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  1. Border lines

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

    ... Revolution started. His father was an officer in the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and his mother a petty officer. At 14, he joined the PLA and served as an artilleryman along ... in 1976.' He had been in the PLA for five years before leaving to work for a railroad company. 'At that time, a radio programme to teach English was broadcast daily. It was very basic, ...

  2. Xi tipped to gain military post at plenum

    Posted Aug 27th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Wang Xiangwei

    ... strong connections with the PLA. He served as personal secretary of Geng Biao, then defence minister for three years after his graduation from Tsinghua University in 1979 with a chemical ...

  3. Beijing's move

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... to be the target of intrusions that appear to have originated within the PRC'. It pointed out that developing capabilities for cyberwarfare is 'consistent with authoritative PLA military ...

  4. Zhai Zhigang: long wait to realise dream

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... [Shenzhou V and VI],' Mr Xu said. Colonel Zhai's brother, Zhai Zhiyong, said his famous brother was quiet and not very sociable but always knew what he was doing. He joined the PLA in 1985 ...

  5. Behind plagiarism: exam scores rated over integrity

    Posted Sep 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Police PLA in school visits? Kevin Sinclair (September 1) wants the PLA to 'send young soldiers around schools to chat about life in uniform'. Is he out of his mind? Hong Kong schools have one central mission: to prepare young people to respect life and their fellow citizens, not teach them to use lethal force to suppress lawful demonstrations. The only way the PLA can ...

  6. Hanoi-Washington ties send a signal to Beijing

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

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent The warning to Vietnam this week from a PLA navy general who said it would regret its naval engagement with the US and would ultimately be sacrificed as a pawn by Washington will come as no surprise to Hanoi. Vietnamese officials have been bracing for months to face Beijing's displeasure at its suddenly successful campaign ...

  7. First, drop the gun

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... enough not to put up obstacles. If only the PLA generals could be as far-sighted, there might be less hostility towards the mainland on the part of the 23 million people in Taiwan. Frank Ching ...

  8. US aircraft carrier to host Viet delegation

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

    ... China claims virtually the entire South China Sea as its exclusive economic zone- something PLA officials insist gives them the right to object to surveillance by foreign militaries. ...

  9. The long and short of it

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... competition. It is only the universities and the army [PLA] who play 15s, and now with the national focus on sevens, 15-a-side has taken a back seat,' Zhang said. The team in Jakarta comprised ...

  10. Post-Games anxiety grips junior Bocog employees

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... the 4,000-plus Bocog employees, up to 3,000 were 'borrowed' from government agencies for their political loyalty and proficiency. For instance, Beijing handpicked Yu Jianping, a senior PLA ...




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