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  1. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Xi Jinping goes hunting for the 'tigers' of the PLA

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 03:53am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei The arrests of two top generals said to have amassed private fortunes have put the military on notice that the days of plunder are over Xi goes hunting for PLA tigers Xu Caihou- one of the most powerful PLA generals over the past decade until his retirement late in 2012- showed up at the Great Hall of the People on January 20 for the annual Lunar New Year gala ...

  2. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Time for Xi to clean up the sleaze pervading the PLA

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... for Xi to clean up thesleaze pervading the P.L.A. Thursday marked the 86th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army, the first key military occasion overseen by President ... no surprise there. But Gong was also unusually candid in acknowledging the challenges the PLA face, including its combat-readiness for potential military conflicts involving the East and the South ...

  3. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Standing down 'literary soldiers' is a good move to combat graft

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei The pampered, and in some cases, corrupt entertainers have tarnished the PLA's name Literary soldiers should take a bow Perpetually glorified in the history ... reportedly played an important part in inspiring the soldiers to advance bravely. Liu Yalou, one of China's most famous PLA generals, reportedly said he relied upon two groups to win battles- ...

  4. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Aggression is not part of national character

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:47am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... But both conflicts were short and the PLA quickly withdrew. xiangwei.wang@scmp.com ...

  5. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Campaign to end abuse of official number plates won't be easy

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... remains to be seen. After all, this is not the first time the PLA has cracked down on the abuse of military plates. In fact, soon after Hu Jintao came to power in 2002, the PLA decided ... in the military, and the top brass of the PLA are clearly worried the military's image has been damaged. The sight of cars with military plates zooming along emergency shoulder lanes past cars stuck ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    Too much at stake for Beijing and Tokyo to risk in war over islands

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:22am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... that the borders with those countries have remained largely stable. He said the PLA now had "a strategic opportunity" to boost its military capability to defend Chinese sovereignty over parts of the East and South China seas. Liu's view, which is probably shared privately by many PLA officers, could in turn put more pressure on the leadership of President Xi Jinping to get tougher ...

  7. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Opaque policymaking is the breeding ground of corruption

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 06:14am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... general who claimed to be a "deputy director of personnel" of the PLA's powerful General Political Department. He conned about four million yuan (HK$5 million) from some 20 people ... cases involving 11 imposters in less than three years, fleecing money not only from civilians but also from PLA personnel. The imposters usually impersonated top brass or their relatives, and- ...

  8. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    No relief in sight for long-suffering passengers as Chinese air services go from bad to worse

    Posted Jul 15th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei xiangwei.wang@scmp.com Bad management, poor regulation and the PLA's refusal to free airspace bode ill for passengers Hope fades as airport horrors appear destined to get worse These days, any frequent air traveller to the mainland can recount nightmarish experiences of being helplessly stranded at airports amid long delays while they endure horrible ...



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