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  1. Shift PLA to state not party army

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Chinese Communist Party's control of the People's Liberation Army is so sensitive that discussion about whether the military should instead put the state first is rarely ... though, with some believing it is time the military was first and foremost instead loyal to the Chinese state. Those are sentiments that ring alarm bells for the party's leadership, which ...


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

    ... 1921: Born, Charleston, South Carolina, US. 1940: Joined Amercian Communist Party, labour and civil rights organiser. 1942: Joined US Army. 1943: after Pearl Harbour, studied Chinese ... for communist leaders translating propaganda. Joined Chinese Communist party. 1949: CIA spy allegations: imprisoned for six years. 1955: Released with public apologies from Mao and Zhou. Now Communist ...

  3. Deal with protests by addressing grievances

    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Communist Party asking its cadres to exercise restraint in handling mass protests on the one hand, and taking action to crack down on organised crime on the other. However, recognising a problem ... rights organisations are branded trouble-makers with foreign backing. As the Communist Party tries to lead China to integrate with the outside world, it should try to drop its phobia of foreign ...

  4. Party asserts control over PLA to ease strained ties

    Posted May 11th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... published 'the Chinese Communist Party Military Commission Work Regulations'. They state that the party's plenary committees have the power to promote officers, monitor the work ... the Communist Party and the PLA. Milton Wen-chung Liao, a PLA specialist at Taiwan's Chinese Council of Advanced Policy Studies, said ties between the party and military had been under strain since ...

  5. Film of 'last communist' causes an uproar among victims

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... 'I am happy it has been released without cuts.' The communist insurrection is a sensitive subject that even historians fear to touch because of the strong racial overtones. While Chinese ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur A documentary about an ageing communist whose name, for many older Malaysians, is synonymous with terror has caused anger even before it hits the big ...

  6. No secret to finding out about Chinese military

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the People's Liberation Army could be distilled: keep the Communist Party in power; subdue dissent; defend borders; conquer Taiwan; project power into the South China Sea; and protect maritime and land ... Richard Halloran Ever since the Tiananmen massacre in 1989, US leaders and top military officers have lamented what they contend has been a lack of Chinese transparency in its military ...

  7. A truly modern army can't be a tool of the party

    Posted Dec 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Despite its name, the People's Liberation Army is an army of the Communist Party, not of the nation. This is not only political reality, but something written into the constitution. ... of the Communist Party. This has been a subject of long-standing debate among academics and even some officers, yet any public discussion of it is quickly suppressed. However, many younger officers ...

  8. Latest Urumqi unrest weighs on party boss

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Urumqi's Communist Party boss, has accused separatist forces of plotting the syringe stabbings to 'stir up ethnic antagonism, overturn social order... and split the Chinese nation'. ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The latest unrest in Urumqi has turned up the heat on Xinjiang Communist Party boss Wang Lequan, nicknamed 'the stability secretary' because of his ...

  9. Slice of Life

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... Minister, is organising a Political Party' for Marshal Chang, 'to be known as the new Nationalist Party, a rival to the southern Nationalist Party'. On June 17, one report attempted ... and property lay the stillness of peaceful industry, and the common sense of the great mass of the Chinese people. Those engaged in the strife were a very small percentage of the Chinese. In the still ...

  10. The day democracy hopes were shot down

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and what we may not know. A BRIEF HISTORY On April 15, 1989, Hu Yaobang, a former Communist Party chief, died of a heart attack. Hu had been seen as a leading reformist and had won support from ... city centre. Demonstrations continued- apparently with success. But on June 2 senior Communist party leaders ordered that Tiananmen Square be cleared. It was to be done peacefully, but force ...




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