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    Prosecution of PLA General Xu Caihou for graft about to begin, sources say

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:08am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Authorities about to begin prosecution of Xu Caihou, several sources say Graft probe of top PLA general 'in final phase' Mainland authorities are ready to begin ... and abuse of power. Initial findings showed Xu had taken a large amount of bribes from Gu Junshan, a former PLA deputy logistics chief, according to sources, who included a retired senior officer ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US charges of PLA hacking likely to hurt rather than protect American business

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:03am by Donald Gasper

    ... Donald Gasper Donald Gasper says scrapping of Westinghouse deal would be no bad thing, given safety concerns US charges of PLA hacking likely to hurt rather than protect American business ... inadvertently damaged its own commercial interests while arguably doing China a favour. Among the US accusations was one concerning a PLA employee named Wang Dong, who reportedly goes by the colourful ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PEOPLE'S LIBERATION ARMY

    PLA building's giant neon lights 'a show of power' over Hong Kong harbour

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 06:47pm by Olga Wong and Tony Cheung

    ... Olga Wong and Tony Cheung PLA building's neon lights 'a show of power' An addition by the People's Liberation Army to the city's harbour light show has divided ... The PLA agreed, saying the lights- which were still on trial- were designed to match the urban landscape. The comments came amid a wave of protests over the white paper and followed ...

  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    Neighbours wary as another arms deal between Beijing and Moscow looms

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 03:06am by Minnie Chan

    ... the PLA is using, is capable of countering all air attack weapons, including tactical and strategic aircraft, ballistic missiles and hypersonic targets such as the US' F-35 fighter jet. Both ... funding for research work. "The S-400 missile system will provide the PLA [with] an alternative weapon, if necessary, and Beijing also doesn't need to spend so much time on producing ...

  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA flotilla embarks for US-led naval drills

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 03:42am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com PLA still keen to cooperate and learn from American military, despite strained relations with Washington, say mainland analysts Flotilla embarks for US-led ... showed that despite increasingly strained ties with the US, China still wanted to forge closer ties with the American military. It is the first time that the PLA will take part in the Rim ...

  6. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    Dutch firm to help PLA map sea floor in search for Flight MH370

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Next phase expected to start in August and take up to a year, covering 60,000 sq km of ocean Dutch firm to help PLA mapsea floor in search for jet Australia ... sounder system, will work with Chinese PLA Navy ship Zhu Kezhen. The two vessels are expected to take about three months to complete the mapping ahead of the underwater search by an as-yet ...

  7. News - China - CRIME

    Conman arrested after posing as high-ranking PLA officer for 16 years

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 02:04pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui zhuang.pinghui@scmp.com Suspect, who promoted himself from colonel to major general, pocketed 4 million yuan in exchange for providing 'military favours' A con artist posing as a senior People’s Liberation Army officer was arreste ...

  8. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA says China will join US-led naval drill for first time

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 05:17pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... The PLA Daily report quoted navy spokesman Liang Yang as saying it was the first time that China would participate in the joint maritime exercise. Beijing will send four ships, including a missile ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Planners 'went against their own policy' in giving go-ahead to PLA dock, hears court

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:05am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Decision to rezone harbourfront land for military use faces challenge PLA dock 'against planning policy' An urban-planning pressure group yesterday accused the Town Planning Board of acting against its own policy in taking harbourfront land in Central from the public and rezoning it for military use. Barrister Nigel Kat, representing ...

  10. News - China - HISTORY

    China's navy no longer so inferior to Japan's, experts say

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:38am by Minnie Chan, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Minnie Chan and Kristine Kwok PLA Navy catching up with Japan's, experts say China's loss of the first Sino-Japanese war has been attributed to a disorganised navy. Although ... a qualitative advantage over China's, the People's Liberation Army is catching up, analysts say. In sheer manpower, China has the upper hand, with Beijing putting the PLA Navy's strength ...




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