Liang Guanglie

Defence chief Liang Guanglie in talks with US Navy boss

US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus talks with General Liang Guanglie. Photo: Reuters

Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie said yesterday that China's military build-up poses no threat to the world and called for closer military co-operation with Washington as he had talks with US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus.

Wednesday, 28 November, 2012, 3:46am

Defence chief Liang Guanglie tells US counterpart to stay out of islands row

Leon Panetta stands with Liang Guanglie in Beijing. Photo: AFP

In a meeting with his US counterpart yesterday, Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie voiced "strong opposition" to Washington's claim that disputed East China Sea islands fall under its security pact with Tokyo.

19 Sep 2012 - 2:04pm

Panetta urges China to increase military ties to avoid confrontation

Defence Minister Liang Guanglie greets US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta (left) in Beijing. Photo: AFP

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta urged China on Tuesday to expand military relations with the United States amid a volatile territorial dispute between Beijing and Tokyo.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China's defence minister causes stir over cash gift to pilots in India

Liang Guanglie at Delhi's Qutub Minar monument. Photo: Reuters

China's defence minister caused a diplomatic headache on his trip to India this week by giving two air force pilots a 100,000-rupee (HK$13,900) tip after they flew him through stormy weather from Mumbai to New Delhi, Indian newspapers reported yesterday. axing

7 Sep 2012 - 4:26am

India, China to resume joint military exercises

General Liang Guanglie inspects a guard of honour during a visit to New Delhi, the first by a Chinese defence minister in eight years. Photo: AP

Joint military exercises between India and China will be resumed after a four-year gap, the Indian Defence Minister announced on Tuesday after talks in New Delhi with his Beijing counterpart.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am


Gas blast at coal mine; 50 still trapped

30 Aug 2012 - 4:06am

No secret to finding out about Chinese military

Ever since the Tiananmen massacre in 1989, US leaders and top military officers have lamented what they contend has been a lack of Chinese transparency in its military capabilities and intentions.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I can hardly agree with the proposition that the cyber attacks directed [at the US] are directly coming from China

Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie, at the Pentagon

Of course in hindsight it could have been handled better

Philippine President Benigno Aquino on the 2010 Manila hostage crisis in which eight Hongkongers were killed

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

Top general heads off on high-profile US tour

Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie will embark on an official week-long visit to the United States tomorrow, state media reported yesterday.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

General takes charge of elite Beijing guard

A talented general was recently named commander of the People's Liberation Army's elite military force responsible for maintaining the safety of Beijing, according to local media reports.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Beijing will consider Seychelles base offer

China has confirmed it will consider using the Indian Ocean Seychelles islands as a supply base for naval vessels operating in the region.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Defence minister makes a brave stand

Let's hope the historic appearance of Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie at the weekend's Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore is the first of many similar outings.

9 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

We come in peace: defence minister

Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie yesterday used his first speech at an annual regional security forum to stress China's peaceful intentions - a claim immediately challenged by two regional counterparts over the South China Sea.

6 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

A good week for ...

Hu Wei-hsin

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Friendly tone to Sino-US talks

Continued Sino-US military relations - even in times of trouble - are critically important, outgoing US Defence Secretary Dr Robert Gates told his Chinese counterpart, General Liang Guanglie, last night.

4 Jun 2011 - 12:00am