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  1. Privatisation, cuts planned for PLA

    Posted Mar 04th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ...- the world's largest- and creating a more professional fighting force. Last September Jiang Zemin, chairman of the Central Military Commission, said the PLA would cut about 200,000 troops by next year. ... to be cut or merged were most of the PLA's famed song and dance troupes, an official report said. Athletic and medical units will also be trimmed. Quoting mainland military sources, the Beijing ...

  2. Expanded commission 'to help PLA in event of war'

    Posted Sep 21st 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Taipei analysts say elevation of four commanders aids forces' co-ordination The enlargement of the Central Military Commission will strengthen the capability ... with,' he said. Mr Lin, who heads the Euro-Asia Foundation, a semi-governmental think-tank, agreed it was significant that the commission had been expanded to include military commanders ...

  3. PLA gets new rules to stamp out crime

    Posted Feb 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan Revised disciplinary regulations will help with ongoing military reforms New regulations are being introduced into the PLA to improve discipline and prevent crime among officers, a report says. The official PLA Daily reported that the new rules, signed by Central Military Commission chairman and former president Jiang Zemin, were the first of their kind and would ...

  4. PLA faces an 'obstacle course' to modernise

    Posted Aug 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but ideological correctness,' he said. Soldiers had to spend about 30 to 40 per cent of their time on sloganeering and studying [Central Military Commission chairman] Jiang Zemin's military ... Central Military Commission meeting that the mainland should reunite with Taiwan in about 2020 through peaceful means or through military force. Mr Yu could give no timetable for reunification ...

  5. Military's top body to include air force, navy brass

    Posted May 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The change will see the Communist Party's Central Military Commission (CMC) expanded from eight to 11 members, the Hong Kong-based Wen Wei Po reported. Navy commander Vice-Admiral Zhang Dingfa, ... he said. The navy and air force were too small when compared with those in western nations, he said. The Central Military Commission is the nation's highest military body. It is chaired ...

  6. Jinan war zone leads logistics revamp

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin The Central Military Commission has approved a pilot reform scheme to centralise logistical support within the so-called Jinan war zone in an attempt to improve efficiency, ... of the Jinan military region, one of the mainland's seven military regions, and oversees Shandong and Henan provinces. According to globalsecurity.org, the region has 190,000 troops. In the event ...

  7. Military exercises to build on Russian ties

    Posted Jul 08th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... the neighbours. The agreement was made during a meeting between Russian Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov and General Guo Boxiong, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, who arrived in Moscow ... Uzbekistan, during a summit of the six-nation Shanghai Co-operation Organisation. In December the chairman of the Central Military Commission, Defence Minister Cao Gangchuan, also visited Moscow. ...

  8. Jiang may hand over military role next week

    Posted Sep 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 16 to 19, Xinhua reported yesterday after a report said Jiang Zemin may be preparing to step down as chairman of the Central Military Commission. The New York Times reported yesterday that Mr ... now a vice-chairman of the military commission- would become the country's undisputed leader, commanding the state, the army and the ruling party, the paper said. It quoted analysts ...

  9. Changes at the top

    Posted Sep 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What will be the impact on Hong Kong of President Hu Jintao becoming undisputed leader following the stepping down of Jiang Zemin as chairman of the Central Military Commission? Share your views: write to us. ...

  10. Jiang re-emerges in old military role

    Posted Oct 07th 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... between the two countries. The most interesting part of the Xinhua report is that Mr Jiang is still referred to as a state leader and as chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC). ... Wang Xiangwei Ceremonial task shows retirement is not complete When Jiang Zemin surprised the world last month by handing over the top military post to President Hu Jintao, people ...




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