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  1. Missiles and Mao's telescope to feature at military exhibition

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tiffany Lam Missiles and Mao Zedong's personal telescope will be among the star attractions at Hong Kong's biggest military exhibition next month. 'Great Wall of Steel: Exhibition of the Achievements of New China's National Defence and Army Building' will feature 1,600 exhibits including 24 first-class national treasures and six large weapons currently ...

  2. Sino-Indian war in 1962 was a follow-on from the uprising in Tibet

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... fighting occurred at altitudes of over 4,250 metres- were another key reason for the ceasefire. Shanghai-based military expert Ni Lexiong said former Chinese leader Mao Zedong then decided to develop military infrastructure along the Sino-Indian border to enhance the People's Liberation Army's logistical capability in the 1960s. But Mao's plan made no progress due ...

  3. A missed opportunity

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... the excuse he did not have sufficient trucks, oil or money to bring his army across China. In his original plan, Mao Zedong wanted to capture Xinjiang in 1950, after he had secured control of the interior. But Mao was afraid that a year-long power vacuum would allow the republic to expand. So he sent an emissary to Urumqi, with a message from one of Tao's closest comrades-in-arms who ...

  4. Party first, PLA second: general

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... construction and reform and the PLA fought its hardest battles to help the party reach its political goals. The Soviet-trained artillery engineer said the principle was created by Mao Zedong, developed ... assumed the PLA's leadership in late 1989, because the former president, unlike Mao or Deng, could not claim any military experience or expertise. Andrew Scobell, associate research professor ...


    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... nationalists and communists in a truce team set up to conciliate in Chinese Civil War by US president Truman's envoy. Met Zhou Enlai, who introduced him to Chairman Mao Zedong in Yanan. Worked for communist leaders translating propaganda. Joined Chinese Communist party. 1949: CIA spy allegations: imprisoned for six years. 1955: Released with public apologies from Mao and Zhou. Now Communist ...

  6. Shift PLA to state not party army

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... with the final choices to be announced at the 18th National Congress, which will determine the nation's direction for the coming decade. Chairman Mao Zedong's observation that 'political ...

  7. Afghanistan spelled out in 16 characters

    Posted Mar 01st 2010, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... harass; the enemy tires, we attack; the enemy retreats, we pursue.' Not many of the Taliban guerillas in Afghanistan have read Mao Zedong on guerilla warfare, but then, they knew how to do it anyway. The current crop of officers in the Western armies that are fighting them don't seem to have read their Mao either. 'The ability to run away is the essence of the guerilla,' ...

  8. Major pay increases on the cards for junior PLA officers

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Hu Jintao does not have the same hold over the military as the late leaders Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping had, so resorts to financial sweeteners to maintain its grip on the armed forces. ...

  9. The war for hearts and minds

    Posted Aug 15th 2006, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... provide us with a mirror. In 1938, observing the Japanese invasion of China, Mao Zedong commented: 'Japan is a small country. Her war is reactionary and barbarous, and she will become more ... Certainly their tactics are similar to the Vietnamese resistance forces in their long wars of attrition against invaders. Leaders Ho Chi Minh and Vo Nguyen Giap lived and trained in Yanan under Mao ...

  10. Security stepped up in Chengdu

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Temple. In Tianfu Square, riot police in black uniforms patrolled in the morning beneath a statue of Mao Zedong- a city landmark. There were rumours a protest had occurred and that Tibetans ...




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