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  1. Liang Guanglie: Strategist's political ambitions put on hold

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan In the five years since he joined the military leadership, General Liang Guanglie has merged combat experience with the art of strategy, with a particular focus ... to a two-vice-chairman system for the Central Military Commission appears to have put those ambitions on hold. General Liang, 66-year-old Sichuan native, joined the army in 1958 when he was 18, and in 1979 ...

  2. Be my guest

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Liberal Party chairwoman Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee appears as the guest host of Talkabout on RTHK yesterday. ...

  3. No secret to finding out about Chinese military

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... capabilities and intentions. That alleged lack of transparency was a subtext underlying the meeting of Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie and US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta last week ... routes. To show Liang a version of US transparency during his visit, he was taken to various military camps and bases, including the military academy at West Point. There, the general had lunch ...

  4. General takes charge of elite Beijing guard

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Linping has belonged to, based on his profile. But speculation is rife that he is close to Defence Minister Liang Guanglie after serving as his subordinate when Liang was the chief of staff ...

  5. Beijing will consider Seychelles base offer

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... vessels since 2008. The request was made during Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie's visit to the Seychelles, the first by a Chinese defence minister since the establishment ...

  6. Is your right to run an electoral fiction?

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam It may be a right guaranteed by the mainland's constitution, but Liang Shuxin, a 35-year-old independent candidate for a district people's congress seat in Guangzhou, says it is nearly impossible to exercise your right to stand for election. Liang, a founder of the Micro-Foundation charity programme, was among the more than 100 internet-savvy independents ...

  7. Top general heads off on high-profile US tour

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie will embark on an official week-long visit to the United States tomorrow, state media reported yesterday. As China's fifth-highest-ranking military official, Liang will meet US state and military leaders before talks with US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta and a joint press conference, Xinhua said, citing an announcement ...

  8. Defence minister makes a brave stand

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Let's hope the historic appearance of Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie at the weekend's Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore is the first of many similar outings. China's ... to open debate. Liang spoke for 45 minutes, addressing head-on worries over the People's Liberation Army's rise, its intentions and relations with its neighbours. Then he calmly took ...

  9. We come in peace: defence minister

    Posted Jun 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode in Singapore greg. torode@scmp.com Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie yesterday used his first speech at an annual regional security forum to stress China's peaceful intentions- a claim immediately challenged by two regional counterparts over the South China Sea. Liang also told the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore that China acknowledged the need for co-operation ...

  10. PLA chief to iron out details of border pact

    Posted May 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Liang Guanglie, the PLA's chief of general staff, and Indian counterpart General J.J. Singh would discuss confidence-building measures aimed at promoting peace on the border. 'They ... Indian official. The generals are expected to discuss steps such as military-to-military exchanges. The festering border row is also likely to be taken up. General Liang will also meet Defence ...




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