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  1. Surprise consent for US ship visit

    Posted Feb 11th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... that it could dock but the fleet was en route for Japan by then. Xu Guangyu, a retired PLA major general, said it was unlikely that Beijing would have approved the latest port call unless compromises ...

  2. Out in the cold

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it is suspicion and unease, if not quite hostility,' said one US military envoy. 'The PLA doesn't seem to have the outwardly ambitious and assertive technocrats we see elsewhere. It may ...

  3. Distraught parents take payout for flood dead

    Posted Jun 16th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... that 'one ought to go with the flow'. At least 15 trucks of PLA soldiers, hundreds of government officials, police and plain-clothes officers sealed off the funeral home where most ...

  4. The masters of spycraft

    Posted Jun 14th 2005, 12:00am by Anthony Lawrance

    ... that the PLA, which came close to splitting, was too unwieldy to be charged with managing enemies of the state. It was also the power base of the previous generation of leaders. So it began ...

  5. Officer put in mental home fights to clear his name

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was always petitioning, sometimes using irrational words.' On March 28, 2001, Mr Xiong was dragged into Chongqing's PLA No324 Hospital, where he stayed until October 17 that year. Mr Xiong ...

  6. Like Sun Yat-sen, I'm here to save nation, says Lien

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... 100 people outside the Beijing Hotel who chanted 'hello chairman Lien' and clapped as he and his KMT entourage arrived. Lu Yupei, a retired PLA soldier, said he came to welcome Mr ...

  7. Long tradition of bribing your way to top jobs

    Posted Jun 15th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Ask any PLA soldier or officer and he is likely to confirm that one needs to use bribery for everything - from getting enlisted to promotions. Some demobilised officers said there were even ...

  8. Outraged monks save historic building

    Posted Sep 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... dynasty. But in 1949, when the PLA was stationed in Beijing, soldiers' families and others moved the statues out and put up walls within the halls, creating about a dozen homes. The monks ...

  9. Taiwan's military pleads for missiles

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... the mainland would have 1,200 technical guided missiles and cruise missiles. In a computer simulation of one war scenario, the PLA was likely to hit Taiwan with missiles in four ways: striking ...

  10. Wen stresses 'peaceful intent' of legislation

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou, Ray Cheung

    ... was merged with Article 9 on steps for employing non-peaceful means. Lieutenant-General Liu Fengjun, a deputy commander of the Beijing military region, said the PLA was stepping up preparations ...




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