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  1. Live ammunition used in PLA Tibet night drill

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com The People's Liberation Army staged its first night drill with live ammunition on the Tibetan plateau last month, a move analysts believe serves as a warning to India over a long-running border dispute. A report yesterday by China Military Online, a website sponsored by the PLA Daily, included photographs from the drill, conducted by a regiment ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. PLA sentry stabbed in attack, a week after soldier on garrison guard duty shot dead

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... province, a local rights watchdog said. The soldier, affiliated with the 64th Squad of the PLA's 149th Division in Leshan about 275km west of Chongqing, was stabbed by a man with a dagger ... and the one on March 19 in which Han Junliang, an 18-year-old PLA soldier, was shot dead at close range by a mysterious attacker in Chongqing. The soldier's sub-machine gun was stolen. He served ...

  4. Crackdown after PLA sentry shot dead in Chongqing

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan A PLA sentry has been shot dead outside a garrison in central Chongqing by unidentified attackers who also stole his sub-machine gun, Xinhua reported. The rare assault ... attacks at public places,' Mr Wang said. 'But we never thought that they would dare to target PLA soldiers.' The Lianhe Zaobao report said another sentry was injured in the attack. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. PLA in restive western regions starts recruiting months early

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... autonomous regions, the military has advanced the recruitment season to spring. Traditionally it started in autumn or winter, between August and December, they said. The PLA is trimming its size ... the PLA is that the army will use its extensive network to help retired soldiers secure good jobs when they have completed their military service. Even so, many leave prematurely because they can ...

  7. PLA, Indian army burying the hatchet

    Posted Aug 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... together peacefully.' Yesterday, the PLA and the Indian Army held their first joint mountaineering exercise in Tibet to promote friendship in the remote border area. As many as 40 officers ... in the annals of the two armies'. On August 15, a PLA contingent joined India's independence day celebrations at a strategic border post in the Himalayas for the first time. And next month, ...

  8. On the Cultural Revolution in Tibet

    Posted Jan 18th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... book'. But the Army of the Gods' fired-up forces fatally stabbed, hacked and speared the soldiers on a propaganda mission meant to end factional discord. All 22 members of the PLA unit ... to the legendary warrior-king Gesar. Emboldened by the PLA massacre, Chodron inspired her 'god squad' to launch another assault, on a military compound in Nyemo town. This time, the occupiers ...

  9. News - China - INDIA

    Chinese defence minster makes peace-keeping trip to New Delhi

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... on Indian border Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie will signal Beijing's desire to maintain calm on the disputed Sino-Indian border in the Himalayas by including the PLA's Tibet ... Liberation Army Daily said the 23-member Chinese delegation would include the commander of the PLA's Tibet Military Area Command Lieutenant General Yang Jinshan , the deputy commander of the PLA ...

  10. News - China - SECURITY

    Telephone and internet users in Tibet register under their real names

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... exploitation of serfs and economic stagnation until 1950, when PLA troops "peacefully liberated" it. The Dalai Lama fled into exile in 1959, following a failed uprising against Chinese rule. ...




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