People's Liberation Army

President Xi targets PLA in new attack on corruption

General Zhao Keshi

Sweeping audits of the People's Liberation Army's land holdings and property have been ordered in a new bid to crush corruption. The review was launched by the Central Military Commission (CMC), of which President Xi Jinping is chairman.

Saturday, 22 June, 2013, 3:57am 4 comments

PLA moves firing drills away from Fanling after residents' complaints

Ip Kwok-him

The People's Liberation Army will stop its nighttime shooting drills in Fanling after nearby residents complained of the nuisance the exercises were posing, a deputy to the National People's Congress says.

18 Jun 2013 - 4:37am

America's prying eyes have been focused on China 'for years'

CCTV reported over the weekend that US intelligence agencies have for years spared no effort to access classified information from China.

US intelligence agencies have been spying on China via land, sea, air and cyberspace for years, including a failed attempt to acquire confidential information about China's fourth-generation stealth fighters, according to state television reports.

17 Jun 2013 - 10:53pm 8 comments

PLA gun practice disturbs Fanling neighbours

Fanling residents are calling on the People's Liberation Army to stop nighttime military exercises at its San Wai Barracks.

Fanling residents are calling on the People's Liberation Army to stop nighttime military exercises at its San Wai Barracks, saying stepped-up firing practice is keeping them from sleeping.

16 Jun 2013 - 6:42am 2 comments

China ramps up maritime strategy in zone around US territory

General Qi Jianguo

The People's Liberation Army has ramped up China's maritime strategy with the weekend's confirmation of PLA Navy operations within the 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) around a US territory, mainland analysts say.

4 Jun 2013 - 7:45am 1 comment

PLA general plays down scholars' claims that Ryukyu Islands don't belong to Japan

Lieutenant General Qi Jianguo welcomes US Navy Admiral Samuel Locklear to a sidelines meeting at the Singapore forum. Photo: Reuters

Lieutenant General Qi Jianguo, deputy chief of staff of the People's Liberation Army, told a security conference in Singapore that those views did not represent the official position.

3 Jun 2013 - 9:52am 1 comment

Hong Kong Central pier meant for 'PLA training, berthing'

The military berth along the Central waterfront. Photo: David Wong

The government has specified for the first time the circumstances in which the People's Liberation Army will occupy a military pier at the new Central waterfront, but it declined to estimate how often the space would be open to the public.

29 May 2013 - 11:00am 1 comment

Lawyer says open space not needed for PLA berth

The military berth being built on the waterfront. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

There is no need to reserve open space for a military berth on the new Central waterfront - bollards are all that is needed, counsel for a harbour-protection group says.

25 May 2013 - 5:05am

The cosmic truth is out there: PLA mouthpiece ridiculed over Chinese Dream piece

Article on the front page of the PLA Daily on Wednesday, Photo: SCMP Pictures

The People's Liberation Daily, the publication of China's armed forces, is well known for its patriotic stance. But on Wednesday it went way beyond its usual zeal - drawing ridicule from a less patriotic public.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

PLA dock rezoning plan leaves too may questions unanswered

The four structures on the Central waterfront promenade which will be handed over to the PLA to serve as its berth. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

The government has left many questions unanswered in its insistence on rezoning the People's Liberation Army berth on the Central waterfront as a military site, a change from its previous status as public open space.

20 May 2013 - 5:27am

Veteran architect Patrick Lau calls for public input into PLA berth design

The 0.3 hectare dock area has been the subject of almost 10,000 planning submissions, opposing its rezoning. Photo: David Wong

His suggestion comes amid fears that the dream of a continuous promenade along the new waterfront created by reclamation in Central and Wan Chai will not be realised.

10 May 2013 - 4:46am

PLA condemns US as 'the real hacking empire'

US computer security company, Mandiant, traced hacking attacks to an office in Shanghai. Photo: AFP

Beijing branded the United States the "real hacking empire" yesterday and accused it of sowing discord between China and its neighbours.

The rebuke was issued after the Pentagon said Beijing was using espionage to fuel its military modernisation.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China spying on US to develop defence, says Pentagon

Cyberattacks that stole information from 141 targets in the U.S. and other countries have been traced to the Chinese military unit in this building in Shanghai, a U.S. security firm alleged. Photo: AP

China is using cyberspies to boost its defence industry and military planning by gathering information about US defence programmes, a Pentagon report claims.

8 May 2013 - 5:59am 10 comments

Fears over access to Central coastline

Nicholas Brooke, Harbourfront Commission chairman. Photo: Edward Wong

Harbourfront Commission members have expressed concern over public access to the new Central coastline which will be split by a military berth.

3 May 2013 - 5:40am

Chinese general warns of Western 'cultural colonialism'

Paramilitary police guard the entrance of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing. Photo: AP

A high-ranking People's Liberation Army representative has called on China to counter increasing Western cultural infiltration, especially among young people.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am