Russian warships anchored in the Philippines last week for the first time in 96 years, a sign of intensifying military diplomacy over the disputed South China Sea.
The stated aims of the Chinese navy's anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia are clear and limited.
CHINA is acquiring advanced surface-to-air missiles from Russia to beef up its defence capabilities.
Diplomatic sources said the People's Liberation Army had also decided to build...
BEIJING is seeking to buy an aircraft carrier from Russia in spite of the failure of earlier efforts to get a similar vessel from Ukraine.