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  1. Defence chief vows PLA will protect sovereignty

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

    ... 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, ...

  2. PLA gesture

    Posted Aug 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Will the presence of 13 pro-democracy legislators at the anniversary parade of the People's Liberation Army on Sunday lead to better communication between these politicians and Beijing? Share your views: write to us. ...

  3. 'Decadent lifestyle' costs top naval officer his job

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A corruption scandal has hit the People's Liberation Army, with a top navy commander rumoured to have been sacked as Beijing's vows to step up the anti-graft ... not show up at the annual session of the National People's Congress last month. Navy commander Zhang Dingfa, also 63, who is rumoured to have been fighting cancer, made his last public ...

  4. Summer Palace bronzes go on display

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... condemned the sales by Christie's and Sotheby's as an insult to the mainland and its people, and demanded they turn over the items. There were calls for a ban on the sale of national relics in Hong Kong. But the sales went ahead, and the state-owned China Poly Group, formerly a commercial arm of the People's Liberation Army, bought the heads for $31.4 million. Last ...

  5. Young back PLA service but few willing to enlist

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Most young people think Hongkongers should be allowed to serve in the national army, a survey shows. Some 67 per cent of respondents thought the People's Liberation Army should be open to Hong Kong people and about 50 per cent had a positive image of the army. But only one in five said they were willing to join the PLA, with the rest citing reasons ...

  6. Border protection emblem unveiled

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the country and at its affiliated offices and facilities, the People's Liberation Army Daily reported yesterday. It will also be used in a wide range of activities organised by the commission, ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Beijing will officially launch a national emblem for border control and coastal defence on Wednesday as part of the country's overall effort ...

  7. PLA begins monthly meetings with media

    Posted Apr 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan The People's Liberation Army, long known as the world's most enigmatic army, declared it would have monthly press conferences to improve its transparency. The Defence Ministry invited about 10 Beijing-based media outlets- state press and a Hong Kong-based satellite television station with strong mainland links- to take part in its first-ever regular press ...

  8. More believe rights record improving

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... hundreds of students and workers in the pro-democracy protest were killed by People's Liberation Army troops. The poll of 1,022, carried out last month, found 80 per cent believe China's ... Ambrose Leung The number of people in Hong Kong who believe human rights on the mainland have improved since the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown has risen to a high of 80 per cent, a survey has ...

  9. A year of hard work for a 6-minute reward

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... The mainland media said many of the 15,000 performers, including 9,000 from the People's Liberation Army, were unpaid volunteers. One of the many impressive gravity-defying acts required ... Fiona Tam More than 15,000 performers were finally able to realise their dreams at Friday's opening ceremony extravaganza after a year of rehearsing. To prepare for programmes lasting ...

  10. Death term handed to top officer commuted

    Posted Dec 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... were siphoned off between 1997 to 2001, when he served as deputy director of the People's Liberation Army's General Logistics Department, it said. During this five-year period, Wang ...




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