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  1. PLA navy repels pirates with grenades, bullets

    Posted Sep 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode The PLA navy has displayed a fresh appetite to confront pirates plaguing vital sea lanes off the Horn of Africa, breaking up recent attacks on shipping with stun grenades ... of fast-moving pirate skiffs attempted to attack a convoy of 21 commercial ships under PLA escort. The incident comes in a high-profile week for China's rapidly modernising navy, with ships fresh ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723805/pla-navy-repels-pirates-grenades-bullets
  2. PLA navy will reach wide, US predicts

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... report said the overall size of the PLA's navy might remain relatively steady as Beijing put emphasis on quality over quantity. It expected future naval fleets to 'include one or more ... levelling off'. The PLA would add approximately 10 modern submarines to the force, the report said. It said preparing for possible armed conflict over Taiwan would remain the navy's top ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/703611/pla-navy-will-reach-wide-us-predicts
  3. Exercises show PLA navy's new strength

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent PLA navy warships are this weekend exercising southeast of Japan's strategic offshore islands- part of a recent series of Chinese naval war games in East Asia unprecedented in their reach and scope. After two decades of double-digit annual increases in military spending, the PLA is rapidly proving it is capable of things once seen as only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/711713/exercises-show-pla-navys-new-strength
  4. PLA Navy ships enter Gulf for the first time

    Posted Mar 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the 'great historical significance' of the visit. Qiu Yanpeng, task group commander and deputy chief of the PLA Navy's East Sea Fleet, was quoted by Xinhua as saying the visit would help ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent Chinese warships are this weekend anchored in Abu Dhabi- the first time the People's Liberation Army Navy has entered the oil-rich Persian Gulf, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709774/pla-navy-ships-enter-gulf-first-time
  5. Get used to PLA navy, says general

    Posted May 06th 2010, 12:00am by Julian Ryall, Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan and Julian Ryall in Tokyo China's neighbours should get used to the presence of the Chinese navy in Asian waters, a retired People's Liberation Army general said ... the latest incident earlier this week. 'We kept silent and tolerant over territory disputes with our neighbours in the past because our navy was incapable of defending our economic zones, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/713473/get-used-pla-navy-says-general
  6. Navy declares war on villagers encroaching on bases

    Posted Mar 04th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan in Beijing The People's Liberation Army Navy is facing countless potentially fatal accidents at their bases, where boats and nets are illegally placed by fishermen, the PLA Daily said yesterday. The PLA newspaper reported the story on the opening day of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the annual convergence of top political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/707551/navy-declares-war-villagers-encroaching-bases
  7. Navy offers to escort UN food aid

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Navy's historic Indian Ocean deployment that is likely to see it face greater risks. In an unprecedented act, PLA Navy officers offered to ease the EU's escort burden during a monthly meeting in Bahrain this week of international navies involved in fighting pirates plaguing vital Asia-Europe shipping lanes off the Horn of Africa. The EU had not formally requested assistance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/707646/navy-offers-escort-un-food-aid
  8. The new Great Game- this time at sea

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fuelled in part by China having become one of the latest powers to stake a claim, through the fight against East African piracy. Preparations are now under way for the historic deployment of PLA ... the duties are officially humanitarian, China's offer of help is raising eyebrows among the region's navies, increasingly wary of Beijing's long-term naval ambitions. 'It may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709578/new-great-game-time-sea
  9. PLA should get green light for anti-piracy role

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bring much-needed ideas and naval patrol and escort vessels. But the implications run deeper than logistics. The role of the PLA in working closely with other navies to combat a common threat, ... of piracy from Somalia has increased three-fold over the past year. More than 15 ships and hundreds of foreign crew are still being held for ransom. PLA navy officers told a meeting of Shade earlier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717865/pla-should-get-green-light-anti-piracy-role
  10. PLA likely to send more ships for UN food aid escorts

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... influence. PLA admirals have also repeatedly said that the navy has no plans for any sort of overseas bases. Yin Zhuo , a navy rear admiral, said it would sign contracts with countries in Africa ... proposed last week to let the People's Liberation Army Navy escort UN humanitarian aid vessels to Somalia. Zhang Deshun , the recently retired former deputy chief of staff of the navy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708452/pla-likely-send-more-ships-un-food-aid-escorts

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