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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - China - SINO-US TIES

    Chuck Hagel kicks off China visit with rare glimpse of Liaoning aircraft carrier

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 05:29pm by Teddy Ng

    ... on board the Liaoning after arriving in the port city of Qingdao, getting a glimpse of Beijing's growing military strength and ambition. Observers said the visit was a response to increasing ... with junior officers in the dining area. "The secretary was very pleased with his visit today aboard the carrier Liaoning," said Pentagon press secretary Admiral John Kirby. "He hopes ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - China

    Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning takes up role in South China Sea

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 12:59pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Liaoning docks at new Sanya base and prepares for training exercises in move of high strategic importance for nation's future navy operations ... increasing tensions with nations such as the Philippines and Vietnam, which also have territorial claims in the region. Captain Zhang shares his toughts about Liaoning   "The docking ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - China

    China needs three aircraft carriers, writes naval researcher

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 04:51am by Minnie Chan

    ... Party chief in Liaoning province Wang Min said earlier this month that a second was being built in Dalian. Reports of his comments were later deleted from the internet. Li dismissed reports ... at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry and the Shanghai-based Jiangnan Shipyard. "Besides the Dalian dockyard which successfully refitted the Soviet-built Liaoning carrier for China, the Shanghai ...




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