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 […]

China’s aircraft carrier anchors in military port

China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, anchored for the first time in a military port in Qingdao, eastern Shandong province on Wednesday morning. The anchoring marks that the aircraft carrier bay in Qingdao, which was built following a four-year construction, has already had logistic capacities, according to a statement from the military. The Liaoning left […]

China’s escort fleet to join exercise in Pakistan

The 14th Chinese naval squad heading for Somali waters will take part in a multi-national exercise in Pakistan in March, military sources said Sunday. The “Exercise Aman-13” is scheduled to start in the North Arabian Sea on March 4. Aman is an Urdu word meaning “peace”. The fleet, sent by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army […]

Russia starts large-scale drills in Far East

Russian armed forces have started large-scale exercises on the Kuril Islands in the Far East, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday. ‘ Artillery, air forces, navy and border troops are involved in the drills, Alexander Gordeev, spokesman for the Eastern military district, told reporters. “These are the planned exercises. One of its tasks is to conduct […]

DPRK top leader calls for stronger military

Top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un called for strengthening the military to defend the country’s security and sovereignty, the official news agency KCNA reported Sunday. Kim made the appeal at an enlarged meeting of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) Central Military Commission, which discussed ways to enhance […]

Sanctions mean declaration of war: DPRK

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) vowed Friday to take “strong physical countermeasures” if South Korea is directly involved in the UN sanctions, which would be seen as “a declaration of war” against Pyongyang. “We declare complete nullification of the Joint Declaration on Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula adopted in 1992 and its total […]

China to strengthen national defense education

China will strengthen national defense education with a focus on safeguarding maritime rights, the national defense education office said on Monday. The protection of maritime rights and interests, as well as national security in general, will be highlighted in defense education for 2013, according to a circular issued by the office. Defense education will be […]

China, India agree to strengthen military ties

China, India agree to strengthen military ties

Chinese and Indian senior military officials met in Beijing Monday and agreed to strengthen ties. Xu Qiliang, vice chairman of China’s Central Military Commission, met with Indian Defense Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma. Xu said China and India, being the biggest developing countries in the world, are important neighbors for each other. He noted that the […]

Chinese defense minister vows to boost cooperation with Macedonia

China is ready to boost cooperation with Macedonia in various fields, including the military, and raise bilateral ties to a new level, visiting Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie pledged here Friday. China-Macedonia ties have been developing steadily since their normalization, Liang said when meeting with Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov. Liang, the first Chinese defense minister […]