Daily Archives: June 7, 2012
2012-06-07 (atimes.com and by Gavin du Venage) — Chinese businessmen fanning across Africa these days need a thick skin. They are all too often accused of being exploiters, harsh employers and the ultimate insult – neo-colonialists interested only in stripping the … Continue reading
2012-06-07 –China has denied the possibility of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) evolving into NATO style military and political bloc as the fourm’s 6th summit concluded here with calls to counter terrorism and beef up regional stability. Discounting reports likening the SCO to … Continue reading
Colonel Wei Deming knows how to steel the confidence of his military superiors when he gets a tough mission. “Just give me one night, and I will give you a surprise,” he tells them. Wei is in charge of an … Continue reading
2012-06-07 –Taiwan should do more to resist China’s military threat, the Washington-based think tank American Enterprise Institute (AEI) suggested in a newly released research report. The report, titled “Asia in the balance: Transforming U.S. military strategy in Asia,” said China’s … Continue reading
2012-06-07 – A visiting senior Chinese military official said Wednesday China was ready to work with Tajikistan to push the practical exchange andcooperation between the two armed forces to a new high. Chen Bingde, chief of the General Staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA),made the remarks during a meeting here with Tajikistan Defense Minister SheraliKhayrulloyev. Chen said that, with the development of China-Tajikistan relations, military-to-militaryties between the two nations had also witnessed continuous progress. The armedforces of the two countries had conducted smooth cooperation in various fields, hesaid. Under the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), in particular,the two militaries had conducted fruitful defense and security cooperation, and hadplayed an important role in safeguarding the fundamental interests of the countries andpeoples in the region and maintaining world peace and stability. “The Chinese side is ready to make joint efforts with Tajikistan to elevate the practicalexchange and cooperation between the two armed forces in various fields to a newlevel,” Chen said. Khayrulloyev said the two militaries, which had close relations and were deepeningcooperation in all fields, had good prospects for future development. Tajikistan was honored to host the ”Peace Mission 2012″ joint anti-terrorism militaryexercise, and believed, with the significant support and assitance from China and otherSCO member countries, the drills would be a great success, he said. Chen also held talks Wednesday with Ramil Nadyrov, chief of the General Staff ofTajikistan’s armed forces. During their talks, Chen said that, as an important part of bilateral relations, military tiesbetween China and Tajikistan had maintained a good momentum of development. Theircooperation has growd in both breadth and depth, he said. The Chinese side supported Tajikistan’s holding of the ”Peace Mission 2012″ drills, andwas ready to coordinate closely with Tajikistan and other countries to ensure thesuccess of the exercise, Chen said. Nadyrov thanked China for its support for the drills and said Tajikistan’s military wouldwork with China to push forward the friendly military ties between the two countries.