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  1. Who said it?

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Defence ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng on the PLA's refitting of a carrier 'for research and testing' There was a shooting at a political camp, which sounds a little like ...

  2. Trailblazer makes a song and dance about musicals

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to walk among the audience toward the stage when they started singing. This also highlighted the fact that soldiers are from the people. It was fun working with the PLA unit because they were so ...

  3. Generations out of tune

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... participants paraded in mass formations while dressed in old-style PLA uniforms and waved red stars and flags. But even with internet censorship and the tightly controlled media shutting out dissenting ...

  4. Piano diplomacy or politics, no strings attached as Lang Lang's ode to motherland wins American applause

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... stars and PLA singers including Peng Liyuan, the wife of Vice-President Xi Jinping. While its lyrics make no mention of America, telling only of 'wolves' encroaching on the motherland, ...

  5. Arts centre lets former soldier live his dream

    Posted Jun 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hu Liangbin spoke to Aitong Yu Hu Liangbin, 25, is the manager of the MAKO Arts Display Centre, a combination theatre and concert hall in Beijing. Before that, Hu was a PLA soldier since he was 16. Hu had no experience in the arts before running MAKO, which represents an unexpected twist in his life after eight years in the army. A few months ago, he accompanied a friend ...

  6. The Planner

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... short film about a group of people in a labyrinthine house; and Rodrigo Pla's drama about a father who atones for a sin by building a church. In Spanish with English subtitles. May 11, ...

  7. Film

    Posted May 06th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Clarence Tsui, Paul Fonoroff

    ... of Control + The Desert Within Double bill comprising Sofia Carrillo's short film about a group of people in a labyrinthine house; and Rodrigo Pla's drama about a father who atones ...

  8. Meet the Mexicans

    Posted May 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... and Vulgar (which explores drug-tainted social excesses through a comedy about sibling rivalry) line up alongside the magical realism-inflected family epic in The Desert Within by Rodrigo Pla ... at the Berlin Film Festival and will be shown at Cannes this month (but sadly, not Hong Kong). Pla's entry, titled 30/30, indicts modern politicians as treating revolution anniversaries as empty ...

  9. FILM (1963)

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... is a top example of pre-Cultural Revolution-era ethnic cinema. The Changchun Studio production is a paean to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the harmony between natives grateful ... to Beijing's rule. Amir (Abudoulimiti, a Tajik making his screen debut) is a young PLA recruit of Tajik origin who finds himself distracted from his sentry duties by the presence of childhood ...

  10. Brutal truth

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Lu Chuan remembers having a clearly defined image of the Nanking Massacre during his days as a student of English language and literature at the PLA Institute of International Relations in Nanjing. 'The Japanese invaded China, the Chinese didn't put up a fight and then 300,000 people were slaughtered,' says the filmmaker. 'That's how ...




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