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  1. News - China

    The cosmic truth is out there: PLA mouthpiece ridiculed over Chinese Dream piece

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:34pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler The People's Liberation Daily,  the publication of China's armed forces, is well known for its patriotic stance. But on Wednesday it went way beyond its usual ... in a People's Daily article from a decade ago. It ranks high in a list of 10 characteristics of so-called "evil cults" banned in the country.  The party's main newspaper did not help ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... public access when it was the British Army headquarters? Why the fuss now? Yin Chi Chan- The British Navy eventually moved to Stonecutters Island. Now the PLA wants both sites. ...

  3. News - China

    Anger over luxury military cars spotted during CNY despite extravagance crackdown

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 11:05am by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li Despite Chinese Communist Party Chief Xi Jinping’s call to cut waste and end extravagance, luxury cars bearing military plates- among them a Maserati Quattroporte, an Audi Q7,a BMW X6 and several Land Rovers- were seen around the country during Chi ...

  4. News - China

    Video: Man berates soldier for giving civilian a ride in military car

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 01:53pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li In a video clip which went viral on China’s social network sites, a man is seen berating a Chinese soldier who had given a woman civilian a ride in a vehicle bearing a Guangzhou military plate. The man, going by the name “Uncle Ou”, is a retired Gu ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    Two new reports on Chinese military officials and the tough way they talk now

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 08:26am by John Kennedy

    ... China abroad  |  China at home Two articles on Chinese militarism today, first from the Financial Times ' Kathrin Hille, who looks at moves and statements made by Xi Jinping since the 18th Communist Party Congress in November as well as views held by ...


    Corrections and clarifications, November 28, 2012

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by Paul Buck

    ... In yesterday's report, "Xi cements control over PLA with unique background", the word "first" was missing from the concluding sentence of the second paragraph. The sentence should have read: Just one week after taking over as chai ...

  7. Defence Ministry denies troop levels will be halved

    Posted Aug 28th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... the proposal is sound and could reflect the future of the armed forces. A report claiming the People's Liberation Army would start another massive round of disarmament after the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic on October 1 had been appearing online and via text messages recently, the Hong Kong-based China News Agency reported. The report claimed that up to 700,000 soldiers in the land ...

  8. PLA shows off slimmer, hi-tech fighting force

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... with the development strategy of the People's Liberation Army as it seeks to become a sleek, modern and diversified force capable of rapid deployment and long-distance projection. 'Today's ... Minnie Chan Beijing unveiled a slimmer but, it says, more capable fighting force yesterday- an indication of the future direction of the world's largest army. More than 8,000 soldiers ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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' ...




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