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  1. Foreign ships grace PLA Navy's 60th anniversary party

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said the PLA Navy would be transformed to embrace new technology and become more diversified. Zhang Shiping, a researcher with the PLA's Academy of Military Sciences, told Xinhua ... that the international assembly would help hasten the PLA Navy's integration with the international community. Before arriving in Qingdao, US chief of naval operations Admiral Gary Roughead said ...

  2. US admiral to attend PLA Navy's 60th anniversary parade

    Posted Apr 08th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan A top officer from the United States Navy would attend a naval parade in Shandong this month to witness celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the PLA Navy, a US military ... at the international fleet review in Qingdao on April 23, the date on which the PLA Navy was founded in 1949. It said that the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald would also take part in the naval parade. ...

  3. HK, Taiwan ships seek PLA Navy help

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam and Kristine Kwok China begins historic naval mission off Somalia as French thwart pirate attacks The Chinese navy will begin guiding several mainland vessels- plus a Hong ... be among the vessels being protected by the PLA naval mission. An official from the China Shipowners' Association said owners of the Taiwanese ship had approached the association seeking ...

  4. Navy on new course with senior reshuffle

    Posted Dec 29th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Security Council that does not have one. Xu's successor, Du Jingchen, 57, the former chief of staff from the South Sea Fleet, was commander-in-chief when the PLA Navy sent its first naval ... media also reported that the PLA Navy was undergoing a massive expansion with new destroyers, frigates and attack submarines. ...

  5. Homesickness 'worse than Somali pirates'

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

    ... Minnie Chan Monotony on the high seas poses more of a challenge to the PLA Navy than armed pirates in the Gulf of Aden, officers sent to protect the vital sea lane say. Officers from the missile frigates Zhoushan and Xuzhou, which were sent by the PLA Navy to the pirate- infested waters off Somalia in January, learned a lot from the task, said Zeng Liang, a lieutenant colonel ...

  6. Naval incident seen as test of US' China policy

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... of China's military development. 'It was because the PLA Navy has become more aggressive since last year. Besides setting up the base, its first deployment of three vessels to escort Chinese ... Minnie Chan in Beijing The Pentagon's disclosure of Sunday's confrontation between a US Navy surveillance ship and five Chinese vessels in the South China Sea reflected ...

  7. Navy has plenty of catching up to do, experts say

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan As the mainland marks the founding of the PLA Navy 60 years ago in Qingdao tomorrow, another equally important anniversary comes to mind- the annihilation of the bulk ... aircraft carrier battle group and the leaps in progress its navy has made in recent decades, most experts agree it will still take years for the PLA navy to close the gap with other major maritime ...

  8. Display of might gets mixed reviews

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... generation, but military experts said the fact that 21 foreign warships participated is still a feather in the cap of the PLA Navy. Part of the hype surrounding the naval parade revolved around ... of the achievements of PLA navy modernisation in the past three decades, because the represented warships are very old, except the Guangzhou ship, which was a third-generation key missile destroyer.' ...

  9. Navy must be pushed into hi-tech era: admiral

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

    ... generation of weapons and enter a new stage.' The PLA navy had already begun building its first aircraft carrier, military observers have noted, saying it will probably be launched in 2012, in a Tianjin shipyard. General Wu's comments come in the run-up to the PLA Navy's 60th anniversary, on April 23. Xinhua has reported that some sophisticated naval weapons will be revealed ...

  10. Security tightened ahead of naval parade

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the Shandong city for a three-day celebration of the PLA Navy's 60th birthday. Many citizens and tourists are still eager to get a glimpse of the review from nearby May 4 Square, a promenade ... an 'international league of navies'. 'The fact that so many countries have sent their navies to China demonstrates our power, and that our navy has gained much influence,' he said. Yao Bing, ...




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