General Political Department

PLA names 300 delegates to party congress

The People's Liberation Army and its affiliated People's Armed Police yesterday released a list of its 300 delegates for the upcoming 18th national party congress.

Friday, 24 August, 2012, 1:29pm

Surprises as six appointed generals

The top two officers with the People's Armed Police (PAP), along with four senior political commissars of the People's Liberation Army, were promoted yesterday to the highest possible ranks they can obtain.

31 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Top PLA officers must report assets

China's top military body has ordered thousands of senior officers to report their assets, in a move military analysts describe as a 'groundbreaking' step in the fight against corruption in the armed forces.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Party steps up efforts to keep generals in line

The Communist Party has stepped up an ideological campaign to bring the People's Liberation Army under tighter control ahead of the party's leadership reshuffle this autumn.

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Jiang ally to get PLA 'indoctrination' job

A former personal secretary of retired leader Jiang Zemin has been put in charge of political loyalty in the People's Liberation Army, the Beijing-backed Ta Kung Pao reported yesterday.

2 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Li Jinai: PLA political director stuck in stationary orbit

The decision to go back to just having two Central Military Commission vice-chairmen means that General Li Jinai remains in a lower orbit.

23 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Circular bans soldiers from joining protests

Beijing has issued a circular banning soldiers from taking part in petitions and demonstrations following a series of mass protests by disgruntled veterans.

The Central Military Commission circular threatens to penalise soldiers or expel them from the Communist Party if they take part in mass protests or petitions to authorities.

17 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

38,000 armed forces jobs to go

The PLA and the People's Armed Police will shed 38,000 positions this year as part of a plan to streamline the armed forces.

In the past year, the army has demobilised 43,000 staff and settled their 10,000 relatives. Authorities said most had found civilian jobs with official help, but many also managed to start new careers by themselves.

23 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Former Deng aide out of top PLA post

Deng Xiaoping's most trusted aide and former secretary has been removed from a senior post in one of the PLA's top four organs.

A Beijing source confirmed that General Wang Ruilin was no longer first deputy director of the General Political Department, one of the four top organs of the PLA.

16 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Army discipline drive

THE People's Liberation Army is trying to further tighten internal discipline.

The draft Regulations on Punishing Errant Military Personnel being deliberated by the National People's Congress include the death penalty for organisers of mutinies and rebellions.

21 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Army drawn into adopting rule of law

BEIJING has taken a small step towards promoting the 'rule of law' in the military by propagating legal education in the People's Liberation Army (PLA).

Xinhua (the New China News Agency) reported yesterday that a legal bureau was set up under the General Political Department of the PLA in September 1992.

25 Nov 1994 - 12:00am