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  1. PLA joins forces with rival navies for piracy patrols

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Japan are among the world's top oil importers... while New Delhi's demand for energy is increasing year after year amid rapid economic growth.' The PLA has maintained a revolving ...

  2. P.L.A. navy keen to do more in Mideast

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode and Minnie Chan The navy of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) is keen to expand its Indian Ocean footprint, not just to boost anti-piracy deployments but also to extend ... a Beijing-based PLA naval expert, said the country had long-term strategic interests that went beyond piracy off the Horn of Africa. 'China will definitely want to play a key role and share more ...

  3. PLA Navy takes initial lead in anti-piracy co-ordination

    Posted Oct 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis in London keith.wallis@scmp.com China is set to strengthen its role in anti-piracy operations in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden by taking control of a newly formed naval convoy co-ordination group from January 1 next year, senior naval officers have confirmed. The PLA Navy will oversee the operation of warships from China, Russia, India and other countries ...

  4. PLA Navy gains experience with key live-fire drill

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode and Choi Chi-yuk The PLA Navy's first live-fire drill in the Gulf of Aden has highlighted the ongoing importance of its historic anti-piracy deployment to the Indian Ocean, military analysts say. A Z-9 helicopter took off from the frigate Wenzhou on Sunday and fired on three moving targets over 30 minutes, the PLA Daily said. Gary Li, a PLA watcher ...

  5. PLA provides first escort of food aid ship off Somalia

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... have yet to give detailed accounts of the escort beyond a brief mention in the PLA Daily- despite the continuing expansion of an anti-piracy effort in the Indian Ocean. The mission appears to suggest an appetite for more risk in the minds of PLA naval strategists as they grow more comfortable with the anti-piracy efforts, according to foreign military attaches and analysts. ...

  6. PLA navy repels pirates with grenades, bullets

    Posted Sep 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode The PLA navy has displayed a fresh appetite to confront pirates plaguing vital sea lanes off the Horn of Africa, breaking up recent attacks on shipping with stun grenades and machine-gun fire. PLA commanders appear determined to showcase the potential of the large amphibious assault ship Kunlunshan just as monsoonal calms spark fresh attacks by Somali pirates on ships ...

  7. PLA should get green light for anti-piracy role

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China's request to play a leading role in the international fight against Somali pirates held out the prospect of an historic expansion of the PLA's operations. Seven months ... contribution to that point had been three vessels escorting Chinese-flagged ships through the region, already an unprecedented step for the PLA. The leadership role would mean China closely ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Moderate military budget rise tipped

    Posted Mar 04th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... on the sidelines of the CPPCC opening. 'It's because our army is walking forward on a modern, rational, reasonable, developing road.' The PLA had a 14.9 per cent budget increase last year. ... peacekeeping. Yin Zhuo, an admiral in the PLA navy, said the navy needed more money for the anti-piracy mission. 'The expenditure of the anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden was not included ...

  10. Brave crew of HK-flagged ship hold pirates at bay

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was hurrying to a rendezvous point in the Gulf of Aden to join a PLA Navy escort when the pirate's speedboat appeared on the horizon. Wei said the pirates opened fire on the Fuqiang and hooked ... powder and hit them with a high-pressure water gun. However, the pirates continued their attack. A helicopter took off from a nearby PLA Navy gunship and arrived within an hour of the SOS. When ...




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