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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. News - China - LANGUAGE

    Colloquial web jargon in People's Daily raises eyebrows

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

    ... the Communist Party mouthpiece is becoming more liberal. "You can't call it a change by simply using several new web phrases [in commentaries]," he said. "The People's Daily ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Use of web jargon in party mouthpiece commentaries raises eyebrows When colloquialisms creep into communism Communist Party mouthpiece People's Daily ...

  4. Comment - Blogs - MILITARY

    Xi Jinping's PLA booze ban gives troops a kick

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 06:23pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Chinese troops are getting healthier, they’re cholesterol levels are dropping and (brace yourselves, Japan) accuracy on the artillery range is now supposedly sharper. And all this is happening because they’re giving up the drink – at least according to a ...


    PLA develops unmanned road vehicle

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 05:38pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao China’s Military Transportation University has developed a third-generation unmanned road vehicle with technology that could eventually be implemented for civilian-use, the army’s PLA Daily reported on Tuesday. The university claimed the new “intelligent car” – codenamed Lion No 3– had hit a top speed of 105km/h during a series of highway tests. Fully automated ...

  6. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA signs preliminary deal for 24 Russian Su-35 jet fighters

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Purchase of 24 Su-35s from Russia could be due to problems in developing suitable technology for China's own J-20, analysts say Jet fighter deal is 'all about the engine' A preliminary deal for the sale of 24 advanced Russian Su-35 jet fighters to the People's Liberation Army indicates the technological hurdles China faces ...

  7. News - China

    New PLA chief of staff Fang Fenghui flourishes under president's wing

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... The People's Liberation Army's new chief of general staff, Fang Fenghui, is a loyal protégé of President Hu Jintao, who is also chairman of the Central Military Commission. Fang has been serving ... of the People's Republic. Fang's promotion showed his loyalty had won the trust of Hu, said Antony Wong Dong, president of the International Military Association in Macau. "It's likely ...

  8. News - China - AVIATION

    Model of newest fighter jet on display at Zhuhai air show

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... of the show with the People's Liberation Army. Separately, Sina.com quoted Avic vice-president Li Fangyong as saying that his company spent 10 billion yuan (HK$12.2 billion) and several years ...

  9. News - China - MILITARY EXERCISES

    China shows off naval strength with major maritime exercise

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... which involved 11 vessels from the People's Liberation Army's East Sea Fleet, the fisheries administration and the marine surveillance agency, was seen by analysts as an effort ...

  10. News - China - BRIEFS

    Briefs, December 30, 2012

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF, WIRE

    ... Private Hanlong Group to buy Australian miner A privately owned Chinese company is finalising the acquisition of an Australian firm that controls a major iron ore mine in west Africa, a move that would give China a stronger role in setting global iron ore ...




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