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  1. News - China

    Chinese general warns of Western 'cultural colonialism'

    Posted May 01st 2013, 08:58am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler A high-ranking People's Liberation Army representative has called on China to counter increasing Western cultural infiltration, especially among young people. The West led by the United States has turned to soft power to undermine the Chinese political system, Chongqing garrison commander of the People's Liberation Army Zhu Heping wrote in an article ...

  2. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Australia defence chief says war games with China on the horizon

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 10:11am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia and China are planning joint military exercises which may also include the United States as the nations work to ensure stability in the region, Canberra’s defence chief said Thursday. General David Hurley told The ...

  3. Shift PLA to state not party army

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Chinese Communist Party's control of the People's Liberation Army is so sensitive that discussion about whether the military should instead put the state first is rarely heard. But with the tussle for senior positions within the party in its final stages, the matter is being aired in the official army newspaper and is sneaking onto microblogs. For the nation ...

  4. News - 18th Party Congress

    General Fan Changlong among contenders for top military post

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... unknown contender for one of the top positions in the People's Liberation Army. "Once he lands into the CMC's vice-chairman position, he will also be a member ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com General Fan Changlong's promotion to the army command would also put him in the Politburo Jinan stalwart emerges as candidate for military post ...

  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    PLA holds navy-air force joint exercise as Diaoyu tensions rise

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Report of PLA exercise 'sends signal to Japan' A joint navy-air force exercise to practise an amphibious assault and landing was held earlier this month by the People's Liberation Army's Nanjing Military Command, the PLA Daily reported yesterday, amid rising tension between China and Japan over territorial claims to the Diaoyu ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. PLA denies adopting tough approach

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the disputed waters were intended to safeguard national interests. At a press briefing on the nation's defence strategy ahead of today's 85th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army, the military said China wanted to maintain friendly ties with other countries and engage in bilateral dialogue to settle territorial disputes. But military officials said China would ...

  8. Blood, sweat & fears

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a thoughtful man from a Henan farming family, was part of the People's Liberation Army (PLA). He joined the PLA's Second Artillery Unit in 1978 to escape grinding poverty, and spent many of his years there as an army writer. Growing up in Henan during the famine that followed the Great Leap Forward, Yan experienced extreme hardships and is disgusted that Chinese fiction writers ...

  9. Aircraft carrier 'still not ready'

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of other countries. 'China is constructing its aircraft carrier, but it has not been completed yet,' General Chen Bingde, the chief of the People's Liberation Army's general staff, said in an interview with Hong Kong Commercial Daily. The army's assistant chief of general staff, Lieutenant General Qi Jianguo, said the aircraft carrier project was a milestone ...

  10. State firms' entry into U.S. alarms some in Congress

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the hearing that China's capitalism was heavily state-dominated. 'There is no line between the People's Republic of China and the People's Liberation Army. Chinese companies may act as agents of the People's Republic of China and People's Liberation Army,' she said. ...




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