Liu Yuan

Briefs, March 11, 2013

Graft fighter General Liu Yuan

General sees challenge in anti-graft battle

Monday, 11 March, 2013, 6:14am

Hawkish General Liu Yuan sounds note of caution on Diaoyus row

General Liu Yuan

A senior PLA general and "princeling", usually seen as a hawk, struck a moderate tone as he urged fellow countrymen to heed the words of late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping and settle conflicts with Japan peacefully.

6 Mar 2013 - 6:16am 1 comment

PLA general warns against 'accidental warfare'

People's Liberation Army Lieutenant General Liu Yuan. Photo: Reuters

A top PLA general said China should do its utmost to safeguard the hard-won, peaceful environment it had secured for its own development, giving a rare glimpse of the PLA top brass' thinking in the tense atmosphere over the territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas.

5 Feb 2013 - 4:24am

Princeling commissar Liu Yuan forfeits key role over rumoured links to Bo

General Liu Yuan lost his presidium membership

General Liu Yuan , the political commissar of the People's Liberation Army's General Logistics Department, has failed to retain his membership of the presidium of the Communist Party's national congress, sparking speculation about his early retirement amid rumours of his connection to disgraced former Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai .

8 Nov 2012 - 8:02am

Hawkish commander heads South Sea Fleet

A famously hawkish senior navy commander has been appointed as the political commissar of the South Sea Fleet of the Chinese Navy.

Vice-Admiral Wang Dengping, previously the political commissar of the North Sea Fleet, will now oversee the fleet that patrols the disputed South China Sea waters.

10 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

PLA newspaper presses need for party loyalty

The official army newspaper is running a frenzied campaign to demonstrate the PLA's allegiance to the ruling Communist Party.

In the past two weeks the PLA Daily has run at least 27 speeches, editorials and political commentaries to ram home the message that the armed forces should adhere to the party's absolute rule no matter what happens.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

PLA general fired in graft probe

A senior People's Liberation Army officer has reportedly been sacked after being implicated in 'economic problems', a mainland euphemism for corruption, sources in Beijing say.

1 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Liu Yuan - a princeling with a humble image

Despite his low-profile style, Liu Yuan, the youngest son of late president Liu Shaoqi, is a popular topic for mainland and overseas media because of his background and promotion prospects.

6 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Investor's faith in friend pays huge dividend

Liu Yuansheng, a Hong Kong businessman who helped set up the mainland's biggest property firm in the late 1980s, was crowned the most successful retail investor in the mainland.

Mr Liu bought 3.6 million shares from China Vanke in 1988 with about HK$4 million and held on to his stake even after his shares became tradable at the end of last year.

20 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Jazz vibe

San Li Tun, Beijing's answer to Lan Kwai Fong, is home to one of the city's more pleasant bars, called Jazz-Ya. Serving Japanese noodles and Yanjing beer on draft, it plays modern jazz on a CD player - but contrary to the suggestive name, it does not feature live music. In fact, there are few live jazz clubs in town.

2 Feb 2004 - 12:00am