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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    China to boost maritime training, says PLA Navy's Jiang Weilie

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... such as Vietnam and the Philippines. Wong said the PLA Navy's successful training posed a real threat to those countries. "Jiang's hidden message is that the navy will fully back up ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    Progress slow in developing fighter jets, Major General Zhu Heping says

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com General says weak foundation in sosphicated machinery is among the obstacles facing the PLA in its efforts to upgrade its home-made fighters 'Lack ... the constraints facing the PLA in an interview with the South China Morning Post. He said one key hindrance was the state of the country's machinery industry, even though the PLA had been upgrading ...

  3. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA on course for nuclear-powered aircraft carriers

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Beijing has approved funding for major projects to develop core technologies for nuclear-powered vessels, a first official indication of plans to build nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. But military experts said it was too early to determine when China w ...

  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's new long-distance military plane to 'enhance global reach'

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 02:57pm by AFP

    ... destinations to retrieve them,” said Liang Fang, professor of strategy at the PLA (People’s Liberation Army) National Defence University. With a 55-tonne payload, the Y-20 can fly from western China ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA allows civilian firms to supply kit

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 04:24am by Angela Meng and Minnie Chan

    ... Angela Meng and Minnie Chan Companies will be able to bid to provide training equipment to military units PLA allows civilian firms to supply kit The PLA, the world's largest standing army, has relaxed its rules to allow civilian companies to supply some of its training equipment for the first time. The PLA Daily said 108 types of military kit used in drills and exercises ...

  7. News - China - MILITARY

    Prove your loyalty to Communist Party, PLA officers told

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 03:42pm

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Promotions in the army will depend of ideological purity and subservience to political leadership The PLA will work to institutionalise mechanisms to ensure the ideological purity of the army and ensure its absolute loyalty to the Communist Party. A lengthy article published by the General Political Department on front page of the PLA Daily ...

  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    Senior PLA Navy officer leaps to his death from Beijing block, source says

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:56am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Second such death of a high-ranking PLA Navy officer in three months comes amid graft purge Senior PLA Navy officer leaps to his death from Beijing block, source says The deputy commissar of the PLA Navy, Vice Admiral Ma Faxiang, is believed to have committed suicide less than three months after another senior naval officer fell to his death, ...

  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA fighter jet on possible test flight crashes into building in Chengdu

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:56am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com PLA fighter jet crashes into building in Chengdu A People's Liberation Army fighter jet crashed in Chengdu, Sichuan yesterday. The pilot ejected ... been an engine problem, loss of communications, even poor visibility, Li said, adding that yesterday's weather report mentioned heavy cloud over Chengdu. Last December, a PLA pilot died ...

  10. News - China - Anti-corruption

    Graft fight sees PLA prosecutor Li Xiaofeng promoted

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 06:18am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau mimi.lau@scmp.com Graft fight sees PLA prosecutor promoted The PLA's chief prosecutor has been promoted in a move one observer said would boost efforts to fight military ... the head of the PLA, so of course he would be rewarded," Ni said. He believed the promotion would enhance Li's authority and give him more power to curb corruption within the military. ...




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