national defense

China Says Aircraft Carrier Only for Research, Training

Chinese Defense Officials said its first aircraft carrier is only used for research, experiments and training. China has been in the process of refurbishing the empty hull of the Varyag which was purchased at an auction in 1998....

China Protests Against U.S. Spy Flights Near Its Coast

Chinese officials warn that American Surveillance planes have harmed “severely undermined mutual trust” and dampened military relations between China and U.S. From Reuters: “We demand that the U.S. respect...

U.S., China Military Chiefs Take Steps Toward Thaw

U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, concluded his four-day trip to China after inspecting several military facilities. The visit was a symbolic step toward rebuilding military relations between the two countries. The...

With Its Eye On China, Japan Builds Up Military

NAHA AIR BASE, Japan — This sun-baked airfield was built atop Okinawa’s rocky coral by Americans during the cold war, but these days its roaring jets proudly display the red sun of Japan.  Read the article in The New York Times...

China Sees Separatist Threats

A white paper on national defense released by the State Council singled out “separatist” threats from Taiwan, Tibet and Xinjiang. From the New York Times: The 105-page paper sought to portray China as a power that...

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