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  1. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Qing dynasty naval defeat 'a warning' for PLA

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... year, PLA representatives and naval experts said they were worried that the problems and failures of the Beiyang Fleet would recur in today's naval modernisation, unless China learned from ... had been extremely limited Those at the workshop included naval scholars, retired navy top brass and officers from the PLA navy's three fleets, the Oriental Morning Post reported. ...

  2. PLA unveils recruitment drive for civilian jobs

    Posted Jul 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Filling non-military positions will allow army to focus on efforts to go hi-tech The PLA has been given the go-ahead to hire a large number of civilians to fill vacant ... operated under the PLA umbrella. Applicants will need to fulfil certain employment criteria, such as meeting the 'political conditions' for army service, holding a university degree ...

  3. Shift PLA to state not party army

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... and important. Dozens of articles have appeared in the PLA Daily in the past month as part of a campaign to demonstrate the armed forces' allegiance to the party. Not all generals are supportive, ... contends that its command is essential for the nation's stability. It well knows that at the heart of the matter are questions about legitimacy to rule and democracy. Who the PLA should answer ...

  4. Training and education vital to the PLA's modernisation drive

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... to develop and acquire sophisticated weaponry while making massive reductions in the size of its forces. At last March's National People's Congress, the official PLA budget was raised ... 500,000 cuts in personnel in the next five years, following a pattern of reductions that began in 1997. PLA analysts say a critical factor in the success of this modernisation drive ...

  5. P.L.A. puts out new rules to curb graft

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com The People's Liberation Army (PLA) has issued new regulations to 'better manage the army's assets', in an apparent effort to crack down ... Jintao, the proposals urge all military departments to better utilise assets and budgetary funds, particularly involving money that is used to implement major programmes, the PLA Daily reported ...

  6. PLA's video game to teach communist values

    Posted May 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a first-person-shooter video game developed by the army and a commercial game studio for more than two years. The scene from the game, just completed and soon to be played by PLA soldiers in barracks across the country, was aired by China Central Television on Thursday. According to details of the game's development released by the PLA Daily newspaper yesterday, Mission of Honour's purpose ...

  7. PLA takes firm line against misuse of uniforms

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... outfits for construction workers and even bar girls on the mainland. A massive publicity scheme is being staged by three headquarters of the PLA and four ministries under the State Council ... circulating and selling military outfits, the PLA Daily reports. In the Nanjing garrison command, PLA officials found their smart battle fatigues had become a muddy work uniform among construction ...

  8. Defence chief vows PLA will protect sovereignty

    Posted Aug 01st 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... yesterday on the eve of the army's 83rd anniversary. 'The PLA is now at a critical development stage as more arduous and onerous tasks are ahead of us,' Liang said, according ... and interests in development.' It is rare for a PLA leader to make strong remarks about the army's determination to protect the country's sovereignty and core interests since former ...

  9. PLA navy will reach wide, US predicts

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... report said the overall size of the PLA's navy might remain relatively steady as Beijing put emphasis on quality over quantity. It expected future naval fleets to 'include one or more ... levelling off'. The PLA would add approximately 10 modern submarines to the force, the report said. It said preparing for possible armed conflict over Taiwan would remain the navy's top ...

  10. PLA shows off slimmer, hi-tech fighting force

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... parade showed us that the PLA has turned into an efficient modern army after nearly two decades,' said Professor Alexander Huang Chieh-cheng, from the Graduate Institute of International ... systems they presented. Even the armed police and logistics units are completely re-equipped.' In the past two decades, the PLA has abandoned the Maoist war approach that relied on sheer ...




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