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  1. News - China - ARMED FORCES

    PLA spending likely to slow as economy stalls, analysts say

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 11:17am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Budget rise tipped to be less than last year even as PLA steps up training Growth in military spending set to be reduced Beijing is likely to reduce ... at the PLA Navy's Military Academy, estimated the defence budget, expected to be announced by the National People's Congress on Wednesday, would show a slower rate of growth compared ...

  2. News - China Insider - ARMED FORCES

    No more singing generals and dancing majors in Chinese military: Xi Jinping

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 03:55pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... of reports exposed their privileged lifestyle and commercial exploitation of their military status. The PLA Daily, the armed forces’ mouthpiece, on its front-page, announced new measures by the PLA ... as the youngest ever civilian major general of the PLA’s General Political Department’s dance troupe before her husband’s rise to the presidency. The decision comes after a series of scandals exposed ...

  3. News - China - ARMED FORCES

    Rare glimpse of life aboard the aircraft carrier Liaoning

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Naval experts say latest pictures of nation's first aircraft carrier, released by the PLA, show how it has been transformed from its original design ... by China Central Television and some mainland military websites, but the PLA Daily gives the first comprehensive view. China bought the Varyag in 1998 from a shipyard in Ukraine after the collapse ...

  4. News - Asia - ARMED FORCES

    US combat ships try to stay afloat amid billions in budget cuts

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... for cuts," said Ben Freeman, a national security expert at the Washington watchdog group, the Project on Government Oversight. While the PLA has no similar ship to the Freedom, one private PLA ...



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