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Corrections and clarifications, November 28, 2012

In yesterday's report, "Xi cements control over PLA with unique background", the word "first" was missing from the concluding sentence of the second paragraph. The sentence should have read: Just one week after taking over as chairman of the party's Central Military Commission (CMC) - a post that some believed President Hu Jintao might attempt to keep for another two years - Xi demonstrated his grip on power by appointing his first PLA general on Friday.

Wednesday, 28 November, 2012, 6:45am

Xi cements control over PLA with unique background

Xi Jinping, now firmly in command of both the world's largest political party and army, is poised to become a stronger military chief than his immediate predecessors, analysts say.

28 Nov 2012 - 6:45am

China's Liaoning aircraft carrier completes test-landing of jets

The People's Liberation Army had successfully conducted the first landing tests of the J-15 fighter jet on its sole aircraft carrier, Xinhua said yesterday.

26 Nov 2012 - 1:29pm

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25 Nov 2012 - 4:12am

Wei Fenghe is first PLA general promoted under Xi Jinping

Lieutenant General Wei Fenghe , who commands the People's Liberation Army's strategic missile force, was promoted to full general yesterday - the first officer formally elevated to the highest rank by Xi Jinping in his new capacity as the military chief.

24 Nov 2012 - 8:41am

Reports hail aircraft carrier's landing tests

China's indigenous carrier-based fighter, the J-15, has completed landing tests on the country's first carrier, the Liaoning, state media reported yesterday.

22 Nov 2012 - 4:54am

PLA gives glowing report of 'advanced' early-warning aircraft

China's locally made early-warning aircraft have proven their operational capabilities in drills and can now direct different forces to respond more effectively to aerial threats, the People's Liberation Army Daily reported yesterday.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:27am

Xi Jinping commands special military commission meeting

Xi Jinping has shown the world that he is now in charge of the People's Liberation Army - chairing a special meeting of the Communist Party's Central Military Commission (CMC) a day after being put in charge.

18 Nov 2012 - 4:44am

PLA pledges loyalty to military leader-in-waiting

The People's Liberation Army has pledged its allegiance to the Communist Party's "newly elected" military chief, Xi Jinping, and shown its respect to fully retired former chief Hu Jintao.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:18am

Model of newest fighter jet on display at Zhuhai air show

Aircraft enthusiasts hoping to catch a glimpse of the nation's state-of-the-art military aircraft are out in force in Zhuhai this week as it hosts the nation's largest air show, which opened yesterday and lasts until Sunday.

14 Nov 2012 - 4:35am