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  1. In Brief

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China's top naval commander had been granted a leave of absence and did not attend this year's National People's Congress, a senior People's Liberation Army general confirmed. ... Armament Department, confirmed the vice-admiral was on leave. Chow Chung-yan Call to train more judges for western provinces The president of the Higher People's Court in Shaanxi, Zhao Guohai, ...

  2. Political weapon

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... to Europe's extensive weapons industry- a legacy of the Tiananmen crackdown in 1989. While a lifting of the ban would undoubtedly boost a rapidly modernising and expanding People's Liberation ... Greg Torode greg.torode@scmp.com Keep an eye on the European Union's arms embargo on China. As the region digests the impact of Premier Wen Jiabao's historic speech this month ...

  3. Wen's to-do list

    Posted Feb 12th 2008, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... was to join the People's Liberation Army or gain a place at university. Today, the young rural poor are moving to the cities in droves. The central government now has a handle on this problem ... of the National People's Congress meeting next month- during which top state and government leaders will be elected- the Communist Party Central Committee has already assigned eight tasks for Premier ...

  4. Global hacking game

    Posted Sep 07th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... with the tags 'made in China'. This is not to deny that computer experts paid by Beijing, the People's Liberation Army, one of the nation's security agencies or some bored student ... Peter Kammerer The extent of internet espionage by the world's powers is a matter of pure guesswork. Whatever the true level, one thing is certain: a heck of a lot is going on. Some ...

  5. Military rivals seize chance to co-operate

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Kitazawa, after the disaster, offering his condolences and the services of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to aid in the island nation's recovery. It was an opportunity for Beijing ... Minnie Chan The military chiefs of China and Japan, usually at odds over territorial and security issues, have found a rare opportunity to co-operate in the wake of Japan&#039 ...

  6. United front

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... of them until they reach adulthood. Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army and other volunteers are risking their lives trying to retrieve thousands of the victims from the rubble and bring ... 80,000 dead or missing, and millions of inhabitants dislocated. For the first time in the history of the People's Republic, the nation observed a three-day period of mourning for ordinary ...

  7. June 4 protests in three provinces

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... they defined the incident as a counter-revolutionary riot. Two days later, the government declared martial law and the People's Liberation Army was deployed to clear the streets. Despite ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Elderly people have staged several protests in the provinces of Shandong, Guizhou and Fujian over the past month calling for the leadership to reassess ...

  8. Cab Chat

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to a pretty quick start this time, although many PLA soldiers needed to get there on foot. I know the People's Liberation Army could not reach the epicentre in three days, but they tried ... be stopped because of the earthquake in Sichuan, which has taken many people's lives. The relay is supposed to be a very cheerful event and the torch-bearers should be seen holding the torch ...

  9. Between the lines of Wen's speech: a message for the party's leftists

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Those following Premier Wen Jiabao's annual press conference at the close of the National People's Congress should watch for what was not said, which is at least ... Wen's remarks were clearly aimed at staving off rising pressure from the right and left. The party reformists and liberal intellectuals are stepping up pressure for the leadership to undertake ...

  10. Turn talk of political reform into action

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

    ... In 2002, when the outline of the fourth generation of state leaders was coming into focus, China observers began to ponder the possibility of a more liberal- and reform-minded leadership. Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao, now president and prime minister respectively, were considered to belong to a generation more receptive to economic and political reformist ideas. Indeed, who could ...




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