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  1. Briefs

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Refitted aircraft carrier starts eighth sea trial China's refitted aircraft carrier launched its eighth sea trial last Thursday morning, the Guangzhou-based Nanfang Daily reports. ... said. A Macau businessman bought the half-built Soviet aircraft carrier, formerly called the Varyag, from the Ukraine military in 1998 for a price of US$20 million, under the pretence ...

  2. New aircraft carrier sets sail for tests

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... China's first aircraft carrier set sail for tests at sea. An aircraft carrier is a very big warship that can act as an airport for war planes. Planes use a lot of fuel and so they cannot fly for very long distances. With an airport at sea they can reach much further. The carrier was bought from Russia and refitted by China. ...

  3. No immediate plan for aircraft carriers

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan A People's Liberation Army think-tank on armaments and military equipment has poured cold water on the public's enthusiasm for aircraft carriers, saying China ... aircraft carriers, but the PLA would focus its limited resources on missiles and submarines, which would be more cost-effective and have a better chance of survival in modern warfare. 'Our ...

  4. PLA carrier's launch downplayed

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Beijing yesterday attempted to downplay fears about its military might by stressing that its first aircraft carrier will be used for research and training. Defence spokesman Geng Yansheng spoke amid growing speculation that the carrier's sea trials will begin around August 1, the anniversary of the founding of the People's ...

  5. Aircraft carrier 'still not ready'

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Senior military officers have confirmed for the first time that China is building an aircraft carrier, but say it will not be used to interfere in the affairs of other countries. 'China is constructing its aircraft carrier, but it has not been completed yet,' General Chen Bingde, the chief of the People's Liberation Army's general ...

  6. Transparency required on defence spending

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the J20 stealth jet fighter, aircraft carriers and anti-carrier missiles, and special programmes such as the purchase of key equipment from overseas. Foreign analysts believe real growth ... expensive for the bulk of the population. All this points to the need for a spirited and open debate about an appropriate level of defence spending in terms of competition for resources without ...

  7. American warships docking in HK today

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... said the nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, along with other battle group ships, would stay for less than a week. During that time, the crew will shop, catch up with visiting family, and volunteer for local charities. The US consulate refused to comment yesterday on the aircraft carrier's arrival for security reasons. The stay is expected to generate millions ...

  8. Beijing signals intent to build aircraft carrier

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Ship plan under 'serious' study The Ministry of National Defence has revealed that China is 'seriously' considering building an aircraft carrier to protect its national interests - Beijing's first public confirmation of the controversial plan that has been a source of speculation for a decade. 'Aircraft carriers are a reflection ...

  9. Insurgents threaten to use Aids carriers to attack army

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... Shaikh Azizur Rahman in Calcutta Insurgents fighting for independence in northeast India have threatened to launch an 'Aids attack' against the army if it continues its operation against them. The so-called attack would, however, require a certa ...

  10. Prosecutors wrap up war crimes case

    Posted May 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the Port of Buchanan in Liberia.' Global Star (Asia) is no longer listed, but a former employee was tracked down in Singapore and submitted a statement last month. The 22,009-tonne bulk carrier now runs under a new name, Raffles, but its whereabouts are unknown. The prosecution cited reports claiming weapons smuggled from the mainland by van Kouwenhoven's Oriental Timber ...




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