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  1. PLA denies adopting tough approach

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... still need to continue to modernise its army, and it was the PLA's responsibility to protect the country's territorial integrity. 'It is not appropriate to link the legitimate activities of the PLA in safeguarding the lawful rights of China to any suggestion China is acting tough towards other countries,' said Geng Yansheng, a senior colonel and a National Defence ...

  2. Top PLA officers must report assets

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the PLA's General Political Department and its disciplinary watchdog jointly issued an amendment to an asset-reporting regulation demanding that senior military officers register and report ... Hu Jintao, also state president, saying the new measure was consistent with graft-busting efforts championed by Hu. The PLA, and especially its top and mid-level leadership, has long been ...

  3. PLA newspaper presses need for party loyalty

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com The official army newspaper is running a frenzied campaign to demonstrate the PLA's allegiance to the ruling Communist Party. In the past two weeks the PLA Daily has run at least 27 speeches, editorials and political commentaries to ram home the message that the armed forces should adhere to the party's absolute rule no matter what ...

  4. Hu reminds PLA of their allegiance to party rule

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the party's key congress this autumn. Hu, who is also the chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), was speaking at a plenary meeting of PLA deputies to the National People's Congress ... the deputies. 'The PLA and the armed police must prioritise ideological and political development and unswervingly uphold the Communist Party of China's absolute leadership over the armed ...

  5. Reshuffle at the top 'will give PLA more power'

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The People's Liberation Army (PLA) will likely play a larger role in domestic politics, foreign and security policy after next year's political reshuffle, an expert in mainland ... we'll see a stronger role played by the PLA ... maybe the balance of power will be more tipped towards the PLA instead of civilian positions.' When Hu became party leader in 2002, he ...

  6. Reshuffle 'will give P.L.A. more power'

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com The People's Liberation Army (PLA) will likely play a larger role in domestic politics, foreign and security policy after next year's political ... In the future, we'll see a stronger role played by the PLA... maybe the balance of power will be more tipped towards the PLA instead of civilian positions.' By the time Hu took over ...

  7. U.S. forces' chief visits sensitive P.L.A. bases

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the 19th division of the PLA Air Force in Shandong province. The base houses mostly Su-27 fighters. He also watched an anti-terrorism drill in Zhejiang province. Qiao Liang, a professor at the PLA's Air Force Command Academy, said the important thing to take away from Mullen's visit was not what he had seen, but that 'it shows that China understands the demand for military ...

  8. P.L.A. steps up its drive to reach out to other forces

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... military diplomacy, as it hopes to allay fears over its rapid growth and to learn from other militaries. PLA Chief of General Staff Chen Bingde wrapped up a week-long visit to the United States ... Association in Macau. Major General Luo Yuan, noting that the PLA had more self-confidence following its growth in recent years, said the military 'hopes the international community can recognise ...

  9. PLA chief to tell US: stop Taipei arms sales

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng People's Liberation Army chief of the general staff General Chen Bingde will tell his US counterparts to stop selling arms to Taiwan and stop conducting surveillance activities off China's shores during his visit to the US next week, a ...

  10. PLA ramped up China's stand on US-Korea drill

    Posted Aug 06th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... on Foreign Affairs and the Central Military Commission, both of which are led by President Hu Jintao and comprise PLA elements. 'In foreign affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can make its ... the Foreign Ministry made any statement on its position. Days before the ministry's first condemnation of US-South Korea drills on July 1, PLA Deputy Chief of General Staff Ma Xiaotian had openly ...




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