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  1. Privatisation, cuts planned for PLA

    Posted Mar 04th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... to be cut or merged were most of the PLA's famed song and dance troupes, an official report said. Athletic and medical units will also be trimmed. Quoting mainland military sources, the Beijing mouthpiece Wen Wei Po said yesterday that the cutbacks would be followed by a restructuring of the PLA's massive logistics support system. The moves are aimed at streamlining the military- ...

  2. PLA invitation

    Posted Jul 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How do you assess the PLA's invitation for the first time to all pro-democracy legislators to attend an anniversary military parade in the Sek Kong barracks on August 1? Share your views: write to us. ...

  3. PLA fleet to lower gangplank for 12,000

    Posted Apr 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... and submarines, to Hong Kong next week. The navy will give 12,000 people a glimpse of life on the high seas when it opens the vessels- the largest contingent sent to Hong Kong by the PLA- on May 1 and 3. 'With the approval of the central government, the fleet will sail into Hong Kong waters for a stopover... in celebration of its anniversary,' the PLA said. Residents were welcome to inspect ...

  4. PLA gets new rules to stamp out crime

    Posted Feb 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan Revised disciplinary regulations will help with ongoing military reforms New regulations are being introduced into the PLA to improve discipline and prevent crime among officers, a report says. The official PLA Daily reported that the new rules, signed by Central Military Commission chairman and former president Jiang Zemin, were the first of their kind and would ...

  5. PLA tipped to strike Taiwan in 2006

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... against Taiwan in 2006, an expert on the PLA says. 'The PLA is increasingly able and willing to use a whole range of means to threaten Taiwan- electronic, naval, air, missiles, special operations,' George Washington University professor David Shambaugh told the Foreign Correspondents Club yesterday in Beijing. '[The PLA] has been preparing since the 1996 missile crisis ...

  6. Signing between the dotted lines

    Posted Jul 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Major-General Wang Yuren, chief of staff of the PLA in Hong Kong, signs first-day covers featuring the People's Liberation Army in Hong Kong, at the Central Post Office. Stamp collectors queued from midnight for the chance to get hold of the stamps. The set, the first PLA-themed stamps produced by Hong Kong, is composed of six stamps, priced from $1.4 ...

  7. Military branch

    Posted Mar 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... About 3,000 people, including 1,000 PLA members, took part in Hong Kong's annual tree planting day, in Tung Chung yesterday. Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie joined senior People's Liberation Army members to create a greener city. ...

  8. PLA insists open day is unrelated to July 1 march

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong The July 1 pro-democracy rally was not a major factor behind the timing of the PLA's biggest open day in Hong Kong, a colonel from the army said yesterday. 'It ... was when the PLA decided on the date for its open day. Colonel Feng stopped short of saying the open day was a diversion to keep people away from the rally. Three barracks will open to 15,000 ...

  9. Questions over PLA performers at parade

    Posted Jun 13th 2004, 12:00am by Sean Munday

    ... Military Tattoo in Scotland is experiencing one of the worst controversies in its 50-year history. A storm of criticism has come from religious and pressure groups, who accuse the PLA of human rights abuses on the mainland. The PLA's visit to the Scottish capital this year has even been the subject of fiery debate among members of the Scottish parliament. However, the man ...

  10. Party asserts control over PLA to ease strained ties

    Posted May 11th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... the military's ranks. Some analysts see the move as an attempt to improve strained relations between the party and the PLA. The party's Central Military Commission- the top command body- recently ... of the People's Republic of China. A report in the PLA Daily said the rules were aimed at 'ensuring the armed forces adhere to the command of the Communist Party Central Committee and the Communist ...




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