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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA reveals how captain 'stopped submarine from falling into 3,000-metre trench'

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:03pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Military Commission cited Wang Hongli, captain of the submarine number 372, for calmly reversing the disaster during a routine patrol in deep waters. It happened at an undisclosed location earlier this year. The report said the submarine encountered a sudden fall in water density and a subsequent change in water pressure, causing damage to the pipelines of the engine room. The sub started ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1584450/pla-reveals-how-captain-stopped-submarine-falling-3000-metre-trench
  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    China says two pilots died in aircraft carrier tests

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 02:35pm by AP

    ... collision with a US Navy cruiser, the USS Cowpens, when it was operating in international waters in the South China Sea. US Navy officials said the Cowpens manoeuvred to avoid the collision, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586578/china-says-2-pilots-died-aircraft-carrier-tests
  3. 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
  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    Xi Jinping urges China's military to create 'information warfare' strategy

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 09:30pm by Adrian Wan

    ... in warfare, according to state media. The comments also come as China seeks to defend expansion of its strategic interests in disputed waters in the East and South China seas. Xi said ... in three years, a strong signal that it is not about to back away from its growing assertiveness in Asia, especially in disputed waters. The increase appears to reflect Xi's desire to build ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1582004/xi-jinping-urges-chinas-military-create-information-warfare-strategy
  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    Next-generation Rainbow drone ready for PLA delivery

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:14am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... said the resources and technological awareness deployed in China's drone programme meant it could rival the United States' systems in the future. Li Pingkun, the head of the Rainbow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1582514/next-generation-rainbow-drone-ready-pla-delivery
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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