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  1. News - China - MILITARY

    Beijing opens up over naval manoeuvres

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... the Diaoyu Islands between China and Japan, a US ally." PLA Navy commander Admiral Wu Shengli told Mabus that the PLA Navy was keen on cementing bilateral ties with the US Navy, the PLA Daily ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Beijing opens up over fleet moves The passage of a People's Liberation Army Navy fleet through waters off Okinawa was reported by mainland state media ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    Southern air defence zone 'crucial for China in long term', PLA expert says

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 04:51am by Minnie Chan

    ... was in China's long-term interest, a senior People's Liberation Army researcher said yesterday. Senior colonel Li Jie, of the PLA Navy's Military Academy, said a senior US intelligence ... comments were his own views. The statement came as US Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno visited Beijing, where he met PLA Chief of the General Staff General Fang Fenghui. Li said ...

  3. News - China Insider - SECURITY

    Naval gun shells found in car boot at Shanghai highway checkpoint

    Posted May 12th 2014, 01:08pm by Chris Luo

    ... information, the 100mm naval gun shells are for use in twin gun turrets widely installed on various classes of destroyers and frigates in the PLA Navy. Police urged the public to always declare special ...

  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. News - China - DEFENCE

    Anniversary voyage near Diaoyus not all it seems

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... navy in Asia at the time, was annihilated by the Japanese navy during the first Sino-Japanese war, which lasted from August 1894 to April 1895. "The PLA Navy's remarkable appearance near the Diaoyus on such a memorable date doesn't only just aim to remind today's PLA Navy never to forget their predecessor, which underwent such a historical humiliation 118 years ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Stop talk of PLA and foreign interference in Hong Kong affairs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:17am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Stop talk of PLA and foreign interference Are people on both sides of the political divide getting a tad too paranoid? Here is a letter from Hong Kong by one ... to that. Of course, it didn't help that a staunch Beijing loyalist like Lau Nai-keung warned that PLA soldiers might have to come out to help restore order. "A showdown is getting more ...

  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA Air Force launches training campaign for its pilots

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:03am by Minnie Chan

    ... disputed areas of the East China Sea, appeared in yesterday's PLA Daily, the military's official mouthpiece. Li Jie, a researcher at the PLA Navy's Military Academy, said ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com PLA pilots begin intense training The PLA Air Force has launched a broad effort to improve its pilots' fighting skills amid a series of simmering ...

  8. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Search for missing flight MH370 to focus on new area of Indian Ocean

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:48pm by AP

    ... in its search-and-rescue zone, said the vessel Fugro Equator, which it contracted, had begun its work mapping the ocean floor. It will be joined by PLA navy ship Zhu Kezhen in conducting ...

  9. News - China - NAVY

    Senior PLA naval officer pledges 'bigger and better' aircraft carriers

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... carrier, would have its first high seas trial later this year. Song said the Liaoning did not belong to any of the PLA Navy's three fleets, but was under the direct command and management ... pilots and sailors to co-operate on board smoothly Senior Colonel Li Jie, a researcher at the PLA Navy's Military Academy in Beijing, said China's next carrier would be based ...

  10. News - China - ARMED FORCES

    PLA spending likely to slow as economy stalls, analysts say

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 11:17am by Minnie Chan

    ... at the PLA Navy's Military Academy, estimated the defence budget, expected to be announced by the National People's Congress on Wednesday, would show a slower rate of growth compared ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Budget rise tipped to be less than last year even as PLA steps up training Growth in military spending set to be reduced Beijing is likely to reduce ...




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