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  1. Woman missing from old people's home

    Posted Sep 24th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong An 81-year-old woman disappeared from a home for the elderly yesterday. A police search failed to find Lau Yee-mui, who was last seen at 5am. She is 1.5 metres tall and was wearing a grey shirt and black trousers. The resident of Salvation Army Bradbury Home of Loving Kindness in Tung Lo Wan Hill Road, Tai Wai, had a stroke a few years ago. She had reportedly refused ...

  2. Military tests new battlefield data system

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... progress in the goal of modernising the army. Xinhua said information collected from the exercise, held at the Zhurihe training base, the largest military training field on the mainland, had set a precedent for the performance of the People's Liberation Army on future battlefields. Each of the 2,000 participating soldiers was equipped with a device that constantly beamed information back ...

  3. AK47: The Story of the People's Gun

    Posted Jul 08th 2007, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... Ed Peters AK47: The Story of the People's Gun by Michael Hodges Sceptre, HK$272 Nobody forgets the first time they saw a corpse. A quarter of a century after I stood on a sunlit beach ... beauty of the AK was its durability: drop it in a river, leave it in the jungle, roll it in mud and sand, pull the trigger- and it works. As Hodges points out, this is the people's gun. ...

  4. Party first, PLA second: general

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Professionalism has not 'depoliticised' the People's Liberation Army and the military will continue to serve the Communist Party, according to comments ... the people and fight bravely,' he said. 'The people's army has become a target for the forces of our foes, who trumpet the cause of an 'army without party, depoliticisation ...

  5. Revolutionary army must embrace evolution

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The People's Liberation Army and modern China are intrinsically linked. Today, the 80th anniversary of the forming of the guerilla group that evolved into an army that played ... military background. But the PLA remains an integral part of the Communist Party and its delegates constitute almost 9 per cent of the National People's Congress. More importantly, the PLA ...

  6. Military reshuffle hints at unfinished business

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Hu, who took over control of the People's Liberation Army in 2004 from his predecessor, Jiang Zemin, was re-elected chairman of the commission. But the number of vice-chairmen was cut ... The Shanghai-based expert forecast that yesterday's CMC lineup would only be temporary. More changes were expected to be introduced after the National People's Congress meeting in March. Observers ...

  7. Li Jinai: PLA political director stuck in stationary orbit

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are increasingly stressing the threats and opportunities presented by a military presence in space, General Li- a member of the Central Military Commission and director of the People's Liberation Army's General Political Department- is regarded in the party as a major asset. At 65, he is regarded by some as too old for high office, but his 16 years with the Second Artillery Corps (SAC)- ...

  8. Uphold party spirit, PLA officers told

    Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... for more than seven years before being approved by President Hu Jintao, who is also chairman of the Central Military Commission. Mr Liao said the People's Liberation Army had historically ... paid a pittance. 'The two reasons have caused two-thirds of the intellectuals in the PLA to quit, in turn seriously slowing the army's development.' In a rare move, the PLA Daily ...

  9. Secretive arm of the law

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok A rather secretive branch of the People's Liberation Army has been expanding, despite a general trend of downsizing in the army, to cope with growing social unrest on the mainland. The People's Armed Police was set up in 1983 to maintain internal security. It is administered by both the State Council through the Ministry of Public Security and the PLA's ...

  10. Model worker Lei Feng fading into the mist for youngsters

    Posted Mar 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from his school years to his time in a steel factory, and later in the People's Liberation Army. When Lei died at the age of 22 in a car accident, Mao Zedong and other leaders praised him ...




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