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  1. PLA showcases latest weaponry

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... naval base on Stonecutters Island yesterday. While the event to mark the 85th anniversary of the PLA's foundation had many of the trappings of previous open days- including marches, ... was on show in Hong Kong for the first time. Visitors were able to board ships and sit on military motorcycles under the supervision of PLA soldiers. But those in search of a souvenir were given ...

  2. On duty with the PLA

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Post photographer May Tse was welcomed onto the PLA's naval base on Stonecutters Island- which commands a picturesque view of the heart of Hong Kong and Victoria Harbour- to capture a glimpse of a day in the life of the force stationed at the barracks. While serving in Hong Kong, PLA soldiers spend virtually all their time at various bases, the only exception being when ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Tales from the troops: 15 years of PLA in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the PLA in an article about the garrison's experiences during its 15 years in Hong Kong. Another tells how an anti-communist activist was prevented from distributing 'reactionary' leaflets in a PLA camp. The feature in the PLA Daily, the mainland-based media outlet for the army, said 'a foreigner' attending a garrison open day this April 'deliberately attached ...

  5. Shift PLA to state not party army

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... and important. Dozens of articles have appeared in the PLA Daily in the past month as part of a campaign to demonstrate the armed forces' allegiance to the party. Not all generals are supportive, ... contends that its command is essential for the nation's stability. It well knows that at the heart of the matter are questions about legitimacy to rule and democracy. Who the PLA should answer ...

  6. Hu's review puts PLA in plain sight

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... comrades!' Hu said. 'To serve the people,' they shouted back. It's fair to say this was an unprecedented display of a military presence in the city. Will the PLA be more visible from now on? To many, the image of PLA soldiers has come a long way since the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989. They have proved to be disciplined and trustworthy. On the annual open days since ...

  7. So near, yet so far away for P.L.A. garrison

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... from most of their brothers in arms. While in Hong Kong, the approximately 6,000 PLA soldiers, sailors and airmen are strictly confined to the 18 barracks scattered across the territory. ... in their dorms. The PLA says it tries to keep the troops isolated from the public to prevent their military spirit from becoming contaminated by Hong Kong's capitalist lifestyle. Still, the soldiers ...

  8. 15 years on, P.L.A. garrison still an enigma

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... wraps. But for the world's biggest fighting force, a combination of China's growing power and influence in the world and a historical antipathy towards the PLA among Hongkongers means its garrison in the city has been especially secretive and distant. That remains so today even as memories of British rule fade. The number of PLA troops in Hong Kong remains a mystery and, ...

  9. PLA sets up centralised cyber war command

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Officially called the Information Security Base, the new department is directly led by the PLA's General Staff Department, the PLA Daily said. It said it would become the headquarters for commanding all internet-based strategic information centres in all branches of the PLA. The daily said the PLA's supreme command, the Central Military Commission, had ordered that the base ...

  10. PLA sets up audit group to fight graft

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the steering group, chaired by General Logistics Department chief General Liao Xilong, was convened yesterday, the PLA Daily reported online. Liao said the audit group had been set up under ... by Chairman Hu and the Central Military Commission.' In a meeting with National People's Congress deputies from the PLA last month, Hu called on the military to safeguard social stability ...




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