China, U.S. stress good manners in avoiding aerial incidents

Oct 26, 2015

China, U.S. stress good manners in avoiding aerial incidents

In the sometimes-testy rivalry between Washington and Beijing, good manners count. A recent amendment to a U.S.-China accord on safe encounters between their military pilots calls for keeping a secure distance, communicating clearly and keeping a lid on rude body language. "Military air crew should ...

Jun 13, 2015

Beijing ponders drones for Senkaku surveillance duty

The Chinese military is weighing the regular use of unmanned aircraft to monitor the East China Sea, a move that may exacerbate tensions with Japan over the Senkaku Islands, a Chinese document on Beijing's use of drones showed Friday. The document, compiled in October, suggested ...

May 9, 2015

China reserves right to create air zone over South China Sea

China says it reserves the right to establish an air defense identification zone over the South China Sea, a move that would raise tensions in a region racked by territorial disputes. "China is entitled to set up ADIZs," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on ...

Mar 14, 2015

Japan, China eye May talks on maritime crisis management mechanism

Japan and China envision holding a meeting in Singapore around May to discuss a maritime crisis management mechanism aimed at avoiding clashes around East China Sea islands, diplomatic sources said. At the meeting of senior officials, the two nations will aim to agree on how ...

Chinese defense spending slows but still tops GDP growth rate

Mar 4, 2015

Chinese defense spending slows but still tops GDP growth rate

China's central government will increase defense spending at a slower pace than last year as President Xi Jinping overhauls the military and seeks to stamp out the corruption that hinders the country's combat readiness. The defense budget will rise about 10 percent this year, in ...