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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

    ... Alice Yan Filling non-military positions will allow army to focus on efforts to go hi-tech The PLA has been given the go-ahead to hire a large number of civilians to fill vacant 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 ...

  3. Taiwan kicks out People's Daily and Xinhua reporters

    Posted Apr 11th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... was to improve understanding and hasten the liberation of the mainland media. Xinhua and the People's Daily were among five mainland media outlets - along with China Central Television, Central ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Move called retaliation for passage of Anti-Secession Law Taiwanese authorities yesterday suspended reporters from Xinhua and the People's Daily from working ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Hu voted military chief by landslide

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... as chief of the ruling Communist Party in November 2002 and as state president in March 2003. He now holds all top positions at the head of the party, military and state. People's Liberation ... Cary Huang in Beijing Election completes the transfer of power to a younger generation of leaders National People's Congress deputies approved President Hu Jintao's election ...

  6. Commander's main test is cross-strait balancing act

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... is known as 'Jiang Zemin's thoughts on national defence and army-building'. This indicates that Mr Jiang's influence will remain strong within the People's Liberation Army ... the construction of an aircraft carrier. They said Mr Hu was expected to push for further cuts in the army while boosting funding for the naval, air and missile forces. ...

  7. Secession law to spell out use of PLA forces

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

    ... 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 ... 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. ...

  8. Festive mood on protest march

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... the People's Liberation Army a 'blank cheque' to attack the island. Luo Yu-chiang, a worker from Pingtung in the island's south who also brought his entire family for the occasion, said ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. Much ado about nothing

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Anthony Lawrance

    ... was increasingly appreciated as it wore on by the pro-independence left of the Taiwanese political spectrum. How so? Nobody knows better than Taiwanese voters that the People's Liberation Army does ... People's Congress, ending months of inane conjecture over its possible wording. It changes nothing in the cross-strait balance, and serves no practical legal purpose, domestically ...




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