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  1. News - China

    Chinese general warns of Western 'cultural colonialism'

    Posted May 01st 2013, 08:58am by Patrick Boehler

    ... in water as it boils. "Western hostile forces seize every opportunity to sneak attacks against us, and they are pressing harder and harder," the former secretary to the PLA ex-chief ...

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    Okinawa doesn't belong to Japan, says hawkish PLA general

    Posted May 15th 2013, 08:58am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler A hawkish Chinese general has possibly opened a Pandora's box on territorial disputes in East Asia by saying that the Ryukyu Islands including Okinawa do not belong to Japan. Luo Yuan, a People's Liberation Army two-star general, ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    Not giving up on a single life! says PLA as photo of pig rescue circulates

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 02:06pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler "Not giving up on a single life!", the People's Liberation Army Chengdu military region wrote in a propaganda microblog it has set up to praise its troops' rescue efforts during the Sichuan earthquake. The post includes a picture of PLA corps of engineers carrying an astonished-looking pig to safety. It has been shared some 40,000 times since ...

  4. PLA surrenders its commanding role

    Posted Aug 19th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... sports outfits under the aegis of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) are named for the date when the communist armed forces were founded in 1927. The elite batch, led by Bayi (the Chinese ... In an ongoing exhibition in Beijing marking the PLA's 80th anniversary, sports achievements held more than their fair share of interest among visitors, many of them having next year's Olympics ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. PLA ships seen testing drones in Pacific Ocean

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... China Sea. Earlier reports indicated the three People's Liberation Army (PLA) warships conducted take-off and landing exercises involving UAVs on April 29, about 700 kilometres east ... be used as all- weather fighters, reconnaissance planes, information gatherers and can even carry anti-ship cruise missiles. Senior Colonel Li Jie, from China's Naval Academy, said the PLA ...

  9. P.L.A. navy tests the water in drills

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the United States and neighbours who dispute its territorial claims. A PLA Navy fleet is set to conduct training drills in international waters in the western Pacific, a statement posted ... believed the Chinese navy was preparing for another round of naval drills and was closely monitoring their activities. The PLA Navy also sent 10 vessels to the same area for a military drill ...

  10. P.L.A. navy keen to do more in Mideast

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode and Minnie Chan The navy of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) is keen to expand its Indian Ocean footprint, not just to boost anti-piracy deployments but also to extend ... a Beijing-based PLA naval expert, said the country had long-term strategic interests that went beyond piracy off the Horn of Africa. 'China will definitely want to play a key role and share more ...




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