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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. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Sign up to save the government from another political blunder

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... and 20 metres deep for use by occasional visits by PLA warships for social or ceremonial visits. There is no harm in that and indeed might be fun for the public. But there is no need to cede the land to the PLA for this. As Paul Zimmerman, the chief executive of Designing Hong Kong, points out under the Public Order Ordinance, the area can be declared a temporary closed area for use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1247652/sign-save-government-another-political-blunder
  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Artists should raise public morality, Xi tells arts forum

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:53am by Minnie Chan

    ... and Western arts together via thorough understanding," he said. The meeting was attended by leaders and elites of military and government-owned cultural organisations, including the PLA ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1617206/artists-should-raise-public-morality-xi-tells-arts-forum
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Comment - Letters

    Switch to 'military use' not in treaty

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... that 14 sites were needed and had to be handed over to the PLA for the defence of Hong Kong, this site was not one of them. The treaty only provided that: "150 metres of the permanent ... and not any right for the PLA to own or occupy any harbourfront land. The clear intention was that visiting PLA warships would have the right and facilities to berth there for occasional social ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1237841/switch-military-use-not-treaty
  8. News - China

    Hong Kong protesters are 'challenging highest state authority and will fail'- People's Daily

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 02:18pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Meanwhile, the mouthpiece of the army, the PLA Daily, has also run rare front page reports for two consecutive days highlighting the loyalty of the PLA soldiers stationed in Hong Kong. Without mentioning the protests in Hong Kong, Friday’s report called soldiers in the PLA’s Hong Kong garrison as “guards of the Fragrant Harbour (Hong Kong)” and said how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1608810/hong-kong-protesters-are-challenging-beijings-authority-and-are-doomed
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Group says state-newspaper has got it wrong on PLA berth issue

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com PLA berth a planning issue, not politics Harbour protection groups against the rezoning of a military berth on the Central harbourfront say a state-run newspaper ... deal, but say an open-space zoning would be enough to enable the military to use it. Albert Lai Kwong-tak, of the Professional Commons lobby group, said PLA vessels had visited Victoria Harbour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1223131/group-says-state-newspaper-has-got-it-wrong-pla-berth-issue
  10. 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

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