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  1. Campaign to lift arms ban may harm EU contracts

    Posted Jan 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of thousands of troops to do so, he said. 'The PLA acquired 20 troop transport planes from Russia last year and is buying 20 this year, but will need 200 such aircraft to make a successful ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/442597/campaign-lift-arms-ban-may-harm-eu-contracts
  2. Soaring crime rate dims Shenzhen's lustre

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lack of police manpower is one of the main weaknesses it faces. As a short-term measure, 2,000 members of the People's Armed Police have been drafted into the city, and even the PLA ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/441576/soaring-crime-rate-dims-shenzhens-lustre
  3. Symphony of lights to echo across seafront

    Posted Jan 15th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... the PLA headquarters and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Citic Tower will only participate in the fireworks show. Of $15.5 million that has been earmarked for the show, about $9.5 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/441313/symphony-lights-echo-across-seafront
  4. 'Ole in the heart of NT Man

    Posted Jan 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... soldiers based in the now-empty barracks. Fearful that the PLA might invade, artillery was dug-in on strategic hillsides and tanks growled beside the paddy fields. The 'Ole was a sanctum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/580086/ole-heart-nt-man
  5. Taiwan issue hinders mainland security, says naval strategist

    Posted Jan 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kai-shek used Taiwan as an 'aircraft carrier' pointed directly at the mainland. So far, the PLA has remained remarkably quiet despite the rhetoric heating up over the Taiwan election. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439792/taiwan-issue-hinders-mainland-security-says-naval-strategist
  6. 'Most-wanted' robber denied bail

    Posted Jan 01st 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... of ammunition were discovered alongside three PLA Type 1 hand grenades, two Russian F1 hand grenades and two People's Liberation Army Type 67 hand grenades. When arrested, Kwai refused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439682/most-wanted-robber-denied-bail
  7. Guangzhou takes tentative steps to become an international city

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at home. There was a Red theme and people came dressed up as Mao or in PLA uniform. There was also a dutou [Chinese underwear] party,' said Chris Cromeyn, editor of That's Guangzhou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438784/guangzhou-takes-tentative-steps-become-international-city
  8. Why we can't drop our guard

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Hagai Segal

    ... Xinjiang situation remains a concern. The PLA recently held a major counterterrorism exercise with Pakistani counterparts, while East Turkistan Islamic Movement militants were reportedly training ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/578835/why-we-cant-drop-our-guard
  9. Beijing has more weapons to reveal

    Posted Jan 10th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... the 2008 Beijing Olympics. 'I think all the PLA has done is just take precautionary measures because the US is also unwilling to see any trouble take place in the Taiwan Strait while the Bush ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/578094/beijing-has-more-weapons-reveal
  10. Unfree thinker

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... wasn't always a free thinker. She was born in Lhasa to a Tibetan mother and a half-Tibetan, half-Han father who was an officer in the People's Liberation Army (PLA). She attended Chinese ... of the Snows, a depiction of how the PLA took control of Tibet and of the Dalai Lama's harrowing escape into India. Woeser admits to at first being unable to believe what she read. She showed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/577336/unfree-thinker

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