Aerospace And Defense Industry

Paper notes China's 'unhappiness' over US Navy Vietnam visit

Mar 7, 2018

A Chinese Communist Party newspaper says Beijing is unhappy and remaining vigilant over the first visit by a U.S. aircraft carrier to a Vietnamese port since the Vietnam War

No. 2 spender China to boost defense spending in 2018

Mar 5, 2018

China's finance ministry says that the country's defense budget this year will rise to 1.1 trillion yuan ($173 billion)

US Navy carrier's visit to Vietnam puts China on notice

Mar 5, 2018

For the first time since the Vietnam War, a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is paying a visit to a Vietnamese port, seeking to bolster both countries' efforts to stem expansionism by China in the South China Sea

China to recruit civilian astronauts, boost crewed missions

Mar 5, 2018

China plans to begin recruiting civilian astronauts for its military-backed space program and increase the number of crewed missions to around two a year

Reports: China plans to build nuclear aircraft carrier

Mar 1, 2018

Media reports say China is planning to build a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier capable of remaining at sea for long durations

US Navy says China's military buildup won't stop patrols

Feb 18, 2018

U.S. forces are undeterred by China's military presence on newly built islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters

Myanmar government under Suu Kyi cracks down on journalists

Feb 16, 2018

Under Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar has aggressively prosecuted dozens of journalists and worked in other ways to suppress and discredit the media

China says mid-course missile interceptor test successful

Feb 6, 2018

China says it has successfully tested an anti-missile defense system within its own territory

Politics weighs heavily on foreign businesses in China

Jan 18, 2018

Politics weighing on foreign companies in China as Communist Party expands controls

Philippine navy chief removed for questioning frigate deal

Dec 20, 2017

The Philippine defense secretary says he has removed the navy chief from his post after the latter defiantly opposed an already-approved deal to buy two frigates from a South Korean shipbuilder and caused delays to the acquisition of the warships

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