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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEFENCE

    PLA exercise waking up islanders

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Residents say they have been rudely awakened by mysterious noises for the past few mornings PLA exercise waking up islanders Mysterious noises that have awakened residents of outlying islands and rattled their windows recently are believed to come from a People's Liberation Army exercise being conducted in waters south of Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1030278/pla-exercise-waking-islanders
  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA reports maritime drill near Vietnam simulating threat to oil rig

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:22am by Minnie Chan

    ... On May 2, China deployed a large oil rig, known as HD 981, to waters close to the disputed Paracel Islands, which China calls the Xisha Islands. Vietnam calls them Hoang Sa. The action triggered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580189/pla-reports-maritime-drill-near-vietnam-simulating-threat-oil-rig
  3. News - World - DEFENCE

    China sends surveillance ship to monitor US naval drill off Guam

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:18am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... of the PLA Navy and a member of the Central Military Commission, told US naval officials at a forum in Rhode Island that China would continue intercepting spy planes near Chinese territory though ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1597010/china-sends-surveillance-ship-monitor-us-naval-drill-guam
  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA reveals how captain 'stopped submarine from falling into 3,000-metre trench'

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:03pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... are northern regions of the Taiwan strait and southern areas from James Shoal including the Paracel Islands, Macclesfield Bank and the disputed Spratly Islands. Wang and his subordinates were given ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1584450/pla-reveals-how-captain-stopped-submarine-falling-3000-metre-trench
  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan scrambles fighter jets after PLA spy planes 'repeatedly' breach airspace

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 02:45pm by Lawrence Chung, AFP

    ... force scrambled fighter jets to track two mainland PLA surveillance planes that intruded on the island's air defence zone, the island's military said yesterday. One plane entered ... the PLA Air Force could test Taiwan's air surveillance capabilities and its reaction to intruders, the officer was quoted as saying. Luo Shou-he, a spokesman for the island's Defence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580792/taiwan-scrambles-fighter-jets-after-pla-spy-planes-repeatedly-breach
  6. News - China Insider - DEFENCE

    US spy plane may have triggered Chinese jet interception by dropping sonar buoy: state media

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 04:40pm by Chris Luo

    ... international waters east of Hainan Island last week, triggering a war of words between the two nations. US officials called the act “aggressive” and “dangerous” but China denied its pilot did anything ... it was intercepted, some Chinese experts have said it was surveilling China’s nuclear submarines deployed at Hainan Island. Rear admiral Yin Zhuo said the P-8’s mission was part of the US military’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1581139/sonar-system-dropped-us-aircraft-may-have-triggered-chinese-jet
  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan to spend HK$19 billion on home-made missile defence against Beijing

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 06:07pm by AFP

    ... and Beijing have eased markedly since Ma Ying-jeou became Taiwan’s president in 2008 on a China-friendly platform. He was re-elected in 2012. But the mainland still considers the self-ruled island ... more than 1,600 missiles aimed at the island. Defence officials were not immediately available for comment. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581963/taiwan-spend-hk19-billion-home-made-missile-defence-against-beijing
  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    China vows to act against intensified US military surveillance

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:08am by Teddy Ng

    ... plane in international airspace off Hainan Island. Washington said the Chinese J-11 jet came within nine metres of US Navy P-8 Poseidon reconnaissance plane and that Beijing had previously been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581590/china-vows-act-against-intensified-us-military-surveillance
  9. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    India launches first home-built anti-submarine ship to counter China

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:44am by BLOOM

    ... anti-submarine warfare capabilities against Chinese submarines," Rear Admiral Raja Menon, a retired Indian official, said of the Kamorta, which is named after an Indian island that was a convict ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580125/india-launches-first-home-built-anti-submarine-ship-counter-china
  10. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    China's 'dangerous acts' at sea could have consequences, warns Japan white paper

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 11:55am by AFP

    ... is believed to harbour vast natural resources below its seabed. The islands are called the Diaoyu by China and Senkaku by Japan. In a June confrontation, Tokyo said that two Chinese fighter jets flew ... – and the Russian-administered Kuril Islands, which Tokyo calls the Northern Territories. “These territorial issues remain unsolved,” it said. Abe has vowed to boost spending on Japan’s Self-Defence Forces, with Tokyo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1566830/japan-slams-chinas-growing-threat-505-page-defence-paper

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