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  1. News - China - SECURITY

    China's National Security Commission holds its first meeting

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:06am by Keith Zhai, Teddy Ng, Minnie Chan

    ... a retired PLA major general, said counter-terrorism would be a major issue for the committee to tackle, as domestic terrorist attacks posed a serious threat to the public. Chen Jiping of the China ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA considers setting up joint command for era of modern warfare

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 09:39am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com PLA readies joint command for electronic age The People's Liberation Army is considering establishing a joint operational command to improve ... The news comes after a Communist Party plenum in November said the PLA should improve co-ordination geographically and between its different military branches. The defence ministry's statement ...

  3. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    China splits search-and-rescue fleet as hunt for missing Flight 370 leads into vast Indian Ocean

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 12:32am

    ... to the Bay of Bengal, while the other would steam south to Sumatra and Christmas Island, PLA Navy spokesman Liang Yang said in a statement on Tuesday. Malaysian authorities said on Sunday ... vessels in Singaporean waters, Xinhua added. China so far has sent 10 ships to take part in the search and recue mission, including five PLA Navy warships and five civilian and commercial ships. ...

  4. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    China’s PLA informed Japan on ADIZ in 2010: report

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 10:18am by Patrick Boehler

    ... comment. Two Chinese representatives, the general and a navy commodore with the PLA’s naval warfare research institute, suggested the armed forces of the world’s now second- and third-largest ... Former vice-foreign minister Wang Yingfan, currently a roving special envoy, headed the talks with the Japanese delegation. His team included officers from the PLA’s National Defence University ...

  5. News - China - MILITARY

    US destroyer and PLA warship team up on drill

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... up with the PLA naval frigate Yiyang, a modern multi-role warship. They staged a mock boarding, search and seizure operation on a suspected pirate vessel. "The focus was on bilateral ... "Executing the boarding side-by-side as a combined US-Chinese team, the team successfully searched the vessel and provided assistance to the role-playing mariners." PLA expert Gary Li, the head ...

  6. News - China - DEFENCE

    Soldiers of the one-child era: are they too weak to fulfill Beijing's military ambitions?

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:17pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com With 70pc of soldiers from one-child families, many wonder if they could cope on battlefield PLA 'handicapped' by spoilt boys and girls No one ... every night because I missed home and my girlfriend,” Dalian native Sun Youpeng, who joined the  PLA after graduating from university at the age of 22 in 2010, told the South China Morning Post. ...

  7. Most read on SCMP.com this week

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:49pm by SCMP.com

    ... 'after cleaners mistake it for rubbish' 2 APR 2014 Chances of war between China and Japan increasing, says ex-PLA officer Luo Yuan 6 APR 2014 China stands to benefit as Russia clashes ...

  8. News - China

    Guangzhou military official suspended in plane assault

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 01:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A Chinese military official has been suspended and placed under investigation over accusations of a drunken assault on a flight attendant, state media said on Tuesday. Fang Daguo was suspended from his job with the armed fo ...

  9. News - China

    Briefs, August 31

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... the exercise was scheduled and aimed at improving the co-operation among different forces. AFP and Staff Reporter Attendant accuses PLA officer of assault A Guangzhou Yuexiu district PLA officer has ...

  10. News - China Insider - BANKING

    Promotion of young Chinese banker with alleged military links sparks controversy online

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 04:14pm by Amy Li

    ... the deputy chief of the PLA logistics unit in charge of finance. The elder Sun, a major general, was promoted to become deputy head the PLA's General Logistics Department in mid 2012, according ...




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