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  1. Military movement 'just an exercise'

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Top security officials yesterday moved to reassure the Hong Kong public that a movement of People's Liberation Army military hardware through ... A spokesman for the PLA garrison said the matter was an internal affair of the army, and it was normal for them to explore different kinds of military training as a normal and essential part ...

  2. So near, yet so far away for P.L.A. garrison

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... severe cases were referred to professional care. 'We also sharpen and strengthen the will of our soldiers through organised military drills,' he said. As part of their welcome to Hong ... in their dorms. The PLA says it tries to keep the troops isolated from the public to prevent their military spirit from becoming contaminated by Hong Kong's capitalist lifestyle. Still, the soldiers ...

  3. HK to join cross-border tsunami warning drill

    Posted May 12th 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and May Chan A 40-minute cross-border drill to test the effectiveness of the tsunami alarm system will be staged on Wednesday- based on the scenario of huge waves striking the coast of southern China. The drill, which does not involve actual evacuation of residents, is said to be the first conducted in China, according to the Southern Metropolitan Daily. Zhejiang, ...

  4. Military heritage needs preserving

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that provide us with memorials to those dark days. They spent the last decade identifying these relics and found more than 100, such as pillboxes, trenches and tunnels. The military facilities are scattered across urban and rural areas, some hidden in remote corners of the city. For the first time a map of military relics has been produced. The researchers deserve commendation and support ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 25, 2012

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the threat of terrorist attacks. It has decided to carry out military exercises with Japan "in the western Pacific" at a time when Tokyo is locked in a dispute with China over the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea ("Beijing bristles as US, Japan begin military drills", August 22). What does it expect to gain from these collaborations with a former aggressor (during ...

  6. New green ideas

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong Disneyland asked 12 teams of Hong Kong students to think of ways to protect our environment. Project Green Challenge Hong Kong first taught students about the cold continent of Antarctica. Its environment is in danger because people want to drill there for oil. One of the teams' ideas encourages students to grow herbs and other plants at home. Another team plans ...

  7. Open military airspace to ease jams, says study

    Posted Jun 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan Flight limitations in Pearl River Delta adding millions to fuel costs The central government should consider opening up military airspace and introducing integrated ... be solved. The Airport Authority began the second phase of a study on a third runway last month. The researchers suggested that Beijing could open up military airspace for civilian use whenever ...

  8. Hu's review puts PLA in plain sight

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it came as a bit of a shock when President Hu Jintao flew into town to mark the handover's 15th anniversary and the first thing he did was to review a military parade at the Shek Kong ... military reviews in the heart of Beijing. 'Greetings, comrades!' he shouted. To which the troops replied: 'Greetings, President.' 'Thank you for your efforts, ...

  9. Letters

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... was necessary I refer to the report ('Drill at Daya Bay 'no PR exercise' ', April 27). The two-day emergency drill aimed to educate officials and their departments so they would ... for the simulated emergency was too mild. The main point of this drill, as I said, was to teach the people most likely to be involved how to tackle such a crisis. They will now be better prepared ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... citizens of North Korea. Yet verbal condemnations or military drills by the US-South Korean alliance can no longer deter the North from such behaviour. Perhaps this is the dilemma of how to deal ... with the transfer of military sites. This land and those facilities provide far more space than the national government requires, as much of it remains underused or not used at all. It is no secret ...




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