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  1. Naval war games 'send message to US'

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The PLA navy staged live-fire war games in an apparent message to the United States not to step into territorial disputes China has with its neighbours in both the South ... and the current swift in the seas in late autumn, the PLA navy seldom holds war games in the South and East China seas during this season,' he said. 'I think the drills wanted to send a stronger ...

  2. News - China - HISTORY

    China's navy no longer so inferior to Japan's, experts say

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:38am by Minnie Chan, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Minnie Chan and Kristine Kwok PLA Navy catching up with Japan's, experts say China's loss of the first Sino-Japanese war has been attributed to a disorganised navy. Although ... a qualitative advantage over China's, the People's Liberation Army is catching up, analysts say. In sheer manpower, China has the upper hand, with Beijing putting the PLA Navy's strength ...

  3. Tung salutes arrival of the big guns

    Posted May 01st 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... anchor in Hong Kong on their way to training exercises celebrating the PLA Navy's 55th anniversary. Vice-Admiral Yao Xingyuan, the group's commander, would not say where the ships were ... Kelvin Chan The navy's big guns sailed into Hong Kong yesterday for a six-day port call in the biggest show of military might since the handover. A People's Liberation Army naval ...

  4. As China puts its naval might on display, Hu renews peace pledge

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok in Qingdao, Shandong China held its first multinational naval parade yesterday to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the PLA Navy, with some of its advanced ... observers still believed it had helped raise military transparency. Andrew Yang Nien-dzu, a Taipei-based military expert, said: 'I think the parade has enhanced the PLA Navy's transparency ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Most welcome PLA joining Rimpac exercise with region's other navies

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang Joint naval event seen by most as opportunity to calm rivalries and boost ties with the US- but others urge caution PLA joining Rimpac exercise seen as milestone for region The Pacific has never been entirely at peace for the past century. But never before have such efforts been made to achieve concord as navies from across the region- many of them rivals- join ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to 100,000 years. Staff Reporter PLA Navy saves tanker from recapture by Somali pirates The PLA Navy on Monday rescued a Philippine-flagged chemical tanker pursued by Somali pirates, Xinhua reported. ...

  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA aircraft carrier gets hull number, suggesting it's ready for action

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... of the carrier. The report said that while most PLA Navy ships had three-digit hull numbers, there were two training ships that carried two-digit numbers- No 81 Zhenghe and No 82 Shichang. Antony Wong Dong, a Macau-based PLA watcher, said the carrier's numbering suggested the navy may go with a new naming system for its carriers. "The vessel could possibly be named 'Hubei ...

  8. News - China - Flight MH370

    China cancels 20-nation navy parade because of hunt for Malaysian airliner

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 04:08am by Minnie Chan, AFP

    ... Minnie Chan and Agencies China scraps navy parade amid jet hunt China has cancelled a multinational naval parade to mark the 65th anniversary of the PLA Navy later this month because of the continuing search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. PLA Navy spokesman Liang Yang announced the cancellation yesterday, according to a statement by the navy. The statement said the long ...

  9. News - China - NAVY

    Senior PLA naval officer pledges 'bigger and better' aircraft carriers

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... carrier, would have its first high seas trial later this year. Song said the Liaoning did not belong to any of the PLA Navy's three fleets, but was under the direct command and management ... pilots and sailors to co-operate on board smoothly Senior Colonel Li Jie, a researcher at the PLA Navy's Military Academy in Beijing, said China's next carrier would be based ...

  10. News - China Insider - MILITARY

    Indian warship captain refuses Chinese admiral’s request to view command centre

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 12:32pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Shivalik hosted the Chinese navy chief on Tuesday during its port call in Qingdao, the headquarters of the PLA Navy’s North Sea Fleet in Shandong province. “The Indian side were taken unawares ... naval fleet. In March, India’s navy rejected a Chinese request to allow PLA Navy ships to enter Indian waters to search for the wreckage of a missing Malaysian Airlines flight in what Indian ...




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