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PLA joint cyberwarfare drill to show new strength and sophistication

The People's Liberation Army will conduct its first joint combat drills involving cyberwarfare, special troops, army aviation and electronic countermeasures units next month to test the integration and co-ordination of its land and air forces, state media reported yesterday.

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 8:08am 1 comment

Sign up to save the government from another political blunder

The government appears to be setting itself up for another political blunder in seeking to cede 3,000 square metres of prime central waterfront to the People's Liberation Army.

28 May 2013 - 3:14am 4 comments

PLA Navy's three fleets meet in South China Sea for rare show of force

China's navy has carried out a rare joint exercise, involving its three fleets, in the South China Sea as regional tensions over territorial disputes mount.

The combined drill was carried out in southern waters by warships, submarines and the naval air force from the People's Liberation Army's North Sea, East Sea and South Sea fleets, national broadcaster CCTV reported on Saturday.

27 May 2013 - 4:48am 1 comment

Switch to 'military use' not in treaty

The government recently dropped a bombshell in suddenly announcing that a large piece of land at a most vital and sensitive location of our new Central harbourfront will be rezoned from public "open space" to "military use" for the People's Liberation Army.

15 May 2013 - 3:06am

PLA condemns US as 'the real hacking empire'

Beijing branded the United States the "real hacking empire" yesterday and accused it of sowing discord between China and its neighbours.

The rebuke was issued after the Pentagon said Beijing was using espionage to fuel its military modernisation.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China's hunger for energy feeds its naval ambitions

Defence ministry spokesman Colonel Yang Yujun recently announced the readiness of China's aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, for its first blue-water trials this year, much sooner than the West imagined.

Commissioned last September, the Liaoning has so far conducted at least 10 sea trials close to the coast, mainly to train its personnel and test the vessel's capabilities.

8 May 2013 - 3:19am 2 comments

China spying on US to develop defence, says Pentagon

China is using cyberspies to boost its defence industry and military planning by gathering information about US defence programmes, a Pentagon report claims.

8 May 2013 - 5:59am 10 comments

Chinese general warns of Western 'cultural colonialism'

A high-ranking People's Liberation Army representative has called on China to counter increasing Western cultural infiltration, especially among young people.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Group says state-newspaper has got it wrong on PLA berth issue

The newspaper also said the Civic Party was trying to remove the People's Liberation Army from the Central pier to prevent possible army intervention in the brewing "Occupy Central" pro-democracy movement.

26 Apr 2013 - 5:16am

Chinese, Indian troops camp, eye each other in disputed border area

Dozens of Chinese soldiers have set up camp in a Himalayan region claimed by India, Indian government sources say, signalling a potential renewal of border tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

Troops of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) entered Indian-claimed territory in eastern Ladakh and erected a camp on April 15.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am