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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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. P.L.A. threat to Taiwan 'bigger than ever'

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of cross-strait conflict. The report also noted that with its modern arms, including more than 1,400 missiles deployed along the southeast mainland coast targeting the island, the PLA's army, navy ... the navy and air force of the People's Liberation Army were already strong enough to impose a blockade on Taiwan. 'Such a blockade can reach as far as the first island chain,' ...

  4. Sea row 'chance to foster new ties'

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Law, said if Taiping and other islets controlled by Taiwan were invaded by other countries, the PLA Navy 'would absolutely send fleets to protect Taiwan's interests'. 'In maritime issues, Beijing and Taipei share common interests, so the PLA Navy would eagerly co-operate with the Taiwan navy to safeguard our territory,' Ni said. However, when tension ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. PLA tipped to strike Taiwan in 2006

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Taiwan.' The PLA navy has 65 surface warships and 35 submarines- a small fleet when compared to the blue-water navies of the United States or Russia. But Professor Shambaugh said: 'How hard ... against Taiwan in 2006, an expert on the PLA says. 'The PLA is increasingly able and willing to use a whole range of means to threaten Taiwan- electronic, naval, air, missiles, special ...

  7. PLA escorts Taiwanese ship in historic mission

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... from the PLA Navy through the mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait, and the island's semi-official Straits Exchange Foundation. Formosa Plastics Marine ... Minnie Chan The People's Liberation Army provided a historic naval escort for a Taiwanese vessel yesterday, in pirate-infested Somali waters. The PLA naval expeditionary force ...

  8. Taipei can't stop PLA ship escorts

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... flags, the island's government could do nothing to prevent them seeking the mainland navy's help, a senior government official admitted yesterday. Taipei is caught up in an embarrassing ... offer to protect Taiwanese ships, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said the PLA would protect Taiwanese ships if necessary. ...

  9. PLA to have missile ascendancy over Taiwan by 2010, expert says

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The PLA's missile forces will likely tip the military balance against Taiwan and in the mainland's favour for the first time by the end of this decade, according to Jane's Defence Weekly. The specialist magazine's correspondent Timothy Hu said the PLA had channelled funds into upgrading its air force, navy and strategic missile forces by developing ...

  10. Expanded commission 'to help PLA in event of war'

    Posted Sep 21st 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... of the PLA in the event of a war against Taiwan, a private think-tank said yesterday. Andrew Yang Nien-dzu, secretary-general of the Chinese Council of Advanced Policy Studies in Taipei, said the inclusion of Vice-Admiral Zhang Dingfa, commander of the navy, General Qiao Qingchen, commander of the air force, Lieutenant-General Jing Zhiyuan, commander of the Second Artillery Corp- the missile ...




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