Nuclear Weapons Testing

N Korea ready to conduct nuclear, missile tests

South Korea’s defence minister said on Thursday that North Korea has completed preparations for another nuclear test, and would also test-launch long-range missiles sometime in the future.

Thursday, 8 November, 2012, 6:44pm

North Korea is preparing for third nuclear test

North Korea has kept up preparations for a new nuclear test after having carried out previous detonations in 2006 and 2009, South Korea's Defence Minister Kim Kwan-jin told a news conference.

26 Oct 2012 - 3:02am

Slice of Life

From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1962

25 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

400 students treated for canteen-food poisoning

About 400 students in Zhengzhou, Henan province and Shiyan, Hubei province, have needed hospital treatment in the past two days after eating tainted food from school canteens, reports by China News Service and Xinhua said yesterday. The food poisoning cases were the latest in a series of similar cases. AFP

5 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Dangerous tit-for-tat

As if the world did not already have enough trouble spots to worry about, the dangerous game of missile one-upmanship taking place on the Indian sub-continent raises fears that this may be about to become another flashpoint.

17 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Unguided missile

Less than a year ago, while the world looked on in apprehension, Indians danced in the streets to celebrate their country's surprise series of nuclear tests which gave a shaky government a new lease of life on a wave of nationalistic fervour.

12 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Day of reckoning may be near

Comments which contradict those who have displayed euphoria over India's nuclear tests are unwelcome in the country. However, I am Indian and I would like to present the other side of the coin.

11 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

India's nuclear acquisition not to be feared

This is in reference to Anand Patwardhan's letter 'Nuclear tests no cause for celebration' (South China Morning Post, May 29).

Mr Patwardhan is disturbed that people in India could cheer the five nuclear tests conducted two weeks ago. He feels the acquisition of these weapons by India has, or will, set up an arms race in the region.

4 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Nuclear tests no cause for celebration

As a child it was hard for me to believe that there were people in this world who took pleasure in the killing of six million Jews, and people in the world who thought that killing hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilians with atomic bombs was justifiable, and people who thought that the murder of Mahatma Gandhi was fine.

29 May 1998 - 12:00am

Irresponsible India

Mahatma Gandhi's spirit must be watching in dismay. Having vowed to make outlawing the atomic bomb one of his missions in life, Gandhi would have been as appalled as the rest of the world at the recklessness of the Hindu nationalist extremists who hold power in New Delhi.

13 May 1998 - 12:00am

India revives nuclear tests

India shook the world yesterday when it said it had conducted three underground nuclear tests, its first in 24 years.

The Government said the blasts, carried out close to the Pakistan border in the state of Rajasthan, established that it had 'proven capability' for a weapons programme. Pakistan reacted angrily and Washington said the move could trigger sanctions.

12 May 1998 - 12:00am

Fallout from the tests

AFTER conducting six nuclear explosions in Polynesia, France faces a long and painful task in trying to rebuild relations with Asia and the Pacific, where Paris is now seen as an outcast for its defiance of the unanimous condemnation its tests have brought it since last summer.

31 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Certain Hitler-like attitude

I WRITE to comment on the letter from Bernard Wijedoru, in the South China Morning Post of December 26, regarding France's and China's defensive strategy. I am a New Zealand citizen at present visiting Hong Kong and would like to limit my remarks to France's nuclear testing in the South Pacific.

3 Jan 1996 - 12:00am


I REFER to the letter headlined, 'Australia being hypocritical' (South China Morning Post, September 20).

23 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Tests must go on

THE French Government must be congratulated on successfully carrying out the latest nuclear test.

The Third World will hail the French ability to withstand the regional and international campaigns, which have clearly been orchestrated by the countries which wish to retain exclusive possession of nuclear weapons.

9 Sep 1995 - 12:00am