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  1. News - China - MILITARY

    Xi urges air force to work with space industry

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 02:22pm by Minnie Chan

    ... as chairman of the Central Military Commission, told hundreds of senior officials the joint effort was crucial to the nation’s future military prowess, the PLA Daily reported. Xi expressed his ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    PLA barracks protest won't further Hong Kong's quest for democracy

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 11:09am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says intruders' views are not representative of Hong Kong PLA barracks protest won't further quest for democracy The handful of protesters who entered the PLA barracks at Tamar waving a colonial flag during the Christmas holidays had several points. They opposed construction of a PLA landing berth on the harbourfront and they generally demanded ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Building trust as PLA Navy expands its role

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Building trust as the navy evolves The People's Liberation Army Navy was little noticed internationally before it joined the coalition protecting sea lanes in the Gulf of Aden from Somali pirates in 2008. China's naval modernisati ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Activists in PLA barracks break-in deserve an award

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 03:12am by Michael Chugani

    ... the four think they'd be hailed as heroes for daring to play chicken with the PLA? Most Hongkongers have condemned their childish prank. Even the pan-democrats, who detest the Communist Party and consider the PLA part of it, didn't applaud. The four belong to a group that calls itself "Hongkongers Come First", which advocates independence. Anyone who thinks Hong Kong can ...

  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    Better Sino-US ties needed given rising risk of military clash, Chuck Hagel says

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:10pm by Teddy Ng

    ... between the USS Curtis Wilbur and the PLA frigate Putian, whose captains chatted about American songs such as Hotel California and basketball while they sailed about 12 nautical miles from each ... their meeting at PLA headquarters. During Hagel and Chang's closed-door meeting, they discussed issues including US arms sales to Taiwan and cybersecurity, but mainly focused on Washington's ...

  6. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Military graft-busters home in on Beijing and Jinan

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 02:33am by Minnie Chan

    ... was also a powerbase of Gu Junshan, the disgraced former PLA deputy logistics head who was a close ally of Xu, he added. Gu was formally charged with corruption on Monday. "Gu and Xu got ... of buying and selling ranks, the retired senior colonel said. Xu Guangyu, a retired PLA major general, said the Beijing and Jinan military regions were picked due to their strategic importance. ...

  7. News - China - PROFILE

    PLA hawk Ma Xiaotian flying ever higher

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Ma Xioatian, new commander of the PLA’s air force and outspoken as the military’s foreign affairs chief, has been a rising star since his 20s HAWKISH ... and South China seas. General Ma Xiaotian, 63, who handled the PLA's foreign affairs as its deputy chief of general staff for the past five years, is rare among incumbent senior PLA officers ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Police make fifth arrest for trespass at PLA barracks

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 02:57am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Fifth arrest for trespass at PLA barracks A man was arrested for trespassing at the People's Liberation Army headquarters in Admiralty yesterday afternoon- the fifth arrest this year. The man, 49, forced his way into the PLA Central Barracks next to the government headquarters, but was immediately stopped by soldiers on guard. The police were ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PROTESTS

    Beijing slams PLA barracks break-in

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 02:59am by Danny Mok, Phila Siu and Jennifer Ngo

    ... Danny Mok, Phila Siu and Jennifer Ngo Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office insists pro-independence campaigners must be punished as four suspects are arrested Beijing slams PLA barracks ... suspects were arrested. A group of between four and six people broke into the Central Barracks on Boxing Day, carrying colonial-era Hong Kong flags and calling on the PLA to "get out" ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PLA PROTEST

    Pan-democrats condemn PLA barracks protest as 'ineffective, unnecessary'

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 02:43pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com The PLA had reported to the police that four protesters, carrying a colonial Hong Kong flag, broke into their Central Barracks after ignoring a guard’s warning Little support for barracks breach Pan-democrats say the action of four protesters who forced their way into a PLA barracks on Thursday was pointless, with one lawmaker saying the only ...




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