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  1. PLA hawks accuse US of provocation over military drills

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... warned Vietnam it would regret its decision to hold a seven-day joint naval drill with the US in the disputed South China Sea. Yesterday he said Beijing was angry over planned joint military ... in the Yellow Sea military drill'. 'All evidence tells us that so far the US has benefited the most in the sinking of [the South Korean warship] Cheonan,' Yang wrote. 'The US ...

  2. PLA drill highlights elite brigade from Jinan military region

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... drill is meant to test a series of joint-action theories, including command mechanisms and battle formations. With live ammunition fired throughout the exercise, an unspecified Jinan Military ... of the drill itself but highlighted the role played by the Jinan Military Region. 'It is not that significant in terms of the number of soldiers participating in the drill, which reflects, ...

  3. Students swap campus comforts for the rigours of military drill

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not be in favour of it and she might cry. 'But I really like the idea of a military career. Tunnel Warfare [a movie shot in the 1960s about quick-witted Chinese farmer-soldiers fighting Japanese ... and father used to be soldiers. I grew up on a military base and was deeply impressed by military culture. Discipline, respect for rules and strong will are the military values I cherish. 'It ...

  4. PLA carries out night drill near Yellow Sea based on scenario of an attack by the US

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Shanghai-based military expert Ni Lexiong said the night-flying drill had also been part of an escalating response to joint US-South Korea military drills in the Yellow Sea. 'Most of the PLA's ... military exercises outside our borders,' Xu said. 'In fact, such military drills have taken place many times, but we revealed this drill to the outside world just because of its sensitive ...

  5. In the dark

    Posted Sep 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a show' sound similar: only the last character is pronounced differently. Some critics joke that this is why so many exercises- even some military drills- look so staged. Authorities may think ... it might be a bit strange to have a TV producer directing a blackout drill. But such practice is commonplace on the mainland. People are afraid of making embarrassing mistakes or exposing flaws ...

  6. Navy to launch live-fire drill in disputed waters

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com The Chinese navy will launch a six-day military drill today in disputed waters of the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, amid mounting tensions ... the Senkaku Islands, but military analysts said Beijing was trying to present an aggressive stance to Tokyo and the US, which is hosting a 22-nation military drill in Pacific waters off Hawaii. ...

  7. 2-month drill to test PLA's logistics and mobility

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... involved in border disputes with neighbouring countries. Xinhua said the military drill would involve 50,000 heavily armoured troops from four military zones over thousands of kilometres to test the PLA's long-distance mobility. The long-range drill- code-named Kuayue (Chinese for 'stride') 2009, would mobilise one army division from each of the military commands of Shenyang, ...

  8. Taiwan to stage 70 drills this year

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan will stage 70 military drills later this year, including a series of annual war games involving its three services, to strengthen ... co-operation among the three forces. He said that with the military threat from the mainland growing all the time, the island needed to hold regular military drills to strengthen its defensive ...

  9. Experts say drills stir up disputes

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... dispute] turbulent, because then it has a better chance of controlling the situation.' The annual Cobra Gold exercises have grown into the largest military drills in the region. The joint ... need to show off our military might by staging drills in the future. It's very important to resort to the carrot-and-stick approach in such a situation.' Ni Lexiong, an expert ...

  10. Oil drills 'better than naval ones'

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Mainland military experts say Beijing should make use of its deep-sea technology to explore and even start drilling for oil in disputed parts of the South China Sea to reinforce its sovereignty. Xu Guangyu, a senior researcher at the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association in Beijing, said military action would be China's last resort ...




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