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Chinese Air Force Nears Introduction of J-10B Fighter

China's J-10B Fighter Jet

China’s air force will soon commission the J-10B fighter jet, the most advanced military aircraft the country has ever developed on its own, information released by military observers show. Several pictures showing 14 of the planes lined up outside an […]

Turkey drives hard bargain over crucial missile deal

Turkey drives hard bargain over crucial missile deal

Turkey has alarmed fellow NATO members by raising the prospect of handing China a multi-billion dollar missile contract, yet the long-running saga is far from over and Ankara may just be trading for a better deal. Turkey, NATO’s only Muslim […]

Turkey Defers Air Defense Missile Decision As China Talks Continue

Patriot Air Defense Missiles

Turkey is sending mixed signals over whether it will buy a multi-billion dollar anti-missile defense system from NATO allies or China. Turkey’s posturing could backfire, writes Jacob Resneck from Istanbul. Turkey’s announcement in 2013 that it had accepted a $3.4 […]

Japan, China to resume security talks: report

Japan, China to resume security talks: report

Japan and China plan to resume security talks as early as April after a four-year hiatus amid simmering tensions over territorial disputes, a report said Thursday. A meeting planned for Tokyo, which would be the first since January 2011 in […]

Myanmar declares emergency in war-torn region as fighting rages

People displaced by the fighting in Burma's Laukai approach a rescue convoy

Myanmar on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in a conflict-torn border region, where ferocious fighting between the army and ethnic rebels has sent thousands fleeing airstrikes and fierce gun battles. Civilians have come under fire in the deadly clashes […]

China to probe army spending in corruption crackdown: report

China Military Soldiers

China’s ruling Communist Party will launch a year-long probe into the incomes of military staff, state media said Thursday, following revelations of widespread graft in its armed forces. Party leaders have described corruption as a key threat to China’s military […]

China, Russia strengthen satellite navigation cooperation

GLONASS Satellite

China and Russia strengthened cooperation in satellite navigation by holding the first meeting of the China-Russia Cooperation Program Committee on Satellite Navigation on Tuesday. The meeting reviewed the two countries’ collaboration in this area so far, set up several working […]

As China circles, US-Thai military friendship stumbles

Thai soldiers stand guard

Perturbed by Thailand’s coup, the United States has scaled back a showpiece joint military exercise with its Southeast Asian ally, but analysts say that with China circling for influence, Washington will not push the kingdom’s generals too far. Famed for […]

PLA drill applies China’s own GPS

China Military

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) finished a two-day drill on Friday, testing application of China’s independently developed global satellite navigation system in combat in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The military used the Beidou Navigation Satellite System for precise positioning and […]

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