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  1. 'Power to the people' is crowd's new chant

    Posted Jun 05th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Dikky Sinn The crowd called for a revision of the official Beijing stance on June 4, where hundreds of students and workers were killed by the People's Liberation Army in what was branded a counter-revolutionary riot. But the slogan 'Power to the people' was added for the first time- a reflection of recent events in Hong Kong which have seen ...

  2. Anti-terrorism forces train in lead-up to 60th anniversary of People's Republic

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the middle of the month, Xinhua reported. Cai Changjun, an anti-terrorism expert from the People's Liberation Army National Defence University who took part in the drill, said it was aimed ... Al Guo Anti-terrorism forces have begun a series of drills in provinces near Beijing in preparation for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Training and education vital to the PLA's modernisation drive

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... to develop and acquire sophisticated weaponry while making massive reductions in the size of its forces. At last March's National People's Congress, the official PLA budget was raised ... In an attempt to catch up with global military trends, particularly the US, the military has engaged in a massive plan to convert itself from an army prepared for a 'people';s war' ...

  5. People's congress on way for new city of Sansha

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Louise Ho and Minnie Chan A preparatoty committee was established yesterday to set up a local people's congress in a new Chinese city that will oversee disputed regions in the South ... civilians live. Few, if any, of the other islands has a permanent civilian population. Hainan news portal Hinews.cn said the provincial people's congress announced that the preparation ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. NPC and CPPCC

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... regions (including Hong Kong and Macau), municipalities and the People's Liberation Army. The CPPCC: This group is made up of representatives of various political parties, and the number ... People's Congress. The NPC is the highest legislative body of the mainland. CPPCC stands for the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. You can think of it as a high-level ...




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