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  1. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA continues battle cries supporting graft crackdown after Xu Caihou's downfall

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 05:58pm by Andrea Chen

    ... investigation into Xu and swore absolute allegiance to the president- who is also their commander-in-chief as head of the Central Military Commission- in a front-page article published ... Xu, the former vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, was accused of pocketing millions of yuan in bribes and selling military promotions, among other crimes. His fall has prompted ...

  2. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA's number 3 official, once promoted by Xu Caihou, pledges loyalty to Xi Jinping

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 05:49pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... of the powerful Central Military Commission – chaired by Xi himself and in charge of the entire armed forces – emphasised in a meeting yesterday that soldiers have to strongly believe in the party ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - MILITARY

    PLA drill in Victoria Harbour seen as warning to Hong Kong protesters

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 04:02am by Jeffie Lam and Minnie Chan

    ... yesterday in a move seen as a warning to protesters such as those who broke into the garrison's headquarters in Admiralty last month and to the emerging Occupy Central movement. Two frigates ... that they would be ready to carry out their duties if they are needed to handle the Occupy Central movement," he said. But Macau-based military observer Antony Wong Dong said the garrison had been ...

  4. News - China Insider - MILITARY

    Indian warship captain refuses Chinese admiral’s request to view command centre

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 12:32pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com An unusually bold demand by China’s top navy commander during a multinational naval training drill this week has raised eyebrows in India. Admiral Wu Shengli, commander of the People’s Liberation Army Navy and member of the Central Military Commission, asked to be shown the Combat Information Centre (CIC) of an Indian frigate, Indian ...

  5. News - China - MILITARY

    The Young Guns of China: Beijing steps up efforts to recruit a new generation of soldiers

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 10:22pm by Bloomberg

    ... forces. President Xi Jinping, the head of the Central Military Commission, has made an army that's better prepared for combat a priority as China becomes more assertive in territorial ... spokesman Qin Gang said last month in response to a question on Beijing's rising military spending and capacity. The central government is boosting defence spending by 12.2 per cent this year ...

  6. News - China - MILITARY

    Xi urges air force to work with space industry

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 02:22pm by Minnie Chan

    ... as chairman of the Central Military Commission, told hundreds of senior officials the joint effort was crucial to the nation’s future military prowess, the PLA Daily reported. Xi expressed his ...

  7. News - China - MILITARY

    President Xi Jinping heading party's military reform panel

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 07:06pm by Keith Zhai

    ... to the group. Xi, head of the Central Military Commission, said the goal of armed forces reform was to "build a strong army". "National defence and military reform are important parts ... the powerful National Security Commission and the central leading group on comprehensively deepening reforms. State media also reported this month that Xi was head of a new internet security panel. ...

  8. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA Air Force demotes 190 senior pilots amid clean-up campaign

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 07:58pm by Minnie Chan

    ... by President Xi Jinping last year, who is also chairman of the PLA’s top brass – the Central Military Commission. The demotions were based on the assessment of an officer’s skills and their personal ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - MILITARY

    Hong Kong researchers barred from doing China's military-related research

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:59am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... administrative and financial support from the central government, including lucrative state contracts. Hong Kong had 16 such laboratories last year, up from two in 2005, out of a total of about 200 ... and Technology, said that was not the case. Most of the laboratories' funding came from the Hong Kong government, according to local scientists. Cao said the central government provided about 140 ...

  10. News - China - MILITARY

    Xi Jinping visits border troops ahead of Chinese New Year

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 12:45pm by Andrea Chen

    ... political career, he had served as personal secretary to Geng Biao, a former defence minister and Central Military Commission (CMC) secretary general. Since he became the chairman of CMC, the top ...




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