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US lawmaker introduces bill urging Taiwan jet sale

US lawmaker introduces bill urging Taiwan jet sale

US lawmaker Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has introduced legislation that would reinforce Washington’s ties with Taiwan, notably by supporting the sale of F-16 fighter jets to the island. The draft follows a bill put forward by two US senators earlier this week, […]


US senators seek to force fighter aircraft sale to Taiwan

US senators seek to force fighter aircraft sale to Taiwan

Two US senators introduced legislation on Monday demanding President Barack Obama sell Taiwan no fewer than 66 advanced F-16 fighter jets despite Beijing’s fierce objections. “This sale is a win-win, in strengthening the national security of our friend Taiwan as […]


China Police Orders Two Eurocopter EC155s

China Police Orders Two Eurocopter EC155s

The Dalian Municipal Public Security Bureau in northeast China is acquiring two EC155 helicopters from Eurocopter for police missions, with the initial rotary-wing aircraft deployed during an upcoming meeting of the World Economic Forum. To be delivered early this month, […]


Fear of rising China unites polarized US politicians

Fear of rising China unites polarized US politicians

With the 2012 election cycle heating up, US politicians this week harnessed worries over a rising China to power support for everything from patent law reform to debt reduction — and their own ambitions. US President Barack Obama led the […]


China seeks to dispel fears over military build-up

China seeks to dispel fears over military build-up

China said Wednesday it would avoid “invasion, expansion or war” — but not at the expense of its claims on Taiwan — as it seeks to dispel fears over its military build-up and territorial assertiveness. Washington and China’s neighbours have […]


China denies providing weapons to Libya

China denies providing weapons to Libya

Chinese companies have not provided Libya with any “military products”, China’s foreign ministry said Tuesday, after reports of Beijing offering weapons to the ousted Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi. Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper reported on Sunday that Beijing offered huge […]


China offered Kadafi weapons: report

China offered Kadafi weapons: report

China offered huge stockpiles of weapons to Moamer Kadhafi during the final months of his regime and held secret talks on shipping them through Algeria and South Africa, The Globe and Mail reported. State-controlled Chinese arms companies were ready to […]


China Says Upgrade of Arms Won’t Alter Policy

China Says Upgrade of Arms Won’t Alter Policy

The modernization of China’s armed forces will not alter the nation’s defensive policy, and China’s naval strategy will remain based on offshore defense, the Ministry of National Defense said on Wednesday. China’s first aircraft carrier has finished its first sea […]


China says aircraft carrier ‘attained objectives’

China says aircraft carrier ‘attained objectives’

China’s first aircraft carrier “attained the anticipated objectives” during its maiden sea trial earlier this month, the country’s defence ministry said Wednesday, state media reported. The carrier was back at its shipyard where refurbishment and testing would be carried out, […]


 
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