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  1. News - China

    PLA generals take rare step of swearing loyalty to President Xi Jinping

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:11am by Zhang Hong

    ... police, the deputy commanders of the navy and second artillery force, the presidents of China's three top military academies and senior officers with the four PLA service departments. The PLA ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Generals take rare step of swearing loyalty to Xi Eighteen senior generals of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) swore allegiance ...

  2. US wants hotline to PLA ships to avert mishaps

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... traffic- including US, Chinese and regional forces- only compounded the concern. Recent US efforts to create rules of the road at sea with the PLA navy, similar to arrangements with Moscow during ... Greg Torode The US navy is seeking direct communication with China's expanding fleet of naval ships across the Asia-Pacific region to ease what it fears is a growing risk ...

  3. Navy declares war on villagers encroaching on bases

    Posted Mar 04th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan in Beijing The People's Liberation Army Navy is facing countless potentially fatal accidents at their bases, where boats and nets are illegally placed by fishermen, the PLA Daily said yesterday. The PLA newspaper reported the story on the opening day of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the annual convergence of top political ...

  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    Generals promoted in top-level PLA reshuffle

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Defence ministry confirms series of promotions, involving all but one of the top posts in military Navy chief last man standing in PLA reshuffle A reshuffle at the top of the People's Liberation Army has seen all major positions, with the exception of PLA Navy commander, filled with new appointees, the Ministry of National Defence said ...

  5. News - China - MILITARY

    Media officers to help PLA be 'more open and transparent'

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 12:35pm by Minnie Chan, Bryan Harris

    ... militaries," Xu wrote, adding that the PLA would focus on strengthening its navy, air force and strategic missile forces. He said the PLA was considering a proposal to allow members of the military ... Minnie Chan and Bryan Harris PLA's press spokesmen to give armed forces more polished look in more complex world Media officers to help military 'be more open' ...

  6. Navy on new course with senior reshuffle

    Posted Dec 29th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Security Council that does not have one. Xu's successor, Du Jingchen, 57, the former chief of staff from the South Sea Fleet, was commander-in-chief when the PLA Navy sent its first naval ... media also reported that the PLA Navy was undergoing a massive expansion with new destroyers, frigates and attack submarines. ...

  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's first aircraft carrier set for extended sea trials

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... which was handed over to the PLA Navy on Tuesday but which as yet carries no aircraft, would pose no threat to the world, and China's military strategy remains focused on self-defence. ... "Even for the US Navy, it would take two to three years for a new aircraft carrier to develop combat capabilities," Zhang said. "It may take longer for the Chinese navy, which has ...

  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    US lasers? PLA preparing to raise its deflector shields

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 03:26am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... P.L.A. can raise its deflector shields Laser weapons like those developed by the United States pose little threat to the PLA- smog or no smog- because mainland researchers have pioneered coatings that can deflect beams and render them harmless, mainland scientists say. PLA Navy Rear Admiral Zhang Zhaozhong drew widespread ridicule last month when the National Defence University researcher ...

  9. News - World - CORRUPTION

    Retired US Navy officer pleads guilty to arranging bribes for Singapore supplier

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 12:35am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Ex-officer pleads guilty in bribe scandal A retired US Navy officer has pleaded guilty to federal charges of arranging kickbacks on behalf of an Asian defence contractor, marking an escalation of a long-running bribery scandal. Edmond Aruffo, who retired as a lieutenant commander in 2007 after serving 20 years in the navy, admitted one count of conspiracy ...

  10. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Six Vietnamese fishermen arrested by Chinese navy near disputed islands

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 03:59pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Crew of a boat taken back to China, according to Vietnamese report Six Vietnamese fishermen were arrested by Chinese naval ships in disputed waters yesterday, Vietnam’s state media reported, renewing tensions over a two-month territorial stand-o ...




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