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  1. News - China - MILITARY

    President Xi targets PLA in new attack on corruption

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by TEDDY NG AND PATRICK BOEHLER

    ... Teddy Ng and Patrick Boehler President orders review of PLA's property and land holdings in move to stamp out corruption and consolidate his authority over the military Xi targets ... by the Central Military Commission (CMC), of which President Xi Jinping is chairman. It is being seen as his latest move to stamp out graft and tighten his grip on the military. Army mouthpiece PLA Daily ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    PLA moves firing drills away from Fanling after residents' complaints

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... Joshua But joshua.but@scmp.com PLA moves firing drills away from Fanling The People's Liberation Army will stop its nighttime shooting drills in Fanling after nearby residents ... and Progress of Hong Kong, said the city's PLA chief notified him yesterday that such military exercises would be moved to the Tsing Shan Firing Range in Tuen Mun instead. The army had been ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEFENCE

    PLA gun practice disturbs Fanling neighbours

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Military practice sessions in Fanling, possibly using heavy weapons, rock nearby estates and draw complaints of sleep disruptions Nighttime P.L.A. guns disturb ... sleeping. Residents of the Belair Monte estate said activity had increased at the barracks, which are about a kilometre away. Instead of small-weapons practice, the PLA has turned in the past two ...


    PLA general plays down scholars' claims that Ryukyu Islands don't belong to Japan

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore and Choi Chi-yuk PLA top-brass says commentary casting doubts on Japan islands ownership is not Beijing's view General plays down Ryukyu claims A top ... nature. The Chinese government on this is very clear," he said. Macau-based PLA-watcher Antony Wong Dong said he was astonished by China's shifting view, and Qi's comment suggested ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong Central pier meant for 'PLA training, berthing'

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... for P.L.A. training, berthing: minister The government has specified for the first time the circumstances in which the People's Liberation Army will occupy a military pier at the new Central ... and pro-government lawmakers to commit to the frequency with which visitors could access the 0.3-hectare pier, which is nearing completion along 150 metres of the waterfront. The PLA's Hong Kong ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lawyer says open space not needed for PLA berth

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Harbour-protection group ready to challenge government if public land is annexed for use Lawyer says open space not needed for PLA berth There is no need ... against its decision," said Winston Chu Ka-sun, adviser to the society. "We are attacking the government, not the PLA." The board, which is expected to hold a hearing in a few ...

  7. News - China

    The cosmic truth is out there: PLA mouthpiece ridiculed over Chinese Dream piece

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:34pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler The People's Liberation Daily,  the publication of China's armed forces, is well known for its patriotic stance. But on Wednesday it went way beyond its usual zeal- drawing ridicule from a less patriotic public. The Chinese Dream ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    PLA dock rezoning plan leaves too may questions unanswered

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... will be far less accessible after it is designated for military use. This is despite the government's reassurances that the PLA's Hong Kong Garrison will open the dock area to the public ... and Beijing, which specified that a waterfront of 150 metres would be left free close to the central barracks after 1997. But a source close to the government said the PLA could not do more as its ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    PLA condemns US as 'the real hacking empire'

    Posted May 08th 2013, 11:25am by Agencies and Minnie Chan

    ... Agencies and Minnie Chan Military accuses Washington of trying to drive a wedge between China and its neighbours PLA condemns US as 'the real hacking empire' Beijing branded ... espionage to fuel its military modernisation. The more angry the PLA gets, the more it means the Pentagon's report is professional and accurate Antony Wong Dong, Military Watcher ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - URBAN PLANNING

    Veteran architect Patrick Lau calls for public input into PLA berth design

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... for public input into P.L.A. berth design The People's Liberation Army berth on the Central waterfront should be redesigned to reflect the views of the public, a veteran landscape architect ... fishing harbour of eight square kilometres into a leisure and logistics centre. The project, costing tens of billions of yuan, includes a cruise terminal due to open next year. But a 400-metre PLA ...




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