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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. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    China splits search-and-rescue fleet as hunt for missing Flight 370 leads into vast Indian Ocean

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 12:32am

    ... to the Bay of Bengal, while the other would steam south to Sumatra and Christmas Island, PLA Navy spokesman Liang Yang said in a statement on Tuesday. Malaysian authorities said on Sunday ... vessels in Singaporean waters, Xinhua added. China so far has sent 10 ships to take part in the search and recue mission, including five PLA Navy warships and five civilian and commercial ships. ...

  3. HK, Taiwan ships seek PLA Navy help

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam and Kristine Kwok China begins historic naval mission off Somalia as French thwart pirate attacks The Chinese navy will begin guiding several mainland vessels - plus a Hong ... also be among the vessels being protected by the PLA naval mission. An official from the China Shipowners' Association said owners of the Taiwanese ship had approached the association ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping has firmer grip on PLA than Hu Jintao did, says Robert Gates

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 12:09am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Former US defence secretary says president's control of PLA impacts relationship with US Xi 'has firmer grip on army than Hu did' President Xi Jinping ... and a bad-news story", Gates said. "Before, when the Chinese did something aggressive or risky, you could say, 'That's the PLA acting on their own'. Now, when they do something ...

  5. PLA Navy reshuffle linked to cross-strait tensions

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Another reshuffle has taken place in the PLA Navy with the announcement of three senior appointments, prompting speculation the move could be linked to strained cross-strait relations. Navy general chief of staff Vice-Admiral Zhao Xingfa had been appointed deputy commander-in-chief, the Beijing-backed Wen Wei Po reported yesterday. Vice-Admiral Zhao's former post ...

  6. PLA navy's big guns say farewell to city

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael Visit ends with vessels heading for a training mission Crowds lined the waterfront waving red flags and cheering yesterday as the PLA Navy taskforce sailed out of Hong Kong ... The vessels are now heading for training in the South China Sea to celebrate the navy's 55th anniversary. PLA officials refused to comment about the success or purpose of the stopover. Amid ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - MILITARY

    PLA drill in Victoria Harbour seen as warning to Hong Kong protesters

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 04:02am by Jeffie Lam and Minnie Chan

    ... Jeffie Lam and Minnie Chan PLA drill seen as warning to city's protesters The People's Liberation Army staged its first air-and-sea drill of the year across Victoria Harbour ... and three helicopters carried out a co-ordinated patrol across the harbour yesterday morning, Xinhua reported. It said the drill had made the PLA "more familiar with the air-and-sea situation ...

  8. News - China - MILITARY

    US destroyer and PLA warship team up on drill

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... The historic decision of the PLA Navy to join an international armada fighting piracy off Somalia raised international hopes of increased co-operation when it started four years ago. It marked ... reached a significant high-water mark this week with the first joint anti-piracy exercises between the two navies. Both militaries confirmed yesterday that the five-hour exercise took place ...

  9. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA officials and media tour US aircraft carrier

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 11:41pm by Minnie Chan

    ... a recent encounter between PLA navy and Japanese self-defence forces in the West Pacific waters. Montgomery said the US Pacific Fleets would increase military engagements with allies and partners ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Move seen as gesture attempting to smooth military ties between nations PLA officials get tour of US carrier The USS George Washington yesterday hosted ...

  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    Better Sino-US ties needed given rising risk of military clash, Chuck Hagel says

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:10pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Hagel cited the role of communication during the "near- catastrophe" at sea when the guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens almost collided with a Chinese navy ship attached to vessels ... visited the US, was apparently able to smooth things over via radio communication because he was familiar with US navy operating procedures. Hagel also talked about a friendly encounter in October ...




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