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  1. News - China - MILITARY

    China's navy and air force prepare for historic combat drill

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:01am by Andrea Chen

    ... The exercise aimed to break down barriers between the various wings of the PLA and would pave the way for more regular mixed-forces drills, the paper said. The drill suggested military exercises were going off-script to test and improve the fighting skills of the forces, military commentators said. "China's military drills used to have a script- preplanned scenarios between ...

  2. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA's drills may help Shinzo Abe's cause to lift ban on army, expert says

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:21am by Minnie Chan, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... live-firing drills, while meant to be a warning to Japan for lifting its 60-year-old military ban, may instead serve to further Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cause to normalise the army, ... three of its naval fleets. It is also holding a three-month land drill involving 10 brigades from six of its seven key military commands, that will include rocket projectile, artillery ...

  3. News - China - MILITARY

    China, Malaysia to hold first joint military drills

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 04:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia to hold first joint drills with PLA The People's Liberation Army and the Malaysian military will hold their first-ever joint exercises ... drills such as their location, scale, or which military branches would be involved. They would be the first-ever drills between the two countries' armed forces. Hishammuddin, who met his ...

  4. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA says China will join US-led naval drill for first time

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 05:17pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China has confirmed it will participate in a major US-organised naval drill for the first time, official media said on Monday, amid heightened distrust between the two military powers. The Chinese navy will participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) multinational naval exercises, the military’s official People’s Liberation Army Daily ...

  5. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA Navy to conduct training drills in western Pacific over Lunar New Year

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... to conduct holiday drills in western pacific The People's Liberation Army Navy will conduct drills in the western Pacific Ocean during the Lunar New Year holiday after finishing a regular patrol ... report failed to detail the kind of training drills that will be conducted. But it said the flotilla had staged anti-submarine co-operation drills involving ships and aircraft, anti-piracy drills ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - MILITARY

    PLA drill in Victoria Harbour seen as warning to Hong Kong protesters

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 04:02am by Jeffie Lam and Minnie Chan

    ... "restrained and humble" in conducting the drill to "avoid making the Hong Kong public nervous". He said the navy's role had been important because the plan for a military pier ... and Beijing". The military also conducted an air-and-sea drill in the harbour last July. That drill was carried out less than a week after the annual anti-government march.   ...

  7. News - China Insider - MILITARY

    Chinese media tie military’s singing celebrities to graft probes

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:46am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com A state-run newspaper has alleged that a former teacher at the PLA Academy of Arts used connections within the military to arrange shady business ... sources as well as company filings, the China Youth Daily said Su had used these connections within the military, in particular his relations with top military artists, to arrange shady business ...

  8. 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

    ... It did not say how long the drills would last. Previous missions have practised take-off and landing procedures. Macau-based military observer Antony Wong Dong said the Liaoning battle group had ... 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 ...

  9. News - China - MILITARY

    Xi calls on PLA to get combat ready

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... New military chief highlights importance of drills and to be prepared to carry out missions under complicated circumstances The People's Liberation Army Air Force finished a large-scale, 12-day military drill in the Gobi Desert on Friday that chimed with new Central Military Commission (CMC) chief Xi Jinping's emphasis on the strategic importance of such exercises. ...

  10. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA lets foreign press attend monthly briefing for first time in bid for greater transparency

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:04pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Not many years ago, foreign reporters in China trying to call the country’s secretive military couldn’t even get a connection because phone numbers assigned to the journalists were barred from ... in the increasingly confident military’s efforts to project a more transparent image. Restrictions still apply and there is no sign of an improvement in the generally paltry amount and poor quality ...




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