United States Navy

First aircraft carrier could be in use by National Day

China's first aircraft carrier could be officially operational by National Day (October 1), says a senior naval researcher.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:14pm

Navy ready for greater role in global missions

The Chinese navy must prepare itself for new challenges and accept a greater role in international peace-keeping missions as the nation's power and influence expand in global affairs, a senior naval officer said yesterday.

31 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Guam is showcase for U.S. 'pivot'

For all the heated talk of the US military's strategic 'pivot' to the region, the scene in Guam's Apra Harbour over recent days is a reminder that the shift has been well under way for some time.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hero's welcome for pirate patrol warships

Two mainland warships that escorted Hong Kong vessels through dangerous waters off Somalia played host to more than a thousand visitors at Stonecutters Island yesterday.

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

Two PLA warships to welcome visitors

The public will have a chance to get up close to two mainland warships that escorted Hong Kong vessels through dangerous waters off Somalia and defended them from pirates when they visit the city next month.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

P.L.A. navy tests the water in drills

The navy plans to conduct regular annual exercises in the western Pacific - a move that military experts see as China flexing its military muscle to the United States and neighbours who dispute its territorial claims.

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

P.L.A. navy keen to do more in Mideast

The navy of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) is keen to expand its Indian Ocean footprint, not just to boost anti-piracy deployments but also to extend its presence in strategic areas such as the Middle East and North Africa, according to mainland naval experts.

5 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Ships told to arm against pirates, despite risk of escalating attacks

Hong Kong's shipping chief yesterday warned that the carrying of weapons on merchant ships would escalate pirate attacks and place crew at greater risk - even as he attempted to justify such actions.

9 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

PLA Navy gains experience with key live-fire drill

The PLA Navy's first live-fire drill in the Gulf of Aden has highlighted the ongoing importance of its historic anti-piracy deployment to the Indian Ocean, military analysts say.

A Z-9 helicopter took off from the frigate Wenzhou on Sunday and fired on three moving targets over 30 minutes, the PLA Daily said.

17 May 2011 - 12:00am

US submariner arrested for assault at 5-star hotel

A crew member from the US nuclear-powered submarine the USS Hampton was arrested for assaulting an employee at a five-star hotel in Queensway yesterday.

17 May 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing's maritime goals create waves for Washington

In Hong Kong, US aircraft carriers are like migratory birds - they come and go each winter.

This year, however, the giant flat-topped ships steaming through the mists of the East Lamma channel have been conspicuous by their absence.

8 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Chinese and US navies sailing into trouble

Nations and people are alike when it comes to relationships. If they do not communicate, there are likely to be repercussions. Misunderstandings and distrust can arise; they might spawn anger, resentment and when tempers flare, the possibility of sides coming to blows. This is something that China and the US, despite their often prickly ties, do not seem to fully comprehend.

26 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

US wants hotline to PLA ships to avert mishaps

The US navy is seeking direct communication with China's expanding fleet of naval ships across the Asia-Pacific region to ease what it fears is a growing risk of misunderstandings and accidents.

22 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

US, S Korea postpone drills as tropical storm nears

The US-South Korean anti-submarine drills due to begin today in the Yellow Sea have been postponed because of bad weather, a US military officer said yesterday.

5 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

As regional tensions rise, the US ensures it will outmuscle rivals for years to come

Upcoming naval exercises between South Korea and the US amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula are expected to discreetly highlight an increasing American naval presence in East Asia.

27 May 2010 - 12:00am