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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 - MILITARY

    Wang Xixin named deputy head of Shenyang Military Command

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Wang Xixin led 38th Army before being chosen as deputy head of Shenyang Military Command Commander of elite PLA corps named in shuffle The People's ... head of the university in December 2011. The 38th Army, charged with safeguarding Beijing and based in Baoding, Hebei province, is considered one of best trained and equipped corps in the PLA ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1117808/wang-xixin-named-deputy-head-shenyang-military-command
  6. News - China - MILITARY

    Deadly factory fire, PLA jet crash strike Shantou

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Blaze at factory thought to be arson; no deaths as PLA fighter strikes house, but chaos for locals PLA jet crashes on Guangdong farmhouse Twin disasters ... The PLA Jian-7 fighter crashed into a farmhouse in Shantou's Jinping district, close to the city's border with Chaozhou, the semi-official China News Agency reported. The pilot ejected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1097634/deadly-factory-fire-pla-jet-crash-strike-shantou
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Sign up to save the government from another political blunder

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... and 20 metres deep for use by occasional visits by PLA warships for social or ceremonial visits. There is no harm in that and indeed might be fun for the public. But there is no need to cede the land to the PLA for this. As Paul Zimmerman, the chief executive of Designing Hong Kong, points out under the Public Order Ordinance, the area can be declared a temporary closed area for use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1247652/sign-save-government-another-political-blunder
  8. Comment - Letters

    Switch to 'military use' not in treaty

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... that 14 sites were needed and had to be handed over to the PLA for the defence of Hong Kong, this site was not one of them. The treaty only provided that: "150 metres of the permanent ... and not any right for the PLA to own or occupy any harbourfront land. The clear intention was that visiting PLA warships would have the right and facilities to berth there for occasional social ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1237841/switch-military-use-not-treaty
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Group says state-newspaper has got it wrong on PLA berth issue

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com PLA berth a planning issue, not politics Harbour protection groups against the rezoning of a military berth on the Central harbourfront say a state-run newspaper ... deal, but say an open-space zoning would be enough to enable the military to use it. Albert Lai Kwong-tak, of the Professional Commons lobby group, said PLA vessels had visited Victoria Harbour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1223131/group-says-state-newspaper-has-got-it-wrong-pla-berth-issue
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's hunger for energy feeds its naval ambitions

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Hooman Peimani

    ... Hooman Peimani Hooman Peimani says security for its sea cargo and fuel tankers may rely on its expansion plan China's energy hunger feeds its naval ambitions Defence ministry spokesman Colonel Yang Yujun recently announced the readiness of China' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1232434/chinas-hunger-energy-feeds-its-naval-ambitions

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