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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    Beijing to talk tough to US on military encounters

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 04:03am by Teddy Ng, Reuters

    ... threat," said Yue Gang, a military commentator and retired PLA colonel. Beijing was expected to tell Washington that foreign military planes flying within its economic zone, or within 200 nautical ... between the two militaries had pushed them to increase dialogue, reducing the risk of military miscalculation. The guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens and a PLA vessel accompanying China's ...

  2. News - China - SINO-US RELATIONS

    'Making friends, not war': PLA warships to join US-led naval drills for the first time

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 11:45am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post US, China prepare for awkward engagement The US Navy has dispatched numerous ships to Hawaii as it prepares for Rim of the Pacific 2014, the world's largest international maritime exercise. It will involve 49 surface ships and six ...

  3. News - China - GRAFT BATTLE

    Media reports point towards case against PLA General Xu Caihou

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Reports point towards case against PLA general State media have rolled out several articles about the anti-graft push in the military, suggesting ... In a commentary, the PLA Daily called for zero tolerance of corruption within the armed forces. Xinhua, meanwhile, reported that President Xi Jinping met party delegates of the PLA Air Force on Tuesday, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    ‘No regrets’ for pro-independence activists who broke into PLA headquarters

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 06:49pm

    ... the People’s Republic of China. They call themselves “independence warriors”. The PLA barracks became the target as the group wanted to demonstrate against the plan for a new military pier in Central. ... and the following generations would live in a city no different than the other cities in [mainland] China,” he said. He fears this will feature “PLA crackdowns” and the rise of chengguan, city police known ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Activist who trespassed in PLA barracks attacked outside court

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 05:19pm by CHRIS LAU, Clifford Lo

    ... Chris Lau and Clifford Lo Billy Chiu Hin-Chung slapped by mystery assailant before being convicted for his part in Boxing Day protest Activist who entered PLA barracks attacked at court An activist was assaulted outside court yesterday before being given a suspended jail term for trespassing at the PLA barracks in Admiralty. The assault took place at the entrance to Eastern Court ...

  6. News - China - AVIATION

    China to face widespread flight delays due to three-week ‘military exercises’

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:03pm by Andrea Chen, Nectar Gan

    ... Andrea Chen and Nectar Gan PLA exercises thought to be cause of weeks of disruption in Shanghai, Nanjing and elsewhere 'Drills' force delays at 12 busy airports in east Twelve mainland airports, many of them among the busiest, will be hit by widespread delays until the middle of next month because of what are believed to be PLA military exercises. The mainland's ...

  7. News - China - MILITARY

    Space race a security threat to China, warns PLA think tank report

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:02am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Space race a security threat: PLA report China faced security threats from other nation's advances in space technology, an annual report by a PLA ... and technological abilities, said the review by the Centre for National Defence Policy, a part of the PLA's Academy of Military Sciences. "A few countries have speeded up development of spacebased ...

  8. News - China - MILITARY

    Karaoke army: PLA to double troops' entertainment budget to 'boost combativeness'

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:03pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com PLA budget boost doubles the fun News of the PLA's latest budget increase will surely be music to the ears of its troops. Soldiers will soon get new ... their combativeness", the PLA Daily reports. Other new equipment includes loudspeakers and cameras, the official media outlet said, citing a recently amended document on standards for "cultural ...

  9. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA sets sights on brainier recruits, never mind if they’re shorter and fatter

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:49pm

    ... fewer enlistees without diplomas. It had also removed mental illnesses – including schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder – as barriers to recruitment, it said. The PLA boasts ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - URBAN PLANNING

    Harbourfront body could manage PLA dock, watchdog Nicholas Brooke says

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:53am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Watchdog gives a possible solution to who can be in charge when Central site is open to public Proposal for harbourfront body to manage PLA dock The berth area ... to military use in February, intensifying concerns that it would become inaccessible- despite the government's pledge to open the area for public enjoyment when the PLA was not using it. ...




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