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  1. Pay heed to soldiers' complaints: PLA paper

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com The People's Liberation Army's official newpaper has published a rare article urging officers to heed suggestions and complaints from rank-and-file soldiers. The article in Sunday's PLA Daily said soldiers were becoming more serious about officers' breach of army rules, including those on the use of the internet and mobile phones. ...

  2. PLA eyes 'Night Eagle' to make army of night owls

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing and Minnie Chan The People's Liberation Army (PLA) has opened up a new front in the war against sleep. It has developed a drug that can keep its soldiers awake ... of sleep hours or even days longer than their opponents could make a major difference in combat,' Ni said. Ni believed the PLA would not reveal the drug's composition or associated ...

  3. Food safety 'keeps us fighting fit'

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... of the army. A report in the PLA Daily said the General Logistics Department was asking army personnel to strengthen food safety management by stepping up supervision of the quality of the agricultural ... supervision of canteens, particularly during festivals. 'To strengthen food safety is to guarantee the PLA's combat capacity,' Zhou Pengjun, an official with the General Logistics ...

  4. PLA hospitals seek foreign investors

    Posted Feb 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as part of a wider military modernisation effort announced by the government in June last year that will require funding from overseas and domestic investors. The PLA oversees the mainland's ...

  5. PLA being readied for island tension

    Posted Mar 07th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... who is also defence minister, reiterated the PLA's staunch opposition to activities that threatened to 'split the motherland'. A rise of 21.83 billion yuan in military spending ... the lowest in 14 years. PLA officers and military analysts believed Beijing would increase spending to improve its hi-tech warfare ability. Yao Yunzhu, an expert at the Military Academy of Sciences, ...

  6. Top PLA hospital, university join forces

    Posted Jun 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Beijing's No301 Military Hospital, famous for treating the mainland's top leaders, announced yesterday that it was teaming up with Tianjin's Nankai University to train medical students and collaborate on scientific research. T ...

  7. Civil controls floated for PLA's hospitals

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Facilities may be forced to report disease outbreaks Members of the NPC Standing Committee have recommended military hospitals be forced to report outbreaks of infectious diseases to the Ministry of Health. If adopted, the proposal would bring ...

  8. Booze foils PLA hopefuls

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Doug Nairne

    ... Doug Nairne Nearly half the young people taking a physical examination to join the People's Liberation Army fail due to 'excessive drinking and entertainment' and other unhealthy lifestyle choices, according to Xinhua. Citing a study compil ...

  9. Trimmed-down PLA puts medical university in hands of province

    Posted Aug 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok in Guangzhou A military medical university in Guangzhou was yesterday handed to the Guangdong provincial government as part of the People's Liberation Army attempt to streamline its operations. The transfer of the First Military Medical ...

  10. Who said it?

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... My understanding is that in these instances that could be a consideration Defence Secretary Leon Panetta on the possibility of a U.S. Army soldier facing the death penalty for killing 16 Afghan civilians Every soldier must be aware that development while maintaining stability is the priority President Hu Jintao, speaking to PLA deputies at the National People's Congress Bill ...




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