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  1. News - China

    Restaurant training, North Korean-style (video)

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:03pm by Amy Li

    ... It's hard to tell whether it's a restaurant or a military camp with soldiers dressed as waitresses, said viewers. In this video clip, which has gone viral on China's social media, young waitresses in a restaurant in China's northern Liaoning province are seen going through quasi-military style training: chanting slogans, dancing, singing and excerising ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MEDIA DIGEST

    Chuck Hagel's visit to Liaoning carrier spurs media talk on PLA transparency

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by Teddy Ng

    ... on PLA transparency US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel's invitation to board the Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier, sparked discussions on whether China should open its military facilities to the general public. Hagel, who wrapped up his mainland tour on Thursday, became the first foreign official invited aboard the Liaoning. After landing in the port city of Qingdao ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Building trust as PLA Navy expands its role

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of Aden from Somali pirates in 2008. China's naval modernisation has since been of particular interest, especially after the commissioning of the Liaoning aircraft carrier in 2012, disputes ... of the Liaoning's escort ships with a US Navy cruiser, the USS Cowpens, garnered particular concern, being viewed as a sign of increasing belligerence. China has to modernise and enlarge its navy to protect ...

  4. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Time to put economy to new reform index test

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 07:46am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... exceeded the national GDP figure sampled by the central government. When Li was the party chief of Liaoning province, he reportedly told an overseas visitor that he did not place much faith in GDP ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    Xinhua: CPPCC official keeps a wife, four concubines, and six kids in his massive Liaoning estate

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 08:12am by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy Today's officials behaving illegally shocker comes from Li Qingshan, a member of the CPPCC Liaoning Provincial Committee who stands accused of fathering six kids with five different women. Li's large family was "reported" online recently and got picked up by Xinhua last night. In addition to accusations of criminal activity, the online posts ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Liaoning's role in China's blue-water navy

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Liaoning's role in China's navy There is great symbolism in the nation's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. Its handing over to the People's ... and the Liaoning points the way ahead. There is every need for a blue-water navy and, in the vessel, China's intentions are made plain. China's becoming a naval power is inevitable. The energy ...

  7. News - China - LIAONING

    'Pretty post-80s' vice-mayor accused of nepotism

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 07:14pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao Controversy is being stirred up in Liaoning province, after the young, recently-appointed female vice-mayor of Donggang was found to have scored the lowest among 25 candidates ... at Liaodong’s Foreign Affairs Office. An uncle of Dong’s husband, Liu Mingchu, had previously worked at numerous government offices including the Dandong City Department of Transportation, the Liaoning ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's aircraft carrier accomplishes its mission- bolster Chinese pride

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by TREFOR MOSS

    ... to the south, and the United States wherever you choose to look. And it's escalating. This week, China unveiled the ultimate weapon in this war: the aircraft carrier Liaoning. It is exactly ... such as the Diaoyu and Spratly islands, the Liaoning- which officially entered navy service on Tuesday- fired its opening salvo in this war of sentiment and self-image. Its first mission was not to destroy ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Testing times for Sino-US military relations

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... been evident. Such an incident is what the sides have been actively trying to avoid. A near-collision last December involving a support ship with the aircraft carrier the Liaoning ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Most welcome PLA joining Rimpac exercise with region's other navies

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by Cary Huang

    ... the Liaoning, in the South China Sea. While incidents have been common in the East and South China seas over the past decade, it was by far the most serious a US EP-3 renaissance plane was forced ...




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