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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    PLA holds navy-air force joint exercise as Diaoyu tensions rise

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Report of PLA exercise 'sends signal to Japan' A joint navy-air force exercise to practise an amphibious assault and landing was held earlier this month by the People's Liberation Army's Nanjing Military Command, the PLA Daily reported yesterday, amid rising tension between China and Japan over territorial claims to the Diaoyu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1022973/pla-holds-navy-air-force-joint-exercise-diaoyu-tensions-rise
  2. PLA joins forces with rival navies for piracy patrols

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com The Chinese navy plans to co-operate with its counterparts from India and Japan during escort missions this year in the pirate-infested waters ... of Asia's top military powers, had formally co-operated with each other in the anti-piracy mission, with the navy of People's Liberation Army (PLAN) likely to play a leading role. 'The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993501/pla-joins-forces-rival-navies-piracy-patrols
  3. PLA Navy takes initial lead in anti-piracy co-ordination

    Posted Oct 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... convoy co-ordination group from January 1 next year, senior naval officers have confirmed. The PLA Navy will oversee the operation of warships from China, Russia, India and other countries ... because China has been pushing for better co-ordination of the independent navies. The January 1 start date will give the navies time to better align their operations. One naval officer said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982458/pla-navy-takes-initial-lead-anti-piracy-co-ordination
  4. PLA Navy sends warship to safeguard Libya evacuees

    Posted Feb 26th 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Greg Torode and Minnie Chan A PLA Navy frigate is heading towards the Libyan coast on an unprecedented mission to protect Chinese citizens in a conflict zone. The missile frigate Xuzhou ... mission highlights both the growing confidence and reach of the navy as well as a new effort to better protect the spiralling numbers of mainlanders based overseas. Scholars and PLA analysts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739196/pla-navy-sends-warship-safeguard-libya-evacuees
  5. US admiral to attend PLA Navy's 60th anniversary parade

    Posted Apr 08th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan A top officer from the United States Navy would attend a naval parade in Shandong this month to witness celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the PLA Navy, a US military ... at the international fleet review in Qingdao on April 23, the date on which the PLA Navy was founded in 1949. It said that the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald would also take part in the naval parade. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676163/us-admiral-attend-pla-navys-60th-anniversary-parade
  6. PLA navy finds a fitting role in anti-pirate fleet

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... fishing vessel was saved by the Malaysian Navy. Given the amount of money now being spent on the military, the reluctance of the authorities to commit the PLA is all the more mystifying. In recent ... as the least effective arm of the PLA. One wonders why, if all the navy ships are just going to sit in their home ports. According to the navy, their priority is coastal defence. But none ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664797/pla-navy-finds-fitting-role-anti-pirate-fleet
  7. PLA Navy reshuffle linked to cross-strait tensions

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Another reshuffle has taken place in the PLA Navy with the announcement of three senior appointments, prompting speculation the move could be linked to strained cross-strait relations. Navy general chief of staff Vice-Admiral Zhao Xingfa had been appointed deputy commander-in-chief, the Beijing-backed Wen Wei Po reported yesterday. Vice-Admiral Zhao's former post ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485150/pla-navy-reshuffle-linked-cross-strait-tensions
  8. 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
  9. Two PLA warships to welcome visitors

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... pirates when they visit the city next month. The missile destroyer Haikou and missile frigate Yuncheng will berth at the PLA barracks on Stonecutters Island from April 30 for five days as part of the handover anniversary celebrations. The Home Affairs Department said yesterday the ships had been invited by the Hong Kong government to make the fourth port call by PLA navy vessels in the 15 years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998711/two-pla-warships-welcome-visitors
  10. Taiwan may be focus of top navy brass reshuffle

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung Vice-admirals are both noted for their experience in the East China Sea fleet The PLA navy's top brass has been reshuffled, with the new appointments apparently reflecting the military's preparations for a potential conflict in the Taiwan Strait. North China Sea fleet political commissar Vice-Admiral Wu Huayang had been appointed deputy political commissar of the navy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/484397/taiwan-may-be-focus-top-navy-brass-reshuffle

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