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  1. Military targets tech-savvy recruits for modern force

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The top legislature has reviewed the first draft amendment to the country's military conscription law in 13 years in the hope of recruiting more tech-savvy graduates to master upgraded weapons and modern warfare techniques, Xinhua reported yesterday. In the draft amendment to the Military Service Law submitted to the National People's Congress Standing Committee ...

  2. PLA to recruit yet more graduates

    Posted Apr 10th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan, Raymond Li

    ... year. Military analysts said the massive recruitment exercise was aimed at upgrading the army's educational base, and more graduates would be recruited in the years ahead. University ... of current personnel- 2.3 million- will be kept even though the defence budget did not grow as much this year.' Military spending will rise by 7.5 per cent this year, the smallest increase ...

  3. Military takes its recruiting drive to the nation's halls of academia

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter During the first world war early last century, British war secretary Lord Kitchener was depicted on a military recruitment poster uttering the words: 'Your Country ... recruitment office, as saying yesterday. It was the largest recruitment drive among college graduates since 1955, when China established a compulsory military service system, Mr Hou said About 120,000 ...

  4. Military base in Shenzhen gives children respite from chaos

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam It took 53 hours for 84 primary school pupils from the Qiang ethnic minority and their teachers to travel from Wenchuan, the epicentre of the May 12 quake, to their temporary school in Shenzhen more than 1,400km away. The children, all from the same school in the village of Aer, will spend at least five months at a military base in Shenzhen until national charity ...

  5. Yale bows to court on gay military rule

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Associated Press Yale Law School will end its policy of not working with military recruiters following a court ruling this week that jeopardised about US$300 million in federal funding. Yale and other universities had objected to the Pentagon's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy that allows gay men and women to serve in the military only if they keep ...

  6. Military school denies HK girls were groped

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters A military school in Guangzhou yesterday denied allegations one of its instructors had indecently assaulted five Hong Kong schoolgirls at a four-day training camp. A Public Security Bureau officer in Guangzhou said an investigation had been launched after a report was received from the military school. However, the officer said investigators had been unable to contact ...

  7. Military camp teaches independence

    Posted Jul 19th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH Seventeen Hong Kong students are receiving military training in Guangzhou under the arrangement of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK). The five-day camp aims to help participants to become stronger and more independent. The Self-Enhancement Project, organised by the RTHK radio programme Happy Daily, sent 17 students to Hwang Po Military School in Guangzhou last Sunday. ...

  8. PLA campaigners storm campuses in recruitment drive

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Military hopes the offer of 50,000 yuan will tempt brightest and best to join up Military recruiters are on a mission to encourage some of the country's best and brightest ... began targeting graduates in 2001, this year's efforts highlight the military's determination to further streamline the 2.5-million-strong PLA and boost its capacity to wage ...

  9. Anime bonanza back on our screens

    Posted Jan 16th 2011, 12:00am by James Whittle

    ... Happy New Year, Otaku Zone fans. While several anime shows ended last year, we can look forward to 17 new shows in 2011. Some of our top picks have already started, so tune in! Beelzebub: High school boy Oga Tatsumi finds the Demon King's baby floati ...

  10. Students to play candidates in mock presidential debate

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Three local schools will battle it out in a mock-up of the US presidential debate today. The debate was proposed by Giancarlo Lee, a Year 13 student from South Island School. During the two-hour-long debate, at the General Chamber of Commerce, ...




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