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  1. News - China - PARTY CONGRESS

    Beijing police put in place security measures in run-up to party congress

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... its loyalty to the party in recent months and pledged its dedication to ensuring a smooth convening of the congress. General Guo Boxiong, the vice-chairman of the PLA's decision-making ... and unified and ensure sea and air defences were safe and stable ahead of the party congress, he said. Since the downfall of Bo Xilai, the ambitious former party chief of Chongqing, in March, top PLA ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Top general and Bo ally dispels rumours

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the PLA's General Logistics Department, showed up with Hainan party secretary Luo Baoming on Saturday at the provincial branch of the Beijing-based PLA General Hospital - commonly known ... Jinai, the chief of the PLA's General Political Department, and thereby become a member of the all-powerful Central Military Commission in a major leadership reshuffle later this year. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Marching to a different beat?

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... alleged allies in the top echelon of the People's Liberation Army persist. In fact, a spate of editorials in the PLA Daily urging the rank and file of the military to rally behind the central ... But there is one major difference: neither of the Chens enjoyed anywhere near Bo's level of support from the army. Fears of a coup diminished after media affiliated to the PLA and some senior military ...

  7. Party steps up efforts to keep generals in line

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the army to remain loyal to party general secretary Hu Jintao, who is also chairman of the Central Military Commission, which controls the PLA. The latest commentary in the PLA Daily even called on the army to resist some 'wrong ideas' such as 'an army without a party, depoliticisation of the military and PLA nationalisation', which it said would harm the party's ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Bo conspicuous by his absence in media reports

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yibo. The timing of Bo Xilai's visit to the 14th PLA Group Army in Kunming, Yunnan's capital city, has raised a few eyebrows, with some political watchers suggesting that he intended ...

  10. Fears of encirclement as South China Sea tensions continue

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... General Peng Guangqian and Li Jie, a senior colonel at the PLA Navy's military academy, in an interview that was carried on Chinese news websites but apparently first appeared last week ...




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