Philippines, U.S. to start negotiation on increased U.S. military presence

The Philippines announced Monday the country would proceed instantly to negotiations with the United States on terms for increased rotational presence of American forces in the country. At a news briefing at Camp Aguinaldo in Metro Manila on Monday, Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario announced the formal start […]

White House: DPRK has no nuclear missile capability

White House: DPRK has no nuclear missile capability

The White House said on Friday that Washington did not believe the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) had the capability to deploy a nuclear-armed missile. “First of all, I want to be clear that North Korea has not demonstrated the capability to deploy a nuclear-armed missile,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters at […]

China responsible on arms exports

China has always adopted a responsible and prudent attitude on the exportation of weapons, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday. China rigorously fulfills the obligations of international laws such as the United Nations resolutions, as well as domestic rules, spokesman Hong Lei told a daily news briefing. Hong’s remarks came after the Stockholm International […]

Xi urges armed forces’ loyalty, discipline

Xi Jinping, top leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the CPC Central Military Commission, on Monday urged the country’s armed forces to be “absolutely loyal” to the Party, sharpen fighting capacity and abide by disciplines. While joining a plenary meeting of a delegation from the People’s Liberation Army at the ongoing national […]

China to complete integrated mapping system by 2020

China will build up an integrated mapping system to cover the ground, underground, sea, air and outer space by 2020, said a senior official of the national surveying and mapping authority. The system, when completed, will facilitate the country’s economic development, national defense and government decision-making, Li Pengde, deputy director of the National Administration of […]

U.S. downplays DPRK threat to nullify armistice agreement

The U.S. government on Tuesday played down the threat by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to nullify the Korean War Armistice Agreement. “The DPRK will achieve nothing by threats or provocations, which will only further isolate North Korea and undermine international efforts to ensure peace and stability in Northeast Asia,” said White House […]