World | Reuters | Monday March 10, 2014
As Japan and the United States start talks on how to respond to armed incidents that fall short of a full-scale attack on Japan, officials in Tokyo worry that their ally is reluctant to send China a strong message of deterrence.
World | Agence France-Press | Sunday March 9, 2014
Japan scrambled military jets on Sunday to counter three Chinese military planes that flew near Japanese airspace, defence officials said.
World | Agence France-Press | Saturday March 8, 2014
China's foreign minister on Saturday said his country would vigorously defend its sovereignty, declaring there was "no room for compromise" with Japan over territory or history.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday March 6, 2014
The latest double-digit increase to China's defence budget serves world peace and is no threat to anyone, state media argued on Thursday after the 12.2 percent spending hike raised alarms in Japan.
World | Edward Wong, The New York Times | Wednesday March 5, 2014
China announced Wednesday that it was increasing its military budget for 2014 to almost $132 billion, a 12.2 percent rise over last year.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday February 28, 2014
Lt Gen P R Kumar will tomorrow take over as Director General Military Operations (DGMO) from Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia, who retired today.
World | Agence France Presse | Wednesday February 26, 2014
Japan's ruling party wants to loosen self-imposed rules banning arms exports in a bid to boost the country's defence influence, a report said Wednesday, a move that would mark a major shift from its pacifism and could irritate China.
World | Helene Cooper, The New York Times | Sunday February 23, 2014
In the early morning along a barren stretch of beach here last week, Japanese soldiers and U.S. Marines practiced how to invade and retake an island captured by hostile forces. Memo to Beijing: Be forewarned.
Offbeat | Associated Press | Tuesday February 18, 2014
China's military says its soldiers have grown taller and wider over the past two decades, leading to cramped tanks and other equipment problems.
World | Reuters | Saturday February 15, 2014
A flaw in recent versions of Internet Explorer was used to attack visitors to a website for U.S. military veterans, and also appears to have been used earlier against French aerospace industry employees, researchers said on Friday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday January 11, 2014
France and Japan vowed on Thursday to strengthen their military ties, as Tokyo seeks French support in its long-running spat with Beijing over disputed islands that has raised fresh tensions.
Reuters | Friday January 3, 2014
Mandiant is best known for unveiling a secretive Chinese military unit believed to be behind a series of hacks on US companies.
World | Jennifer Steinhauer, The New York Times | Friday January 3, 2014
Months after the international community declared success in the effort to dispose of Syria's lethal chemical weapons - complete with the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the weapons inspectors - the centerpiece of the mission, a workhorse U.S. military ...
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday December 27, 2013
Japan's Okinawa on Friday approved the long-stalled relocation of a controversial US military base, a breakthrough that could remove a decades-long source of friction between Tokyo and Washington.
World | Reuters | Friday December 27, 2013
China's homegrown satellite navigation system will bring untold economic, social and military benefits and other countries in Asia are welcome to use it, the director of China's satellite navigation agency said on Friday.
World | Associated Press | Saturday December 21, 2013
China's military lashed out Saturday at Japan's plans to boost defense spending, accusing Tokyo of raising regional tensions under the pretext of safeguarding national security.
World | Reuters | Tuesday December 17, 2013
Japan will boost its military spending in coming years, buying early-warning planes, beach-assault vehicles and troop-carrying aircraft, while seeking closer ties with Asian partners to counter a more militarily assertive China.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday December 12, 2013
The navies of Japan and South Korea said today they had carried out a joint maritime rescue drill in international waters covered by China's new air defence identification zone.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday December 11, 2013
A former Taiwanese air force captain was sentenced to life in prison today for leaking military secrets to China, in the latest spying scandal to hit the island.
World | Reuters | Wednesday December 11, 2013
Japan will set up a new amphibious military unit and deploy unarmed surveillance drones in its southwest, where it faces a row with China over disputed islands.