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  1. PLA live-fire drills warning to India on borders: experts

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman, Minnie Chan

    ... a warning to India not to fish in disputed waters while China is busy dealing with issues in the South and East China seas, military analysts said. The official PLA Pictorial reported on Wednesday ... said advanced weaponry involved in the drills included the new generation fighter jet Jian-11; the Hongqi-9 surface-to-air anti-aircraft missiles; and the 96-B tanks. According to the PLA ...

  2. PLA training helps builder read political landscape

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Having served in the People's Liberation Army for 17 years, Shi Jian understands the value of following political direction. Applying this philosophy to business, the chairman of China New Town Development founded the company, which focuses on developing new towns in the suburbs of mainland cities. 'I have learnt a lot during my service in the PLA ...

  3. PLA likely to send more ships for UN food aid escorts

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... operation, are authorised by the UN. They aim to protect merchant ships and aid vessels as well as their crews from pirates off the Somali coast,' Zhang said. A Beijing-based retired PLA major ... are a drain and that's why the EU has been keen to get some help,' one officer said. 'It wants to do both - patrol the Indian Ocean more effectively and do the escorts.' PLA ...

  4. After rioting, PLA steps up efforts to recruit minorities

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... in Lhasa, Tibet, caused the deaths of at least 22 people. A government employee from a province bordering Tibet said the PLA had stepped up efforts to recruit young people from local ethnic groups. ... in Tibet since last year, he said the PLA had even asked retired soldiers who could speak the Tibetan language to report back to duty. 'Some new [Han] recruits could not adjust to the local ...

  5. PLA troops on HK ships in pirate waters

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So, Minnie Chan

    ... Greg Torode, Charlotte So and Minnie Chan PLA special forces soldiers are routinely serving aboard Hong Kong-registered ships during China's anti-pirate convoys around the Horn ... armed, and drawn from PLA naval special forces units that are part of China's historic three-warship deployment off Somalia. Speaking at a shipping conference in Singapore last week, Tupper ...

  6. New highway to Tibetan area near India a boon for military

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... for the People's Liberation Army to defend the border near India, said Anthony Wong Dong, president of the International Military Association, an independent group based in Macau. 'The PLA has spared ... said. On Wednesday the armed police construction team of the PLA broke through the last obstacle in the 3.3-kilometre Galongla Tunnel- the key to the 117-kilometre Metok highway located close ...

  7. PLA hawks seek curbs on US over Taiwan arms

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok in Beijing Hawks in the People's Liberation Army have called for sanctions on American companies after Washington cleared a sale of advanced Patriot air defence missiles to Taiwan. Beijing immediately hit back at the arms sale with its ...

  8. PLA navy finds a fitting role in anti-pirate fleet

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... of Aden. It is a move that has been hailed by the mainland's netizens. A survey revealed that 90 per cent of over 14,000 people polled felt that it was right that the PLA should be part ... fishing vessel was saved by the Malaysian Navy. Given the amount of money now being spent on the military, the reluctance of the authorities to commit the PLA is all the more mystifying. In recent ...

  9. PLA in exercises 150km off island

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung The PLA will launch a joint land-air-sea military exercise later this month 150km off the coast of Taiwan, a Beijing-backed newspaper has reported. The manoeuvres will take place on Fujian's Dongshan Island, marking Beijing's first show of force since the re-election of Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian. Citing official sources, Ta Kung Pao said ...

  10. PLA as teachers

    Posted May 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The PLA will hold a 12-day military camp for up to 100 Hong Kong boys in Fanling in July. This is meant to heighten the children's awareness of national identity. What do you think of this development? Share your views: write to us ...




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