Chinese navy conducts West Pacific live-fire drill

    The Chinese navy conducted a target-practice drill using live ammunition in the public waters of the west Pacific Ocean on Sunday.The drill was conducted by the Chinese Navy's Nanhai Fleet.

Chinese navy fleet heads for training in W Pacific

    A People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy fleet that has conducted patrols and training missions on the South China Sea for the past 11 days is now heading toward the western Pacific Ocean.

Chinese naval fleet patrols Meiji Reef

    A People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy fleet conducting patrol and training missions on the South China Sea patrolled the Meiji Reef, a fishing area and shelter for Chinese fishermen, on Wednesday.

Navy fleet reaches southernmost Chinese territory

    A four-ship Chinese Navy fleet that has conducted patrol and training missions on the South China Sea over the past eight days reached Zengmu Reef, the southernmost part of China's territory, on Tuesday.

South China Sea Fleet conducts three-dimensional cruise around reefs of Nansha Islands

    The “Jinggangshan” ship force group composed of the “Jinggangshan” amphibious dock landing ship and the “Yulin” guided missile frigate of the joint mobile ship formation under the South China Sea Fleet of the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) arrived at the waters of the Nansha Islands in the South China Sea and cruised around the Zhubi Reef, the Nanxun Reef and the Dongmen Reef presentlyon the morning of March 23, 2013.

South China Sea Fleet conducts combat readiness patrol and high-sea training

    A taskforce under the South China Sea Fleet of the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) left a naval port in Sanya in south China’s Hainan province on March 19, 2013 for the waters of the South China Sea and the Western Pacific Ocean to conduct combat readiness patrol and high-sea training.

Navy warships conduct high-sea training

    Three warships of the South China Sea Fleet conducted confrontation maneuvers in waters near south China's Hainan Province early Wednesday.

Chinese navy training exercise in S China Sea, western Pacific

    A Chinese navy fleet, consisting of four warships, will conduct a training exercise in the South China Sea and the western Pacific Ocean after departing from Sanya in south China's Hainan Province Tuesday.

MND spokesman answers reporters’ questions

    The open-sea training in the waters of the South China Sea and the Western Pacific Ocean is conducted by the taskforce of the PLA Navy as planned.

    Yang Yujun said that just as knives need to be often sharpened, soldiers need to be constantly trained. The recent combat-readiness patrol and open-sea training in the waters of the South China Sea and the Western Pacific Ocean conducted by the taskforce of the PLA Navy was PLA’s routine training within its annual military training plan.

    The training was aimed at testing the troop unit’s capability for performing diversified military tasks and improving its combat effectiveness through actual-combat military drills.

    In response to the speculation over the training by some western countries, he said that China has indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea islands and their adjacent waters, thus the other countries need not make a fuss over relevant operations in waters under China’s jurisdiction performed by the PLA Navy according to law.

Military experts interpret main warships of high-sea training taskforce

    The debut of the 4 main warships, namely the “Jinggangshan” amphibious dock landing ship, the “Lanzhou” guided missile destroyer, and the “Yulin” and “Hengshui” guided missile frigates, making up the joint mobile taskforce carrying out combat readiness patrol and high-sea training organized by the South China Sea Fleet under the PLA Navy, has recently caught wide attention.

    Military experts Du Wenlong and Li Li made a detailed analysis of these four main warships.

    The combat readiness patrol and high-sea training of the joint mobile taskforce organized by the South China Sea Fleet is a routine military training.

    Among the taskforce, the “Jinggangshan” ship is currently the largest-tonnage amphibious dock landing ship in China with advanced weapon systems.

    The “Lanzhou” and “Yulin” warships used to perform the escort missions in the Gulf of Aden and the waters off the Somalia coast, possess strong anti-aircraft, anti-missile and anti-submarine capabilities. The “Hengshui” warship is a new-type frigate commissioned to the Navy of the PLA not long ago.

Naval expert interprets high-sea training of joint maneuver taskforce of South China Sea Fleet

    The South China Sea Fleet under the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recently dispatched several modern warships to carry out high-sea training mission. Zhang Junshe, a naval expert, held that this high-sea training is Chinese Navy's routine military training which is in conformity with international laws and international common practice.

    Therefore, China hopes that ships and aircraft from countries concerned will not conduct close-in tracking or interfere with the normal training of the Chinese naval taskforce.

    Normalized high-sea training is indispensable to enhance Chinese Navy’s capability of “fighting and winning battles”.

    A general survey of all the navies of the world’s major powers shows the fact that all of them unexceptionally organize their warships for high-sea training from time to time. The Chinese Navy should constantly go to the high sea for training like other major powers to improve the actual combat capabilities of “fighting and winning battles” as well as the strategic deterrence capability, effectively safeguarding China’s maritime rights and interests.