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  1. P.L.A. steps up its drive to reach out to other forces

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that the growth is for the benefit of China, but not a threat to the world'. Last month, General Guo Boxiong, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, made a four-day visit to Vietnam, which ... visited Asian countries since March, and the delegation members included members of the Central Military Commission and high-ranking officials from the navy and air force. Speculating ...

  2. Wen gets second term as NPC approves key appointments

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Generals Xu Caihou and Guo Bo- xiong were elected vice-chairmen of the Central Military Commission- the supreme command unit in the PLA. Generals Liang Guanglie, Chen Bingde, Li Jinai, Liao Xilong, ... Jinping was not named a vice-chairman of the military commission, as he was not made vice-chairman of the party's central military commission in October. Mr Xi, who was elected vice-president ...

  3. Uphold party spirit, PLA officers told

    Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... for more than seven years before being approved by President Hu Jintao, who is also chairman of the Central Military Commission. Mr Liao said the People's Liberation Army had historically ... ran three articles on Thursday urging officers to sacrifice their personal benefits, uphold party rules and strictly enforce Central Military Commission orders. 'If each cadre thinks ...

  4. Jiang ally to get PLA 'indoctrination' job

    Posted Jan 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Department. The Hong Kong newspaper said the official announcement would be made within days. General Jia, who now serves as director of the Central Military Commission's general office, was also ... commission's general office in 2003- a move that tightened Mr Jiang's control on the armed forces. He is also a leader of the military commission's Discipline Inspection Commission ...

  5. Hu promotes three top officers to rank of full general

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan President Hu Jintao yesterday promoted three military top brass to the rank of full general. The three new generals are Xu Qiliang, deputy chief of the general staff of the PLA; Sun Dafa, political commissar of the PLA General Logistics Department; and naval commander Wu Shengli, Xinhua reported. Mr Hu, who is chairman of the Central Military Commission, presided ...

  6. Shandong leader tipped to be NPC vice-chairman

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... non-competitive polls. They will also confirm Hu Jintao as state president and Central Military Commission chairman for another five years. According to widely held expectations, they will elect Xi ... will retain his post for another five years. As many as nine fresh faces, including four elite party Central Committee incumbents, will emerge as new vice-chairmen of the NPC, theoretically ...

  7. Navy, air force promotions made with eye to Taiwan

    Posted Jul 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... than a month after the naming of 15 senior officers to the rank of full general by Central Military Commission (CMC) chairman Jiang Zemin. General Xu has formerly served as deputy commander ... of the military against Taiwan. The Wen Wei Po newspaper reported yesterday that Rear Admiral Wu Shengli, originally deputy commander of the Guangzhou military region and commander of the South Sea Fleet, ...

  8. March to modernity for PLA command

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan and Choi Chi-yuk Incoming military chiefs bring youth, education and technical know-how The guard has been changing at the top of the world's biggest military, with the incoming leaders of the People's Liberation Army being well-educated younger officers and Taiwan experts. They have been ushered into their posts as Central Military Commission (CMC) chairman ...

  9. Party congress arrangements 'going smoothly'

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of female candidates by 16 per cent. General Guo Boxiong, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, said during an inspection tour to several military regions last week that the army would ... place at the congress, from the autumn to the winter. Central committee party leaders had demanded that the election of congress delegates be finished by the end of June, the article said. Party ...

  10. Secretive arm of the law

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Central Military Commission. Official figures on the size of the paramilitary force, like a lot of other military data, are top secret, but there are varying estimates, with some saying up to 1 million. Antony Wong Dong, president of the International Military Association in Macau, said western military experts put the number at somewhere between 200,000 and 300,000 personnel. ...




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