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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    China to boost maritime training, says PLA Navy's Jiang Weilie

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... such as Vietnam and the Philippines. Wong said the PLA Navy's successful training posed a real threat to those countries. "Jiang's hidden message is that the navy will fully back up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1205148/china-boost-maritime-training-says-pla-navys-jiang-weilie
  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    Progress slow in developing fighter jets, Major General Zhu Heping says

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com General says weak foundation in sosphicated machinery is among the obstacles facing the PLA in its efforts to upgrade its home-made fighters 'Lack ... the constraints facing the PLA in an interview with the South China Morning Post. He said one key hindrance was the state of the country's machinery industry, even though the PLA had been upgrading ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1208114/progress-slow-developing-fighter-jets-major-general-zhu-heping-says
  3. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA on course for nuclear-powered aircraft carriers

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com As major projects on core technologies for nuclear-powered vessels are approved, experts say developing a suitable, safe engine may take time NAVY ON COURSE FOR NUCLEAR CARRIERS Beijing has approved funding for major proje ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1156614/pla-course-nuclear-powered-aircraft-carriers
  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's new long-distance military plane to 'enhance global reach'

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 02:57pm by AFP

    ... destinations to retrieve them,” said Liang Fang, professor of strategy at the PLA (People’s Liberation Army) National Defence University. With a 55-tonne payload, the Y-20 can fly from western China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1137884/chinas-new-long-distance-military-plane-enhance-global-reach
  5. News - China - MILITARY

    Wang Xixin named deputy head of Shenyang Military Command

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Wang Xixin led 38th Army before being chosen as deputy head of Shenyang Military Command Commander of elite PLA corps named in shuffle The People's ... head of the university in December 2011. The 38th Army, charged with safeguarding Beijing and based in Baoding, Hebei province, is considered one of best trained and equipped corps in the PLA ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1117808/wang-xixin-named-deputy-head-shenyang-military-command
  6. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan scrambles fighter jets after PLA spy planes 'repeatedly' breach airspace

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 02:45pm by Lawrence Chung, AFP

    ... force scrambled fighter jets to track two mainland PLA surveillance planes that intruded on the island's air defence zone, the island's military said yesterday. One plane entered ... occurred. Taiwan's United Daily News cited an unidentified military officer as saying that in the past PLA aircraft had detoured so as not to enter the Taiwanese zone. By entering it this time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580792/taiwan-scrambles-fighter-jets-after-pla-spy-planes-repeatedly-breach
  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA reports maritime drill near Vietnam simulating threat to oil rig

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:22am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com PLA reports sea drill near Vietnam The People's Liberation Army recently staged a drill in waters close to Vietnam in the South China Sea, simulating ... of vessels from 10 military and civilian units, as well as several aircraft from the South Sea Fleet's naval aviation unit, a report posted on the PLA Daily website said yesterday. The drill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580189/pla-reports-maritime-drill-near-vietnam-simulating-threat-oil-rig
  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    China’s second hypersonic glider test fails as PLA trials nuclear weapons delivery system

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Minnie Chan

    ... It was the second time the PLA has tested the system, the two sources said.  The first test took place on January 9, and it was confirmed by the National Defence Ministry as  successful a few days later. ... for the nation's defence. "It's a necessary for China to boost its missile capability because the PLA's weapons are weaker than the US' shields, which are deployed everywhere ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578756/chinas-second-test-nuclear-armed-hypersonic-glider-fails
  9. News - China - MILITARY

    Can we train together? PLA officer uses US ships' port visit to boost ties

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:34am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com PLA, US navy units agree on closer ties Two senior Chinese and American naval officials yesterday agreed that their two forces should share training so ... according to a statement released by the US Navy. The lieutenant commander of the PLA navy vessel Harbin, Guan Qiwu, was quoted as saying: "Do you think PLA Navy officers could visit 7th Fleet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567937/can-we-train-together-pla-officer-uses-us-ships-port-visit-boost-ties
  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    Central Asian nations to conduct terrorism drills with PLA

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 03:04am by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com About 7,000 troops to take part in joint military exercises in Inner Mongolia later this month Central Asian nations, PLA in terrorism drills More than ... Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan would join forces with troops from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) for exercises in Inner Mongolia, Xinhua said. The exercises have been organised as part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1573064/central-asian-nations-conduct-terrorism-drills-pla

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