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  1. Call-up of army divisions a warning to Syria

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Abraham Rabinovich

    ... Abraham Rabinovich in Jerusalem Israel's dramatic decision to mobilise three army divisions- as many as 30,000 troops- is both a signal of preparations for a push northwards ... has sought to avoid a confrontation to focus on the battle against Hezbollah. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was reportedly reluctant to approve the army's request for the mobilisation ...

  2. A taste of life in the army

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... imagined. 'There's no free time or comfy life in the army,' he said. 'Everyone has to be disciplined and obedient... [and] hone their combat skills in the baking sun or pouring ... for at least a couple of weeks, when they receive training in the People's Liberation Army. But it was not until recently that Macau teenagers had the opportunity to train with the army ...

  3. Free flicks are fine, but the masses ain't so malleable any more

    Posted Mar 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Didi Kirsten Tatlow It's 9am in a community centre in northwest Beijing and the Japanese Imperial Army is slugging it out with the Communist Eighth Route Army, while Kuomintang troops ... A Japanese general rages: 'Who the hell are they? They must be the Communist Eighth Route Army!' Indeed they are. And for the next two hours 50 people in this sparse room above a shopping ...

  4. Preschool groups call for three years of free education

    Posted Apr 08th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Major preschool groups have urged the government to offer three years of free education for all children between the ages of three and six. They also want more financial aid ... Union's spokeswoman on early childhood education, said the government had turned a blind eye to the need for free preschool education. The Hong Kong Alliance of Parents' Associations last ...

  5. Chinese embassies help Hong Kong residents flee to Syria

    Posted Jul 18th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... to allow visa-free access to mainland Chinese and Hong Kong people entering at the border, an official at the Chinese embassy in Beirut said. The official, who gave his name as Mr Chi, said ... taken by hired car from the embassy to the Syrian border, followed by the remaining four yesterday morning. They were met by staff from the Chinese embassy in Syria and driven to Damascus, ...

  6. Siniora the man in the middle between Hezbollah and Israel

    Posted Aug 12th 2006, 12:00am by Ben Lynfield

    ... to send 15,000 Lebanese army troops to stand between Israel and Hezbollah, should a ceasefire take hold and Israeli troops withdraw from the border. Israel conceded the proposal was an advance ... to the Iranian and Syrian-backed Shi'ite fundamentalist movement. With international backing, Mr Siniora will then be able to force Hezbollah to disarm, assert the Lebanese government's ...

  7. Summer warriors get a liberal dose of bullets and barracks

    Posted Jul 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kathryn Hu The 150 youngsters who took part in the People's Liberation Army summer camp in Fanling had a few nice surprises in the highly disciplined environment. They were given a say on whether to go for a crew cut- and there was even a touch of democracy in their culinary arrangements. The life of the Form Three and Four boys at the 12-day camp- held for the second ...

  8. Return of army base 'liberates' Seoul

    Posted Aug 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... solidified and spiralling around the US base,' said Major Jerome Pionk of the US Army. Its association with a foreign presence has turned Yongsan, or Dragon Mountain, into a highly symbolic ...

  9. Teens fight for 11 days of army life

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Vivienne Chow

    ... Lieutenant-Colonel Cheng Dongfang, a spokesman of the People's Liberation Army's Hong Kong garrison. 'We hope to improve the technical training at the camp.' Courses on modern Chinese ...

  10. Forgotten army's death march retraced

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... into the jungle from Sandakan, a town in what was then British North Borneo, now the Malaysian state of Sabah. The servicemen, dubbed the 'forgotten army', had been shipped to Borneo after ... 'This is the first time that anyone will have walked in the steps of the POWs since Australian army recovery teams were there in 1946,' Ms Silver said yesterday. 'It goes through ...




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