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  1. Ship's design expected to follow Russian model

    Posted Jan 12th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... structuring its navy to accommodate an aircraft carrier strike group since the 1980s. The carrier project was first proposed to the PLA's Central Military Commission in the early 1980s by Admiral ... profile on the international stage. 'But the PLA Navy believed they would be allowed to build aircraft carrier battle groups at some point in the future,' the Shanghai expert said. ...

  2. Asia's giants join for military exercise

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by Anuj Chopra

    ... said. The 2.5-million-strong PLA is the world's largest army. The Indian Army, with 1.13 million soldiers, is the third largest, behind that of the US. ...

  3. Space programme will open the vault to secret treasures, says Hu

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... strategy.' Sun Jiwen, a professor at the PLA Academy of Military Science, said China's manned space programme and the latest lunar project had heartened the party leadership. Professor Sun said ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... force at this difficult time will be reduced. The government must come up with a strategy before it is too late. Ray Lau, Lai Chi Kok PLA ships must have dual role With China now a major trading nation, and with much of its trade passing through the Horn of Africa, it is reasonable that it should share the burden of stopping piracy ('PLA ships leave for Somalia pirate patrols', ...

  5. Zhuhai embarks on 27b yuan push to be aircraft manufacturing hub

    Posted May 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... metres above sea level, is the major obstacle in the development of general aviation. The PLA Air Force has a long-established privilege to dominate the low-altitude airspace. Mainland individual ...

  6. Top US officials study in China for first time

    Posted Apr 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... military was the greatest perceived threat to the PLA, state media said. Other issues touched on in the programme included China's political system, military strategies and energy policies. ...

  7. Heroes who can lead us to a meaningful life

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... But then, he read a book, Challenging Death, written by Sui Jiguo, a 38-year-old PLA officer, who had survived a brain tumour only to be told in 1998 that he had leukaemia and had only a few more ...

  8. Monk volunteers ordered away from quake relief efforts

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the government,' she said. 'There are more people lining up for help at relief delivery spots set up by the monks than those set up by the PLA soldiers.' Tserang Woeser said the heads of many ...

  9. Beijing should ask Dalai Lama to help victims

    Posted Apr 19th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... the scale of the rescue efforts in the land of bleak ruins, showing pictures and images of rescuers in their orange gear, the PLA and police in green camouflage, doctors and nurses in white, and row ...

  10. 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 ...




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