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Chinese military growing fast but concerns ‘regional’: IISS

Chinese military growing fast but concerns ‘regional’: IISS

China is building its military capability at a rapid pace but it remains a “regional power with regional concerns”, the think tank IISS said in its annual report on the world’s armies Tuesday. The respected International Institute for Strategic Studies […]


China will pursue ‘powerful’ military: Wen

China will pursue ‘powerful’ military: Wen

Premier Wen Jiabao vowed on Saturday that China would continue building a “powerful” military, one day after Beijing announced a return to double-digit percentage hikes in defence spending. “Strengthening national defence and building a powerful people’s army are important guarantees […]


Taiwan: Major US Arms Sales Since 1990

Taiwan: Major US Arms Sales Since 1990

This report discusses U.S. security assistance to Taiwan, or Republic of China (ROC), including policy issues for Congress and legislation. Congress has oversight of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), P.L. 96-8, which has governed arms sales to Taiwan since 1979, […]


China defense budget to rise 12.7% in 2011

China defense budget to rise 12.7% in 2011

China’s defense budget will rise 12.7 percent in 2011 to 601.1 billion yuan ($91.7 billion), a government spokesman said on Friday, amid persistent concerns about Beijing’s military build-up. The figure was contained in a budgetary report submitted to the National […]


Taiwan to relax China high-tech investment limits

Taiwan to relax China high-tech investment limits

Taiwan is to relax controls on investments from mainland China in the island’s high-tech companies, a senior economic official said Sunday. The move is yet another sign of fast-warming ties with Beijing. According to the state Central News Agency, Chinese […]


Chinese Air Force Employment Concepts in the 21st Century

Chinese Air Force Employment Concepts in the 21st Century

China’s air force is in the midst of a transformation. A decade ago, it was an antiquated service equipped almost exclusively with weapons based on 1950s-era Soviet designs and operated by personnel with questionable training according to outdated employment concepts. […]


US military to boost naval fleet in Asia

US military to boost naval fleet in Asia

A top US naval commander said Monday that Washington plans to boost its military presence in Asia, while warning that China should expand its own forces in a “responsible and constructive” way. The United States has expressed concerns about Beijing’s […]


Taiwan leader says US jets critical

Taiwan leader says US jets critical

Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou on Thursday renewed his call for the United States to sell fighter jets to the island, arguing its survival was at stake despite his outreach to China. Taiwan “is a sovereign state; we must have our […]


India admits ‘serious concern’ over Chinese military

India admits ‘serious concern’ over Chinese military

Indian defense minister on Wednesday expressed “serious concern” over China’s growing military might and vowed that the government in New Delhi would further bolster its own forces. China and India have long-standing border disputes in the Himalayas, but have publicly […]


 
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