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  1. Nuclear threat

    Posted Jul 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What do you think of the warning by the PLA's Major-General Zhu Chenghu that China would use nuclear weapons against the United States if its forces intervened in a dispute over Taiwan? Write to us ...

  2. PLA carries out night drill near Yellow Sea based on scenario of an attack by the US

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... to carry out different missions, the PLA Daily reported yesterday. The report did not say how many and what types of fighter jets took part in the two-hour drill. 'The air division is equipped ... Shanghai-based military expert Ni Lexiong said the night-flying drill had also been part of an escalating response to joint US-South Korea military drills in the Yellow Sea. 'Most of the PLA ...

  3. Show of force in PLA South China Sea drill

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan and Greg Torode Crack warships from the PLA's three naval fleets jointly exercised in the disputed South China Sea in a move that was hailed by the state media ... The Ministry of Defence and state media did not mention the purpose of Monday's exercises. While it is normal for the PLA to conduct exercises before anniversaries- such as that of its founding ...

  4. PLA calls for upgrade amid new tensions

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Liberation Army, the PLA Daily said: 'Currently, the international trend is experiencing deep and complicated changes, and competition has become fiercer regarding the international order, national strengths and geopolitics.' It noted both conventional and unconventional threats to the country's security. 'Modernisation is the core of the construction of the PLA ...

  5. PLA conducts 2 more drills in Yellow Sea

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... did not mention the Nanjing Military Command drill. CCTV said it was the PLA's first long-range rocket drill on such a massive scale. The TV broadcast showed a series of rockets being ... in the army's long-range firepower. On July 17, the PLA conducted an unprecedented maritime safety emergency drill in the Yellow Sea, based on a scenario that China was engaged in war with other ...

  6. PLA ramped up China's stand on US-Korea drill

    Posted Aug 06th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... on Foreign Affairs and the Central Military Commission, both of which are led by President Hu Jintao and comprise PLA elements. 'In foreign affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can make its ... the Foreign Ministry made any statement on its position. Days before the ministry's first condemnation of US-South Korea drills on July 1, PLA Deputy Chief of General Staff Ma Xiaotian had openly ...

  7. PLA opens missile base; S China Sea in range

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... was garrisoned by the PLA Second Artillery's 96166 unit weeks before last Sunday's 83rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army, the Shaoguan Daily and a local government website said. The Second Artillery is the PLA's strategic missile force. While the reports did not directly mention the missile base and gave no details about the 96166 unit, the news ...

  8. PLA hawks accuse US of provocation over military drills

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... on Beijing's doorstep were provocative and aimed at encircling a rising China. The commentary was written by Yang Yi, a retired PLA rear admiral, who in a television interview earlier in the week ... The commentary followed a similarly angry warning written by retired PLA general Luo Yuan on Thursday sharing the same headline- 'Comments on the US aircraft carrier's participation ...

  9. Report tips massive PLA troop cuts

    Posted Dec 19th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Although officials have been denying it for months, the PLA appears set to cut a third of its troops in the coming years according to the respected publication Jane's ... on display. 'Alongside the parade, the PLA revealed that it was considering major reductions in personnel as part of long-term plans to modernise and professionalise the armed force. Up ...

  10. 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 ...




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