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  1. Jiang ally to get PLA 'indoctrination' job

    Posted Jan 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A former personal secretary of retired leader Jiang Zemin has been put in charge of political loyalty in the People's Liberation Army, the Beijing-backed Ta Kung Pao reported yesterday. Lieutenant General Jia Tingan, Mr Jiang's former principal secretary and one of his closest allies, has been promoted to deputy director of the PLA's General Political ...

  2. Jiang re-emerges in old military role

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

    ... 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 ... that Mr Jiang joined Mr Hu and other mainland leaders on Tuesday to send a joint telegram to North Korean leader Kim Jong-il on the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations ...

  3. President orders PLA to step into economic breach

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... but former president Jiang Zemin then demanded the army shed its business offshoots and focus on becoming a modern, professional fighting force. Military experts said Mr Hu's speech showed ...

  4. He said it

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'During the 1989 political arrests- the political incident- had the then Chinese government failed to adopt resolute measures, then we could not have enjoyed today's stability.' Jiang Zemin explains PLA's role December 1997 ...

  5. 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 ... if the island declared independence. Official media quoted senior officials as vowing that the mainland would take Taiwan at all costs. The mainland-backed Wen Wei Po quoted Mr Jiang as telling a recent ...

  6. People more angry now than in '89, exiles warn

    Posted Oct 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... democracy' - enhanced transparency, supervision and limited competition for party positions - has been pushed by President Hu Jintao since he succeeded Jiang Zemin five years ago in an effort to stem ... Jiang's faction there will be little momentum for him to push forward intra-party democracy,' Mr Wang said. Only when there was a vigorous power struggle between at least two factions would ...

  7. Picture tells a story

    Posted May 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... show the central government does not know what happened to the man During a 1990 interview with Barbara Walters, Jiang Zemin was asked what became of the man. Mr Jiang replied: 'I think ...

  8. Armed forces pledge support for Hu

    Posted Sep 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... replaced Jiang Zemin as Central Military Commission chairman on Sunday, completing the mainland's first orderly transfer of power since 1949. The process started in autumn 2002, when Mr Hu replaced Mr Jiang as Communist Party chief and then as president in March last year. Yesterday's Xinhua report was the first mention in the official media of PLA soldiers and generals pledging ...

  9. PLA abuzz over public shaming of senior officers

    Posted Sep 11th 2006, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... will succeed in exerting his authority over the top brass, which is still largely loyal to his predecessor, former president Jiang Zemin. Many analysts say corruption became widespread and systemic under Mr Jiang's reign as the country's military chief from 1989 to 2004. To many outsiders, last week's Xinhua report providing basic details of the punishments and how the PLA ...

  10. E-mail threat to attack buildings seen as a hoax

    Posted Sep 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the standard operating procedures to tighten security at places under threat,' Interior Minister Jiang Yi-huah said yesterday. Hu Wei-chen, secretary general of the National Security Council, said the authorities had informed his council and President Ma Ying-jeou of the threat. After tracking the internet protocol (IP) address of the e-mail, authorities found that it came from abroad, Jiang said. ...




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