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Xi Jinping's PLA booze ban gives troops a kick

Xi Jinping is putting an end to the military's drinking culture. Photo: Xinhua

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'

A Chinese missile destroyer fires during Russia-China joint naval exercises in the Yellow Sea. Photo: Xinhua

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

Xi Jinping. Photo: Xinhua

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

New Central Military Commission chief Xi Jinping. Photo: Xinhua

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 (centre) with high-ranking military officers after the ceremony marking the promotion of Wei Fenghe. Photo: Xinhua

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

Wei Fenghe, now a full general.

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

Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping at Friday's military commission meeting. Photo: Xinhua

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

PLA delegates walk towards the Great Hall of the People during the recent Communist Party Congress held in Beijing. Photo: EPA

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

Xi Jinping is the youngest head of the party's decision-making body for the armed forces in more than 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

Xi Jinping appointed military chief in clean transfer of power

Xi Jinping is appointed chairman of the Central Military Commission on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Vice-President Xi Jinping was on Thursday appointed chief of China’s military after a pivotal party congress that saw him become head of the ruling Communist Party, state media reported.

15 Nov 2012 - 1:22pm

China Daily states clearly Mao Zedong Thought isn't going anywhere

Mao Zedong Thought is here to stay, at least for now, writes China Daily. Also, Hu Jintao is set to hand over his seat as Chairman of the Central Military Commission, according to an exclusive South China Morning Post report.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Exclusive: Hu Jintao set to step down as military chief

President Hu Jintao

Outgoing President Hu Jintao will formally relinquish his position as military chief at the end of the 18th party congress this week, according to sources. His decision to opt for complete retirement surprised many analysts, who had expected him to keep the top job at the party's Central Military Commission.

12 Nov 2012 - 7:34am 1 comment

CCP Central Committee members to be selected by competitive election, says Party spokesperson (UPDATED)

The CCP Central Committee, which elects both the Politburo and its 7-9-member Standing Committee and oversees the CCP's Central Military Commission, will be formed through secret ballot this week at the 18th Communist Party Congress.

8 Nov 2012 - 12:01pm

Party plenum promotes two generals and confirms Bo Xilai expulsion

Communist Party officials have wrapped up the seventh plenum of the central committee. Photo: Reuters

Two military generals were appointed as vice-chairmen of the powerful Central Military Commission yesterday when the Communist Party's senior leaders wrapped up a four-day closed-door conclave which also formally expelled the disgraced politician Bo Xilai .

5 Nov 2012 - 7:07am