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  1. News - China - MILITARY

    China carrier ‘more stepping-stone’ than milestone

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 04:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing The debut of China’s first aircraft carrier marks a symbolic milestone for the growing military power, but analysts said the second-hand vessel remains far ... islands known as the Diaoyus to Beijing and claimed by Tokyo as the Senkakus. China is locked in a similar row with Vietnam and the Philippines in the South China Sea. With the carrier, “China ...

  2. News - China Insider - MILITARY

    Chinese media tie military’s singing celebrities to graft probes

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:46am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Beida Jade Bird Group, a Beijing company where Su, according to company statements, served as executive vice president, had organised events for some of the PLA’s most renowned singers, ... members. Han Hong, deputy head of a dance troupe affiliated with the PLA Air Force, had to apologise last year after committing a series of traffic violations while driving luxury cars in Beijing ...

  3. News - China - MILITARY

    China shows off advanced ship missile defence system

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 01:10pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China has shown off the People's Liberation Army's latest hardware on primetime state television, an advanced short-range missile defence system ... and 7,000-tonne Type 052D destroyers, Chinese media have reported.  Beijing has been increasing its military might and naval reach in recent  years, and President Xi Jinping regularly urges the country ...

  4. News - China - MILITARY

    Students' brawl and suicide cast harsh light on China's school military training

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:37pm by Kathy Gao

    ... As of 5pm that day, Beijing time, 22 people were still being treated in hospital. Pictures posted online of the students in military uniform, with bleeding heads and hands, went viral on Monday. ... training has many problems and fell into the spell of serious formalism,” said Xiong Bingqi, deputy director of the 21st Century Education Research Institute in Beijing, told the South China ...

  5. News - China - MILITARY

    Chinese jet ‘flew within 10 metres of US plane’

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:37am by AFP

    ... Island, the Pentagon said. The episode raised tensions and underlined the growing rivalry between the United States and China, with Beijing building up its military and asserting its territorial ... also threatened to jeopardise longstanding US efforts to bolster relations with China’s military, he said, at a time when officials have touted progress in forging a dialogue with Beijing’s top ...

  6. News - China - MILITARY

    China, Japan trade blows as Beijing releases footage of military jets' close encounter

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:47am by Minnie Chan

    ... close encounter Beijing took the unprecedented step yesterday of releasing photos and video clips of Japanese fighter jets flying "abnormally close" to a Chinese reconnaissance ... in the statement, adding that the Chinese pilots were "professional", whereas their Japanese counterparts were "provocative". Li Jie, a Beijing-based military expert, said China had ...

  7. News - China - MILITARY

    Can we train together? PLA officer uses US ships' port visit to boost ties

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:34am by Minnie Chan

    ... a Beijing-based retired PLA officer, said yesterday's comments showed the two sides realised the need for closer naval contacts. "I believe it might be the first time a PLA senior official has ...

  8. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA lets foreign press attend monthly briefing for first time in bid for greater transparency

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:04pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Officers say allowing foreign reporters access to the monthly press conferences of the People's Liberation Army is a step towards greater transparency ... eager to portray itself as a force for security and stability by taking part in international forums and peacekeeping missions such as anti-piracy patrols off the Somali coast. Beijing has ...

  9. News - China - MILITARY

    The Young Guns of China: Beijing steps up efforts to recruit a new generation of soldiers

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 10:22pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg While Beijing increases its defence spending and updates its military hardware, it is also stepping up efforts to recruit a new generation of soldiers The young guns of China ... to operate them. For Wu, a 20-year-old journalism student at a university in Beijing, that means his college fees are paid and he has an extra 3,500 yuan (HK$4,390) a year to live on. Wu, identified ...

  10. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA's drills may help Shinzo Abe's cause to lift ban on army, expert says

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:21am by Minnie Chan, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... and land-to-air exercises, the Chinese Defence Ministry said. Japanese political analyst Hiroko Maeda said the drill may increase tension in the East China Sea, where Beijing and Tokyo have territorial ... in 1894, Japan's surrender on August 15 in 1945 and the Mukden Incident on September 18 in 1931. Beijing-based retired PLA senior colonel Li Jie said the drills were also a reaction ...




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