Xinhua reported that authorities had launched a massive, two-year investigation of the PLA's involvement in business and economic activities. According to the report, the probe will cover all units of the People's Liberation Army that have been given permission to provide commercial civilian services and products. The PLA was ordered to end its business activities, which ranged from running an airline and a commando park for weekend adventurers to breweries, in 1998. But authorities relented and allowed some business operations to continue.
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