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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA Navy take tips from classic military treatise The Art of War

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 11:42am by Li Jing

    ... with modern naval conflicts, Xinhua news agency reported. After one lecture on Saturday, part of a series given to PLA soldiers on board warships currently conducting drills in the West Pacific ... as the Chinese navy increases its presence in international waters. The navy of the People’s Liberation Army has been carrying out such onboard training programmes since 2008. Battleships from the navy ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Building trust as PLA Navy expands its role

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Building trust as the navy evolves The People's Liberation Army Navy was little noticed internationally before it joined the coalition protecting sea lanes in the Gulf ... ventured beyond territorial waters since Admiral Zheng He's exploratory voyages to Africa in the 15th century. The navy made its first Indian Ocean port calls in 1985 and visited Africa ...

  3. News - China

    PLA Navy to provide escort as US transports Syrian arms

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 06:15pm by Angela Meng, Reuters

    ... Angela Meng and Reuters PLA Navy to escort as US moves Syrian arms Beijing plans to send a warship to accompany the US vessel MV Cape Ray on its mission to destroy Syria's chemical ... and smooth completion of the Syrian chemical weapons disposal work," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in Beijing. The PLA Navy would be responsible for escorting the mission from ...

  4. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA Navy to conduct training drills in western Pacific over Lunar New Year

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com PLA flotilla will spend Lunar New Year break performing training exercises that will demonstrate their 'readiness for mobilisation' Navy ... and other training near the Spratly and Paracel Islands before entering the western Pacific. The PLA Navy has conducted series of high seas drills since Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, who is also ...

  5. News - China

    Chinese navy takes delivery of first aircraft carrier amid Diaoyu tensions

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 08:36pm by Agence France Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France Presse in Beijing China's first aircraft carrier was handed over on Sunday to the navy of the People's Liberation Army, state press said, amid rising tensions over ... a lengthy refitting by a Chinese shipbuilder, the Global Times reported. During the handover ceremony the aircraft carrier raised the Chinese national flag on its mast, the PLA flag on its bow ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila open to allowing PLA Navy to visit its bases, says defence chief

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by ALAN ROBLES AND AGENCIES

    ... in Manila. Bautista's openness to the idea could be interpreted in a number of ways, including as a conciliatory gesture to Beijing. The PLA Navy has made three official ports of call ... Alan Robles in Manila Manila open to allowing PLA ships to visit Manila would not rule out allowing Chinese naval ships to call on the country's bases, including a planned defence ...

  7. News - China Insider - Morning Clicks

    China news round-up: Tibetan monastery closed, PLA navy turns to stock market

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 07:47am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Politics Reuters China ditches pointless awards in latest anti-waste push. Caixin Editorial: It's "unwise to introduce more stimulus measures". Financial Times China's navy plots course to stock market. Beijing Times* Young officials are "a waste of talent" in China, says Nobel Prize winning economist Edmund Phelps. ...

  8. News - China

    Operational aircraft carrier a few years away: admiral

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 10:46am

    ... on the development of the aircraft carrier for the PLA navy,” said Shengli, whose delegation included the commander of the Liaoning and the first pilot to land a plane on its flight deck. The Chinese carrier ... Reuters in Washington During a US visit Wu Shengli, chief of the People’s Liberation Army Navy, revealed the Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier, will be used principally ...

  9. News - China - MILITARY AFFAIRS

    Chinese servicemen want more women crew members in PLA Navy

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... prominent roles, joining the anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden. Senior Colonel Li Jie, a researcher at the PLA Navy's Military Academy in Beijing, said women officers were generally more ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Servicemen feel a better balance of the sexes would boost morale and performance, poll finds More women navy crew wanted Most male navy servicemen want to work ...

  10. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA's drills may help Shinzo Abe's cause to lift ban on army, expert says

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:21am by Minnie Chan, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... drumbeat" of military exercises in the region. "This is a natural evolution for the PLA Navy... You should expect more exercises, and frankly, more complex exercises," he told reporters ... Minnie Chan and Kristine Kwok Increased tension may give Japanese PM more support to lift ban on army PLA's drills 'may help Abe's cause' China's massive ...




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