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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 ...

  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 ...

  3. PLA unlikely to move out of Tamar site, says analyst

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma The PLA is unlikely to leave Tamar because its headquarters is strategically and symbolically important, says a military expert. The Admiralty barracks, which includes ... for the resident PLA troops. It was also an important forward base for the PLA, he said. The Phoenix Television commentator said: 'The barracks not only has military value but there is a significant ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Pressure mounts to move PLA barracks

    Posted Jul 12th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The government should enter discussions with the People's Liberation Army in an attempt to move the PLA barracks from the Central waterfront, harbour advisers said ... the authorities took up the sensitive issue. 'I believe it is time we address the issue of the PLA headquarters,' he said. 'I know there are sensitivities involved in this issue, ...

  7. PLA abuzz over public shaming of senior officers

    Posted Sep 11th 2006, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... by launching a campaign to fight rampant corruption in the PLA. There have been signs Mr Hu's efforts have gone down well in the rank and file, although it is far from clear whether he ... under Mr Jiang's reign as the country's military chief from 1989 to 2004. To many outsiders, last week's Xinhua report providing basic details of the punishments and how the PLA ...

  8. 35b yuan approved for PLA pay rise

    Posted Nov 18th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... at narrowing the salary gap between the PLA and the country's civil servants, said another source who had been briefed about the plan. Analysts believe Mr Hu will use the pay rise to win the support of the military, and consolidate his grip over the PLA ahead of the 17th congress of the Communist Party in autumn next year, where he is expected to carry out a comprehensive reshuffle ...

  9. PLA remembers border clash victim

    Posted Oct 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The PLA yesterday held a memorial ceremony to mark the death of soldier Li Liang last year when he was killed by North Korean soldiers who crossed the border in an attempt to kidnap Chinese intelligence officers. The officers were collecting information about North Korea, the Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Hong Kong reported. The centre quoted Li ...

  10. PLA launches anti-graft campaign

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

    ... commercial bribery among senior military officers following a corruption scandal involving a top navy commander, state media reported yesterday. Quoting a PLA inspector, the People's Daily said ... the military] is a complicated and arduous task.' A co-ordination mechanism was set up recently among the PLA's four general departments- general staff, general political, general armaments ...




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