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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    Rescue of blazing boat by frigate seen as PLA statement in East China Sea

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Swift action by PLA Navy- after Japanese had offered to assist burning Zhejiang fishing boat- seen as sign of its readiness in East China Sea Warship ... should be aware that it appears the PLA navy treated this rescue as a live drill- and they performed pretty well," he said. ...

  2. Crash plane may have been in drills

    Posted Apr 05th 2006, 12:00am by Cynthia Wan

    ... this week. A PLA Daily report, that was also carried by Xinhua, said the navy had been holding war games in the East China Sea. The PLA has built up a strong naval and air force presence on Hainan ... died. Hainan province is under the administration of the Guangzhou Military Region. Military expert Wong Dong said the PLA navy's divisions three and nine wre based on Hainan. Division ...

  3. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    China splits search-and-rescue fleet as hunt for missing Flight 370 leads into vast Indian Ocean

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 12:32am

    ... to the Bay of Bengal, while the other would steam south to Sumatra and Christmas Island, PLA Navy spokesman Liang Yang said in a statement on Tuesday. Malaysian authorities said on Sunday ... vessels in Singaporean waters, Xinhua added. China so far has sent 10 ships to take part in the search and recue mission, including five PLA Navy warships and five civilian and commercial ships. ...

  4. Combat ship set for key role in military diplomacy

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... shipyard off Shanghai- the PLA Navy's second amphibious assault vessel. The 200-metre Jinggangshan will be one of the most closely watched of the navy's modern fleet and could signal ... and extensive sea trials would still be needed before the PLA Navy felt confident enough to deploy such a group internationally. 'As exciting as the developments of these new ships may be, ...

  5. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Qing dynasty naval defeat 'a warning' for PLA

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Scholars say 1894 naval debacle may be repeated if modernisation comes without political reform Warning from past for PLA navy The humiliating defeat ... Fleet was a very pitiful fleet, because its power had been extremely limited Those at the workshop included naval scholars, retired navy top brass and officers from the PLA navy's three ...

  6. News - China - BILATERAL TIES

    Chinese warships cross waters near Japan's Okinawa islands

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, AFP

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Seven PLA Navy vessels spotted near Okinawa islands in apparent show of might, but defence ministry says they crossed the waters legally Chinese ... the disputed Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan. Mainland analysts said the PLA Navy's move was an intentional demonstration of Beijing's dismay at the international support Tokyo ...

  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA head into the bush with Australian and US counterparts

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:15am by Staff Reporter

    ... naval exercises in Hawaii in July. It was hailed as a sign of improved military ties- even though the PLA Navy sent an uninvited electronic surveillance ship to possibly eavesdrop ... Staff reporter PLA head into Outback wilderness A small band of PLA troops are joining their US counterparts and Australian army hosts for an exercise to learn survival skills in the harsh ...

  8. News - China - DIAOYU ISLANDS

    Chinese warships to become common feature around Diaoyus

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... in the western Pacific. A front-page report in yesterday's People's Liberation Army Daily said four warships from the PLA Navy's North Sea Fleet had passed Yonaguni and Iriomote islands ... time that PLA Navy ships have patrolled waters near the Diaoyus since the Japanese government bought three of the disputed islands in September. On October 16, the North Sea Fleet sent seven ...

  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    Beijing backs code to prevent conflict at sea along with US and Japan

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 11:19pm by Teddy Ng, Julian Ryall, Reuters

    ... history and resolve maritime disputes through peaceful means PLA Navy chief Wu Shengli The Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea was approved unanimously at the Western Pacific Naval Symposium in the port city of Qingdao. It comes after more than 10 years of discussion since such a charter was first proposed by Australia. PLA Navy chief Admiral Wu Shengli said the code was important ...

  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    China to join Russia in joint naval drills in Sea of Japan

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Daily reported yesterday that the PLA Navy and the Russian Pacific Fleet would stage its "Joint Sea-2013" exercises in the Sea of Japan's Peter the Great Gulf. The two militaries ... ship to the upcoming manoeuvres, the largest number of PLA Navy vessels ever sent to participate in naval exercises with a foreign military force, the military's mouthpiece said. In all, ...




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