... of a country that is not sufficiently penitent for its actions in the second world war. However, Australia and the United States, which has long encouraged Japan to take on more of a role in a very ...

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

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

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

    ... 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 United States announced its decision on Friday at a conference in Maputo, Mozambique, to review the Mine Ban Treaty, also known as the Ottawa Convention. Human Rights Watch said Washington ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1542530/us-decision-stop-procuring-antipersonnel-mines-hailed-bolder-steps-urged
  8. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1369225/state-media-calls-timely-countermeasures-against-japan-over-air-zone
  9. 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

    ... to spy, state media said today. This came after the state announced that a new law, taking effect next month, would step up protection of China's military facilities and its territorial ... Standing Committee enacted the Protection of Military Installations law, that will become effective on August 1, state media reported. The law is a new version of a 1990 law that did not include ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1544336/new-chinese-law-steps-military-zone-security-keep-out-foreign-spies-and
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1378266/japan-plans-set-amphibious-military-unit-and-deploy-drones

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