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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan scrambles fighter jets after PLA spy planes 'repeatedly' breach airspace

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 02:45pm by Lawrence Chung, AFP

    ... force scrambled fighter jets to track two mainland PLA surveillance planes that intruded on the island's air defence zone, the island's military said yesterday. One plane entered ... occurred. Taiwan's United Daily News cited an unidentified military officer as saying that in the past PLA aircraft had detoured so as not to enter the Taiwanese zone. By entering it this time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580792/taiwan-scrambles-fighter-jets-after-pla-spy-planes-repeatedly-breach
  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA reports maritime drill near Vietnam simulating threat to oil rig

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:22am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com PLA reports sea drill near Vietnam The People's Liberation Army recently staged a drill in waters close to Vietnam in the South China Sea, simulating ... of vessels from 10 military and civilian units, as well as several aircraft from the South Sea Fleet's naval aviation unit, a report posted on the PLA Daily website said yesterday. The drill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580189/pla-reports-maritime-drill-near-vietnam-simulating-threat-oil-rig
  3. News - China - DEFENCE

    China’s second hypersonic glider test fails as PLA trials nuclear weapons delivery system

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Minnie Chan

    ... It was the second time the PLA has tested the system, the two sources said.  The first test took place on January 9, and it was confirmed by the National Defence Ministry as  successful a few days later. ... for the nation's defence. "It's a necessary for China to boost its missile capability because the PLA's weapons are weaker than the US' shields, which are deployed everywhere ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578756/chinas-second-test-nuclear-armed-hypersonic-glider-fails
  4. News - China - MILITARY

    Can we train together? PLA officer uses US ships' port visit to boost ties

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:34am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com PLA, US navy units agree on closer ties Two senior Chinese and American naval officials yesterday agreed that their two forces should share training so ... according to a statement released by the US Navy. The lieutenant commander of the PLA navy vessel Harbin, Guan Qiwu, was quoted as saying: "Do you think PLA Navy officers could visit 7th Fleet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567937/can-we-train-together-pla-officer-uses-us-ships-port-visit-boost-ties
  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    Central Asian nations to conduct terrorism drills with PLA

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 03:04am by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com About 7,000 troops to take part in joint military exercises in Inner Mongolia later this month Central Asian nations, PLA in terrorism drills More than ... Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan would join forces with troops from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) for exercises in Inner Mongolia, Xinhua said. The exercises have been organised as part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1573064/central-asian-nations-conduct-terrorism-drills-pla
  6. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA urged to unite behind Xi Jinping and prevent 'political liberalism'

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 03:11am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Call comes as ruling elite gathers for annual closed-door meetings amid concerns about how far president's anti-corruption campaign will reach P.L.A. urged to unite behind Xi The PLA's political wing has urged officers and soldiers to stand united behind the leadership of President Xi Jinping in a call that coincides with the annual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571646/pla-urged-unite-behind-xi-jinping
  7. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Xi pledges to strike hard against PLA corruption

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:28pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... reported on Friday. The vow to punish graft in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) came only days after the Communist Party began an investigation into former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, ... to end.” Xi Jinping Xi said troops should remember where their priorities lie, the official PLA Daily reported. His remarks were made during a visit to a military base in the southeastern province ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1564076/xi-pledges-strike-hard-against-pla-corruption
  8. News - China Insider - VIRAL VIDEOS

    Kim Jong-un, Obama, and even the PLA are all dancing to China's newest viral music video

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 06:39pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... of Xi'an got in on the act, presumably in an effort to be hip and attract young recruits. The PLA's video, a recruitment clip that shows military personnel dancing to the song with just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1564349/kim-jung-un-obama-and-even-pla-are-all-dancing-little-apple
  9. News - China - POLITICS

    PLA restates allegiance to Xi Jinping after Zhou corruption probe announced

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:29pm by Teddy Ng, LAURA ZHOU

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing and Laura Zhou Announcement comes in the wake of launching of official probe of former security tsar PLA backs Xi after Zhou graft probe declared The army has restated its allegiance to President Xi Jinping following the announcement of a corruption probe against former security tsar Zhou Yongkang. An article published on the website of the PLA Daily ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1563363/chinese-military-reaffirms-support-anti-graft-investigation
  10. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA lets foreign press attend monthly briefing for first time in bid for greater transparency

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:04pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... understanding of the Chinese military.” PLA spokesman Yang Yujun Officers who oversee the briefings say the new invitations reflect a desire by the top brass to allay foreigners’ concerns over ... with copious background briefings and wide access to exercises, bases and operations abroad – something that remains a distant prospect for the PLA.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1563427/pla-allows-foreign-reporters-attend-its-monthly-news-briefing-first-time

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