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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

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com As major projects on core technologies for nuclear-powered vessels are approved, experts say developing a suitable, safe engine may take time NAVY ON COURSE FOR NUCLEAR CARRIERS Beijing has approved funding for major proje ...

    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

    PLA reshuffle strengthens Xi Jinping's hand in corruption fight

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:18am by Angela Meng

    ... Reshuffle in PLA to strengthen Xi's hand President Xi Jinping will promote two People's Liberation Army generals closely associated with him in a move to deepen the anti-corruption drive and speed up reform in the world's largest fighting force. The generals have yet to be named, but sources said Liu Yuan, the political commissar of the PLA general logistics department, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1597643/pla-reshuffle-strengthens-xi-jinpings-hand-corruption-fight
  6. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA reveals how captain 'stopped submarine from falling into 3,000-metre trench'

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:03pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... the incident, which appeared in a front-page PLA Daily report about the awards, also constituted a rare admission by the People’s Liberation Army of a malfunction in military hardware. The Central ... the “First Grade Award”, which is the second-highest award in the military. Admiral Wu Shengli, commander of the PLA Navy and a member of the CMC, which is the PLA’s topmost command, announced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1584450/pla-reveals-how-captain-stopped-submarine-falling-3000-metre-trench
  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    Next-generation Rainbow drone ready for PLA delivery

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:14am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Rainbow 4 unmanned aerial vehicle ready for use by military after successful missile test New drone primed for PLA handover The People's Liberation Army (PLA) would soon take delivery of a new generation of the country's aerial drone, state media reported yesterday. State television showed a test of the Rainbow 4 (CH-4) hunter-killer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1582514/next-generation-rainbow-drone-ready-pla-delivery
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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