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National Security

CIA stops studying impact of climate change on US security

The CIA has shuttered its unit dedicated to studying the impact of climate change on US national security, shifting its activities elsewhere, an official said.

Thursday, 22 November, 2012, 4:08am

Greg Torode examines implications for China in US election

There has been a bipartisan cast to US presidential engagement with China since Richard Nixon blazed the trail to Mao Zedong's Beijing 40 years ago. But that bipartisanship extends in a very different way to White House election campaigns.

29 Oct 2012 - 11:25pm

Softbank-Huawei links to raise US eyebrows

Softbank buys its mobile-phone network gear from Chinese companies which have been viewed as security threats by the United States and the relationship may become an issue as regulators review its bid for Sprint Nextel.

20 Oct 2012 - 4:00am

Yoshihiko Noda says Japan's security environment is 'tougher than ever'

Japan's navy marked its 60th anniversary with a major exercise yesterday as Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda warned that the country faces "severe" challenges to its security, underscoring tension with China over a territorial dispute and the threat of North Korea's weapons programmes.

15 Oct 2012 - 4:09am

Meng Jianzhu expected to be made security tsar at national congress

Public Security Minister Meng Jianzhu, widely tipped to succeed iron-fisted security tsar Zhou Yongkang at the Communist Party's 18th national congress, is likely to focus on professional policing rather than political campaigns, analysts say.

8 Oct 2012 - 12:56pm

Can Japan be roused from its stupor?

Japan is now confronting challenges at home and abroad that are as serious as any it has had to face since the end of the second world war. Yet the Japanese public is displaying remarkable apathy.

4 Oct 2012 - 2:28am 1 comment

High Court set to decide on state secrets law's reach

Regulators and accountants in Hong Kong are facing a challenge of how to handle China's state secrecy laws. The Hong Kong Court of First Instance earlier this month ordered Ernst & Young to explain the basis on which it relies upon "state secrets" as the reason for refusing to hand over accounting records to the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC).

19 Sep 2012 - 12:42pm

Huawei, ZTE to be questioned by US in spy probe

US lawmakers on Thursday will question executives of two major Chinese technology companies as part of a congressional probe into whether those firms’ ambitions to carve out a bigger niche in the American market pose a threat to national security.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Undercover officers nab over 20 men in compensated-dating sting

Three policewomen disguised as compensated-dating girls have arrested about 20 men - including an off-duty policeman and an immigration officer - on suspicion of soliciting for immoral purposes.

6 Sep 2012 - 3:40am

The main players in the Manila hostage crisis: Where are they now?

Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim

23 Aug 2012 - 4:00am