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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. PLA as teachers

    Posted May 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The PLA will hold a 12-day military camp for up to 100 Hong Kong boys in Fanling in July. This is meant to heighten the children's awareness of national identity. What do you think of this development? Share your views: write to us ...

  5. Cream of PLA gets foreign experience

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung More than 100 of the PLA's best and brightest young officers were recently sent around the globe for training by foreign militaries in an attempt to broaden the horizons ... of the armed forces in those regions, Oriental Outlook magazine reported. The soldiers represented various branches of the PLA and were seen as having most potential for senior leadership positions. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Search-and-rescue drill simulates helicopter crash

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Hong Kong's PLA garrison, the Government Flying Service and staff of six government departments were put through their paces yesterday in a search-and-rescue exercise ... to arrive on the scene was a GFS plane. The crew made several passes over the area searching for 'victims' while co-ordinating operations below. Next to arrive were two PLA vessels, ...

  8. HK and PLA stage joint search and rescue operation

    Posted Aug 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.46pm: A search and rescue exercise involving six government departments and the People?s Liberation Army (PLA) was staged off Lamma Island on Monday, a government ... (PLA) had also joined the operation. 'The exercise is held annually to strengthen co-operation and co-ordination in search and rescue operations between the department and PLA, and other ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Democrats welcome PLA garrison overtures

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Pro-democracy lawmakers praised the PLA's Hong Kong garrison after its commander made public overtures to legislators yesterday during the open day at Stonecutters Island naval base. Lee Wing-tat, chairman of the Democratic Party, praised the PLA for being fair to all political parties. 'All 60 lawmakers were invited, including Long Hair, Leung ...




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