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  1. Navy jet 'exploded in mid-air'

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

    ... They questioned Mr Fu and prevented him leaving Shancongcun village. The PLA naval aircraft, apparently a two-seater fighter trainer, crashed at about 2pm on Tuesday near the village, outside the town ...

  2. Winch mob

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... have a critical situation where every second counts,' said the director-general of Civil Aviation, Norman Lo Shung-man. High-ranking PLA army, navy and air force officials, delegates from Beijing and Guangdong, and senior Hong Kong government staff enjoyed a buffet lunch aboard a PLA navy launch before overseeing the exercise. Moments after the first mayday call, a PLA Z9 ...

  3. Frigate aground off Spratlys

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Defence confirmed yesterday. The ministry said in a brief statement that the navy frigate had 'accidentally run aground during its routine patrol mission' around Half Moon Shoal- known as Banyue Shoal in Chinese- on Wednesday night. 'There is no report of casualties or injury, and the navy is making rescue efforts,' the statement said. It did not provide further details, ...

  4. PLA completes checks on nuclear facilities

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Beijing yesterday. Defence Ministry spokesman Senior Colonel Geng Yansheng said the PLA's newly established nuclear crisis control unit was ready to tackle any nuclear danger. The comments ... nuclear facilities shortly after the nuclear plant accident in Japan,' Senior Colonel Cai Huailie of the PLA General Staff Headquarters said. All PLA nuclear facilities were safe. 'The ...

  5. Food safety 'keeps us fighting fit'

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... of the army. A report in the PLA Daily said the General Logistics Department was asking army personnel to strengthen food safety management by stepping up supervision of the quality of the agricultural ... supervision of canteens, particularly during festivals. 'To strengthen food safety is to guarantee the PLA's combat capacity,' Zhou Pengjun, an official with the General Logistics ...

  6. Transport jams block PLA's relief efforts

    Posted Jan 30th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... with relief work, according to a Ministry of Civil Affairs official and military experts. At least 158,000 PLA soldiers and armed police had been sent to disaster areas in southern regions to deal ... National Disaster Reduction Centre, said the PLA could not help much this time because the current disaster was more complicated and serious. 'In 1998's [Yangtze River] flooding and other ...

  7. PLA no match for Mother Nature

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam About 10,000 police and 100,000 PLA troops deployed along the Beijing-Zhuhai Expressway failed to get traffic moving on the icy road yesterday, despite a Ministry of Public Security vow to do so by 6pm. Ministry spokesman Wu Heping said in Beijing that progress was hindered by cold weather and an inability to get equipment to problem areas. The expressway was partly ...

  8. Collision sinks PLA boat, crew missing

    Posted Jun 27th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... The accident happened last Thursday when the PLA patrol vessel collided with the 23,700-tonne cargo ship Pacific Adventurer owned by Swire Group subsidiary China Navigation. China Navigation ... broke up and sank. Calls to the Zhuhai maritime office were not answered yesterday and Guangdong maritime authorities said they would not comment. 'This was a blow to the PLA because ...

  9. 11 PLA officers punished over Anhui plane crash that killed 40

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Eleven mainland military officers have been punished three months after 40 people were killed in the Chinese air force's worst plane crash in recent history, state media reported. Although the disciplinary action announced by ...

  10. HK and PLA stage joint search and rescue operation

    Posted Aug 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.46pm: A search and rescue exercise involving six government departments and the People?s Liberation Army (PLA) was staged off Lamma Island on Monday, a government ... (PLA) had also joined the operation. 'The exercise is held annually to strengthen co-operation and co-ordination in search and rescue operations between the department and PLA, and other ...




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