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  1. News - China - MILITARY

    Wang Xixin named deputy head of Shenyang Military Command

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Wang Xixin led 38th Army before being chosen as deputy head of Shenyang Military Command Commander of elite PLA corps named in shuffle The People's ... head of the university in December 2011. The 38th Army, charged with safeguarding Beijing and based in Baoding, Hebei province, is considered one of best trained and equipped corps in the PLA ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1117808/wang-xixin-named-deputy-head-shenyang-military-command
  2. News - China Insider - MILITARY

    Chinese media tie military’s singing celebrities to graft probes

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:46am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com A state-run newspaper has alleged that a former teacher at the PLA Academy of Arts used connections within the military to arrange shady business ... at the PLA Academy of Arts had facilitated shady deals involving even higher-ranking Chinese officials who are now being investigated for graft. In an investigative report that built on anonymous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1590716/mainland-media-tie-chinese-militarys-singing-celebrities-graft
  3. News - China - MILITARY

    Can we train together? PLA officer uses US ships' port visit to boost ties

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:34am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com PLA, US navy units agree on closer ties Two senior Chinese and American naval officials yesterday agreed that their two forces should share training so ... according to a statement released by the US Navy. The lieutenant commander of the PLA navy vessel Harbin, Guan Qiwu, was quoted as saying: "Do you think PLA Navy officers could visit 7th Fleet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567937/can-we-train-together-pla-officer-uses-us-ships-port-visit-boost-ties
  4. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA urged to unite behind Xi Jinping and prevent 'political liberalism'

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 03:11am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Call comes as ruling elite gathers for annual closed-door meetings amid concerns about how far president's anti-corruption campaign will reach P.L.A. urged to unite behind Xi The PLA's political wing has urged officers and soldiers to stand united behind the leadership of President Xi Jinping in a call that coincides with the annual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571646/pla-urged-unite-behind-xi-jinping
  5. News - China - MILITARY

    Deadly factory fire, PLA jet crash strike Shantou

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Blaze at factory thought to be arson; no deaths as PLA fighter strikes house, but chaos for locals PLA jet crashes on Guangdong farmhouse Twin disasters ... The PLA Jian-7 fighter crashed into a farmhouse in Shantou's Jinping district, close to the city's border with Chaozhou, the semi-official China News Agency reported. The pilot ejected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1097634/deadly-factory-fire-pla-jet-crash-strike-shantou
  6. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA's drills may help Shinzo Abe's cause to lift ban on army, expert says

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:21am by Minnie Chan, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Minnie Chan and Kristine Kwok Increased tension may give Japanese PM more support to lift ban on army PLA's drills 'may help Abe's cause' China's massive ... the military, she said. "The possibility that Abe can push through [his plan] by the end of the year has become higher because of the PLA's activities," said Maeda, a research fellow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1562190/plas-drills-may-help-shinzo-abes-cause-lift-ban-army-expert-says
  7. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA lets foreign press attend monthly briefing for first time in bid for greater transparency

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:04pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... understanding of the Chinese military.” PLA spokesman Yang Yujun Officers who oversee the briefings say the new invitations reflect a desire by the top brass to allay foreigners’ concerns over ... with copious background briefings and wide access to exercises, bases and operations abroad – something that remains a distant prospect for the PLA.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1563427/pla-allows-foreign-reporters-attend-its-monthly-news-briefing-first-time
  8. News - Hong Kong - MILITARY

    Hong Kong 'hands PLA radar station on territory's highest mountain in secret deal'

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Cheung Chi-fai and Olga Wong

    ... grant to P.L.A. queried A radar station that is sitting on public land at the top of Tai Mo Shan has been granted secretly to the People's Liberation Army, according to a lawmaker who ... three facilities lie behind fences, with public access restricted. Garrison officers have been spotted inside the station. Chan said that under the Garrison Law, Hong Kong officials and the PLA ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557307/doubts-cast-covert-land-grant-peoples-liberation-army-tai-mo-shan
  9. News - China - MILITARY

    Free of graft and technically skilled: the qualities Xi seeks in new PLA generals

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:08am by Minnie Chan

    ... in the border conflict with Vietnam in Yunnan. At age 55, Xu is one of the younger officers to be elevated. He was the first PLA major general to lead a relief force to Wenchuan following the massive earthquake that struck Sichuan in 2008, killing 87,000 people. Also promoted was the PLA Navy Deputy Commander Ding Yi, the leader of a team that tested the Xian JH-7 home-made fighter bomber ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555044/free-graft-and-technically-skilled-qualities-xi-seeks-new-pla-generals
  10. News - China - MILITARY

    ‘Internet addicts’ will be denied entry to Chinese military in Hebei

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 06:15pm by Kathy Gao

    ... to a Hebei newspaper. The Yanzhao Metropolis Daily said the enlistment authorities would check whether prospective PLA recruits are addicted to web surfing or video games as part of their “political assessment”. The PLA, under the command of President Xi Jinping, requires soldiers to undergo political assessments before they join the army. It generally involves examining the applicant’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578527/internet-addicts-will-be-denied-entry-chinese-military-hebei

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