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  1. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA officials say troops are to prepare for war amid territorial disputes with Japan

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... PLA troops 'preparing for war' The PLA aims to beef up its troops' combat readiness and prepare for actual war situations through exercises this year, according to the latest ... combat basis," according to yesterday's People's Liberation Army Daily , which referred to a training blueprint issued by the PLA's Department of the General Staff ...

  2. News - China

    Japan scrambles fighters as PLA jets near disputed Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japanese fighters scrambled over islands Japan scrambled fighter jets yesterday to head off several Chinese military planes near the disputed Diaoyu Islands, Japanese media said. The Chinese planes were spotted on Japanese mi ...

  3. News - China - MILITARY

    Chances of war between China and Japan increasing, says ex-PLA officer Luo Yuan

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 06:21pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Retired PLA general says China is ready and rejects claims of Japanese combat superiority, although some analysts are not convinced Conflict with Japan ... of defending itself. Other military experts are not convinced the PLA would win any future conflict, despite China's military build-up and modernisation. Some cite the PLA's lack of battle ...

  4. News - China - BILATERAL TIES

    Chinese warships cross waters near Japan's Okinawa islands

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, AFP

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Seven PLA Navy vessels spotted near Okinawa islands in apparent show of might, but defence ministry says they crossed the waters legally Chinese ... the disputed Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan. Mainland analysts said the PLA Navy's move was an intentional demonstration of Beijing's dismay at the international support Tokyo ...

  5. News - China - SIN0-JAPANESE TIES

    Chinese military delegation attends Tokyo talks

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK, Teddy Ng

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Visit of Chinese delegation to Tokyo suggests tensions over islands dispute may have eased Military meeting first since storm over Diaoyus China has sent its first military delegation to Japan since the Diaoyus dispute bo ...

  6. News - China - EAST CHINA SEA

    PLA warns US over backing Japan in Diaoyus row

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 03:02pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing PLA cautions visiting American envoy against backing Japan in East China Sea territorial spat US warned over siding in Diaoyus row The PLA told the United States this week not to support Japan, nor let it do as it pleased, over the disputed Diaoyus in the East China Sea, the defence ministry said yesterday. Major General Wang Guanzhong, deputy chief ...

  7. News - China

    PLA-backed video game lets players seize Diaoyus

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai Game lets players 'take back' Diaoyus A video game backed by the PLA that lets players fight enemy forces in islands disputed between Beijing ... version of an earlier first-person shooter used by the PLA to train troops, features the East China Sea islands known as the Diaoyus in China and the Senkakus in Japan. A press release ...

  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA review warns 'strategic uncertainties' loom large for China

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai, Teddy Ng

    ... Rising competition among major powers in the Asia-Pacific region poses biggest challenge since collapse of communist bloc in 1990s, report says A PLA think tank yesterday issued a report ... centre" for "geopolitical, economic and military competition". Released by the Centre for National Defence Policy (CNDP), a part of the PLA's Academy of Military Sciences, ...

  9. News - China

    Hawkish General Liu Yuan sounds note of caution on Diaoyus row

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK, Minnie Chan

    ... 'Princeling' Liu Yuan sounds note of caution on Diaoyus row with Japan, backing peaceful path A senior PLA general and "princeling", usually seen as a hawk, struck ... healthy yesterday, brushing aside widely circulated online speculation that he had been seriously ill before receiving treatment at the PLA General Hospital in Beijing, better known as the No301 ...

  10. News - China - MILITARY ACTION

    PLA Navy in live-fire attack drills in East China and South China seas

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Live fire by missile-carrying aircraft in East China and South China seas bare the sabre to neighbours and mark a shift in strategy PLA Navy in ocean ... in territorial disputes with China, according to naval experts. Photos posted on the website of the PLA Navy on Wednesday showed several J-10 fighter jets that had been sent by the East China Sea Fleet ...




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