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Xi Jinping's PLA booze ban gives troops a kick

Chinese troops are getting healthier, they’re cholesterol levels are dropping and (brace yourselves, Japan) accuracy on the artillery range is now supposedly sharper.

Wednesday, 30 January, 2013, 10:47pm

PLA to step up war preparedness as military exercises 'have become a show'

The People's Liberation Army must rid itself of deep-seated habits, cultivated within the military by decades of peace, in order to prepare for war at a moment's notice, the mouthpiece of the armed forces reported yesterday.

21 Jan 2013 - 12:00pm 1 comment

Briefs, January 15, 2013

Chinese and Indian senior military officials agreed to strengthen ties during a meeting yesterday in Beijing. The talks were held between Xu Qiliang, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, and Indian Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma, who said he was confident of progress in military relations between the two countries.

15 Jan 2013 - 3:58am

Curb pomp and bureaucracy, military chiefs are told

The Central Military Commission (CMC) has ordered high-ranking military officials to cut down on pomp and receptions and shorten speeches in response to a similar campaign launched by party secretary Xi Jinping for Politburo members.

22 Dec 2012 - 8:40am

Xi calls on PLA to get combat ready

The People's Liberation Army Air Force finished a large-scale, 12-day military drill in the Gobi Desert on Friday that chimed with new Central Military Commission (CMC) chief Xi Jinping's emphasis on the strategic importance of such exercises.

6 Dec 2012 - 9:33am

Xi cements control over PLA with unique background

Xi Jinping, now firmly in command of both the world's largest political party and army, is poised to become a stronger military chief than his immediate predecessors, analysts say.

28 Nov 2012 - 6:45am

Wei Fenghe is first PLA general promoted under Xi Jinping

Lieutenant General Wei Fenghe , who commands the People's Liberation Army's strategic missile force, was promoted to full general yesterday - the first officer formally elevated to the highest rank by Xi Jinping in his new capacity as the military chief.

24 Nov 2012 - 8:41am

Xi Jinping commands special military commission meeting

Xi Jinping has shown the world that he is now in charge of the People's Liberation Army - chairing a special meeting of the Communist Party's Central Military Commission (CMC) a day after being put in charge.

18 Nov 2012 - 4:44am

PLA pledges loyalty to military leader-in-waiting

The People's Liberation Army has pledged its allegiance to the Communist Party's "newly elected" military chief, Xi Jinping, and shown its respect to fully retired former chief Hu Jintao.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:18am

Xi Jinping youngest head of Central Military Commission in three decades

At 59 years old, new party leader Xi Jinping is the youngest head of the party's decision-making body for the armed forces in more than three decades. And he is the first leader to seize pivotal positions with both the party and military during a leadership transition in 23 years.

16 Nov 2012 - 5:13am