World News | Reuters | Monday February 8, 2016
Heavy police presence, guarded convoys, new checkpoints and troop reinforcements have turned parts of the southern port city of Gwadar into a fortress, as Pakistan's powerful military seeks to protect billions of dollars of Chinese investment.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday February 8, 2016
Official moves towards the deployment, fiercely opposed by China of a US missile defence system in South Korea highlight the inherent dangers of disunity in dealing with North Korea's growing military threat, analysts say.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday February 2, 2016
The official reorganization of China's military will enhance both its ability to win wars and the Communist Party's control over it, state-run media said today.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday February 2, 2016
China on Monday inaugurated the military's five new "battle zones", the Defense Ministry said, the latest step in President Xi Jinping's efforts to reform the country's armed forces.
Reuters | Saturday January 30, 2016
"It's going to make them far more effective," said John Costello, a Washington-based analyst who focuses on China's cyber capabilities.
World News | Reuters | Friday January 29, 2016
China has built a potent military machine over the past 30 years but is struggling to develop advanced engines that would allow its warplanes to match Western fighters in combat, foreign and Chinese industry sources said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday January 28, 2016
Indian and Chinese armies today kicked off their fifth annual anti-terrorism exercise in China's Kunming city as both the sides seek to share their successful experiences in counter-terrorism operations during the 10-day drill.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday January 27, 2016
Taiwan carried out military drills today with naval chiefs assuring residents the island is safe, as concerns grow that tensions will escalate with China after recent presidential elections.
World News | Associated Press | Tuesday January 26, 2016
Taiwan is holding small-scale military drills on an island it controls just off the Chinese coast.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday January 26, 2016
Laos wants to see maritime rights respected and avoid a military build-up in the South China Sea, US Secretary of State John Kerry said today, after a meeting with Laos' Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong to urge ASEAN unity in the face of Chinese claims.
World News | Reuters | Friday January 22, 2016
China's Defence Ministry said today people shouldn't read too much into a state media broadcast of live-fire military and landing drills, just days after a landslide election win by an independence-leaning opposition party in Taiwan.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday January 21, 2016
China's armed forces have shut down newspapers published by the country's seven military regions as part of a program to downsize and streamline the world's largest standing military.
World News | Reuters | Friday January 15, 2016
Days after China passed a new law that for the first time permits its military to venture overseas on counter-terror operations, its marines began exercises in the western deserts of Xinjiang, more than 2,000 kilometres from the nearest ocean.
World News | Reuters | Thursday January 14, 2016
China's growing military presence in the South China Sea has drawn warnings from the United States that Beijing is seeking to exert control over one of the world's most important sea lanes, but so far the shipping industry seems less concerned.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday January 13, 2016
The Philippines Supreme Court on Tuesday declared constitutional a security deal with the United States allowing an increased U.S. military presence in the former U.S. colony as tension rises in the South China Sea.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday January 12, 2016
The Philippine Supreme Court today declared a security deal with the United States constitutional, allowing an increased US military presence in its former colony as tensions rise in the South China Sea.
World News | Monday January 11, 2016
China's newly-formed Rocket Force, a revamped unit of its strategic missile force may include nuclear submarines and bombers, making it the first independent unit in the world with integrated land, sea and air nuclear forces, the Chinese military said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday January 8, 2016
A US Hellfire missile has turned up in Cuba after going missing in a fiasco that has left American officials worried the technology may be shared with China, Russia or North Korea, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday January 7, 2016
China is unlikely to take strong action in response to North Korea's claimed test of a hydrogen bomb, according to experts who say Beijing prefers the devil it knows to the uncertainty that could follow a confrontation.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday January 5, 2016
The chairman of the influential US Senate Armed Services Committee on Monday criticized the Obama administration for delaying further "freedom of navigation" patrols within 12 nautical miles of islands built by China in the South China Sea.
World News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 5, 2016
China's second aircraft carrier, which is now under construction, will focus more on military operations training and technological experiments to improve its defence systems as the 2.3 million strong People's Liberation Army (PLA) undergoes massive revamp.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday January 5, 2016
China's first landing of a plane on one of its new island runways in the South China Sea shows Beijing's facilities in the disputed region are being completed on schedule and military flights will inevitably follow, foreign officials and analysts said.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday December 29, 2015
The Chinese government has told state-owned companies they must help absorb soldiers laid off due to military reforms, as part of their contribution to the army's modernisation and social stability.
World News | Reuters | Friday December 25, 2015
China is getting better and better at operating fighter jets from its lone aircraft carrier, with confident pilots and an increasing number of flying operations, the military's newspaper said today as China's navy chief visited the ship.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday December 24, 2015
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet today approved Japan's biggest ever annual defence budget, as the country bolsters its military amid territorial rows and concerns over China's expanding naval reach.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday December 22, 2015
The United States needs to respect China's core interests, including stopping weapons sales to Taiwan and ending military patrols close to islets controlled by China in the South China Sea, the country's foreign minister told his US counterpart.
World News | Asscociated Press | Sunday December 20, 2015
The United States said its two B-52 bombers had no intention of flying over a Chinese-controlled man-made island in the South China Sea, after Beijing accused Washington of "a serious military provocation" in the strategic waters with overlapping claims.
World News | Asscociated Press | Saturday December 19, 2015
China on Saturday accused the US of committing a "serious military provocation" by flying an Air Force B-52 strategic bomber over a Chinese-controlled man-made island in the South China Sea.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday December 18, 2015
China's military conducted war games in the disputed South China Sea this week, an official newspaper said today, as tensions simmer over Beijing's island-building in the region.
World News | Reuters | Friday December 18, 2015
Japan is fortifying its far-flung island chain in the East China Sea under an evolving strategy that aims to turn the tables on China's navy and keep it from ever dominating the Western Pacific Ocean, Japanese military and government sources said.