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People's Liberation Army

Campaign to end abuse of official number plates won't be easy

What is a military number plate? In China, it is much more than a set of numbers to identify a specific vehicle. It is a blatant sign of power, privilege, money and corruption.

Monday, 8 April, 2013, 5:49am 3 comments

PLA takes higher profile in disputed waters

The People's Liberation Army has stepped up publicity of its military activities in the South China Sea since the change of leadership last month, a move analysts say is intended to send a message to China's neighbours.

31 Mar 2013 - 6:06am 3 comments

CCTV airs video of live-fire helicopter drill in Hong Kong

China Central Television broadcasted for the first time footage of a live-fire military drill held last week by the Hong Kong garrison of the People's Liberation Army.

25 Mar 2013 - 6:55am 1 comment

Defence post seen as consolation prize for Chang Wanquan

General Chang Wanquan will become the public face of the People's Liberation Army and lead its diplomatic efforts after he was named a state councillor and Minister of National Defence yesterday.

17 Mar 2013 - 7:01am

Corruption will ruin the PLA, warns general

The combat effectiveness of the People's Liberation Army will be ruined if military leaders become obsessed with materialism, PLA General Liu Yazhou warned.

16 Mar 2013 - 4:58am

China unfairly cast as the villain in global cyberwar

Are we seriously to think that cyberattacks only go one way, with PLA-sponsored hackers going after American targets? Come on, both sides are waging an intense cyberwar involving many free agents whose loyalties and political allegiances are murky.

14 Mar 2013 - 7:37am 7 comments

China's relentless push to reduce US influence in the Asia-Pacific region

Why has the Chinese government, especially the People's Liberation Army, appeared more aggressive, self-confident and assertive in dealing with the US and its allies? The answer could lie in an ancient Chinese tactic called the "unrelenting strategy" - a part of the "36 stratagems" derived from the I Ching.

11 Mar 2013 - 3:16am 5 comments

China foreign minister rejects hacking accusations

China’s foreign minister on Saturday rejected accusations that the country’s military was behind massive hacking attacks on US and other foreign targets and called for more international cooperation in policing the Internet.

9 Mar 2013 - 2:28pm

Seven reasons why claims of PLA hacking fail the test

Recently, a US company few of us had heard of gained instant fame for saying the People's Liberation Army was behind a lot of computer hacking. That may be. But the claims made by Mandiant should also be treated with caution, and not just because they have been vigorously denied.

4 Mar 2013 - 8:39am 12 comments

It would be even more surprising if the PLA did not resort to cyberspying

An investigative report released recently by Mandiant, a US IT security firm, predictably sparked controversy by pinning the blame for a series of cyberattacks on US companies on Shanghai-based Unit 61398 of the People's Liberation Army.

3 Mar 2013 - 2:13am