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  1. Caution the key when checking people's pulse

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the pro-Beijing Liberal Party showed almost half those interviewed backed the reforms; another by the democracy-supporting Middle Class Power found the opposite. We clearly need to treat studies ...

  2. PLA takes firm line against misuse of uniforms

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The People's Liberation Army is stepping up its crackdown on the production, circulation and sale of original and fake military uniforms, which have become attractive ... to the 'military uniform management rules' issued by the State Council on January 13 last year. Earlier reports said all retired PLA soldiers have had to return all uniforms to the army in exchange ...

  3. Table tennis star serves up new spin at People's Daily

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Priscilla Jiao Table tennis great Deng Yaping, a household name on the mainland, will be appointed to a senior position at the People's Daily Group, the mouthpiece of the Communist Party, reportedly after the National Day holiday next month. Deng, 37, will become the president of Goso.cn, a search engine that was launched in July and co-funded by the People's Daily ...

  4. Drills seen as a flexing of muscles

    Posted Aug 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Last month was probably one of the busiest months of the year for the People's Liberation Army, given that it conducted the largest, most frequent and most intense drills ... Mission' were the most significant military drills held by the PLA. In 2008, the army largely focused on disaster relief operations after the massive earthquake in Sichuan province and on security ...

  5. Plan for extensive cut in military workforce

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... of the People's Liberation Army told CCTV. 'In the new year, we need to develop better weapons, improve the organisational structure of military units, and greatly cut back on bureaucracy ... of the army keeping tabs on itself and that simply doesn't work,' he said. ...

  6. PLA navy will reach wide, US predicts

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter An assessment of the People's Liberation Army Navy inadvertently released by the US Office of Naval Intelligence suggests the mainland will build a naval force over the next 10 to 15 years that is equipped for operations 'well beyond its traditional operating areas around Taiwan and the South China Sea', Jane's Defence Weekly reported. The ONI ...

  7. Weird and wacky ideas are given an airing

    Posted Mar 08th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... of senior colonel in the People's Liberation Army- recommended that his grandfather's guerilla military tactics, which defeated the Kuomintang army in the 1940s, be adopted in modern ... the delegates of the National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, and there are plenty. Long dubbed the rubber-stamp parliament, the NPC has ...

  8. Well-respected reformist, rights advocate dies

    Posted Nov 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reformists to command respect both within and outside the government. A soldier with the People's Liberation Army during the Cultural Revolution, he joined the China University of Political Science and Law in 1979, where he began his legal studies. He continued working in the politics department upon graduation, but switched in 1986 to the National People's Congress Standing ...

  9. Dangers abroad

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Europe. The ship was hijacked far from the People's Liberation Army's historic deployment of warships, and outside a PLA convoy. It was a German warship that eventually confirmed ...

  10. Defence chief vows PLA will protect sovereignty

    Posted Aug 01st 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... The People's Liberation Army will defend the country's sovereignty and development, Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie told a reception at the Great Hall of the People yesterday on the eve of the army's 83rd anniversary. 'The PLA is now at a critical development stage as more arduous and onerous tasks are ahead of us,' Liang said, according ...




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