Tag: Beijing

Beijing Warns US Over B-1 Bomber Flying Over East China Sea

China’s People’s Liberation Army is not warmly embracing a US Air Force B-1 Bomber flying through international airspace over the East China Sea. The PLA put the US on notice after issuing a warning to the Pentagon for sending a military aircraft over the disputed East China Sea, a pair of US officials told Fox […]

China Declares Its First Aircraft Carrier ‘Ready for War’

China’s first aircraft carrier has this week engaged in public live-fire exercises, flexing its own weapons as well as those of its fully armed combat aircraft. Beijing has declared Liaoning to be ‘fully operational’ and ready for combat after three years of testing, training and evaluation. Now it has set about proving this is so. […]

Report: China’s Military Capabilities Are Growing at a Shocking Speed

China’s military is developing ships, submarines, aircraft, intelligence systems and foreign bases in a bid to become a global military power, according to a forthcoming congressional China commission report. The late draft of the annual report by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission contains a chapter on Beijing’s power projection development and warns that […]

Qantas Heading Back to Beijing

Qantas is boosting its presence in China with a resumption of Sydney-Beijing nonstop flights from late January 2017. The daily flight will be operated with Airbus A330-200s and marks a return to the Chinese capital for the first time since Qantas withdrew from the route in 2009. It also comes ahead of Virgin Australia’s daily […]

China to Open First Phase of World’s Largest Airport by 2019

China will complete the first phase of an expansive new airport in Beijing, which could eventually be the world’s largest, by 2019, officials with the project told reporters. Representatives of the Beijing New Airport project showed off the sprawling construction site on Monday, saying the city’s second major airport could serve 45 million passengers a […]

China Goes All Out to Become ‘Global Aviation Power’

Chinese leadership views investing in domestic aviation, both civilian and military, as one of the country’s top priorities in hopes that this will help Beijing improve its manufacturing industry, boost innovation and improve national defense, Xinhua reported. Geng Ruguang, Executive Vice President of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), described aviation industry as the […]

One of China’s Largest Airlines Has Its Radar Set on the US Market

The number of Chinese visitors to the US is expected to reach 6.5 million by 2020, from 2.4 million last year. When Chinese president Xi Jinping visited the US last September, his first stop was a Boeing factory north of Seattle, where he toured a 787-8 Dreamliner being delivered to Xiamen Airlines. A subsidiary of […]

Drunk Passenger Forces Russian Flight to Make Emergency Landing

A Russian plane en route from Beijing to Moscow was forced to make an emergency landing at a local airport Friday morning after a drunk passenger started brawling, Russian news agency TASS reported. At 8:48 a.m. local time (0148 GMT), the plane of Russian flag carrier Aeroflot landed at Yemelyanovo Airport near the Siberian city […]

China Launches State-Owned Aircraft Engine Maker

China has set up a state-owned aircraft engine maker with registered capital of 50 billion yuan ($7.5 billion), state television said on Sunday, in the latest effort to develop home-grown, high-tech businesses to compete in international markets. The government’s overhaul of state-owned enterprises to push Chinese products and services up the value chain has prioritised […]

Hundreds of Flights Cancelled as Beijing Lashed by Torrential Rain

Alerts issued in capital as the authorities warn it could see the most serious flooding since 79 were killed in storms four years ago. Thunderstorms and heavy rain have led to hundreds of flight cancellations and delays at airports in Beijing and neighbouring Tianjin. Some 195 flights scheduled to leave Beijing Capital International Airport had […]