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PLA Navy amphibious task force reaches Malaysia 'to defend South China sea'

Chinese Navy's amphibious landing ship Jinggangshan is seen during a training with a hovercraft in waters near Hainan Province on March 20, 2013. Photo: Xinhua

A fully equipped PLA amphibious task force has reached China's southernmost claimed possession in the South China Sea in an unprecedented show of force that is raising eyebrows across the region.

Wednesday, 27 March, 2013, 10:31am 6 comments

China rejects Philippine UN mediation effort

Philippines Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario (left) delivers a statement on territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Photo: EPA

Beijing said on Tuesday it has rejected the Philippines’ attempt to seek international arbitration over conflicting claims to territory in the South China Sea.

19 Feb 2013 - 11:28pm

PLA Navy to conduct training drills in western Pacific over Lunar New Year

PLA Navy to conduct training drills in western Pacific over Lunar New Year

The People's Liberation Army Navy will conduct drills in the western Pacific Ocean during the Lunar New Year holiday after finishing a regular patrol mission in the South China Sea.

9 Feb 2013 - 4:06am 2 comments

PLA Navy in live-fire attack drills in East China and South China seas

The Chinese marine surveillance ship Haijian No. 51 cruising as the Japan Coast Guard ship Ishigaki sails near the disputed islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, in the East China Sea. Photo: Reuters

The People's Liberation Army's naval air force has carried out attack drills in both the East and South China seas in a show of force directed at countries involved in territorial disputes with China, according to naval experts.

18 Jan 2013 - 5:17am