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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    Xi Jinping told Liaoning's captain to get aircraft carrier ship-shape soon

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 09:11am by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com Magazine reports president's instructions to Liaoning's captain during August inspection Be ready as soon as possible, Xi tells carrier chief A Communist ... by mainland media, but until yesterday what he discussed with the Liaoning's commander had not been reported. "[You should] build up [the carrier's] combat readiness, logistics ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's first aircraft carrier Liaoning successfully completes South China Sea trials

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 12:30pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing China’s first aircraft carrier has successfully completed sea trials in the South China Sea, state media reported. The Liaoning returned to port on Wednesday ... and “attained the anticipated objectives.” “All tests and training programmes went well as scheduled,” it said. Aircraft, naval vessels and submarines also participated in the Liaoning’s tests. Early ...

  3. News - China - DEFENCE

    US navy accused of 'harassing' carrier Liaoning in South China Sea incident

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 11:30pm by Cary Huang, AP

    ... Cary Huang and Associated Press Americans were responsible for near-miss at sea with Chinese fleet, according to state newspaper U.S. navy accused of 'harassing' liaoning ... to a naval drill involving the country's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, and its support ships. The paper said the Cowpens came within 45 kilometres of the Chinese squadron, inside what ...

  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    New practise flights from Liaoning for J-15 fighter

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com New practise flights from Liaoning for J-15 fighter A J-15 fighter jet completed a series of difficult take-off-and-landing tests on the Liaoning aircraft ... as a "foundation for the Liaoning to continue with more in-depth training and experiments". The development of the J-15 is a key step in the PLA Navy's ambitions to build a "blue water" ...

  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    Xi Jinping sends signal to neighbours with high-profile tour of Liaoning aircraft carrier

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 12:00am by CARY HUANG; TEDDY NG

    ... Cary Huang and Teddy Ng President greets sailors and commends flight crews at Dalian base Xi tours aircraft carrier Liaoning President Xi Jinping has paid his first visit to the country's sole aircraft carrier - a trip that analysts said was designed to send a strong message to regional rivals. Xi's inspection tour of the Liaoning in Dalian followed a series of naval ...

  6. News - China - DEFENCE

    Carrier commander spoke to US ship captain after near collision

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 01:10pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Liaoning commander had 'professional' conversation with Cowpens counterpart following close call between carrier escort and US cruiser Ship captains spoke after near miss The captain of aircraft carrier Liaoning had a brief, "professional" conversation with the commanding officer of the USS Cowpens after the near collision ...

  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    China mourns death of engineer of Liaoning aircraft

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 11:33am by AP and Bloomberg

    ... Liaoning after the province where it is based. The coverage illustrates the priority Beijing has placed on the programme, seen as representing China’s rise from poverty to economic and political ...

  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's Liaoning aircraft carrier completes test-landing of jets

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com J-15 fighters and crew on board Liaoning have completed more than 100 exercises in recent months Aircraft carrier passes landing tests The People's Liberation Army had successfully conducted the first landing tests of the J-15 fighter jet on its sole aircraft carrier, Xinhua said yesterday. The Chinese-made J-15 fighter landed on the Liaoning ...

  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's first aircraft carrier could be named 'Liaoning' after province

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Aircraft carrier could be named after province where it was refitted, mainland media reports 'Liaoning' in running for first carrier's name China's first aircraft carrier may be named the "Liaoning", after the province where it was completed, according to mainland media. Dalian, a port city in northeastern Liaoning province, ...

  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    Defence ministry dismisses rumours of second aircraft carrier

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... about where the country's first aircraft carrier - the Liaoning - may be based. Such information could hint at which People's Liberation Army fleet the carrier is assigned to. Some analysts have suggested that the Liaoning may not be assigned to any fleet, in order to avoid being associated with territorial disputes in the East China and South China seas. When asked ...




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