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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    Shanghai to San Francisco in 100 minutes by Chinese supersonic submarine

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:22am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... by its potential," he said. Water produces more friction, or drag, on an object than air, which means conventional submarines cannot travel as fast as an aircraft. However, during the cold war, the Soviet military developed a technology called supercavitation, which involves enveloping a submerged vessel inside an air bubble to avoid problems caused by water drag. A Soviet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580226/shanghai-san-francisco-100-minutes-chinese-supersonic-submarine
  2. News - China Insider - DEFENCE

    US spy plane may have triggered Chinese jet interception by dropping sonar buoy: state media

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 04:40pm by Chris Luo

    ... international waters east of Hainan Island last week, triggering a war of words between the two nations. US officials called the act “aggressive” and “dangerous” but China denied its pilot did anything ... longstanding efforts to surveil and track Chinese nuclear submarines in the vast and deep waters of the South China Sea, to which the armed vessels are particularly well-suited. China reportedly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1581139/sonar-system-dropped-us-aircraft-may-have-triggered-chinese-jet
  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 a scenario in which an oil rig was surrounded by foreign fishing boats. The drill, which took place in waters near Beibu Gulf, which is known as the Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam, involved dozens ...

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

    India launches first home-built anti-submarine ship to counter China

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:44am by BLOOM

    ... two years and sent a nuclear submarine to the Indian Ocean in December for a two-month anti-piracy patrol. The waters are home to shipping lanes carrying about 80 per cent of the world's ... to data from IHS Jane's. China's Jiangdao-class anti-submarine ships are about half the size of the Kamorta and designed to operate in shallow water, said Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580125/india-launches-first-home-built-anti-submarine-ship-counter-china
  5. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    China's 'dangerous acts' at sea could have consequences, warns Japan white paper

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 11:55am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Tokyo criticises Chinese and North Korean military action in disputed waters, stoking concerns over a possible escalation in conflict Japan warns China ... is believed to harbour vast natural resources below its seabed. The islands are called the Diaoyu by China and Senkaku by Japan. In a June confrontation, Tokyo said that two Chinese fighter jets flew ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1566830/japan-slams-chinas-growing-threat-505-page-defence-paper
  6. News - China - DEFENCE

    US urges Beijing, Asean states to agree freeze on rival actions in South China Sea

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:53am by Reuters

    ... probably ignore his remarks. China is reportedly building outposts around the disputed waters, and looking to expand its biggest installation in the Spratly Islands. "China believes all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553033/us-urges-beijing-asean-states-agree-freeze-rival-actions-south-china-sea
  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan starts sending drones to spy on mainland China

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:02pm by AFP

    ... In 1996, the US sent two aircraft carrier battle groups to waters near the island after the People’s Liberation Army lobbed missiles into the sea to try to deter Taiwanese from voting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553309/taiwan-starts-sending-drones-spy-mainland-chinas-military
  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    New Chinese law steps up military zone security to keep out 'foreign spies posing as tourists'

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:54pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com New law gives PLA greater powers to prevent intrusions into restricted waters and military facilities, whether by innocent fishermen or foreign spies Law ... waters following reports of inadvertent intrusions into restricted zones and concerns about spying. In a report released at a legislative meeting on Friday, the People's Liberation Army ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1544336/new-chinese-law-steps-military-zone-security-keep-out-foreign-spies-and
  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA flotilla embarks for US-led naval drills

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 03:42am by Minnie Chan

    ... naval drills A flotilla of Chinese military vessels has set off to take part in United States-led multinational naval exercises in waters off Hawaii. Analysts on the mainland said the move ... to run from June 26 to August 1. The PLA flotilla will join vessels from Singapore, Brunei and a US cruiser in waters off Guam in the middle of the month and then sail to Pearl Harbour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529558/pla-flotilla-embarks-us-led-naval-drills
  10. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Australian purchase of submarines on agenda of ministerial talks in Tokyo

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:54am by AFP

    ... there could be harmony in the South China Sea despite overlapping claims to the potentially energy-rich waters. About 40 Philippine navy troops sailed to the island for the day-long event, officials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1528118/australian-purchase-submarines-agenda-ministerial-talks-tokyo

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