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  1. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Chengdu-area PLA officer detained in bribe case amid military graft probe

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:10am by Keith Zhai, Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keith Zhai and Keira Lu Huang Investigation into Yang Jinshan part of the wider inquiry into Xu Caihou, military's former No 2 Chengdu-area PLA officer detained in bribery case One of the top PLA officers leading the Chengdu military area command has been detained amid graft allegations, several sources said, making him the latest high-ranking officer to fall in a sweeping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555927/chengdu-area-pla-officer-detained-bribe-case-amid-military-graft-probe
  2. News - China - MILITARY

    Free of graft and technically skilled: the qualities Xi seeks in new PLA generals

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:08am by Minnie Chan

    ... in the border conflict with Vietnam in Yunnan. At age 55, Xu is one of the younger officers to be elevated. He was the first PLA major general to lead a relief force to Wenchuan following the massive earthquake that struck Sichuan in 2008, killing 87,000 people. Also promoted was the PLA Navy Deputy Commander Ding Yi, the leader of a team that tested the Xian JH-7 home-made fighter bomber ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555044/free-graft-and-technically-skilled-qualities-xi-seeks-new-pla-generals
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Major General Tan Benhong, the new leader for PLA’s Hong Kong garrison

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:29am by HUIFENG HE

    ... Huifeng He Hainan commander to assume top position as outgoing Wang Xiaojun thanks HK for support New leader for PLA’s Hong Kong garrison The military commander of Hainan, Major General ... that Wang, 62, would be appointed deputy commander of the Guangzhou military area command, one of seven main PLA jurisdictions, Xinhua reported. Tan said he would "carry out defence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554354/major-general-tan-benhong-new-leader-plas-hong-kong-garrison
  4. News - China - MILITARY

    ‘Internet addicts’ will be denied entry to Chinese military in Hebei

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 06:15pm by Kathy Gao

    ... to a Hebei newspaper. The Yanzhao Metropolis Daily said the enlistment authorities would check whether prospective PLA recruits are addicted to web surfing or video games as part of their “political assessment”. The PLA, under the command of President Xi Jinping, requires soldiers to undergo political assessments before they join the army. It generally involves examining the applicant’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578527/internet-addicts-will-be-denied-entry-chinese-military-hebei
  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    Latest PLA promotions show Xi Jinping is bent on overhaul, analysts say

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:53am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com President seen as serious about overhaul of military leadership, wanting to move on PLA promotions show Xi's intentions, analysts say The latest round of PLA promotions shows President Xi Jinping is moving ahead with overhaul of the army's leadership, analysts say. Xi, who chairs the Central Military Commission (CMC), promoted four ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552971/latest-pla-promotions-show-xi-jinping-bent-overhaul-analysts-say
  6. News - China - MILITARY

    China's navy and air force prepare for historic combat drill

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:01am by Andrea Chen

    ... unit from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force, PLA Daily, the military's official mouthpiece, said yesterday. The troops would conduct one-on-one confrontations ... The exercise aimed to break down barriers between the various wings of the PLA and would pave the way for more regular mixed-forces drills, the paper said. The drill suggested military exercises were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577233/navy-air-force-prepare-combat-drill-first
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Stop talk of PLA and foreign interference in Hong Kong affairs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:17am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Stop talk of PLA and foreign interference Are people on both sides of the political divide getting a tad too paranoid? Here is a letter from Hong Kong by one ... to that. Of course, it didn't help that a staunch Beijing loyalist like Lau Nai-keung warned that PLA soldiers might have to come out to help restore order. "A showdown is getting more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1548227/stop-talk-pla-and-foreign-interference-hong-kong-affairs
  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping sending strong message about graft in PLA with probe of Xu Caihou

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 02:58am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Xu case 'shows graft fight vital to PLA' The announcement of several high-profile corruption cases this week ahead of the 93rd anniversary ... military analysts said. Despite the fact that many top generals were promoted by Xu, observers said the president was unlikely to launch a major reshuffle in the PLA, at least for now. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1544520/xi-sending-strong-message-about-graft-pla-probe-xu-caihou
  9. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA's number 3 official, once promoted by Xu Caihou, pledges loyalty to Xi Jinping

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 05:49pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Xu Caihou eventually became vice-chairman of the CMC and the military’s number 2, before retiring in November 2012. After the retirement, Xu Qiliang, commander of the PLA Air Force from ... military. A day after the announcement on Xu being expelled, the military’s official newspaper PLA Daily voiced loyalty to Xi and his anti-graft campaign. The banner headline on the front page said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1546640/plas-number-3-official-once-promoted-xu-caihou-pledges-loyalty-xi-jinping
  10. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA continues battle cries supporting graft crackdown after Xu Caihou's downfall

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 05:58pm by Andrea Chen

    ... in yesterday's PLA Daily. The banner headline said the People's Liberation Army and the People's Armed Police "stand firmly for" the crackdown and that Xu's expulsion from the Communist Party was the right decision by its top leaders. PLA officials of all ranks were asked to read or watch news reports about the investigation, while regional military commands vowed to step ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1545015/la-continues-battle-cries-supporting-graft-crackdown-after-xu-caihous

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