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  1. News - China - MILITARY

    Chinese jet ‘flew within 10 metres of US plane’

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:37am by AP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington A Chinese fighter jet flew perilously close to a US military aircraft this week in a “very dangerous” incident in international air space east of Hainan ... claims across the Pacific. "On August 19, an armed Chinese fighter jet conducted a dangerous intercept of a US Navy P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft that was on a routine mission,” spokesman ...

  2. News - China - MILITARY

    Work under way on China's second aircraft carrier at Dalian yard

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 05:42am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Huge ship and two advanced destroyers being built at Dalian yard says Liaoning party chief, according to reports later deleted from internet Work under way on China's second aircraft carrier China is reportedly building a second aircraft carrier, estimated to be completed by 2018, on its way to expanding its fleet to four of the massive ships. Media reports- ...

  3. News - China - MILITARY

    Aircraft carrier Liaoning begins drills in sensitive South China Sea with battle group

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 11:26pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com China's first aircraft carrier begins first battle formation training drills in the politically sensitive waters of the South China Sea Liaoning heads for disputed local seas China's first aircraft carrier has set off for training exercises in the politically sensitive waters of the South China Sea. It is the first time the Liaoning has carried ...

  4. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA officials and media tour US aircraft carrier

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 11:41pm by Minnie Chan

    ... senior PLA officers and members of the press aboard the aircraft carrier in the South China Sea, in a gesture aimed at maintaining smooth military ties with China. The media tour was held ... the carrier as it entered waters near the China coast. When asked about China's own aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, Rear Admiral Mark Montgomery, the head of the Washington carrier strike group, ...

  5. News - China - MILITARY

    Reports hail aircraft carrier's landing tests

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Reports hail aircraft carrier's landing tests China's indigenous carrier-based fighter, the J-15, has completed landing tests ... "If the report is true, it means our carrier project has walked forward a crucial step as landing tests of carrier-based aircraft are the most challenging and the highest risk job," ...

  6. News - China - MILITARY

    China's first aircraft carrier handed over to PLA navy

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Leaders attend ceremony in Dalian but no details on ship's assignment PLA takes charge of first carrier China's first aircraft carrier ... the overall operational strength of the Chinese navy", but analysts said its role would be largely limited to training, at least in the near future. As yet it has no aircraft. State media have ...

  7. News - China - MILITARY

    China, Russia start joint naval exercise

    Posted May 20th 2014, 11:30pm by Minnie Chan

    ... aircraft and six shipboard helicopters will take part, according to a report on the PLA Navy's website. China and Russia have sent ships including the Chinese navy's latest-generation ... and detection equipment to combat enemy aircraft and military vessels. The warships would be divided into three flotillas, with submarines and ships confronting each other, Tian Zhong, the officer ...

  8. News - China - MILITARY

    China, Japan trade blows as Beijing releases footage of military jets' close encounter

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:47am by Minnie Chan

    ... aircraft. It was hitting back at accusations levelled by Tokyo after the latest near-miss incident involving the countries' military planes. China's defence ministry posted a statement ... learned from experience how to counter Japan's accusations. "The PLA could take the pictures and video clips because it was not the first time Japanese military aircrafts had flown so ...

  9. News - China - MILITARY

    Space race a security threat to China, warns PLA think tank report

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:02am by Minnie Chan

    ... It said the report also claimed that space superpowers had actively developed space-to-land, space-to-sea and space-to-air attack capabilities using ballistic missiles, near-space aircraft ...

  10. News - China - MILITARY

    Father of fighter programme Luo Yang dies after carrier landing triumph

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... China is mourning the death of its J-15 jet-fighter programme chief, who collapsed shortly after the nation's first aircraft carrier returned from successful landing tests involving the jet. Luo Yang, 51, chairman and president of the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation, had a heart attack and died on the way to hospital on Sunday, CCTV reported yesterday - just after Beijing ...




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