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  1. PLA agency aims to give military a confidence boost

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... ministries and local authorities, it was reported on the PLA Daily website yesterday. Xinhua said the portfolio of the agency, affiliated with the army's general staff department, includes ... and cross-sectoral issues. The PLA Daily did not say who heads the agency. Ni Lexiong, a Shanghai-based military expert, said the agency would also deal with economic, trade, energy security, cultural ...

  2. Privatisation, cuts planned for PLA

    Posted Mar 04th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... to be cut or merged were most of the PLA's famed song and dance troupes, an official report said. Athletic and medical units will also be trimmed. Quoting mainland military sources, the Beijing mouthpiece Wen Wei Po said yesterday that the cutbacks would be followed by a restructuring of the PLA's massive logistics support system. The moves are aimed at streamlining the military- ...

  3. PLA unveils recruitment drive for civilian jobs

    Posted Jul 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Filling non-military positions will allow army to focus on efforts to go hi-tech The PLA has been given the go-ahead to hire a large number of civilians to fill vacant ... operated under the PLA umbrella. Applicants will need to fulfil certain employment criteria, such as meeting the 'political conditions' for army service, holding a university degree ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    PLA holds navy-air force joint exercise as Diaoyu tensions rise

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Report of PLA exercise 'sends signal to Japan' A joint navy-air force exercise to practise an amphibious assault and landing was held earlier this month by the People's Liberation Army's Nanjing Military Command, the PLA Daily reported yesterday, amid rising tension between China and Japan over territorial claims to the Diaoyu ...

  5. News - China - WEAPONS

    PLA says it can launch nuclear missiles from anywhere on mainland

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com PLA claims it can launch nuclear missiles from anywhere on mainland, and calls the development an historic leap forward Nuclear arsenal is fully mobile ... With an operational range of up to 14,000 kilometres and the ability to carry multiple nuclear warheads, it could reportedly threaten every American city. The PLA Daily said several brigades with the Second ...

  6. PLA names 300 delegates to party congress

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the delegates' names was published by the PLA Daily and the People's Daily. Several generals with 'princeling' backgrounds and a PLA soldier who won Olympic gold in swimming at the London Games are among the selected delegates. The People's Armed Police will send 49 delegates while the PLA will send the rest. Military observers say they are pleased to see open-minded ...

  7. PLA invitation

    Posted Jul 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How do you assess the PLA's invitation for the first time to all pro-democracy legislators to attend an anniversary military parade in the Sek Kong barracks on August 1? Share your views: write to us. ...

  8. Nuclear threat

    Posted Jul 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What do you think of the warning by the PLA's Major-General Zhu Chenghu that China would use nuclear weapons against the United States if its forces intervened in a dispute over Taiwan? Write to us ...

  9. PLA denies adopting tough approach

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... still need to continue to modernise its army, and it was the PLA's responsibility to protect the country's territorial integrity. 'It is not appropriate to link the legitimate activities of the PLA in safeguarding the lawful rights of China to any suggestion China is acting tough towards other countries,' said Geng Yansheng, a senior colonel and a National Defence ...

  10. PLA takes a uniform approach to discretion

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... be standing guard throughout the city. And there is no way you will see a group of PLA soldiers lurching around Wan Chai bars at 2 am. They are kept on a much tighter rein than their British brothers- amd then there's the fact they would be stretched to be able to buy a beer on their wages. But you might never know if you do cross paths with a PLA member. 'We are not as mysterious ...




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