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  1. News - China - MILITARY

    Can we train together? PLA officer uses US ships' port visit to boost ties

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:34am by Minnie Chan

    ... and China in the region as the world's two largest militaries come into closer contact. US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus also urged the two countries to deepen military ties last week. Li Jie, ...

  2. 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

    ... in 1894, Japan's surrender on August 15 in 1945 and the Mukden Incident on September 18 in 1931. Beijing-based retired PLA senior colonel Li Jie said the drills were also a reaction ...

  3. 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

    ... indicate Xi is going to shift the army's promotions to a normal system. All buying and selling of ranks will be strictly prohibited," said Li Jie, a Beijing-based retired senior colonel. ... of leaders in the army before reaching the retirement age for deputy commanders at 63," Li said. At least three of the promoted officers trained in Russia for multi-mission operations after ...

  4. News - China - MILITARY

    China, Japan trade blows as Beijing releases footage of military jets' close encounter

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:47am by Minnie Chan

    ... in the statement, adding that the Chinese pilots were "professional", whereas their Japanese counterparts were "provocative". Li Jie, a Beijing-based military expert, said China had ...

  5. News - China - MILITARY

    China, Russia start joint naval exercise

    Posted May 20th 2014, 11:30pm by Minnie Chan

    ... with a foreign maritime force, according to Beijing-based naval expert Li Jie. "The mixed confrontation and drill means the exercises will operate more like a real battle," said Li. "It ... but Li said the exercises were more a symbolic gesture of cooperation rather than full-blown naval manoeuvres. Nineteen ships and seven helicopters were divided into three forces during ...

  6. News - China - MILITARY

    Dressed to kill: First female PLA honour guards steal limelight at leader's visit

    Posted May 13th 2014, 02:13pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... and developments in modern times”, the newspaper said. The Chinese military as a whole has been drafting women for decades, producing its female PLA major general, Li Zheng, in 1955. They have ...

  7. News - China - MILITARY

    Veteran general promoted to head Beijing Garrison as Xi Jinping consolidates military control

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 11:01am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Pan Liangshi, a veteran military commander with expertise in anti-terror manoeuvres, has been promoted as the new commander of the strategically important Beijing Garrison, state media reported. Major General Pan Liangshi, 57, previously the commander of 39th Group Army, spoke at the Beijing Garrison’s Communist Party committee meeting in his new ...

  8. News - China - MILITARY

    Aircraft carrier Liaoning begins drills in sensitive South China Sea with battle group

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 11:26pm by Minnie Chan

    ... is similar to the US' Pearl Harbour in Hawaii. The Sanya base could provide comprehensive support to Liaoning in the coming drills," Wong said. Beijing-based naval expert Li Jie said ...

  9. News - China - MILITARY

    Media officers to help PLA be 'more open and transparent'

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 12:35pm by Minnie Chan, Bryan Harris

    ... Beijing-based naval expert Li Jie, a colleague of Xing's at the naval research institute. "The navy appointed two spokesmen because it needs to go out and deal with other countries," Li ...

  10. News - China - MILITARY

    Questions arise over need for PLA song and dance troupes

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... and a third centred on the recent trial of the teenage son of renowned army singers Li Shuangjiang and Meng Ge for alleged gang rape. As the reputations of the once highly esteemed PLA entertainers ... civilian members of entertainment troupes would no longer enjoy honorary ranks. Peng Liyuan, China's first lady who is a famous folk singer, will no longer be referred as a "civil major ...




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