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  1. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA leadership changes reflect a fine balancing act

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Keshi , the new director of the PLA's General Logistics Department, and General Zhang Youxia , the new director of its General Armaments Department, are close to Xi. General Zhang Yang , the new director of the PLA's General Political Department, is neutral but Jiang associate General Xu Qiliang , the former air force commander, is almost certain to become one ...

  2. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA pledges loyalty to military leader-in-waiting

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Beijing chiyuk.choi@scmp.com 2.3 million-strong force pledges to resolutely follow orders of 'newly elected' CMC chairman PLA backs incoming military chief Xi ... the party's absolute leadership of the army, a back-page article in yesterday's PLA Daily said. The report lauded the country's achievements under Hu's leadership over the past decade. ...

  3. Hu reminds PLA of their allegiance to party rule

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the party's key congress this autumn. Hu, who is also the chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), was speaking at a plenary meeting of PLA deputies to the National People's Congress ... the deputies. 'The PLA and the armed police must prioritise ideological and political development and unswervingly uphold the Communist Party of China's absolute leadership over the armed ...

  4. Reshuffle at the top 'will give PLA more power'

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The People's Liberation Army (PLA) will likely play a larger role in domestic politics, foreign and security policy after next year's political reshuffle, an expert in mainland ... we'll see a stronger role played by the PLA ... maybe the balance of power will be more tipped towards the PLA instead of civilian positions.' When Hu became party leader in 2002, he ...

  5. March to modernity for PLA command

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Hu Jintao seeks to further consolidate his power. Analysts say that in an effort to speed up the PLA's modernisation, many of the new military leaders come from technologically advanced military operations or are senior commanders with advanced technological know-how. In addition, senior naval and air force officers have taken charge of the PLA's Headquarters of the General ...

  6. Party steps up efforts to keep generals in line

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the army to remain loyal to party general secretary Hu Jintao, who is also chairman of the Central Military Commission, which controls the PLA. The latest commentary in the PLA Daily even called on the army to resist some 'wrong ideas' such as 'an army without a party, depoliticisation of the military and PLA nationalisation', which it said would harm the party's ...

  7. Uphold party spirit, PLA officers told

    Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Military mouthpiece urges sacrifice and obedience to Beijing as forces centralise PLA officers have again been warned to uphold the party spirit and make the interests of the forces the top priority amid the continuing leadership reshuffle and nationwide military reforms, the PLA mouthpiece reported. The warning came just a week after a new national logistics system ...

  8. Show of unity as leaders gather to celebrate PLA

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... of festivities and special events marking the PLA's anniversary. Mr Hu made several statements apparently designed to squash growing suggestions that the military should owe its loyalty to the state ... contribution to the country. 'The party's absolute leadership over the armed forces means that the PLA must follow the banner and the will of the party and earnestly fulfil all tasks assigned ...

  9. Hu gets a grip on the PLA

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Josephine Ma

    ... were heightened recently after the PLA successfully tested an anti-satellite missile on January 11. Foreign observers concluded that civilian leaders had been in the dark about the military's plan to shoot down an obsolete weather satellite, because the government took almost two weeks to react to foreign protests. Analysts also point to another recent incident, in which a PLA ...

  10. PLA abuzz over public shaming of senior officers

    Posted Sep 11th 2006, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... by launching a campaign to fight rampant corruption in the PLA. There have been signs Mr Hu's efforts have gone down well in the rank and file, although it is far from clear whether he ... under Mr Jiang's reign as the country's military chief from 1989 to 2004. To many outsiders, last week's Xinhua report providing basic details of the punishments and how the PLA ...




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