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  1. PLA sets up centralised cyber war command

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Officially called the Information Security Base, the new department is directly led by the PLA's General Staff Department, the PLA Daily said. It said it would become the headquarters for commanding all internet-based strategic information centres in all branches of the PLA. The daily said the PLA's supreme command, the Central Military Commission, had ordered that the base ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720299/pla-sets-centralised-cyber-war-command
  2. PLA takes firm line against misuse of uniforms

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... outfits for construction workers and even bar girls on the mainland. A massive publicity scheme is being staged by three headquarters of the PLA and four ministries under the State Council ... circulating and selling military outfits, the PLA Daily reports. In the Nanjing garrison command, PLA officials found their smart battle fatigues had become a muddy work uniform among construction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733518/pla-takes-firm-line-against-misuse-uniforms
  3. Defence chief vows PLA will protect sovereignty

    Posted Aug 01st 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... yesterday on the eve of the army's 83rd anniversary. 'The PLA is now at a critical development stage as more arduous and onerous tasks are ahead of us,' Liang said, according ... and interests in development.' It is rare for a PLA leader to make strong remarks about the army's determination to protect the country's sovereignty and core interests since former ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721117/defence-chief-vows-pla-will-protect-sovereignty
  4. PLA takes second straight Trailwalker title

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney The People's Liberation Army made it back-to-back titles in the 2010 Oxfam Trailwalker last night in a time of 11 hours 59 minutes and three seconds. The PLA's second ... teams. After last year's race, runners and support runners for the teams which came fourth and sixth complained that the PLA teams used an excessive number of support runners to join ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731043/pla-takes-second-straight-trailwalker-title
  5. PLA must be ready to fight, minister says

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... Ed Zhang The PLA must be combat-ready because of the risk of regional crises or accidental conflict, the defence minister stressed in interviews with state media. 'Peace doesn't ... forget to prepare for war'. Liang said the PLA was modernising with the goal of making major progress in its information capabilities and achieving total mechanisation by 2020. That would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734363/pla-must-be-ready-fight-minister-says
  6. For new recruits, PLA is their one true love

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan University graduate Qi Youpeng decided to break up with his girlfriend two years ago- as soon as he was recruited by the PLA as a non-commissioned officer. 'I was only 22 ... NCOs comprised less than a quarter of the PLA, compared with almost two-thirds of the US army. But Beijing is seeking to move away from its old, Soviet-style military model and instead become ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731992/new-recruits-pla-their-one-true-love
  7. PLA to join Oxfam race despite Beijing attack on charity

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip, John Carney

    ... Kong garrison, which swept the first two places in last year's race in controversial fashion, will have to consider the organiser's advice to keep its support team small. The PLA ... such as the PLA. 'Three days after the SCMP reported on the notice, the PLA still attended the Trailwalker award presentation ceremony,' he said, welcoming the PLA's continued participation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/729680/pla-join-oxfam-race-despite-beijing-attack-charity
  8. PLA live-fire drills warning to India on borders: experts

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman, Minnie Chan

    ... a warning to India not to fish in disputed waters while China is busy dealing with issues in the South and East China seas, military analysts said. The official PLA Pictorial reported on Wednesday ... said advanced weaponry involved in the drills included the new generation fighter jet Jian-11; the Hongqi-9 surface-to-air anti-aircraft missiles; and the 96-B tanks. According to the PLA ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/729240/pla-live-fire-drills-warning-india-borders-experts
  9. War and peace- redemption for PLA's Trailwalker champions

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... questionable tactics after the Hong Kong garrison swept the first two places in their competition debut. They claimed the PLA had used a support crew of over 50 people who got in the way and made a nuisance of themselves. In the aftermath of the race the PLA was adamant it had done nothing wrong. Others, like Michael Maddess and Jeremy Ritcey from fourth-placed team Salomon Gatorade Racing, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731120/war-and-peace-redemption-plas-trailwalker-champions
  10. PLA calls for upgrade amid new tensions

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the PLA Daily said: 'Currently, the international trend is experiencing deep and complicated changes, and competition has become fiercer regarding the international order, national strengths and geopolitics.' It noted both conventional and unconventional threats to the country's security. 'Modernisation is the core of the construction of the PLA, and it should be guided by national ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721129/pla-calls-upgrade-amid-new-tensions

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