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People's Liberation Army

Anger after Jackie Chan caught using military car in Beijing

The Hong Kong action star, who famously accused America of being the most corrupt country in the world, was widely condemned by Chinese netizens after he was caught using a military car in Beijing.

Friday, 1 March, 2013, 6:06pm 10 comments

Video: Man berates soldier for giving civilian a ride in military car

In a video clip which went viral on China’s social network sites, a man is seen berating a Chinese soldier who had given a woman civilian a ride in a vehicle bearing a Guangzhou military plate.

28 Feb 2013 - 2:15pm 1 comment

Public anger over case of son of general accused of rape

Four of the five detained suspects, who are accused of raping a young woman on February 17, are minors, the Beijing Morning Post reported yesterday. This includes Li Guanfeng, son of Li Shuangjiang, a senior official in the People's Liberation Army who is famous for singing patriotic songs at public events and enjoys a non-commanding rank equivalent to major general.

25 Feb 2013 - 5:43am 2 comments

Rezoning plan for PLA dock will limit access to harbourfront promenade

A rezoning proposal for 150 metres of harbourfront land - issued by the government during the Lunar New Year holiday week - puts flesh on the bones of a deal struck by China and Britain in 1994 that the PLA should have a military berth next to its garrison headquarters.

24 Feb 2013 - 5:02am 5 comments

Details emerge on PLA singer's son suspected of gang rape

Li Guanfeng, formerly known as Li Tianyi and the son of PLA Art Academy tenor Li Shuangjiang, 74, is suspected along with four other men of taking a drunken woman to Beijng's Hubei Hotel early last Monday, where she was allegedly gang-raped, the Legal Evening News reports.

24 Feb 2013 - 5:21am 3 comments

China steps up defence on hacking allegations

Chinese state media stepped up the war of words on Thursday over allegations of sophisticated cyberattacks on US firms, branding the accusations a “commercial stunt” and accusing Washington of ulterior motives.

21 Feb 2013 - 5:28pm

Briefs, February 18, 2013

The top official overseeing anti-corruption efforts in Chongzhou, Sichuan, killed himself yesterday morning by jumping from his office in the headquarters of the city's prosecution department, an official from the prosecutors' office told the South China Morning Post. 

18 Feb 2013 - 4:57am

Anger over luxury military cars spotted during CNY despite extravagance crackdown

Despite Chinese Communist Party Chief Xi Jinping’s call to cut waste and end extravagance, luxury cars bearing military plates - among them a Maserati Quattroporte, an Audi Q7,a BMW X6 and several Land Rovers - were seen around the country during Chinese New Year.

15 Feb 2013 - 12:27pm 4 comments

Chinese leaders must keep a brash and reckless PLA in check - or risk war

Some four years before the outbreak of the first world war, British author and politician Norman Angell published The Great Illusion, a best-seller that argued that war was obsolete between closely integrated economies.

13 Feb 2013 - 3:46am

Qing dynasty naval defeat 'a warning' for PLA

At a sea-power workshop at Shanghai University of Political Science and Law late last year, PLA representatives and naval experts said they were worried that the problems and failures of the Beiyang Fleet would recur in today's naval modernisation, unless China learned from that painful chapter in its history.

8 Feb 2013 - 4:58am 1 comment