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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For Xi Jinping's reforms to succeed, PLA must be loyal to Communist Party

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 05:05am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial PLA must stay loyal to party Of all the quotations attributed to Mao Zedong, "political power grows out of the barrel of a gun" is one of the best remembered. ... with the Mao era. In pledging allegiance to Xi, two of the PLA's top brass reaffirmed the rule that "the party controls the gun". This reflects Xi's effort to emulate Mao ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Building trust as PLA Navy expands its role

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... The People's Liberation Army Navy was little noticed internationally before it joined the coalition protecting sea lanes in the Gulf of Aden from Somali pirates in 2008. China's naval modernisation has since been of particular interest, especial ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    June 4 vigil still resonates with contemporary events in China

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:26am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of the anniversary are evidence of that. China stands by the official verdict that it was necessary to send PLA troops against protesters in Tiananmen Square to put the country on course for stable ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing has a legitimate role to play in Hong Kong's political affairs

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and warned that the PLA would step in if riots were to occur here. Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung rightly said Hong Kong police could handle any threat to law and order on their own. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China and US slowly building trust between militaries

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... it is also co-operation between the rank-and-file of the military branches that will make for solid relations. A taste of this was given last November when PLA soldiers took part in joint humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercises in Hawaii, the first time they had set foot on American soil. PLA Navy participation for the first time this summer in the Rim of the Pacific ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A welcome step to reducing territorial tensions

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 04:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of a responsibility to use its growing influence to help resolve regional and international problems. PLA Navy chief Admiral Wu Shengli has rightly called for candid communications among the militaries ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Gleanings from China's defence budget

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... for the first time the personnel size of the PLA's three main forces: 850,000 servicemen in 18 land corps, 235,000 in the navy and 398,000 in the air force- a total of nearly 1.5 million. ...



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