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  1. 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, ...

  2. Display of might gets mixed reviews

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... generation, but military experts said the fact that 21 foreign warships participated is still a feather in the cap of the PLA Navy. Part of the hype surrounding the naval parade revolved around ... of the achievements of PLA navy modernisation in the past three decades, because the represented warships are very old, except the Guangzhou ship, which was a third-generation key missile destroyer.' ...

  3. Show of force in PLA South China Sea drill

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... co-ordinated missions. In April, the PLA navy carried out elaborate long-distance exercises to the southeast of Japan's offshore islands. 'It's not that difficult for today's PLA ... Minnie Chan and Greg Torode Crack warships from the PLA's three naval fleets jointly exercised in the disputed South China Sea in a move that was hailed by the state media ...

  4. Island calls France evil for joining in PLA drill

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

    ... Harry Doran in Beijing A joint naval exercise between France and the PLA Navy only days before the Taiwanese election made front-page news on the mainland, but French officials remained tight-lipped about the event yesterday. The drill on Tuesday, which involved two ships from each side and included a range of manoeuvres and helicopter exercises, was hailed by the mainland media ...

  5. PLA calls for upgrade amid new tensions

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the PLA Daily said: 'Currently, the international trend is experiencing deep and complicated changes, and competition has become fiercer regarding the international order, national strengths and geopolitics.' It noted both conventional and unconventional threats to the country's security. 'Modernisation is the core of the construction of the PLA, and it should be guided by national ...

  6. PLA conducts 2 more drills in Yellow Sea

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... did not mention the Nanjing Military Command drill. CCTV said it was the PLA's first long-range rocket drill on such a massive scale. The TV broadcast showed a series of rockets being ... in the army's long-range firepower. On July 17, the PLA conducted an unprecedented maritime safety emergency drill in the Yellow Sea, based on a scenario that China was engaged in war with other ...

  7. Report tips massive PLA troop cuts

    Posted Dec 19th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... team holding talks with the PLA in June. 'The meeting offered hope that the recurrent friction over US Navy surveillance activities near or inside Chinese waters would not be allowed ... Minnie Chan Although officials have been denying it for months, the PLA appears set to cut a third of its troops in the coming years according to the respected publication Jane's ...

  8. Report provides few insights into PLA strategy

    Posted Dec 30th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... than previously available on the PLA's internal workings, particularly the chapters on the navy, air force and missile forces, and its command structure and logistical reforms. Bernard ... Ray Cheung But paper takes calmer view on US and Taiwan, say analysts This week's white paper on China's defence policy improved the PLA's transparency but offered little ...

  9. Expanded commission 'to help PLA in event of war'

    Posted Sep 21st 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... of the PLA in the event of a war against Taiwan, a private think-tank said yesterday. Andrew Yang Nien-dzu, secretary-general of the Chinese Council of Advanced Policy Studies in Taipei, said the inclusion of Vice-Admiral Zhang Dingfa, commander of the navy, General Qiao Qingchen, commander of the air force, Lieutenant-General Jing Zhiyuan, commander of the Second Artillery Corp- the missile ...

  10. Rumsfeld agrees to visit mainland

    Posted May 21st 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung in Beijing Long critical of interaction with the PLA, the US defence chief's first official trip to Beijing represents a change in stance US Secretary of Defence Donald ... and President Hu Jintao, who is also chairman of the Central Military Commission. The announcement comes after PLA Deputy Chief of General Staff Xiong Guangkai's April visit to the Pentagon, during ...




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