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  1. PLA should leave Central, says lawmaker

    Posted Jun 04th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Norma Connolly

    ... move its headquarters from the Central waterfront to make way for an accessible harbour promenade, a legislator has urged. Democratic Party legislator Sin Chung-kai yesterday said the PLA had no strategic need for the Central site and called on the government to discuss moving the barracks, and compensating the army if necessary. 'If the PLA headquarters could be relocated, it would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551479/pla-should-leave-central-says-lawmaker
  2. Show of arms

    Posted Sep 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A PLA soldier shows Tan Fang, a Hong Kong University of Science and Technology student, an assault rifle during a fete at San Wai Barracks in Fanling yesterday. More than 220 students and the heads from 10 tertiary institutions joined the activities. Chinese University of Hong Kong student Jenny Siu, who wants to be a diplomat, said she was amazed by the discipline of the PLA ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/565274
  3. PLA ready for action against island

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... to terminate a body dedicated to the island's unification with the mainland, according to PLA officers. PLA generals attending yesterday's annual session of the Chinese People's ... line. 'We have prepared to take action if Chen Shui-bian dares to challenge this line,' General Wang said. Ning Genfu, director of the PLA's Guangdong Acrobatic Troupe, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/538961/pla-ready-action-against-island
  4. PLA to audit the finances of 4,000 officers in anti-graft campaign

    Posted Jan 27th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... of its efforts to curb the misappropriation of funds and corruption. General Liao Xilong, director of the PLA's General Logistics Department, told Xinhua the audits would particularly target ... the military's preparedness, strengthening senior officers' administrative abilities according to law, and [maximising] the military budget', Xinhua said. The PLA's logistics chief, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/534458
  5. PLA boosts combat training after scrapping of council

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... The report in the PLA Daily, which avoided mentioning Taiwan, came after top mainland leaders and military officers lashed out at Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian for scrapping the council on Monday. 'The PLA in Guangzhou, Shenyang and other war zones have stepped up joint training exercises among army, navy and air force units,' it said. Improving the capacity of the three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/538772/pla-boosts-combat-training-after-scrapping-council
  6. Spending rise will not meet needs, says PLA

    Posted Mar 06th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of the PLA's General Logistics Department. 'We need more funding because our foundation is relatively weak and we need to improve the living standards of our soldiers.'. General Ma Guowen, ... According to Gawa Jia Mao Ji, a PLA officer from Tibet, 'Life for our soldiers is very hard and their salaries need to be raised. Many soldiers and officers can barely support ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539225/spending-rise-will-not-meet-needs-says-pla
  7. 200,000 troops cut from PLA

    Posted Jan 10th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The military completed another round of cuts by the end of last year, with 200,000 troops now trimmed in the latest bid to streamline the People's Liberation Army. The PLA Daily said the goal set by former military chief Jiang Zemin in 2003, to bring the total force down to 2.3 million by 2005, was achieved. About 170,000 of the cuts over the past ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/532258
  8. A crucial time for PLA development, says Hu

    Posted Jan 05th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... guidelines in the building of national defence and the military,' he said. He made the remarks during a visit on Tuesday to the PLA Daily, the army's mouthpiece, which celebrates its 50th ... involving dozens of senior officers. Confirming earlier media reports, the official PLA website has removed Xiong Guangkai, who was the People's Liberation Army's deputy chief of general ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/531576
  9. Betty Tung wants PLA corps for HK youth

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... they need.' The centre, which arranges moral education, environmental conservation and other activities, is poised to launch a second military summer camp in July with the PLA Hong Kong garrison. Mrs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537322/betty-tung-wants-pla-corps-hk-youth
  10. PLA in PR offensive on conversion into hi-tech military

    Posted Jan 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... left the PLA with 2.3 million personnel. It was the 10th and smallest reduction in 55 years. News of the campaign's completion was revealed by the Liberation Army Daily this month. Andrei ... in the future. 'Wars in the future will require more sophisticated [skills] in sea and air strikes,' he said. The ratio of ground forces has dropped to its lowest point in PLA history after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/533484

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