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  1. PLA navy's big guns say farewell to city

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael Visit ends with vessels heading for a training mission Crowds lined the waterfront waving red flags and cheering yesterday as the PLA Navy taskforce sailed out of Hong Kong ... The vessels are now heading for training in the South China Sea to celebrate the navy's 55th anniversary. PLA officials refused to comment about the success or purpose of the stopover. Amid ...

  2. PLA fleet to lower gangplank for 12,000

    Posted Apr 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... and submarines, to Hong Kong next week. The navy will give 12,000 people a glimpse of life on the high seas when it opens the vessels- the largest contingent sent to Hong Kong by the PLA- on May 1 and 3. ... Barracks and the Shek Kong Barracks from 9am on Sunday. '[The visit] will help Hong Kong residents get a better understanding of the PLA navy, as well as the modernisation ...

  3. Military's top body to include air force, navy brass

    Posted May 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... military unit. 'For the past two decades, the CMC lacked experts in these fields [air force and navy] which are crucial in modern warfare. Up to now, the PLA has been dominated mostly ... the largest arm of the PLA- would face reductions. 'The navy and the air force will be the key in any future warfare, and the strategic missile force is China's only world-class force,' ...

  4. Royal Navy's visit evokes memories for city

    Posted Jun 05th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... city before taking part in a joint search-and-rescue exercise with the Chinese navy next week. 'I understand they [the PLA] are very professional and very good,' he said. As part ... Peter Michael The HMS Exeter will engage in joint training exercises with the PLA next week The British destroyer HMS Exeter steamed into Hong Kong yesterday as part of a goodwill visit ...

  5. Navy, air force promotions made with eye to Taiwan

    Posted Jul 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Two leading PLA air force and naval officers have been promoted to the rank of deputy chief of general staff in what is being seen as a move to strengthen the capabilities ... and Lieutenant-General Xu Qiliang, deputy commander of the Shenyang military region and commander of the Shenyang air force, were among those promoted in the latest PLA leadership reshuffle. The news came less ...

  6. Winch mob

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... have a critical situation where every second counts,' said the director-general of Civil Aviation, Norman Lo Shung-man. High-ranking PLA army, navy and air force officials, delegates from Beijing and Guangdong, and senior Hong Kong government staff enjoyed a buffet lunch aboard a PLA navy launch before overseeing the exercise. Moments after the first mayday call, a PLA Z9 ...

  7. Privatisation, cuts planned for PLA

    Posted Mar 04th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... the PLA's logistics system would be restructured to include a single management system for all the military's main branches. The army, navy and air force each operate separate logistical ... to be cut or merged were most of the PLA's famed song and dance troupes, an official report said. Athletic and medical units will also be trimmed. Quoting mainland military sources, the Beijing ...

  8. PLA musical inspires Hu in new role

    Posted Sep 27th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... At a ceremony at PLA headquarters, state television said Mr Hu bestowed the honours on navy commander Zhang Dingfa and Second Artillery Corps Commander Jing Zhiyuan. The report said Mr Hu issued ... Ray Cheung President Hu Jintao has given another display of his new power as undisputed political and military leader, telling troops the PLA will be 'all-conquering ...

  9. PLA fleet given a rousing reception

    Posted May 01st 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan Two of nation's most advanced warships among vessels on six-day visit to Hong Kong Pomp and ceremony greeted the arrival of the PLA Navy's guided-missile destroyer ... prices are not very different from the mainland,' he added. The Shenzhen and Harbin are two of the newest and most advanced warships in the PLA Navy and represent efforts by the military ...

  10. PLA tipped to strike Taiwan in 2006

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Taiwan.' The PLA navy has 65 surface warships and 35 submarines- a small fleet when compared to the blue-water navies of the United States or Russia. But Professor Shambaugh said: 'How hard ... against Taiwan in 2006, an expert on the PLA says. 'The PLA is increasingly able and willing to use a whole range of means to threaten Taiwan- electronic, naval, air, missiles, special ...




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