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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's People's Liberation Army told to learn from Japan's 1894 victory

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Minnie Chan

    ... to highlight the fact that the Qing-era military faced many of the same challenges that the People's Liberation Army is struggling with now. These include nepotism, factionalism and corruption. ... in 1894. However, it was still defeated. "Japan is a nation with a strong sense of shame," one commentary said. "They still retain fresh memories of defeat and humiliation, even ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    Defence post seen as consolation prize for Chang Wanquan

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK, Minnie Chan

    ... Choi Chi-yuk and Minnie Chan Posting seen as consolation for Hu Jintao ally General Chang Wanquan will become the public face of the People's Liberation Army and lead its diplomatic ... by Premier Li Keqiang. He was named a member of the Central Military Commission in the 17th national party congress six years ago and retained the position at the 18th congress last November. He ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEFENCE

    PLA gun practice disturbs Fanling neighbours

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Kwok-him, a deputy to the National People's Congress, said he had raised the problem with the PLA.   Harbourfront land grant to PLA comes under fire Concerned groups and members of the public ... residents Fanling residents are calling on the People's Liberation Army to stop nighttime military exercises at its San Wai Barracks, saying stepped-up firing practice is keeping them from ...

  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    Wei Fenghe is first PLA general promoted under Xi Jinping

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... until after the end of the annual session of the National People's Congress in March Hu was set to remain chairman of the less important state CMC until then, he said. Xi promotes his first ... Elevation of Wei Fenghe, commander of missile force, marks leader's start as head of military Lieutenant General Wei Fenghe , who commands the People's Liberation Army's ...

  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA gives glowing report of 'advanced' early-warning aircraft

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... to respond more effectively to aerial threats, the People's Liberation Army Daily reported yesterday. Analysts said the report could be seen as a response to Western reports that downplay ... promotion of many officers with engineering backgrounds to decision-making positions. The KJ series of early-warning aircraft debuted in the 2009 National Day parade, but the PLA Daily said the army ...

  6. News - China - DEFENCE

    Central Asian nations to conduct terrorism drills with PLA

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 03:04am by Angela Meng

    ... Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan would join forces with troops from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) for exercises in Inner Mongolia, Xinhua said. The exercises have been organised as part ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com About 7,000 troops to take part in joint military exercises in Inner Mongolia later this month Central Asian nations, PLA in terrorism drills More than ...

  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA reshuffle strengthens Xi Jinping's hand in corruption fight

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:18am by Angela Meng

    ... Reshuffle in PLA to strengthen Xi's hand President Xi Jinping will promote two People's Liberation Army generals closely associated with him in a move to deepen the anti-corruption drive ... general and someone with real combat experience," said Bo Zhiyue, a senior research fellow at the National University of Singapore's East Asian Institute. "Liu doesn't have ...

  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    China says two pilots died in aircraft carrier tests

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 02:35pm by AP

    ... The original Xinhua report ran on August 28, but went largely overlooked at the time. It was picked up by US defence blogs and linked on Friday to the blog of the US Naval Institute. People's ... but it marked the two nations’ most serious sea confrontation in years. ...

  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    Xi Jinping urges China's military to create 'information warfare' strategy

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 09:30pm by Adrian Wan

    ... the People's Liberation Army must "strive to establish a new military doctrine, institutions, equipment systems, strategies and tactics and management modes" for information warfare that had ... a coherent strategy; and find ways to identify problems in the forces. Xi said: "Faced with the severe challenges to our national security and stability and the deep-seated contradictions ...

  10. News - World - DEFENCE

    US Congress to stop Turkey using American funds on Chinese missiles

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 06:05am by AFP

    ... contains a clause barring the use of "2014 funds to integrate missile defence systems of the People's Republic of China into US missile defence systems". "Such a system would ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US won't fund Turkey's China shop The US Congress is set to adopt a law this week forbidding Turkey from using American funds to shop ...




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