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  1. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Former top general Xu Caihou to be charged with bribery offences

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 11:21pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Downfall of one-time vice-chairman of supreme command the PLA’s highest-profile graft case Former top general charged with bribery offences Military ... Many thought Xu would be spared as he was terminally ill and no longer a threat to the new president. The PLA Daily yesterday confirmed that Xu was diagnosed with bladder cancer in February ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1627096/former-top-general-xu-caihou-charged-bribery-offences
  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan scrambles fighter jets after PLA spy planes 'repeatedly' breach airspace

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 02:45pm by Lawrence Chung, AFP

    ... force scrambled fighter jets to track two mainland PLA surveillance planes that intruded on the island's air defence zone, the island's military said yesterday. One plane entered ... occurred. Taiwan's United Daily News cited an unidentified military officer as saying that in the past PLA aircraft had detoured so as not to enter the Taiwanese zone. By entering it this time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580792/taiwan-scrambles-fighter-jets-after-pla-spy-planes-repeatedly-breach
  3. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA reports maritime drill near Vietnam simulating threat to oil rig

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:22am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com PLA reports sea drill near Vietnam The People's Liberation Army recently staged a drill in waters close to Vietnam in the South China Sea, simulating ... of vessels from 10 military and civilian units, as well as several aircraft from the South Sea Fleet's naval aviation unit, a report posted on the PLA Daily website said yesterday. The drill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580189/pla-reports-maritime-drill-near-vietnam-simulating-threat-oil-rig
  4. News - China - MILITARY

    Can we train together? PLA officer uses US ships' port visit to boost ties

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:34am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com PLA, US navy units agree on closer ties Two senior Chinese and American naval officials yesterday agreed that their two forces should share training so ... according to a statement released by the US Navy. The lieutenant commander of the PLA navy vessel Harbin, Guan Qiwu, was quoted as saying: "Do you think PLA Navy officers could visit 7th Fleet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567937/can-we-train-together-pla-officer-uses-us-ships-port-visit-boost-ties
  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    China’s second hypersonic glider test fails as PLA trials nuclear weapons delivery system

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Minnie Chan

    ... It was the second time the PLA has tested the system, the two sources said.  The first test took place on January 9, and it was confirmed by the National Defence Ministry as  successful a few days later. ... for the nation's defence. "It's a necessary for China to boost its missile capability because the PLA's weapons are weaker than the US' shields, which are deployed everywhere ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578756/chinas-second-test-nuclear-armed-hypersonic-glider-fails
  6. News - China - Ebola virus

    China to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in Liberia

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 04:55pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing PLA to dispatch troops to fight the Ebola outbreak that has claimed close to 5,000 lives in the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone China ... but Beijing has faced criticism for not doing enough. The PLA squad, which has experience from a 2002 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars), will build a 100-bed treatment centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1629123/china-send-elite-army-unit-help-fight-ebola-liberia
  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    Central Asian nations to conduct terrorism drills with PLA

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 03:04am by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com About 7,000 troops to take part in joint military exercises in Inner Mongolia later this month Central Asian nations, PLA in terrorism drills More than ... Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan would join forces with troops from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) for exercises in Inner Mongolia, Xinhua said. The exercises have been organised as part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1573064/central-asian-nations-conduct-terrorism-drills-pla
  8. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA urged to unite behind Xi Jinping and prevent 'political liberalism'

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 03:11am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Call comes as ruling elite gathers for annual closed-door meetings amid concerns about how far president's anti-corruption campaign will reach P.L.A. urged to unite behind Xi The PLA's political wing has urged officers and soldiers to stand united behind the leadership of President Xi Jinping in a call that coincides with the annual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571646/pla-urged-unite-behind-xi-jinping
  9. News - China Insider - DEFENCE

    Photos of Chinese navy's new supply ship leaked online

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:56pm by Chris Luo

    ... capabilities. The half-finished People’s Liberation Army (PLA) ship was photographed anchored at a harbour, identified as the Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI), in about two dozen pictures published at the weekend on cjdby.net, an influential military forum in China. The website is known as an unofficial outlet of rare images of some of the PLA’s latest weapons and caters to a large ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1603975/photos-chinese-militarys-mystery-navy-ship-leaked-online
  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    Shanghai shipyard 'to build second Chinese designed aircraft carrier'

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 03:31am by Minnie Chan

    ... will give the PLA Navy two fully functioning, battle-ready aircraft carriers. The recently completed Liaoning, the refitted former Soviet carrier Varyag, is classed as a training platform, ... nuclear power, but so far the technology was restricted to the PLA's growing submarine fleet. "Compared with submarines, a carrier is much bigger. It will take time for our nuclear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1621671/shanghai-shipyard-build-second-chinese-designed-aircraft-carrier

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