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  1. PLA names political head

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Central Military Commission announced yesterday. General Yang Deqing, political commissar of the PLA Guangzhou military area command, visited Hong Kong specially to make the announcement, PLA spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Qin Jijun said. General Liu has been appointed political commissar of the PLA Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region military area command. General Zhang, born in 1947, joined ...

  2. PLA unveils recruitment drive for civilian jobs

    Posted Jul 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Filling non-military positions will allow army to focus on efforts to go hi-tech The PLA has been given the go-ahead to hire a large number of civilians to fill vacant ... operated under the PLA umbrella. Applicants will need to fulfil certain employment criteria, such as meeting the 'political conditions' for army service, holding a university degree ...

  3. Nuclear threat

    Posted Jul 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What do you think of the warning by the PLA's Major-General Zhu Chenghu that China would use nuclear weapons against the United States if its forces intervened in a dispute over Taiwan? Write to us ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Army applicants to be tested for aids, drugs Prospective recruits to the PLA will be subject to medical examinations for Aids and drug addiction, the Fujian Southeast Express reports. Applicants will also be tested for sexually transmitted and mental diseases, the China News Service quoted the newspaper as saying. Staff Reporter ...

  5. Focus on hi-tech future in latest PLA reshuffle

    Posted Dec 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... and deputy commander led by President Hu Jintao, the departure of the 66-year-old general, the most senior officer involved, was highly symbolic, said a PLA specialist in Taiwan. Known ... has been in charge of PLA's intelligence for the last decade,' said Mr Liao. He said General Xiong, who was a member of Beijing's leading group on Taiwan affairs and liaised ...

  6. Former PLA soldier in HK fights for compensation

    Posted Nov 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan 22-year-old left with chronic back pain and no job after two falls A former soldier with the PLA Hong Kong garrison is appealing for compensation after being dismissed with 200 ... the diagnosis. Five months later he suffered another sprain. The PLA garrison in Hong Kong confirmed that Mr Lin was taken to hospital on September 24 for treatment and discharged 19 days later. Mr Lin ...

  7. DAB mulls new site for PLA garrison

    Posted Sep 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Gary Cheung

    ... the headquarters of the PLA's Hong Kong garrison if officials dropped the idea of building new government offices on the Tamar site. The chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, Ma Lik, was echoing the view of Hang Lung Group chairman Ronnie Chan Chi-chung that moving the PLA headquarters from next to the Tamar site would allow a more coherent ...

  8. Former PLA soldier jailed for murdering prostitutes

    Posted Nov 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on a two-way permit after retiring from the PLA in China. He admitted that he had separately killed two mainland prostitutes between December 2003 and February last year. After having sex with them, ...

  9. 1,000 former PLA troops march through Shenzhen

    Posted Nov 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Nearly 1,000 former PLA soldiers last night marched through the streets of Shenzhen to appeal for the release of two fellow workers held during previous protests over wages. According to a witness, the march started late yesterday evening, with the former soldiers marching along Shennan Road towards Deng Xiaoping Square. The crowd chanted slogans for the release of Yang ...

  10. Bisley and Kimura run rings around the PLA

    Posted Jan 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... PLA 54-17 at King's Park and moved closer to winning the Securicor First Division title. Bisley scored a hat-trick of tries while Kimura grabbed a brace as HKCC/Aberdeen ran in eight ... a brief spell when we allowed them to score three tries. But we had made changes by then and rested some key players,' said Cooke. PLA began the stronger of the two sides when they stole ...




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