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  1. PLA ramped up China's stand on US-Korea drill

    Posted Aug 06th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Political pressure from the military community forced the central government to change the text of its official statements several times in the past two months to harden its tone over the US-South Korean joint naval drill near its territorial waters, according to diplomats. The manoeuvres, in which the aircraft carrier USS George Washington took part from ...

  2. Taiwan issue, spying hold back ties with US military

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... on joint military drills covering humanitarian relief operations because it's very difficult to further co-operate when both sides do not trust each other,' Xu said. 'The PLA feels ... Minnie Chan in Beijing Military co-operation between China and the US has been sporadic and limited because of deep mistrust between the two sides, a retired PLA general has said, ...

  3. U.S. shows 'bad timing' in South China Sea: general

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com China's top military officer yesterday criticised the United States for its recent military drills in the South China Sea, calling this 'bad ... The South China Sea remains a sensitive issue between the two superpowers, with Beijing frequently voicing frustration over US military drills in the region with Vietnam, the Philippines, Australia ...

  4. U.S. forces' chief visits sensitive P.L.A. bases

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... had heated exchanges on South China Sea disputes. PLA Chief of General Staff Chen Bingde said the military drills by the US and other countries in the area were conducted with 'bad ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com The top US military official, Admiral Mike Mullen, wrapped up his four-day visit to China yesterday by having a glimpse of a submarine base ...

  5. Wen returns to hot topic of political reform

    Posted Sep 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... freedom of navigation in the South China Sea. However, Wen said Beijing trusted the US when it said it did not intend to cause harm in military drills it held with South Korea off the Korean ... be a step to reduce those external pressures,' Lau said. At Wednesday's event, Wen also romped through recent hot topics ranging from missiles targeting Taiwan to the US-led drills off ...

  6. Defence chief vows country will not pursue hegemony

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... the military's stance towards Taiwan would not change, Xinhua reported. It said General Liang made the pledges in a speech at a celebration of the 81st anniversary of the People's Liberation Army ... the mainland's rapid increase in military spending. Some accused Beijing of starting another round of an Asian arms race. In recent years, Beijing has been trying to modernise what it calls a largely ...

  7. Navy, air force promotions made with eye to Taiwan

    Posted Jul 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the military against Taiwan. The Wen Wei Po newspaper reported yesterday that Rear Admiral Wu Shengli, originally deputy commander of the Guangzhou military region and commander of the South Sea Fleet, and Lieutenant-General Xu Qiliang, deputy commander of the Shenyang military region and commander of the Shenyang air force, were among those promoted in the latest PLA leadership reshuffle. The news came less ...

  8. Taiwan warns of crushing attack

    Posted Jul 04th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Military uses mainland threat to press for $141b in new arms The number of mainland missiles pointing at Taiwan will reach 800 in 2006, enough for the PLA to launch 10 ... Liberation Army would launch its annual Dongshan military exercise on Fujian Island in the Taiwan Strait. According to the report, carried by the Taiwanese paper Liberty Times, Taipei considered ...

  9. The shelling has stopped, but the PLA still has designs on Taiwan

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... but it did take the military off the front line of efforts to 'liberate' the island. Even so, Beijing has used Taiwan's military power as a reason to modernise its own forces- forces ... by paramount leader Deng Xiaoping. Andy Chang Wu-yue, director of the Institute of China Studies at Tamkang University in Taipei, said the end of direct cross-strait military confrontation pointed ...

  10. March to modernity for PLA command

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan and Choi Chi-yuk Incoming military chiefs bring youth, education and technical know-how The guard has been changing at the top of the world's biggest military, with the incoming leaders of the People's Liberation Army being well-educated younger officers and Taiwan experts. They have been ushered into their posts as Central Military Commission (CMC) chairman ...




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