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  1. News - China - MILITARY

    President Xi Jinping heading party's military reform panel

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 07:06pm by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Task requires more courage and determination than other reforms, defence analysts warn Xi Jinping is head of military reform panel President Xi Jinping ... to the group. Xi, head of the Central Military Commission, said the goal of armed forces reform was to "build a strong army". "National defence and military reform are important parts ...

  2. News - China - MILITARY

    Xi Jinping visits border troops ahead of Chinese New Year

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 12:45pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Chinese President Xi Jinping was seen in new military uniforms when he visited troops stationed near the border with Mongolia on Sunday, state media reported on Monday morning. The visit is seen as the latest gesture in Xi’s campaign to further enhance his authority within the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and prioritise national defence ...

  3. News - China - MILITARY

    Will 'strongman' Xi Jinping lead China into armed conflicts with rival neighbours?

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 09:23am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com President's assertive tone and focus on military power of growing concern in region, experts say As Xi builds PLA,neighbours worry he might use it China has become more willing to show off its military might since President Xi Jinping came to power as he wants to send a message to people at home and abroad that he is a strongman willing ...

  4. News - China - MILITARY

    Veteran general promoted to head Beijing Garrison as Xi Jinping consolidates military control

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 11:01am by Raymond Li

    ... capacity on Tuesday, reported the official Beijing Daily and Beijing TV news. Pan’s promotion was the latest among a raft of military personnel reshuffles at the top ranks as president Xi Jinping ...

  5. News - China - MILITARY

    Xi urges air force to work with space industry

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

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com During a tour of training base, president says joint effort crucial to nation's defence President Xi Jinping has urged the air force to speed up co-operation with the space industry to bolster China’s military capabilities. During an inspection tour of the air force’s command college in Beijing on Monday, Xi, who leads the armed forces ...

  6. News - China - MILITARY

    Xi Jinping calls on navy to be prepared for struggle

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... President inspects South Sea fleet and makes rallying call in latest display of military strength amid territorial disputes President Xi Jinping inspected the navy's South Sea fleet in Sanya in the latest display of his consolidation of power over the army and China's military strength. Xi urged soldiers to be better prepared for military struggle in the inspection ...

  7. Comment - Blogs - MILITARY

    Xi Jinping's PLA booze ban gives troops a kick

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 06:23pm by Ernest Kao

    ... this is happening because they’re giving up the drink – at least according to a report in the People’s Daily newspaper on Sunday. Since taking the reigns of the Central Military Commission in November, Xi Jinping has been tweaking the country’s military protocol and part of his new “ten provisions” for the CMC – which includes cutting out fancy receptions and big dinner banquets – is banning ...

  8. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA sets up leading group to boost training

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:01am by Zhang Hong

    ... move in the drive by party secretary Xi Jinping to improve the combat readiness of the world's largest army. The PLA Daily reported that the General Staff Headquarters will take the lead ... and the armed police must establish corresponding organisations. "This measure aims to make our training more practical, echoing Xi's repeated calls for building an army that can fight and win ...

  9. News - China - MILITARY

    President Xi targets PLA in new attack on corruption

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by TEDDY NG AND PATRICK BOEHLER

    ... Liberation Army's land holdings and property have been ordered in a new bid to crush corruption. The review was launched by the Central Military Commission (CMC), of which President Xi Jinping ... Xi's confidence in his authority over the army and his determination to clean up the ranks. PLA corruption was put into the spotlight last year when reports said the deputy head ...

  10. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA cuts back on pomp and ceremony

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Extravagant displays for official visits reduced following Xi's call for end to wasteful welcomes The People's Liberation Army says it has been reducing entertainment expenses and ostentatious displays for leaders' inspection visits following Communist Party chief Xi Jinping's recent call for cutbacks to pomp and ceremony. The PLA Daily has carried a series ...




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