Aerospace And Defense Industry

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

South Korean President Moon in China on visit to repair ties

Dec 14, 2017

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is in Beijing on a visit to repair ties frayed by a dispute over the deployment of an American anti-missile system

China criticizes India over drone crash inside border

Dec 7, 2017

Beijing is objecting to an Indian drone's intrusion into its airspace after the unmanned vehicle crashed in Chinese territory

Chinese drone maker denies giving data to government

Dec 1, 2017

The Chinese company that is the world's biggest maker of commercial drones is defending itself against claims in a U.S. government document circulated online that it gives Beijing information about American law enforcement and utility companies

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