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  1. PLA calls for upgrade amid new tensions

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the PLA Daily said: 'Currently, the international trend is experiencing deep and complicated changes, and competition has become fiercer regarding the international order, national strengths and geopolitics.' It noted both conventional and unconventional threats to the country's security. 'Modernisation is the core of the construction of the PLA, and it should be guided by national ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721129/pla-calls-upgrade-amid-new-tensions
  2. PLA's quest for modernity

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the mainland's explosive economic growth. Over the past 10 years, the PLA has started to re-equip vigorously and restructure itself, turning a mass, semi-professional, Maoist force into an agile, modern army capable of fighting high-intensity battles against hi-tech adversaries. As the PLA continues to wheel out new-generation fighters, super-quiet nuclear submarines and mobile ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/602706/plas-quest-modernity
  3. PLA to be deployed at the stadium to ensure safety

    Posted Aug 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang More than 6,000 police officers and People's Liberation Army troops will be deployed in and around the Workers' Stadium tomorrow to ensure public order. And mainland and Japanese football fans will be confined to separate stands durin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/465567/pla-be-deployed-stadium-ensure-safety
  4. Sea row 'chance to foster new ties'

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... crisis, but the PLA is capable of doing so,' Fei said at the sidelines of a forum in Hong Kong on Tuesday. 'So far what Taiwan can do is stick to our original [neutral] policy, and will not co-operate with the PLA.' Since 1956, Taiwan has controlled Pratas and Taiping islands, the largest of the potentially oil-rich Spratly Islands group, which is also claimed wholly or in part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002849/sea-row-chance-foster-new-ties
  5. Naval sub-plot

    Posted Sep 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unprecedented scrutiny. As the stealth, endurance and capabilities of China's submarines improve, PLA commanders can be expected to attempt similar operations; these are, of course, exactly what ... and surveillance vessels beyond its territorial waters, then its rhetoric would make slightly more sense. That, however, is not the case: the PLA is certain to be increasingly deployed across the Western ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724097/naval-sub-plot
  6. 12pc more on military spending 'still small'

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... said the higher expenditure was needed to modernise the armed forces and pay higher salaries and benefits to the 2.3 million PLA soldiers. 'According to the draft budget given ... But our country is still developing and faces many constraints,' said Lin Jin, a professor at the PLA's National University of Defence Technology and a CPPCC delegate. Outside experts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/491330/12pc-more-military-spending-still-small
  7. Study says China adding military might to diplomacy

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... naval and air forces, as well as the implications for Japan. The other area focused on was the growing use of military diplomacy by the PLA. Masuda pointed out that while China's efforts ... be modified to serve as tankers. Additional emphasis was also being placed on military diplomacy, Masuda said, with the PLA using multilateral frameworks to demonstrate its willingness ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/964396/study-says-china-adding-military-might-diplomacy
  8. Military tries to ease 'China threat' fears

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... with India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan to help preserve peace and stability in the region. Referring to the maritime build-up, it said the PLA had sent more than 20 naval ships ... obstacle hindering China's military confidence-building with other countries.' The white paper also failed to detail the PLA's military expenditure on specific items or details about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/963825/military-tries-ease-china-threat-fears
  9. Forces chief to tell America of concerns

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the US to stop selling arms to Taiwan during a high profile visit to the United States this week. General Chen Bingde (pictured), whose trip is the first in seven years by a PLA chief of general ... 'To China, the Americans come across in quite a blunt way,' said Gary Li, a PLA analyst with the private- sector intelligence firm Exclusive Analysis. On the other hand, the Pentagon sees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967815/forces-chief-tell-america-concerns
  10. Latest jet fighters posted to Zhejiang

    Posted Jan 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... in the mid-1990s,' it said. Beijing only revealed the new-generation locally developed Jian-10 late last year and said the planes would be added to the air force. However, the PLA has not said how many ... missile by shooting down one of its own weather satellites more than 800km above Earth. Separately, the PLA Daily yesterday reported that the ground force had recently acquired a new order ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/579162/latest-jet-fighters-posted-zhejiang

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