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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    China opens naval base to US defence chief

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 10:58am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta had a rare first-hand look at a Chinese naval base on Thursday, as Washington pushes a security dialogue with a country that could rival US power in the Pacific. On the third day of his visit to China, Panetta flew to the eastern port of Qingdao, home to the headquarters of the Chinese navy’s northern fleet, becoming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1041321/china-opens-naval-base-us-defence-chief
  2. News - World - DEFENCE

    US nuclear missile crews caught sleeping with protective door open

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 10:01pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Latest incidents of lax security at US ICBM sites highlight risks of a hair-trigger nuclear arsenal Missile men nap with door open Twice this year alone, US Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to nuclear-tipped missiles have been caught leaving open a blast door that is intended to help prevent a terrorist or other intruder from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1338167/us-nuclear-missile-crews-caught-sleeping-protective-door-open
  3. News - World - DEFENCE

    Three women pass US Marine Corps' tough infantry course, in a first

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 10:34pm by WASHPOST

    ... development as the US military prepares to open ground combat forces to women. But the three women still won't be allowed to serve in an infantry unit, at least not for a long while. Marine Corps ... The Washington Post First women pass marines training For the first time, three woman soldiers have passed the US Marine Corps' gruelling infantry course, carrying the same rifles ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1362293/three-women-pass-us-marine-corps-tough-infantry-course-first
  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    Panetta seeks to reassure Beijing on US Pacific ‘pivot’

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 01:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... of anti-Japan demonstrations across China on Tuesday. Panetta appealed for calm on both sides and described US policy as based on “basic principles” including free commerce, the rule of law, open access ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta sought to reassure Beijing on Wednesday over Washington’s strategic tilt to the Pacific, telling a military audience ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1040566/panetta-seeks-reassure-beijing-us-pacific-pivot
  5. 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

    ... warships today in a four-day US visit that comes amid heightened tensions between Beijing and its Southeast Asian neighbours over territorial disputes. An escalating maritime feud between China and Vietnam is expected to come up when General Fang Fenghui, chief of the People’s Liberation Army general staff, holds talks this week with his counterpart, General Martin Dempsey, US officials ...

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

    Hordes march into barracks as PLA opens the gates

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Jolie Ho and Shirley Zhao Hordes march into barracks as army opens the gates Thousands of children excitedly posed with military vehicles and fired laser-fitted guns at the People's Liberation Army open day yesterday, with the force giving the public a glimpse of what's behind the gates at two of its barracks. The PLA's Shek Kong Barracks in Yuen Long opened at 10.30am ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1272615/hordes-march-barracks-pla-opens-gates
  7. News - World - DEFENCE

    Hillary Clinton uses Perth visit to urge Australian-Indian naval exercises

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Perth

    ... Associated Press in Perth Clinton urges Australian-Indian naval exercises US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton encouraged Australia yesterday to increase its military ties with India, including joint navy exercises, but added that Washington also supported the peaceful rise of China. Clinton and US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Perth on the eve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1081969/hillary-clinton-uses-perth-visit-urge-australian-indian-naval-exercises
  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan starts sending drones to spy on mainland China

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:02pm by AFP

    ... drone to collect military intelligence on China. The US raised the topic during a recent military exchange programme with Taiwan, it said. Taiwan’s defence ministry declined to comment ... In 1996, the US sent two aircraft carrier battle groups to waters near the island after the People’s Liberation Army lobbed missiles into the sea to try to deter Taiwanese from voting ...

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

    Trust issues over military strategy likely to dominate Sino-US talks

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 10:12am by KIM WALL

    ... likely to top U.S. talks Improving mutual trust in Sino-US military affairs is likely to top the agenda of Defence Minister Chang Wanquan's visit to the United States. US officials announced late on Friday that Chang would meet his US counterpart, Chuck Hagel, at the Pentagon tomorrow. Although a US official called the trip a move to sustain the "very positive momentum" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1297396/chinas-defense-minister-pentagon-talks-monday
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - DEFENCE

    China's Beidou navigation system 'completely open' for Asian neighbours, official says

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 05:12pm by Reuters

    ... on Friday. The year-old Beidou satellite navigation system is a rival to the US Global Positioning System (GPS) and Russia’s Glonass. Beidou’s 16 satellites serve the Asia-Pacific but the number ... “It’s completely open-- technology and service both," Ran said. “Even though we still do not provide global coverage, its applications are already spreading worldwide,” he said. This month, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1390989/chinas-beidou-navigation-system-completely-open-asian

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