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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Communist Party 'controls the gun', PLA top brass reminded

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 03:32am by Minnie Chan

    ... the gun, PLA told Members of the PLA's top brass have pledged allegiance to President Xi Jinping, reaffirming the rule that the "party controls the gun" following a political ... Liberation Army away from the Communist Party's leadership, according to the army's mouthpiece, the PLA Daily. The pledges, by General Fan Changlong and General Xu Qiliang, came on Friday ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping calls on the PLA to remember the past in fight against graft

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 08:40pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com President rallies top officers in historically important town by extolling revolutionary ethics Xi urges PLA to exercise discipline after Xu graft case ... is also chairman of the CMC, is facing some resistance to his ongoing anti-corruption campaign and reform of the PLA. "In Communist Party history, party heads can consolidate their political ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Plenum's lack of action on Zhou Yongkang suggests party divisions, analysts say

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:01am by Keira Lu Huang, Andrea Chen, Minnie Chan

    ... of PLA generals Liu Yuan and Zhang Youxia to more senior roles in the Central Military Commission- the other announcement widely expected from the plenum- disappointed military observers. "I am surprised and very disappointed as I had heard from my sources close to the PLA … that Zhang, who comes from a princeling background and fought with distinction in the border conflicts ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Communist Party elite give backing to Xi Jinping's drive for legal reforms

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 07:34pm by Teddy Ng, Cary Huang, Keira Lu Huang

    ... minister Li Dongsheng. A report on investigations of former Guangzhou party chief Wan Qinliang was also approved, and Yang Jinshan, a former deputy commander of the PLA's Chengdu military area ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy protests must end- but Beijing won't use force, says ex-HK leader Tung Chee-hwa

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 01:58pm by Gary Cheung and Fanny W.Y. Fung

    ... that mainland students initiated 25 years ago to push for a democratic China. That movement ended abruptly when the PLA moved in on protesters at Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Younger Xi goes on the record about wife

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:53am by Minnie Chan

    ... PLA singer. "It seems Xi Yuanping wanted to present a wholesome image of the entire Xi family ahead of the Communist Party's fourth plenary session next week," said Chen Daoyin, ... Zhang's "mysterious disappearance" in 2008. There were some rumours on the mainland that her absence was linked to Xu Caihou, then deputy chairman of the PLA's Central Military ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Artists should raise public morality, Xi tells arts forum

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:53am by Minnie Chan

    ... and Western arts together via thorough understanding," he said. The meeting was attended by leaders and elites of military and government-owned cultural organisations, including the PLA ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    After angry mobs turn on protesters, students call off talks

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:22am by Staff Reporters

    ... decision on electoral reform and was prepared to "staunchly safeguard the decision". The PLA Daily has also run front-page reports for two straight days on Hong Kong, yesterday ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Police fire tear gas and baton charge thousands of Occupy Central protesters

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 07:05pm by Staff Reporters

    ... wild rumours circulated. Some claimed officers fired rubber bullets at the crowd and that the PLA had been deployed to put down the demonstration. A government spokesman denied the rumours and said Hong Kong did not ask the PLA for help. Scholarism convenor Joshua Wong Chi-fung and other student leaders were released last night after being detained for about 40 hours. At least 78 ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Henan party cadre ‘regrets’ rushing at PLA singer Song Zuying

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 04:19pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com A township official in Henan, who was detained three years ago for rushing the stage to embrace a popular military singer, has finally spoken out about the incident, saying it still made him feel remorse to this day. Wang Liuj ...




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