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  1. China could knock out US bases, Congress told

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Kristin Jones

    ... set. The People's Liberation Army is testing an anti-ship missile with the ability to strike slow-moving ships like aircraft carriers and may be preparing to deploy it in Guangdong, the commission was told. The report does not address the question of whether the Chinese military would take on the US in Asia- just that it could. It urges Congress to require regular reports from ...

  2. Crackdown by police ahead of party congress

    Posted Sep 07th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the leadership of the party, the socialist system and the people's democratic dictatorship with their actions,' he was quoted as saying. A crackdown on violent and economic crimes and drug ... on the People's Daily website yesterday said the 65-year-old did 10 sit-ups during an inspection trip to Yunnan last week. Meanwhile, security has already been tightened in and around the capital. Police ...

  3. Anti-terrorism forces train in lead-up to 60th anniversary of People's Republic

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the middle of the month, Xinhua reported. Cai Changjun, an anti-terrorism expert from the People's Liberation Army National Defence University who took part in the drill, said it was aimed ... Al Guo Anti-terrorism forces have begun a series of drills in provinces near Beijing in preparation for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China ...

  4. Two leaders must not forget people's sacrifice

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of those who fought for their people's rights. Mr Thaksin can at least claim to be seeking a vote of confidence amid a groundswell of concern over his style of government. Mrs Arroyo needs ... planned for today, forcing national elections three years early and bringing on a showdown with his political opponents. He has faced criticism since becoming prime minister over his national ...

  5. Secession law to spell out use of PLA forces

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters The anti-secession law to be presented to National People's Congress delegates for review today will spell out conditions for the PLA to use force against Taiwan. ... the proposed legislation is expected to state the People's Liberation Army can take action if 'separatist forces in Taiwan turn the separation of Taiwan and the mainland into a reality ...

  6. Training and education vital to the PLA's modernisation drive

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... to develop and acquire sophisticated weaponry while making massive reductions in the size of its forces. At last March's National People's Congress, the official PLA budget was raised ... In an attempt to catch up with global military trends, particularly the US, the military has engaged in a massive plan to convert itself from an army prepared for a 'people';s war' ...

  7. Jiang re-emerges in old military role

    Posted Oct 07th 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... at the fourth plenum of the party's Central Committee last month. But Mr Jiang is required by law to remain chairman of the CMC on the state side until March. That is when the National People's Congress meets in its annual plenary session, and will approve his resignation. Of course, Mr Jiang's remaining tenure is largely ceremonial, as the transfer of power was completed ...

  8. Shift PLA to state not party army

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Chinese Communist Party's control of the People's Liberation Army is so sensitive that discussion about whether the military should instead put the state first is rarely ... 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 ...

  9. Jiang ally to get PLA 'indoctrination' job

    Posted Jan 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A former personal secretary of retired leader Jiang Zemin has been put in charge of political loyalty in the People's Liberation Army, the Beijing-backed Ta Kung Pao ... selected as an alternate member of the Communist Party's Central Committee at the 17th National Congress in October. The 57-year old Henan native served Mr Jiang long before the former ...

  10. Wary boxers in the military ring

    Posted Mar 16th 2007, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... For its part, Beijing announced during the current National People's Congress that military spending would rise 18 per cent this year to about US$45 billion. Most analysts outside China ... the People's Liberation Army to train harder. The chief of the general staff, Liang Guanglie, urged the PLA: 'Step up the effort to prepare for military struggle.' Among the Americans, ...




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