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    Corrections and clarifications, November 28, 2012

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by Paul Buck

    ... In yesterday's report, "Xi cements control over PLA with unique background", the word "first" was missing from the concluding sentence of the second paragraph. ... for another two years - Xi demonstrated his grip on power by appointing his first PLA general on Friday. ...

  2. News - China - MILITARY

    President Xi targets PLA in new attack on corruption

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by 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 Sweeping audits of the People's ... 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 reported yesterday that a CMC group in charge of surveying ...

  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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA trains to fight Asian enemy allied with English-speaking 'third force'

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Scenarios involve fighting Asian enemy allied with America over disputed islands PLA trainsfor combatwith 'thirdforce' It could have been just ... By the time they had figured out that they had to confront a third party, their field command- an early-warning plane- had already been shot down, the PLA Daily reported. Analysts said the inclusion ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...


    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 ...

  9. News - Asia - BORDER DISPUTE

    Chinese, Indian troops camp, eye each other in disputed border area

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 03:25pm by AFP

    ... Troops of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) entered Indian-claimed territory in eastern Ladakh and erected a camp on April 15. Meanwhile, troops from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police ...

  10. 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 ...




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