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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 - 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
  3. 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
  4. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA's number 3 official, once promoted by Xu Caihou, pledges loyalty to Xi Jinping

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 05:49pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Xu Caihou eventually became vice-chairman of the CMC and the military’s number 2, before retiring in November 2012. After the retirement, Xu Qiliang, commander of the PLA Air Force from ... military. A day after the announcement on Xu being expelled, the military’s official newspaper PLA Daily voiced loyalty to Xi and his anti-graft campaign. The banner headline on the front page said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1546640/plas-number-3-official-once-promoted-xu-caihou-pledges-loyalty-xi-jinping
  5. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA continues battle cries supporting graft crackdown after Xu Caihou's downfall

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 05:58pm by Andrea Chen

    ... in yesterday's PLA Daily. The banner headline said the People's Liberation Army and the People's Armed Police "stand firmly for" the crackdown and that Xu's expulsion from the Communist Party was the right decision by its top leaders. PLA officials of all ranks were asked to read or watch news reports about the investigation, while regional military commands vowed to step ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1545015/la-continues-battle-cries-supporting-graft-crackdown-after-xu-caihous
  6. 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
  7. News - China - MILITARY

    Space race a security threat to China, warns PLA think tank report

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:02am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Space race a security threat: PLA report China faced security threats from other nation's advances in space technology, an annual report by a PLA ... and technological abilities, said the review by the Centre for National Defence Policy, a part of the PLA's Academy of Military Sciences. "A few countries have speeded up development of spacebased ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1535848/space-race-security-threat-china-warns-pla-think-tank-report
  8. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA sets sights on brainier recruits, never mind if they’re shorter and fatter

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:49pm

    ... fewer enlistees without diplomas. It had also removed mental illnesses – including schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder – as barriers to recruitment, it said. The PLA boasts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1534720/pla-sets-sights-brainier-recruits-never-mind-if-theyre-shorter-fatter-and
  9. News - China - MILITARY

    Karaoke army: PLA to double troops' entertainment budget to 'boost combativeness'

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:03pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com PLA budget boost doubles the fun News of the PLA's latest budget increase will surely be music to the ears of its troops. Soldiers will soon get new ... their combativeness", the PLA Daily reports. Other new equipment includes loudspeakers and cameras, the official media outlet said, citing a recently amended document on standards for "cultural ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1533971/doubling-pla-entertainment-budget-strike-chord-its-troops
  10. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA says China will join US-led naval drill for first time

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 05:17pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... The PLA Daily report quoted navy spokesman Liang Yang as saying it was the first time that China would participate in the joint maritime exercise. Beijing will send four ships, including a missile ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1528713/pla-says-china-will-join-us-led-naval-drill-first-time

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