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  1. PLA pilots killed as warplane crashes

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... with Russia, state and Russian media said. The fighter-bomber, with a crew of two, was flying over a tactical training base in the city of Taonan when it crashed, according to Xinhua. It was the first time a PLA aircraft had crashed during a joint drill and was reported by state media. The Moscow-based Itar-Tass News Agency said that both airmen had died. 'A plane of the Chinese Air ...

  2. Beijing to reactivate Olympic security plan for anniversary

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... for the city. The other system will be set up on the city's main internal roads, according to Xinhua. Uniformed and plain-clothes police will also monitor sensitive areas such as financial centres, ... provinces, and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The second layer will be between the city limits and its suburban area, and the third will surround the inner city. Xinhua said the tightened ...

  3. 11 PLA officers punished over Anhui plane crash that killed 40

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... state media reported. Although the disciplinary action announced by the Central Military Commission yesterday was not as harsh as expected, analysts said the rare disclosure by Xinhua of how ... commander Jiang Jianzeng and the region's deputy political commissar, Wang Wei, who are both in charge of the air force in the region, were given demerits, Xinhua said. Yue Liuan, a deputy head ...

  4. 19 villagers hurt as rivals riot over disco beating

    Posted Aug 10th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan At least 19 villagers were injured in three days of rioting last month between rival clans in Xiangyin county, Hunan province, before order was restored by police, Xinhua reported yesterday. The official news agency said 10 shops were ransacked and three police cars overturned during the chaos. A county official was quoted as saying the riots were not due ...

  5. Police use tear gas on third day of protest

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The official Xinhua news agency reported yesterday that five protesters had been detained on Wednesday night, but denied there were any casualties in the town. The Shantou Economic Zone Evening News ... of the people's congress and government were torn down and thrown into the street. Xinhua also quoted the party boss of Chaoyang district, Chen Xinzhao, as saying the new plant was still in the planning ...

  6. P.L.A. on track to be a modern force by 2020

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to support global and regional security. However, it again drew swift fire from Beijing. A Xinhua commentary dismissed the Pentagon's account as an alarmist 'cock-and-bull story'. ...

  7. Chinese team to take body back

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu China's state-run news agency yesterday said Chinese authorities have sent a team of six people to escort the body of a PLA officer killed in Lebanon back to China. Xinhua ... Chinese officers, soldiers and observers working as part of the UN peacekeeping mission. News of Du's death was carried on the front pages of several national dailies and drew more than ...

  8. Briefs

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... SWAT teams mobilised for summer training sessions Thousands of SWAT teams across the mainland have been mobilised for arduous summer training, which is aimed at improving the way in which they handle their main task of safeguarding social stability, Xinhua reports. More than 1,000 policemen with special forces in Sichuan province were sent to a mountainous area in Aba prefecture ...

  9. Hu stresses army's obedience to party

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... to missions and upholding honour. Hu mentioned the importance of 'loyalty to the party' three times in his speech, according to a Xinhua report. Antony Wong Dong, president ... by 12.7 per cent this year, and a pay rise of up to 40 per cent was also offered. Wong said that gave Hu more bargaining chips to demand obedience from the army. Xinhua said Hu also urged the army ...

  10. Beijing silences violent Net games

    Posted Sep 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... banned ahead of the 60th anniversary celebrations for the People's Republic. According to a Xinhua report yesterday, Omerta- named after the mafia's code of silence- was one of more ... of them promoted crime, Xinhua said. Compared with their overseas counterparts, domestic gaming service providers received less severe punishment, even though many contain violence, criminal ...




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