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  1. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    PLA shows quick response to Lushan earthquake

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com A sense of unity prevails as PLA, relief agencies and volunteer groups work hand in hand to rush emergency assistance to stricken county Military takes ... Administration, the ministries of civil affairs and public security and government-backed charities. The army was better prepared than in May 2008, when the PLA would not take orders from Premier Wen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1219509/pla-shows-quick-response-lushan-earthquake
  2. PLA studies global warming impact, meteorological weapons

    Posted Dec 18th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Fanxiang, a PLA major general and deputy head of the Arms Building Study Centre of the PLA Academy of Military Science. The report cited the artificial rain induced by the US Army during the Vietnam ... meteorological weapons could be a key to surprise in tomorrow's information warfare.' It also discussed more immediate implications for the PLA: disaster relief. The PLA's major ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701617/pla-studies-global-warming-impact-meteorological-weapons
  3. Fears grow that PLA may test 'carrier killer'

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... miscalculation by its enemies, who might fear they were under nuclear attack and therefore retaliate in kind. The weapon apparently under development by the PLA's Second Artillery would see ... In an unusual move, the PLA announced on Monday that the tests would run over six days, and ordered vessels to keep out of designated areas. The tests come amid a freeze in Sino-US military exchanges ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718494/fears-grow-pla-may-test-carrier-killer
  4. President orders PLA to step into economic breach

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... a rare call for the military to 'contribute to the nation's economic development'. Mr Hu made the comment in a keynote speech at a plenary meeting of PLA deputies to the National People's Congress on Wednesday. Mr Hu said the PLA should 'contribute to economic development and social stability', Xinhua reported. This could signal an important policy shift because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673150/president-orders-pla-step-economic-breach
  5. For PLA, firing on pirates is a political issue

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of how China would prepare to use force is being closely watched by military analysts following the PLA's historic deployment 10 months ago of warships to help protect international shipping ... That the PLA's warships did not try to stop the De Xin Hai has puzzled some diplomats. 'We know the military is angry at the activities of the pirates. Their instincts are for a tough response ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698428/pla-firing-pirates-political-issue
  6. PLA rewarded with monthly salary increases of up to 50pc

    Posted Mar 24th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... at rewarding the PLA's hard work during the Beijing Olympics and the Sichuan earthquake last year, the expert said. 'The PLA, including armed police, ground, navy and air forces as well ... and most dangerous jobs.' Cai Xuewen, a retired air force major colonel in the Beijing Military Command, said PLA officers serving in the army told him that they would have at least a 30 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674349/pla-rewarded-monthly-salary-increases-50pc
  7. Two elite PLA units begin 'Sharpening 2008' drill

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the 54th Group Army in Henan and an armoured regiment from the 38th Group Army under the Beijing Military Region. Both units are considered elite forces of the PLA. The brigade is distinguished ... commander, Xu Min, was quoted by Xinhua saying the two forces involved were both top combat units of the PLA. 'They are both key fighting forces of the PLA,' he said. 'This is bound ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650466/two-elite-pla-units-begin-sharpening-2008-drill
  8. PLA gives all-clear on nuclear facilities in rare media briefing

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... staff headquarters. 'There is no problem at all,' said General Ma, one of seven officers at the press conference. The PLA was strictly guarding the facilities, he added. Sichuan, where ... But yesterday's was not only the first that involved the military since the earthquake, but might also be the first where PLA officers spoke directly to the international media. Andrew Yang Nien-dzu, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638174/pla-gives-all-clear-nuclear-facilities-rare-media-briefing
  9. PLA soldiers take the long rescue march in their stride

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo reports from Qingchuan county, where he spent four days and three nights with PLA disaster relief teams Troops trek through the mountains to help victims When a squad ... in Guanzhuang township after making his own trek out for food, but he refused to say anything harsh about the PLA. 'If everybody was like the PLA soldiers, we won't be in this bad situation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638708/pla-soldiers-take-long-rescue-march-their-stride
  10. Aberdeen storm PLA stronghold

    Posted Nov 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Synovate HKCC/Aberdeen had a fruitful trip across the border yesterday when they beat Chubb PLA 52-25 in Guangzhou in the Securicor Hong Kong First Division. At So Kon Po, Asahi Valley suffered a setback to their title hopes when they lost 13-10 to Kowloon, who went into the interval with a 6-0 lead after two Bruce Aitcheson penalties. Last season's two Grand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/478985/aberdeen-storm-pla-stronghold

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