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  1. 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 ...

  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 ...

  3. PLA completes checks on nuclear facilities

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Beijing yesterday. Defence Ministry spokesman Senior Colonel Geng Yansheng said the PLA's newly established nuclear crisis control unit was ready to tackle any nuclear danger. The comments ... nuclear facilities shortly after the nuclear plant accident in Japan,' Senior Colonel Cai Huailie of the PLA General Staff Headquarters said. All PLA nuclear facilities were safe. 'The ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. Transport jams block PLA's relief efforts

    Posted Jan 30th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... with relief work, according to a Ministry of Civil Affairs official and military experts. At least 158,000 PLA soldiers and armed police had been sent to disaster areas in southern regions to deal ... National Disaster Reduction Centre, said the PLA could not help much this time because the current disaster was more complicated and serious. 'In 1998's [Yangtze River] flooding and other ...

  6. PLA seizes lab findings after media humiliation

    Posted Jun 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen A team of geo-space experts helping to search for a helicopter that crashed during earthquake rescue efforts was dismissed by the military yesterday, shortly after disclosing to the media that it had found the likely location of the crash sit ...

  7. HK and PLA stage joint search and rescue operation

    Posted Aug 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.46pm: A search and rescue exercise involving six government departments and the People?s Liberation Army (PLA) was staged off Lamma Island on Monday, a government ... (PLA) had also joined the operation. 'The exercise is held annually to strengthen co-operation and co-ordination in search and rescue operations between the department and PLA, and other ...

  8. 'Don't fear PLA'

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu Former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui told supporters not to fear a PLA attack on Taiwan because the US would defend the island. Speaking at an election rally in Kaohsiung, he said the US had '48 nuclear submarines pointing at targets like Beijing, Shanghai and the Three Gorges Dam', Taiwanese media reported. With US submarines protecting the island, ...

  9. Ministry waits for result on possible 2003 bird flu case

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The Health Ministry is still waiting for the results of tests on samples of a PLA soldier who died in 2003 to confirm whether he died from bird flu, ministry ... Organisation and the public once the results were available. He said the eight scientists had applied for funds to continue to study the PLA soldier, who showed symptoms similar to Sars but tested ...

  10. Hu orders army to pitch in and help local governments in stricken areas

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Military Commission, has told the army. With drought affecting 61.3 million people in Guangxi, Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou and Yunnan, Hu ordered PLA garrisons to co-operate with local governments ... and be ready to make more contributions to solve their problems.' Hu's order is essential to set the army in motion as the PLA is directly under the command of CMC. Hu, as CMC chairman ...




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