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  1. News - Hong Kong - PLA

    CCTV airs video of live-fire helicopter drill in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by DENNIS

    ... Kong garrison of the People's Liberation Army. The nationwide state broadcaster aired images of a helicopter firing rounds from a machine gun on Thursday and Friday, while other reports ... targets. Before the broadcast, mainland media had reported that a drill would be taking place, quoting officials as saying it was to collect data to better equip the army. Jiefangjun Bao, also ...

  2. News - China - MILITARY

    Corruption will ruin the PLA, warns general

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... effectiveness of the People's Liberation Army will be ruined if military leaders become obsessed with materialism, a hawkish PLA general warned. "Our country has a dream to be a strong nation, ... for the National Defence University, in a commentary on the party mouthpiece the People's Daily yesterday. "The most challenging thing to an army or a political party is how to keep vigilant ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Gleanings from China's defence budget

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... The discrepancy with the previously disclosed total of 2.3 million is accounted for by border guards, defence researchers and the army's core strategic deterrent force, the missile-armed Second ...

  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    Defence post seen as consolation prize for Chang Wanquan

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK, Minnie Chan

    ... Choi Chi-yuk and Minnie Chan Posting seen as consolation for Hu Jintao ally General Chang Wanquan will become the public face of the People's Liberation Army and lead its diplomatic efforts after he was named a state councillor and Minister of National Defence yesterday. Chang, 64, who succeeds the retiring General Liang Guanglie, is the sole general in the new cabinet headed ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Rezoning plan for PLA dock will limit access to harbourfront promenade

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Rezoning proposal for military dock will limit public access to harbourfront, say activists PLA berth plan raises fears over promenade New guidelines governing the size and scope of a People's Liberation Army dock have sparked fears Hong Kong's planned Central waterfront promenade could be compromised. A rezoning proposal for 150 metres ...

  6. News - China - LANGUAGE

    Colloquial web jargon in People's Daily raises eyebrows

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Use of web jargon in party mouthpiece commentaries raises eyebrows Communist Party mouthpiece People's Daily raised eyebrows this month when it used web jargon in commentaries ... But then it happened again the next day. On November 4, People's Daily published a commentary featuring a pop culture reference that is especially popular among internet users. It translates ...

  7. News - China

    Anger after Jackie Chan caught using military car in Beijing

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 10:49am

    ... for an interview on Friday. China’s Ministry of National Defence  announced on Thursday that the PLA (People’s Liberation Army) would replace the current military car plates with new ones in May, reported ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chinese leaders must keep a brash and reckless PLA in check- or risk war

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 12:00am by John Lee

    ... over the disputed islands in the East China Sea. But the growing evidence that the People's Liberation Army- more assertive, reckless and uncompromising than the country's civilian ...

  9. News - China - MILITARY

    Four generals promoted in key military command area of Jinan

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHOI-YUK

    ... in Jinan two months after 18 th congress The People's Liberation Army's Jinan Military Command has seen a new round of reshuffling, with the appointments of four generals to top-brass ... General Ma Yiming , the former commander of the 26th Army Corps based in Weifang , Shandong, was promoted to be the region's chief of staff, Century Weekly said. Major General Zhang Gongxian, ...

  10. People's congress on way for new city of Sansha

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Louise Ho and Minnie Chan A preparatoty committee was established yesterday to set up a local people's congress in a new Chinese city that will oversee disputed regions in the South ... civilians live. Few, if any, of the other islands has a permanent civilian population. Hainan news portal Hinews.cn said the provincial people's congress announced that the preparation ...




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