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  1. PLA navy finds a fitting role in anti-pirate fleet

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... fishing vessel was saved by the Malaysian Navy. Given the amount of money now being spent on the military, the reluctance of the authorities to commit the PLA is all the more mystifying. In recent ... as the least effective arm of the PLA. One wonders why, if all the navy ships are just going to sit in their home ports. According to the navy, their priority is coastal defence. But none ...

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    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 ...

  3. PLA likely to send more ships for UN food aid escorts

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... influence. PLA admirals have also repeatedly said that the navy has no plans for any sort of overseas bases. Yin Zhuo , a navy rear admiral, said it would sign contracts with countries in Africa ... proposed last week to let the People's Liberation Army Navy escort UN humanitarian aid vessels to Somalia. Zhang Deshun , the recently retired former deputy chief of staff of the navy ...

  4. PLA boosts combat training after scrapping of council

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... The report in the PLA Daily, which avoided mentioning Taiwan, came after top mainland leaders and military officers lashed out at Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian for scrapping the council on Monday. 'The PLA in Guangzhou, Shenyang and other war zones have stepped up joint training exercises among army, navy and air force units,' it said. Improving the capacity of the three ...

  5. PLA troops on HK ships in pirate waters

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So, Minnie Chan

    ... Greg Torode, Charlotte So and Minnie Chan PLA special forces soldiers are routinely serving aboard Hong Kong-registered ships during China's anti-pirate convoys around the Horn ... armed, and drawn from PLA naval special forces units that are part of China's historic three-warship deployment off Somalia. Speaking at a shipping conference in Singapore last week, Tupper ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. Beijing keen to avoid maritime row with India

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... She also said that China had to co-operate with India over security because the PLA Navy did not want to challenge India's navy in the Indian Ocean. 'PLA Navy forces have been deployed in the South China Sea, where China has territorial disputes with many countries in Southeast Asia, so it's impossible for the Chinese navy to stage a war with the Indian navy ...

  8. Manila sends its flagship to shoal

    Posted Jun 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and protection against aircraft attacks. China Central Television reported on Thursday that 14 PLA Navy vessels recently staged drills in waters around Hainan. The exercises aimed at defending atolls ... itself to be bullied by China. The destroyer used to serve the US and Japanese navies and is one of the last world war two ships in active service. Scarborough Shoal, northwest of Manila Bay, ...

  9. Regional rivals wary of China's role in Somalia

    Posted Apr 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... India and Russia are also seeking a greater role. India this week followed China's lead in seeking the chairmanship of the monthly meeting to co-ordinate the 40 navies now involved ... of Aden. India, however, wants to chair the grouping without any such commitments to the corridor. Indian officials told the meeting that the Indian navy's operations off the Seychelles ...

  10. Beijing draws onnew weapons in sea dispute

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... China Sea. Clearly the PLA Navy's growing reach, demonstrated by anti-piracy patrols and increased excursions into regional waters, is a major reason the decades-old conflict is attracting ... would be too easy to defeat rivals like the Philippines and Vietnam,' said Senior Colonel Li Jie of the PLA Navy's Military Academy. 'But that would only give the United States ...




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