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    Fearless HK activists ready to face Japanese navy over Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, Lawrence Chung

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing, Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Ng Kang-chung Fearless HK activists ready to face Japanese navy over Diaoyu Islands Hong Kong activists who are heading to the disputed Diaoyu Islands to support China's claim of sovereignty say they are prepared to confront Japanese navy vessels. They said they would not be deterred despite media reports that Japan- which ...

  2. PLA escorts Taiwanese ship in historic mission

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... from the PLA Navy through the mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait, and the island's semi-official Straits Exchange Foundation. Formosa Plastics Marine ... Minnie Chan The People's Liberation Army provided a historic naval escort for a Taiwanese vessel yesterday, in pirate-infested Somali waters. The PLA naval expeditionary force ...

  3. Frigate aground off Spratlys

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Defence confirmed yesterday. The ministry said in a brief statement that the navy frigate had 'accidentally run aground during its routine patrol mission' around Half Moon Shoal- known as Banyue Shoal in Chinese- on Wednesday night. 'There is no report of casualties or injury, and the navy is making rescue efforts,' the statement said. It did not provide further details, ...

  4. Manila sends its flagship to shoal

    Posted Jun 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and protection against aircraft attacks. China Central Television reported on Thursday that 14 PLA Navy vessels recently staged drills in waters around Hainan. The exercises aimed at defending atolls ... itself to be bullied by China. The destroyer used to serve the US and Japanese navies and is one of the last world war two ships in active service. Scarborough Shoal, northwest of Manila Bay, ...

  5. Japan's submarine plan raises arms race fears

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... China admitted for the first time it was planning to develop its first aircraft carrier. The Pentagon in the US said the PLA Navy had at least 60 submarines, including five new nuclear-powered ... defence policy guidelines, which, when they were adopted in December 2004, said 'attention must be paid' to developments such as moves by China. Beijing has been modernising its navy ...

  6. south china sea row

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... 3 The PLA objects to Vietnam's occupation of the South China Sea because... a. it will make China lose face b. it will slow down China's development as the most powerful country ... problem'? 2 Why was the live-fire exercise by Vietnam's navy a potential threat to the region? 3 Why does Russia support Vietnam over the dispute? What can Russia get out of it? Vocabulary 1 We ...

  7. Navy to launch live-fire drill in disputed waters

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com The Chinese navy will launch a six-day military drill today in disputed waters of the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, amid mounting tensions ... to protect its territorial rights. Military analysts said it was routine for the navy to conduct drills over the summer, but they added that the area used in the current drill was larger than ...

  8. PLA live-fire drills warning to India on borders: experts

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman, Minnie Chan

    ... a warning to India not to fish in disputed waters while China is busy dealing with issues in the South and East China seas, military analysts said. The official PLA Pictorial reported on Wednesday ... said advanced weaponry involved in the drills included the new generation fighter jet Jian-11; the Hongqi-9 surface-to-air anti-aircraft missiles; and the 96-B tanks. According to the PLA ...

  9. New highway to Tibetan area near India a boon for military

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... for the People's Liberation Army to defend the border near India, said Anthony Wong Dong, president of the International Military Association, an independent group based in Macau. 'The PLA has spared ... said. On Wednesday the armed police construction team of the PLA broke through the last obstacle in the 3.3-kilometre Galongla Tunnel- the key to the 117-kilometre Metok highway located close ...

  10. Troubled waters

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... washed-up debris. On Hainan, you would stumble across one of the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) most important facilities, the Yulin naval base, outside Sanya. Here, floating in pens ... minds across the region and beyond. Talk privately with PLA strategists and it is clear they are in no mood to be contained. 'It would be a mistake for anyone to think that by controlling ...




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