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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    China to boost maritime training, says PLA Navy's Jiang Weilie

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... such as Vietnam and the Philippines. Wong said the PLA Navy's successful training posed a real threat to those countries. "Jiang's hidden message is that the navy will fully back up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1205148/china-boost-maritime-training-says-pla-navys-jiang-weilie
  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    Progress slow in developing fighter jets, Major General Zhu Heping says

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com General says weak foundation in sosphicated machinery is among the obstacles facing the PLA in its efforts to upgrade its home-made fighters 'Lack ... the constraints facing the PLA in an interview with the South China Morning Post. He said one key hindrance was the state of the country's machinery industry, even though the PLA had been upgrading ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1208114/progress-slow-developing-fighter-jets-major-general-zhu-heping-says
  3. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA on course for nuclear-powered aircraft carriers

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Beijing has approved funding for major projects to develop core technologies for nuclear-powered vessels, a first official indication of plans to build nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. But military experts said it was too early to determine when China w ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1156614/pla-course-nuclear-powered-aircraft-carriers
  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's new long-distance military plane to 'enhance global reach'

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 02:57pm by AFP

    ... destinations to retrieve them,” said Liang Fang, professor of strategy at the PLA (People’s Liberation Army) National Defence University. With a 55-tonne payload, the Y-20 can fly from western China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1137884/chinas-new-long-distance-military-plane-enhance-global-reach
  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    Senior PLA Navy officer leaps to his death from Beijing block, source says

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:56am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Second such death of a high-ranking PLA Navy officer in three months comes amid graft purge Senior PLA Navy officer leaps to his death from Beijing block, source says The deputy commissar of the PLA Navy, Vice Admiral Ma Faxiang, is believed to have committed suicide less than three months after another senior naval officer fell to his death, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1640985/senior-pla-navy-officer-leaps-his-death-beijing-block-source-says
  6. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA fighter jet on possible test flight crashes into building in Chengdu

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:56am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com PLA fighter jet crashes into building in Chengdu A People's Liberation Army fighter jet crashed in Chengdu, Sichuan yesterday. The pilot ejected ... been an engine problem, loss of communications, even poor visibility, Li said, adding that yesterday's weather report mentioned heavy cloud over Chengdu. Last December, a PLA pilot died ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1640954/pla-fighter-jet-possible-test-flight-crashes-building-chengdu
  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    Xi Jinping shifts control of PLA audit office to military's top decision-making body

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 05:52am by Minnie Chan

    ... on P.L.A. auditors The Central Military Commission has taken direct control of the PLA's audit office, the Defence Ministry announced yesterday, a move experts said would strengthen President ... said. The order was signed by Xi, who is chairman of the CMC. PLA watchers hailed the move. "The new policy will stop the previous abnormal relationship between the audit office ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1633802/xi-jinping-shifts-control-pla-audit-office-militarys-top-decision-making
  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA head into the bush with Australian and US counterparts

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:15am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter PLA head into Outback wilderness A small band of PLA troops are joining their US counterparts and Australian army hosts for an exercise to learn survival skills in the harsh ... of Australia's least forgiving desert regions. In the coming weeks, 10 soldiers each from the PLA and Australian army, plus five US soldiers and five US Marines, will be trained in bush survival skills ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1614700/pla-head-bush-australian-and-us-counterparts
  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA warns against allowing Japanese self-defence forces to join wider military operations

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 04:54am by Minnie Chan

    ... research centre of the PLA's Institute of International Relations, wrote in a commentary in yesterday's PLA Daily. "The motivation of Japan is changeable, and tactically... it might ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1613214/pla-warns-against-allowing-japanese-self-defence-forces-join-wider
  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA joins Australia and US in elite survival training drill

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:39am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore PLA joins Australia, US survival training drills China is taking part in joint military exercises with the United States and Australia for the first time, even as it continues to raise tensions in the region by asserting its disputed claims to much of the South China Sea. Five soldiers from the US Marine Corps, 10 from the People's Liberation Army and 10 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1611678/pla-joins-australia-and-us-elite-survival-training-drill

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