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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with weapons based on 1950s-era Soviet designs and operated by personnel with questionable training according to outdated employment concepts.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 […]


China’s hostile space capabilities worry US

China’s hostile space capabilities worry US

China is developing “counterspace” weapons that could shoot down satellites or jam signals, a Pentagon official said Friday as the United States unveiled a 10-year strategy for security in space. “The investment China is putting into counterspace capabilities is a […]


China stealth-jet firm eyes US contracts: report

China stealth-jet firm eyes US contracts: report

The maker of China’s new stealth fighter plans to team up with a small California firm for what would seem like mission impossible: bidding for US defence contracts, a report said Friday. China Aviation Industry Corp, or AVIC, is in […]


US and China launched space weapon tests: documents

US and China launched space weapon tests: documents

The United States and China both used advanced missiles to blow up their own satellites in a mutual show of military strength, documents published in Thursday’s Telegraph newspaper showed. The memos, leaked by the WikiLeaks website, revealed that the US […]


 
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