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  1. News - China

    Budget for National Games in Liaoning cut by 78pc

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 05:15pm by AP

    ... on August 31 to September 12 in the northeastern province of Liaoning, will be kept to a maximum of 800 million yuan (HK$1.01 billion), the deputy director of the organising committee, He Min, ... cities usually compete to outspend each other on elaborate ceremonies and glitzy venues. Liaoning’s decision to brag about its cost-cutting, therefore, represents a sharp shift in tone among ...

  2. 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 ...

  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 - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Authorities reject report on torture at women's labour camp in Liaoning

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 03:02pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Report on torture at labour camp rejected Liaoning authorities have lashed back at a news report alleging torture at a women's labour camp, calling the piece phony and containing “malicious attack rhetoric” characteristic of the outlawed Falun Gong group. A 10-day investigation by a joint panel in northern China's Liaoning province ...

  5. News - China - ARMED FORCES

    Rare glimpse of life aboard the aircraft carrier Liaoning

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... On the inside: rare glimpse of the new-look Liaoning The People's Liberation Army Daily has revealed what China's first carrier, the Liaoning, looks like on the inside. Western naval ... trained and how they live. It said naval officers and sailors had proposed more than 4,000 recommendations for improving the Liaoning since it entered service in September. The report did ...

  6. News - China

    China Digest

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of stealing 20,000 yuan. LIAONING Homeowner dies in fall A man in Dalian fell to his death while trying to enter his house through a window by climbing from his neighbour's home, Liaoning.nen.com.cn reports. The man, in his 40s, was trying to find a way in on Tuesday after breaking his key in the lock. He tried to reach his home from his neighbour's third-floor window, about ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - China

    PLA names captain of its first aircraft carrier

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

    ... in yesterday's commissioning ceremony for the carrier - named Liaoning - which was held on the vessel in Dalian, Liaoning. Xinhua said more than 98 per cent of the officers on Liaoning have ...

  9. News - China - MILITARY

    Carrier Liaoning arrives at Qingdao home base

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... province, home to the navy's North Sea Fleet that oversees waters surrounding Japan and the Korean Peninsula, according to state media. The arrival of the vessel, named the Liaoning, appeared ... the Liaoning in Qingdao could also put pressure on Japan, which is engaged in island disputes with Beijing in the East China Sea. "But there is no direct link between the base and the disputes ...

  10. News - China - AVIATION

    Chinese tourist hub Sanya wants to reclaim land for new airport projects

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23pm by Alice Yan

    ... in Hainan come as Dalian in Liaoning province is building an airport on land taken from the sea. The aviation hub, covering an area of 20.9 square kilometres, was expected to be the world's ...




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