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    Xi's fishermen visit seen as warning to South China Sea neighbours

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... neighbours. Xi's visit to Tanmen, a fishing village in the city of Qionghai in Hainan, on Monday came a few days after the People's Liberation Army Navy's South Sea Fleet finished ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA takes higher profile in disputed waters

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Publicity surrounding naval activities in contested waters has been on the rise since the new leadership took over in Beijing P.L.A. adopts higher profile in sea disputes The People's Liberation Army has stepped up publicity of its military activities in the South China Sea since the change of leadership last month, a move analysts say ...

  3. News - China - WAR DRILLS

    PLA carries out defence drills in Shenyang, Jinan and Sansha

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... The military drills on Wednesday were aimed at enhancing soldiers' combat consciousness and capabilities, the People's Liberation Army Daily reported. It said soldiers from the South Sea ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Air defence and anti-terrorist combat drills carried out in Shenyang, Jinan and Sansha Troops in keyareas tested oncombat readiness The People's ...

  4. Defence chief vows PLA will protect sovereignty

    Posted Aug 01st 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... The People's Liberation Army will defend the country's sovereignty and development, Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie told a reception at the Great Hall of the People yesterday on the eve of the army's 83rd anniversary. 'The PLA is now at a critical development stage as more arduous and onerous tasks are ahead of us,' Liang said, according ...

  5. Head start

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Performers from the People's Liberation Army's arts troupe hold a dress rehearsal at the Hong Kong Coliseum for their show tonight, part of the celebrations to mark the seventh anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. ...

  6. Rocky patch

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode Recent decades have all seen spikes in tension in the South China Sea. The 1970s saw the People's Liberation Army drive off the navy of then-South Vietnam from the southern Paracels, to complete China's occupation of the grouping, as well as a reunified Vietnam's own military push into the Spratly Islands a few years later. Then, in 1988, ...

  7. Fears of encirclement as South China Sea tensions continue

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... interpret the US proposal [for the East Asia Summit] as aimed at expanding its own influence in the region,' he said. Other notable input came courtesy of People's Liberation Army Major ... on Friday, People's Daily carried a piece accusing the domestic media of giving too much attention to the South China Sea dispute, fanning the flames of the issue to the extent that it seemed ...

  8. Army studying legal issues for locals

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Legal technicalities need to be overcome before Hongkongers can join the People's Liberation Army, the local garrison commander says. However, Lieutenant General Zhang Shibo said the army appreciated the enthusiasm of Hong Kong people and was still studying the issues involved. 'The Hong Kong patriots and young people's enthusiasm ...

  9. Complacent leaders must shed indifference to people's plight

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong people appear increasingly willing to be critical of what they perceive to be incompetent or inappropriate decisions by government and have diminishing respect for the influential and moneyed elite. These trends are not, of course, confined to H ...

  10. Partners push people's potential

    Posted May 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Plan to expand initiative by government and Microsoft to boost IT skills-training centres run by NGOs Efforts to bridge the digital divide in Hong Kong are expected to intensify as the Hong Kong Council of Social Service and Microsoft expand a ...




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