New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Asia / Pacific) Jul 18, 2010
Asia takes stock of new US space policy The Obama administration's new space policy provoked a mixed reception. While US conservative forces warn that technology transfers could burnish China's image, India welcomes changes likely to lead to more space cooperation as nuclear ties improve, while Japan is worried that lunar exploration will be undermined. Jul 16, 2010
Taiwan agents jailed for spying for China: report Two former law enforcement agents from Taiwan have been sentenced to prison terms for selling secrets to China, a report said Saturday. Chen Chih-kao, who quit Taiwan's Investigation Bureau 13 years ago to do business in Shanghai, got a three-year jail term for spying for China with the help of Lin Yu-nong, said the United Daily News, citing a Supreme Court ruling. Chen, 58, paid Lin about 232,000 Taiwan dollars (7,250 US) during 2006 and 2007 to collect confidential information on the bureau's "national security net system" and a financial crime-fighting center, the report said. Lin, who was fired by the bureau after he was arrested and indicted three years ago, was sentenced to six years in prison, the report said. Jul 15, 2010
Taiwan eyes more US weapons Taiwan plans to buy US-made torpedoes and heavy tanks to boost its defence capabilities despite the thaw in ties between the island and mainland China, it was reported Monday. President Ma Ying-jeou has ordered the defence ministry to draft a shopping list which includes MK-54 torpedoes, dozens of M1A2 tanks and amphibious landing vehicles, the Liberty Times said. If...