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  1. 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
  2. News - China - MILITARY

    China's navy and air force prepare for historic combat drill

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:01am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Joint exercise over East China Sea to depart from traditional predetermined scenarios to better reflect real battle conditions Navy, air force ready ... battle readiness amid the country's bitter territorial rows over the East China Sea. The drill would involve a naval aviation unit from the navy's East Sea Fleet and a star fighter jet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577233/navy-air-force-prepare-combat-drill-first
  3. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA Navy to conduct training drills in western Pacific over Lunar New Year

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com PLA flotilla will spend Lunar New Year break performing training exercises that will demonstrate their 'readiness for mobilisation' Navy ... and other training near the Spratly and Paracel Islands before entering the western Pacific. The PLA Navy has conducted series of high seas drills since Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, who is also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1146408/pla-navy-conduct-training-drills-western-pacific-over-lunar-new-year
  4. 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 was formally delivered to the PLA Navy and commissioned in Dalian, Liaoning, yesterday after seven years of refitting. The defence ministry said the carrier, named the Liaoning, would "raise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1047328/chinas-first-aircraft-carrier-handed-over-pla-navy
  5. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA's drills may help Shinzo Abe's cause to lift ban on army, expert says

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:21am by Minnie Chan, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... drumbeat" of military exercises in the region. "This is a natural evolution for the PLA Navy... You should expect more exercises, and frankly, more complex exercises," he told reporters ... Minnie Chan and Kristine Kwok Increased tension may give Japanese PM more support to lift ban on army PLA's drills 'may help Abe's cause' China's massive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1562190/plas-drills-may-help-shinzo-abes-cause-lift-ban-army-expert-says
  6. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA says China will join US-led naval drill for first time

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 05:17pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... The PLA Daily report quoted navy spokesman Liang Yang as saying it was the first time that China would participate in the joint maritime exercise. Beijing will send four ships, including a missile ... between the two military powers. The Chinese navy will participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) multinational naval exercises, the military’s official People’s Liberation Army Daily ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1528713/pla-says-china-will-join-us-led-naval-drill-first-time
  7. News - China - MILITARY

    Free of graft and technically skilled: the qualities Xi seeks in new PLA generals

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:08am by Minnie Chan

    ... in the border conflict with Vietnam in Yunnan. At age 55, Xu is one of the younger officers to be elevated. He was the first PLA major general to lead a relief force to Wenchuan following the massive earthquake that struck Sichuan in 2008, killing 87,000 people. Also promoted was the PLA Navy Deputy Commander Ding Yi, the leader of a team that tested the Xian JH-7 home-made fighter bomber ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555044/free-graft-and-technically-skilled-qualities-xi-seeks-new-pla-generals
  8. News - China - MILITARY

    US destroyer and PLA warship team up on drill

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... The historic decision of the PLA Navy to join an international armada fighting piracy off Somalia raised international hopes of increased co-operation when it started four years ago. It marked ... reached a significant high-water mark this week with the first joint anti-piracy exercises between the two navies. Both militaries confirmed yesterday that the five-hour exercise took place ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1040196/us-destroyer-and-pla-warship-team-drill
  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

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Space race a security threat: PLA report China faced security threats from other nation's advances in space technology, an annual report by a PLA ... and technological abilities, said the review by the Centre for National Defence Policy, a part of the PLA's Academy of Military Sciences. "A few countries have speeded up development of spacebased ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1535848/space-race-security-threat-china-warns-pla-think-tank-report
  10. News - China - MILITARY

    Dressed to kill: First female PLA honour guards steal limelight at leader's visit

    Posted May 13th 2014, 02:13pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... of President Xi Jinping. “It’s very nice, very good,” Berdimuhamedov said of the female soldiers. The military’s newspaper, PLA Daily, said accepting female troops to the honour guards, a non-combat ... and developments in modern times”, the newspaper said. The Chinese military as a whole has been drafting women for decades, producing its female PLA major general, Li Zheng, in 1955. They have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1511230/theres-trooper-pla-honour-guards-skirts-and-boots-steal-spotlight-leaders

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