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  1. P.L.A. puts out new rules to curb graft

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com The People's Liberation Army (PLA) has issued new regulations to 'better manage the army's assets', in an apparent effort to crack down on rampant corruption in the army, whose budget has boasted double-digit growth in the past few years. Approved by the army's Central Military Commission, which is chaired by President Hu ...

  2. Hi-tech weapons require revolution in thinking, analysts say

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... whether officers of the People's Liberation Army are capable of using such equipment- not only technically operating it, but integrating such equipment to be used with other weapons. China started its military-modernisation programme in the 1990s after the first Gulf war, when the Iraqi army was quickly defeated by US troops. In the following years, sentiment was running high ...

  3. A hawkish general with 'a dove's heart and mind'

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... a dove's heart and mind. Peace is my ultimate value.' A rare outspoken People's Liberation Army officer, Luo is a senior researcher with the PLA Academy of Military Science- the military's highest academy- and also a Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference delegate. 'They also call me a hardliner, because I give hard opinions,' Luo said. 'But ...

  4. Legislation earns people's ire

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... to see everybody earning a reasonable living but, unfortunately, our world is rather warped at the moment,' he adds. Legislative councillor Tommy Cheung Yu-yan, a member of the Liberal Party ...

  5. Into uncharted waters

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Owning an aircraft carrier has been the aspiration for generations of Chinese, especially within the People's Liberation Army. Even in the days ... lessons before you can grasp the military technology properly.' Wong speculated the carrier would formally join the fleet on October 1, 2012- the 61st anniversary of the People's ...

  6. PLA's video game to teach communist values

    Posted May 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a graceful curve in the air and hits the engine, bringing the chopper down. The soldier is wearing a People's Liberation Army uniform and it's a scene from Mission of Honour, a first-person-shooter video game developed by the army and a commercial game studio for more than two years. The scene from the game, just completed and soon to be played by PLA soldiers in barracks across ...

  7. The way of the dragon

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... over from Wen. A further focus will be on whether Hu will remain chairman of the Central Military Commission, which controls the People's Liberation Army, like his predecessor Jiang Zemin. ... collectively with many daunting challenges as the people's republic confronts an unstable and complex environment domestically and globally.' Hu Xingdou, a commentator with the Beijing ...

  8. Who said it?

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... If Vietnam invades, we will definitely fight back and kick them out Xu Guangyu, retired People's Liberation Army general and analyst with the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association Happy birthday. We miss you A note posted on Facebook in memory of Tse Yan-yee (pictured), who perished in the Ma Tau Wai fire and would have turned 19 yesterday Nobody wants to drink pee, ...

  9. Young general tipped for the top

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com The youngest lieutenant general in the People's Liberation Army has recently been given pole position in the jockeying for a seat on the Central ... Major General Dai Sujun, the head of the People's Armed Police in Xinjiang during rioting in July 2009, was promoted to deputy commander of the paramilitary police force this month, said ...

  10. Reshuffle at the top 'will give PLA more power'

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The People's Liberation Army (PLA) will likely play a larger role in domestic politics, foreign and security policy after next year's political reshuffle, an expert in mainland politics said yesterday. President Hu Jintao is likely to stay on as the country's military chief when he hands over the position of party secretary to his heir apparent, Vice-President Xi ...




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