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  1. PLA rewarded with monthly salary increases of up to 50pc

    Posted Mar 24th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... at rewarding the PLA's hard work during the Beijing Olympics and the Sichuan earthquake last year, the expert said. 'The PLA, including armed police, ground, navy and air forces as well as the Second Artillery Corps did a good job in the Beijing Olympics,' he said. 'Indeed, the soldiers who took part in the Sichuan earthquake relief work were responsible for all the toughest ...

  2. Joint KMT, Communist celebration suggested

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... in both Beijing and Taipei agree that the Xinhai Revolution, which began on October 10, 1911, led to the Qing dynasty being overthrown and paved the way for the establishment of the Republic of China (ROC) by the Kuomintang. However, the Kuomintang was defeated by the Communists 38 years later, and while Beijing stresses the founding of the People's Republic of China led ...

  3. 800,000 recruited as informants in run-up to 60th anniversary

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Beijing police are mobilising 800,000 residents for a two-month crime-watch campaign in a bid to boost public security ahead of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic. The China Police Daily said the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau on Wednesday had called on all officers to reinforce the security measures used for last year's ...

  4. Beijing spells out rules on promotion

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Provinces warned to adhere to guidelines when selecting next party leaders The provincial party apparatus must follow Beijing's edicts in selecting the next generation ... in a banking meeting in Beijing on Monday. Mr Huang suffers from cancer and only partially resumed work last month. Liu Xutao, a political scientist with the National School of Administration, said ...

  5. West suspects Beijing has developed space-age arms, despite Hu's denials

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... tracking and measuring US spy satellites to calculate their precise orbits. Chinese military experts have said that Beijing does not yet possess the capability to destroy a satellite ... current interest in laser technology, it is reasonable to assume that Beijing would develop a weapon that could destroy satellites in the future.' Andrei Chang, chief editor of Canada-based ...

  6. Beijing to build large destroyers

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Beijing plans to build a new generation of large destroyers as part of its effort to develop a modern blue- water navy, a report from an official ship-building institute shows. ... On December 23 last year, defence ministry spokesman Huang Xueping said Beijing was 'seriously considering' building a carrier to protect its national interests, ending a decade ...

  7. Beijing keeps emotions in check over Dalai Lama

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam, Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan and Fiona Tam The Dalai Lama's trip to Taiwan next week has upset Beijing, but it is likely to control its anger to avoid undermining the island's mainland-friendly president, Ma Ying-jeou. Mainland and Taiwanese analysts say Beijing does not want to jeopardise hard-won improvements in cross-strait ties or drive voters towards the pro-independence Democratic ...

  8. 'Sexy' new PLA uniforms set to turn heads at the big parade in Beijing

    Posted Sep 20th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan When members of the People's Liberation Army march down Changan Avenue on October 1, the top brass on the rostrum in Tiananmen Square may struggle to keep their eyes front. The troops will be sporting eye-catching new uniforms that have b ...

  9. Ma rebuffs Beijing request to open strait's no-fly zone

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... flights. Political analysts said Beijing's bold request- which seemed unreasonable to most Taiwanese politicians- was aimed at testing how far the island's leader was prepared to go in cross-strait ties. In a meeting with a Taiwanese economic observer group on Thursday, Wang Yi, director of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, told delegation head Lai Shyh-bao that Beijing ...

  10. Beijing rolls out security measures

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Beijing authorities have begun implementing strict security measures designed for last year's Olympics in the run-up to the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic. With yesterday marking 100 days to the October 1 celebrations, Beijing deputy party boss Wang Anshun activated the security plan for the anniversary, Xinhua reported. Hong Kong's Ta Kung Pao ...




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