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  1. Navy's father and ex-chief of defence dies

    Posted Jul 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of these developments and his contributions cannot be ignored.' Zhang joined the PLA at 19. He fought in the civil war and anti-Japanese war in the 1930s and 1940s. He was responsible for organising ...

  2. Invite war veterans to grand parade, PLA delegate urges

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... the founding date of the PLA Navy 60 years ago, Northern Fleet vice-commander Rear Admiral Wang Fushan said. It will be China's first sea parade since 1949. 'We will hold several activities ... on the 60th anniversary of its founding, a CPPCC delegate from the People's Liberation Army has proposed. As it plans to show its new muscle and vitality to the world on National Day, the PLA ...

  3. PLA showcases latest weaponry

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... was to review a military parade at the Shek Kong barracks. The PLA open days have become a regular event in recent years, with 24 events held so far at bases for the navy and air force, as well as army ... naval base on Stonecutters Island yesterday. While the event to mark the 85th anniversary of the PLA's foundation had many of the trappings of previous open days- including marches, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. More transparency would help PLA charm offensive

    Posted Apr 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... is increasingly comfortable about dealing with foreign navies. Indeed, the anti-piracy work has inspired the PLA to foster relationships in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. That has to be good ... by surprise, given that the Chinese navy has been seen to be isolated and secretive. It took a long time in planning, but a Chinese warship's successful escort late last month of a WFP aid ship ...

  6. American warships docking in HK today

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... The initial rejection saw military ties between the two countries sink to their lowest ebb since the collision between a US Navy spy plane and a PLA jet fighter over the South China Sea in 2001. ...

  7. For PLA, firing on pirates is a political issue

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the fast-growing PLA navy. Efficient political leadership is considered important to stop minor tensions escalating. 'It is all about letting wiser heads prevail,' one European diplomat said. ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent Chinese military officials have acknowledged 'political questions' are guiding any use of force by the navy to thwart pirates in the Indian ...

  8. PLA launches anti-graft campaign

    Posted Aug 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... commercial bribery among senior military officers following a corruption scandal involving a top navy commander, state media reported yesterday. Quoting a PLA inspector, the People's Daily said ... the military] is a complicated and arduous task.' A co-ordination mechanism was set up recently among the PLA's four general departments- general staff, general political, general armaments ...

  9. PLA boosts combat training after scrapping of council

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... The report in the PLA Daily, which avoided mentioning Taiwan, came after top mainland leaders and military officers lashed out at Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian for scrapping the council on Monday. 'The PLA in Guangzhou, Shenyang and other war zones have stepped up joint training exercises among army, navy and air force units,' it said. Improving the capacity of the three ...

  10. PLA carrier's launch downplayed

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for starting sea trials, but said training pilots in how to operate from the carrier was 'very important' and was in progress. China's military profile, especially that of its navy, has ...




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