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  1. News - China - MILITARY

    Work under way on China's second aircraft carrier at Dalian yard

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 05:42am by Staff Reporters

    ... second aircraft carrier China is reportedly building a second aircraft carrier, estimated to be completed by 2018, on its way to expanding its fleet to four of the massive ships. Media reports- later deleted from the internet- stated Liaoning party chief Wang Min told a panel of the provincial people's congress that the second carrier was being built in the city of Dalian. ...

  2. News - China - MILITARY

    Aircraft carrier Liaoning begins drills in sensitive South China Sea with battle group

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 11:26pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com China's first aircraft carrier begins first battle formation training drills in the politically sensitive waters of the South China Sea Liaoning heads for disputed local seas China's first aircraft carrier has set off for training exercises in the politically sensitive waters of the South China Sea. It is the first time the Liaoning has carried ...

  3. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA officials and media tour US aircraft carrier

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 11:41pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Move seen as gesture attempting to smooth military ties between nations PLA officials get tour of US carrier The USS George Washington yesterday hosted senior PLA officers and members of the press aboard the aircraft carrier in the South China Sea, in a gesture aimed at maintaining smooth military ties with China. The media tour was held ...

  4. News - China - MILITARY

    Carrier Liaoning arrives at Qingdao home base

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Carrier arrives at Qingdao home China's sole aircraft carrier arrived yesterday at its permanent base in the eastern port city of Qingdao, Shandong ... to indicate that the nation's first carrier base is operational after four years of construction. Li Jie, a researcher with the navy's military academy in Beijing, said that stationing ...

  5. News - China - MILITARY

    Father of fighter programme Luo Yang dies after carrier landing triumph

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... China is mourning the death of its J-15 jet-fighter programme chief, who collapsed shortly after the nation's first aircraft carrier returned from successful landing tests involving ... able to operate from an aircraft carrier, making it a crucial piece of the country's efforts to build a carrier fleet. State media gave Luo's death high-profile coverage, praising him ...

  6. News - China - MILITARY

    Reports hail aircraft carrier's landing tests

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Reports hail aircraft carrier's landing tests China's indigenous carrier-based fighter, the J-15, has completed landing tests on the country's first carrier, the Liaoning, state media reported yesterday. In a sign that the carrier could soon be operational, the tests took place on Tuesday during a 19-day period of sea trials ...

  7. News - China - MILITARY

    China carrier ‘more stepping-stone’ than milestone

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 04:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing The debut of China’s first aircraft carrier marks a symbolic milestone for the growing military power, but analysts said the second-hand vessel remains far ... called the carrier’s launch a “milestone” in Chinese military history and weapons development. Yang Yi, a rear admiral in China’s navy, said in a commentary in state-run media that the hulking ...

  8. News - China - MILITARY

    China's first aircraft carrier handed over to PLA navy

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Leaders attend ceremony in Dalian but no details on ship's assignment PLA takes charge of first carrier China's first aircraft carrier was formally delivered to the PLA Navy and commissioned in Dalian, Liaoning, yesterday after seven years of refitting. The defence ministry said the carrier, named the Liaoning, would "raise ...

  9. News - China - MILITARY

    The Young Guns of China: Beijing steps up efforts to recruit a new generation of soldiers

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 10:22pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg While Beijing increases its defence spending and updates its military hardware, it is also stepping up efforts to recruit a new generation of soldiers The young guns of China China's military has used annual budget increases of more than 10 per cent to buy precision-guided weapons, fighter jets and its first aircraft carrier. Now it is seeking to upgrade its recruits ...

  10. News - China - MILITARY

    Will 'strongman' Xi Jinping lead China into armed conflicts with rival neighbours?

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 09:23am by Minnie Chan

    ... as the so-called “aircraft carrier killers” the YJ-12 supersonic anti-ship missile and the YJ-100 anti-ship cruise missiles. Beijing also announced at the end of last year that it has set up another aircraft carrier base at Sanya  on Hainan island, close to disputed regions of the South China Sea. This comes after China took delivery of its first carrier, the Liaoning in September 2012 which ...




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