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  1. PLA chiefs face barrage of criticism

    Posted May 20th 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung in Beijing The official mouthpiece of the People's Liberation Army has berated some commanders for wasting resources on self-serving projects at the expense of preparing the military for combat readiness. In unusually blunt language, the PLA Daily said such behaviour had become endemic and amounted to a dereliction of duty which must be immediately rectified. 'The ...

  2. PLA unveils recruitment drive for civilian jobs

    Posted Jul 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... non-military positions. The move, to start next month, will enable the People's Liberation Army to focus on efforts to promote itself as a hi-tech army. Under the new regulations approved ... operated under the PLA umbrella. Applicants will need to fulfil certain employment criteria, such as meeting the 'political conditions' for army service, holding a university degree ...

  3. Cream of PLA gets foreign experience

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... The officers had wide-ranging adventures. Those who worked with the Venezuelan Army went through its infamous 'devil's training' which involved 20 hours of physical workouts for 30 days, ...

  4. The Dance

    Posted Jan 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Dance Fragrance Through the Generations The Red Star Dance Company of the People's Liberation Army Academy of Art performs a selection of award-winning Chinese ethnic and modern pieces. Fri, 8pm, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, 72 Tai Ho Rd, Tsuen Wan; Sat, Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, $80-$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323 ...

  5. Military manoeuvres

    Posted Nov 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong The city was abuzz with military action yesterday with the rotation of PLA personnel and a media open day aboard the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier. The People's Liberation Army completed its eighth changeover of personnel since 1997 in a ceremony (left). The rotation involved the helicopter squadron, navy and ground forces, but did not involve any change ...

  6. Missions to argue Taipei's case

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... the People's Liberation Army to use force against the island if it moves towards independence. 'Our delegations will express our stance to the US, Japan and countries in Europe,' he said, ... Jacky Hsu Taipei will send delegations to the United States, Japan and the European Union next month to counter Beijing's efforts to seek international understanding of its ...

  7. Bomb, blockade and attack plan

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... declares independence, the People's Liberation Army will use military force as prescribed in the Anti-Secession Law to defend national unity.' The expert said mainland military strategy ... Lo Hiu-wan If Taiwan declared independence, the mainland would carry out bombings, blockades and attacks with troops to stop it, yesterday's edition of the Hong Kong-based Ta Kung Pao ...

  8. PLA names political head

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Major-General Zhang Rucheng has been appointed to replace Major-General Liu Kailiang as political commissar of the People's Liberation Army garrison in Hong Kong, the Central Military Commission announced yesterday. General Yang Deqing, political commissar of the PLA Guangzhou military area command, visited Hong Kong specially to make the announcement, PLA ...

  9. National sovereignty comes first, says Hu

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter President Hu Jintao yesterday promised to protect the sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of China in his first speech to the People's Liberation Army after being elected state Central Military Commission (CMC) chairman. Mr Hu's election at the National People's Congress yesterday completed the 21/2-year power transfer from ...


    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... find itself having to decide whether to call in the People's Liberation Army.' Hong Kong-based personal protection specialist Phil Curlewis, warning that local police may not be able ... 30-year-old deaf burglar Lau Hak-kan, with 14 prior convictions, to 20 months in jail for stealing spare parts for his toy vehicle-- 'It has always been said that Asian people's penises ...




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