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  1. News - China - MILITARY

    Free of graft and technically skilled: the qualities Xi seeks in new PLA generals

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:08am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com The elevation of nearly two dozens officers suggests President Xi Jinping wants a military leadership free of graft and technically skilled, analysts say New generals show push for 'clean' force The latest round of promotions in the People's Liberation Army suggests President Xi Jinping is seeking to groom a new generation ...

  2. News - China Insider - MILITARY

    Chinese military promotes Tibet paramilitary unit's political chief in 'unusual' move

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 01:30pm by Chris Luo

    ... equivalent to lieutenant general, on the orders of the People’s Liberation Army General Political Department. “[The decision] is made considering the special circumstances and strategic position ... Tang represents the Communist Party in the army unit and supervises troops’ ideology. The commissar usually serves as the second-in-command to the commanding officer in the army. The armed ...

  3. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA Daily warns top brass about abusing housing privileges

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:42am by ANDREA CHEN; MINNIE CHEN

    ... the flats back can prove difficult. The army recently issued a briefing on the campaign, saying it was gathering pace but had so far failed to meet public expectations, the Daily reported. One new ... "It has been a long-standing problem in the army. Top leaders from a princeling background in the army have failed to hand over … mansions," said a retired senior colonel, who requested ...

  4. News - China - MILITARY

    Xi Jinping tells PLA chiefs to develop 'new types' of command

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:16am by Keith Zhai and Andrea Chen

    ... Keith Zhai and Andrea Chen Xi tells PLA to develop 'new types' of command President Xi Jinping told the military's top brass yesterday that the People's Liberation Army ... on Sunday in Beijing to discuss how to improve the army's command systems. "In the face of a new national security situation and new requirements for defence preparation … [the military] ...

  5. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA's drills may help Shinzo Abe's cause to lift ban on army, expert says

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:21am by Minnie Chan, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Minnie Chan and Kristine Kwok Increased tension may give Japanese PM more support to lift ban on army PLA's drills 'may help Abe's cause' China's massive live-firing drills, while meant to be a warning to Japan for lifting its 60-year-old military ban, may instead serve to further Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cause to normalise the army ...

  6. News - China - MILITARY

    China shows off advanced ship missile defence system

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 01:10pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China has shown off the People's Liberation Army's latest hardware on primetime state television, an advanced short-range missile defence system said to have a “high success rate” destroying incoming missiles and aircraft. The Hongqi-10 (Reg Flag 10) surface-to-air missile was shown in China Central Television's evening news ...

  7. News - China - MILITARY

    ‘Internet addicts’ will be denied entry to Chinese military in Hebei

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 06:15pm by Kathy Gao

    ... Kathy Gao kathy.gao@scmp.com Enlistment officials did not say what their techniques are in screening out the computer-obsessed Want to join the Chinese army? Make sure you are not an internet addict. The People’s Liberation Army in northern Hebei province has introduced a measure to screen out internet-obsessed recruits as a test for their political discipline, according ...

  8. News - China - MILITARY

    China to adopt new military incentive guideline

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 01:35pm

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Move, which will go into effect on August 1, seen as part of Xi's efforts to encourage a skilled and corruption-free armed forces Chinese President Xi ... into force on Army Day, which falls on August 1, is “set to increase combating capacity”, according to state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV). It will encourage more awards to combat units ...

  9. News - China - MILITARY

    China's navy and air force prepare for historic combat drill

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:01am by Andrea Chen

    ... unit from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force, PLA Daily, the military's official mouthpiece, said yesterday. The troops would conduct one-on-one confrontations ... the 'red army' and its pseudo opponent 'blue army'. And of course the 'red army' always wins," Macau-based military analyst Antony Wong Dong said. "Such air ...

  10. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA urged to unite behind Xi Jinping and prevent 'political liberalism'

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 03:11am by Cary Huang

    ... hinder reform efforts, the military's General Political Department said in a circular published in the PLA Daily yesterday. "The party's leadership over the army must be absolutely ... campaign into the army," said Zhang Lifan, a political affairs analyst. The party leadership cracked down on corruption in the military in the late 1990s, ordering the army to stay out ...




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