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  1. PLA Navy sends warship to safeguard Libya evacuees

    Posted Feb 26th 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Greg Torode and Minnie Chan A PLA Navy frigate is heading towards the Libyan coast on an unprecedented mission to protect Chinese citizens in a conflict zone. The missile frigate Xuzhou ... the PLA has intervened in a humanitarian crisis. The situation in Libya grew even more tense yesterday as security forces and militias loyal to Gaddafi opened fire on marchers who defied a fierce ...

  2. PLA given nod to lead anti-piracy operations

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen in Beijing and Greg Torode The PLA has cleared a final hurdle to taking a historic leadership role in the fight against piracy off the Horn of Africa- but is making it clear ... to the PLA's offer to head monthly meetings of the anti-piracy co-ordination grouping Shade. The group is currently headed by the EU, Nato and the US-led Combined Maritime Forces. The scholar said ...

  3. Women flock to PLA open day

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... The PLA showed off its artistic side as well, featuring soldiers in an hour-long song and dance performance. The event was organised at the request of Guangdong province in honour of the annual International Women's Day, which celebrates its 100th anniversary tomorrow. Guests arrived via tour buses from the mainland. Yesterday's event was not open to Hong Kong residents but the PLA ...

  4. PLA Navy ships enter Gulf for the first time

    Posted Mar 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China's growing naval presence in the Indian Ocean. With the PLA needing a network of friendly ports, if not full bases, to sustain long-range blue-water deployments, all new Chinese port visits are being scrutinised by regional powers. Gary Li, a researcher on the PLA at the London-based International Institute of Strategic Studies, said the visit was highly significant. 'It fits ...

  5. PLA troops on HK ships in pirate waters

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So, Minnie Chan

    ... Greg Torode, Charlotte So and Minnie Chan PLA special forces soldiers are routinely serving aboard Hong Kong-registered ships during China's anti-pirate convoys around the Horn ... armed, and drawn from PLA naval special forces units that are part of China's historic three-warship deployment off Somalia. Speaking at a shipping conference in Singapore last week, Tupper ...

  6. Get used to PLA navy, says general

    Posted May 06th 2010, 12:00am by Julian Ryall, Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan and Julian Ryall in Tokyo China's neighbours should get used to the presence of the Chinese navy in Asian waters, a retired People's Liberation Army general said in response to Tokyo's protest over a vessel chasing one of its su ...

  7. PLA hawks seek curbs on US over Taiwan arms

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok in Beijing Hawks in the People's Liberation Army have called for sanctions on American companies after Washington cleared a sale of advanced Patriot air defence missiles to Taiwan. Beijing immediately hit back at the arms sale with its ...

  8. Poster used in hunt for PLA sentry killer

    Posted Apr 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... soldier. The victim of the shooting was a PLA sentry, shot dead at his post. The poster appears to be the latest step in a probe into the murder of the sentry, after door-to-door searches ... the PLA sentry outside his garrison and fled with the soldier's assault rifle. Authorities have classified it as an act of terrorism, and about 10,000 policemen have been working on the case. ...

  9. PLA navy finds a fitting role in anti-pirate fleet

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... of Aden. It is a move that has been hailed by the mainland's netizens. A survey revealed that 90 per cent of over 14,000 people polled felt that it was right that the PLA should be part ... fishing vessel was saved by the Malaysian Navy. Given the amount of money now being spent on the military, the reluctance of the authorities to commit the PLA is all the more mystifying. In recent ...

  10. HK, Taiwan ships seek PLA Navy help

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... be among the vessels being protected by the PLA naval mission. An official from the China Shipowners' Association said owners of the Taiwanese ship had approached the association seeking ...




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