The civilian maritime authority has announced plans to set up a series of bases, from which it will conduct drone-surveillance flights along the Pacific coast of China.Thursday, 30 August, 2012, 4:11am
Japan says more Chinese naval ships have been seen near Okinawa, with some staging drills involving unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) able to carry missiles and conduct surveillance that analysts say is crucial for China to expand its maritime power.17 May 2012 - 12:00am
Chinese marine authorities began drone patrols for the first time over water and islands in the East China Sea close to North Korea last week.30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
The People's Liberation Army has turned more than 1,000 retired second-generation Jian-5 fighters into unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or cruise missiles that could be used to target US aircraft carriers in a cross-strait conflict, according to a mainland military magazine.12 May 2007 - 12:00am
The government will not hold any more consultations over legislation covering covert surveillance operations, the security minister said last night.12 Feb 2006 - 12:00am
The master strategist Sun Tzu once said: 'Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.' Those words might well endorse that supremely elusive flying eye with the lethal stare, the drone.12 Sep 2005 - 12:00am
United States and Chinese military officials held talks in Shanghai yesterday aimed at avoiding incidents at sea or in international air space, such as the mid-air collision between US and Chinese planes off Hainan Island last year.
The three days of talks, which began on Wednesday, cover the conduct of forces on the high seas and in international air space.12 Apr 2002 - 12:00am
China has refused permission for a US warship and military aircraft to stop over in Hong Kong in apparent retaliation for the mid-air collision between an American spy plane and Chinese fighter last month.30 May 2001 - 12:00am
China yesterday denounced the resumption of spy flights by the United States and said the American plane stranded on Hainan Island could not leave by air.
The Pentagon said spy flights had resumed on Monday, with an RC-135 aircraft undertaking a mission off northeastern China.9 May 2001 - 12:00am
Given China's behaviour during the US spy-plane saga, it is clear that its leaders have not heeded the lessons of history.
On December 7, 1941, just before 8am, Japanese aircraft, Mitsubishi bombers and zeroes, carried out a sneak attack on the United States' military base at Pearl Harbour, destroying many American ships and killing many American servicemen.29 Apr 2001 - 12:00am