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China- Greater Transparency in Report of Submarine Accident (4 Mar 2003)
China's report of a recent submarine accident in the media appears to be an attempt by the Chinese Government to be more transparent. Xinhua news agency disclosed that the submarine accident killed all of its 70 men, however the cause of the accident was not reported. The vessel has been towed back to an unidentified port. [more...]

China Silence Puts Hold on 3.5 Billion
The Navy may seek alternative suppliers for two off-shore patrol boats if China fails to meet guarantees imposed by Thailand. [more...]