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  1. News - China

    China's navy takes delivery of 'stealth frigate'

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing 'Stealth frigate' for navy The navy has taken delivery of a "stealth frigate" that is expected to bolster the country's maritime defences as it faces territorial disputes. The ship, identified by Xinhua as a Type 056 stealth frigate, was delivered to the navy on Monday afternoon in a ceremony in Shanghai. Navy commander Wu ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    PLA holds navy-air force joint exercise as Diaoyu tensions rise

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Report of PLA exercise 'sends signal to Japan' A joint navy-air force exercise to practise an amphibious assault and landing was held earlier this month by the People's Liberation Army's Nanjing Military Command, the PLA Daily reported yesterday, amid rising tension between China and Japan over territorial claims to the Diaoyu ...

  3. P.L.A. navy tests the water in drills

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the United States and neighbours who dispute its territorial claims. A PLA Navy fleet is set to conduct training drills in international waters in the western Pacific, a statement posted ... believed the Chinese navy was preparing for another round of naval drills and was closely monitoring their activities. The PLA Navy also sent 10 vessels to the same area for a military drill ...

  4. P.L.A. navy keen to do more in Mideast

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode and Minnie Chan The navy of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) is keen to expand its Indian Ocean footprint, not just to boost anti-piracy deployments but also to extend ... their current deployments. The PLA navy has maintained a revolving three-ship deployment off the Horn of Africa since late 2008- its first foray into a conflict zone beyond its home waters in centuries. ...

  5. PLA Navy takes initial lead in anti-piracy co-ordination

    Posted Oct 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... convoy co-ordination group from January 1 next year, senior naval officers have confirmed. The PLA Navy will oversee the operation of warships from China, Russia, India and other countries ... because China has been pushing for better co-ordination of the independent navies. The January 1 start date will give the navies time to better align their operations. One naval officer said ...

  6. Get used to PLA navy, says general

    Posted May 06th 2010, 12:00am by Julian Ryall, Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan and Julian Ryall in Tokyo China's neighbours should get used to the presence of the Chinese navy in Asian waters, a retired People's Liberation Army general said ... the latest incident earlier this week. 'We kept silent and tolerant over territory disputes with our neighbours in the past because our navy was incapable of defending our economic zones, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Fearless HK activists ready to face Japanese navy over Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, Lawrence Chung

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing, Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Ng Kang-chung Fearless HK activists ready to face Japanese navy over Diaoyu Islands Hong Kong activists who are heading to the disputed Diaoyu Islands to support China's claim of sovereignty say they are prepared to confront Japanese navy vessels. They said they would not be deterred despite media reports that Japan- which ...

  8. PLA should get green light for anti-piracy role

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bring much-needed ideas and naval patrol and escort vessels. But the implications run deeper than logistics. The role of the PLA in working closely with other navies to combat a common threat, ... of piracy from Somalia has increased three-fold over the past year. More than 15 ships and hundreds of foreign crew are still being held for ransom. PLA navy officers told a meeting of Shade earlier ...

  9. PLA ships seen testing drones in Pacific Ocean

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that the PLA navy has previously carried out UAV drills on land and offshore, but said that 'air flow and weather conditions are so different on the high seas compared with offshore, so it's ... not be surprised by the PLA's drills in the East China Sea. 'We didn't go there in the past because the PLA was weak and incapable of doing so, but now our navy should go as far as we can, ...

  10. Taiwan won't seek PLA protection from pirates

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

    ... could ask for armed escorts from the PLA Navy through the mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits, and the island's semi-official Straits Exchange Foundation ... Chien-min said it had not authorised the SEF to handle the issue. 'But we would not exclude the possibility of asking help from other parties [including the PLA Navy],' he said. Officials ...




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