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  1. In the army now

    Posted Jul 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Students march at the People's Liberation Army's San Wai barracks in Fanling yesterday, in a ceremony at the start of an 11-day summer camp at the garrison. A total of 150 students from 84 secondary schools will undergo a gruelling training schedule including military drills, discipline, the use of weapons and defence theory. It is the second such camp held ...

  2. Model worker Lei Feng fading into the mist for youngsters

    Posted Mar 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from his school years to his time in a steel factory, and later in the People's Liberation Army. When Lei died at the age of 22 in a car accident, Mao Zedong and other leaders praised him ...

  3. Teens fight for 11 days of army life

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Vivienne Chow

    ... Lieutenant-Colonel Cheng Dongfang, a spokesman of the People's Liberation Army's Hong Kong garrison. 'We hope to improve the technical training at the camp.' Courses on modern Chinese ... is also core to young people's development,' she said. ...

  4. Military targets tech-savvy recruits for modern force

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... two years of leaving the military, which is pushing the maximum age for recruitment to 24. Xinhua said most People's Liberation Army recruits today were high school graduates. ... upgraded weapons and modern warfare techniques, Xinhua reported yesterday. In the draft amendment to the Military Service Law submitted to the National People's Congress Standing Committee ...

  5. A taste of life in the army

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... for at least a couple of weeks, when they receive training in the People's Liberation Army. But it was not until recently that Macau teenagers had the opportunity to train with the army ... their bodies and minds. 'Soldiers have strong minds and a good physique to defend the country,' said student Iu Nga-leng. 'The training, though not as hard as real army life, is a great ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a period of military service after finishing their studies, says Hubei CPPCC delegate Yao Kailun. The Changjiang Daily quoted Mr Yao as saying this would not only improve the quality of the army ...

  7. Survey reveals student apathy about movement

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... seem to find any relevance at all. Results of a People's Daily survey of 12,000 university students, released yesterday, the 90th anniversary of the movement, revealed that the top answer ... this year has dropped by 50 per cent from a year ago. Also in the People's Daily survey, when asked about their most important goal in life, nearly half of students chose living 'a healthy ...

  8. Military takes its recruiting drive to the nation's halls of academia

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Needs You'. Three years later, a US poster showed Uncle Sam pointing out of a sign emblazoned with the words: 'I Want You For US Army'. This year, People's Liberation Army ... Yuying, a member of the 10th National People's Congress, proposed a bill in 2005 to enshrine the recruitment of college students into the conscription law. Although the legislation is yet ...

  9. PLA is no solution for army of jobless graduates

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... fostering patriotism and boosting the intellectual level of the People's Liberation Army. As schemes go, it is as flawed as another delegate's idea- to hand out one-third of the stimulus ... to find the college-leavers work, the government has been silent on what to do about the graduate glut. One delegate at the National People's Congress, though, did come up with a novel ...

  10. 'I don't know what's more important than people's lives'

    Posted Feb 02nd 2008, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... David Phair One thing I remember clearly about growing up in the 1960s in the New Territories was that some of my classmates had overseas sponsors to pay for them to go through school because Hong Kong was poor. The teacher would ask them in the middle of ...




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