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Briefs, December 30, 2012

A privately owned Chinese company is finalising the acquisition of an Australian firm that controls a major iron ore mine in west Africa, a move that would give China a stronger role in setting global iron ore prices, Xinhua said yesterday. 

Sunday, 30 December, 2012, 5:24am

Australia defence chief says war games with China on the horizon

Australia and China are planning joint military exercises which may also include the United States as the nations work to ensure stability in the region, Canberra’s defence chief said Thursday.

27 Dec 2012 - 10:11am

Letters to the Editor, December 16, 2012

Standard hours law is morally right

In the report ("Warning of 'euro mess' over standard working hours", December 3), a deputy chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries said that legislation on standard working hours would jeopardise business competitiveness and such legislation had "caused riots and unrest in some countries".

16 Dec 2012 - 3:35am 1 comment

Xi Jinping orders PLA to step up its 'real combat' awareness

New Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping ordered the People's Liberation Army to intensify its "real combat" awareness in order to sustain military readiness in his first reported visits to military bases during his just-concluded tour of Guangdong.

13 Dec 2012 - 7:20am

Chinese warships to become common feature around Diaoyus

State media confirmed yesterday that a People's Liberation Army Navy fleet had patrolled waters near a disputed island chain in the East China Sea after finishing a drill in the western Pacific.

12 Dec 2012 - 4:00am 1 comment

PLA has 'security blackout' at historic military sites

Dozens of historic military structures controlled by the PLA remain ungraded for heritage value despite a four-year exercise, and the military has been withholding information due to "security concerns", a government antiquities expert says.

10 Dec 2012 - 5:42am 1 comment

PLA signs preliminary deal for 24 Russian Su-35 jet fighters

A preliminary deal for the sale of 24 advanced Russian Su-35 jet fighters to the People's Liberation Army indicates the technological hurdles China faces in developing its own J-20, especially in terms of engine technology, military analysts say.

7 Dec 2012 - 4:29am

Xi calls on PLA to get combat ready

The People's Liberation Army Air Force finished a large-scale, 12-day military drill in the Gobi Desert on Friday that chimed with new Central Military Commission (CMC) chief Xi Jinping's emphasis on the strategic importance of such exercises.

6 Dec 2012 - 9:33am

Chinese and US militaries hold joint disaster drills

The Chinese and US militaries held joint disaster response exercises yesterday, as Beijing increases its global reach and Washington continues its "pivot" to the Pacific.

The joint drill, which saw officers from both nations express hopes for closer ties, came amid rising concerns in Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam over Beijing's territorial claims in disputed seas.

1 Dec 2012 - 3:11am

Beijing opens up over naval manoeuvres

The passage of a People's Liberation Army Navy fleet through waters off Okinawa was reported by mainland state media yesterday shortly after it occurred, a rare departure from past practice that suggests Beijing is improving its military transparency.

29 Nov 2012 - 4:41am