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  1. News - China - MILITARY

    Veteran general promoted to head Beijing Garrison as Xi Jinping consolidates military control

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 11:01am by Raymond Li

    ... as a deputy commander of the Lanzhou Military Region last week. Pan, 56, who is also an alternative member of the Communist Party’s Central Committee, last month oversaw a large-scale military drill ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Pan Liangshi, a veteran military commander with expertise in anti-terror manoeuvres, has been promoted as the new commander of the strategically important ...

  2. News - China - MILITARY

    Xi calls on PLA to get combat ready

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... New military chief highlights importance of drills and to be prepared to carry out missions under complicated circumstances The People's Liberation Army Air Force finished a large-scale, 12-day military drill in the Gobi Desert on Friday that chimed with new Central Military Commission (CMC) chief Xi Jinping's emphasis on the strategic importance of such exercises. ...

  3. News - China - SINO-US TIES

    Xi Jinping urges US defence chief Chuck Hagel to work on closer military ties with China

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:41pm by Teddy Ng, Reuters, Bloomberg

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing and Agencies teddy.ng@scmp.com Co-operation is crucial to conflict resolution, president tells US defence chief Chuck Hagel Xi calls for closer US military ties President Xi Jinping set the tone for developing military ties between China and the United States during talks with US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, saying the two militaries should "properly ...

  4. News - China - MILITARY

    Will 'strongman' Xi Jinping lead China into armed conflicts with rival neighbours?

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 09:23am by Minnie Chan

    ... to turn itself into a modern combat force through intensified military drills, the upgrading of technology and weaponry and by overhauling the way it is commanded. Under his leadership, the PLA, ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com President's assertive tone and focus on military power of growing concern in region, experts say As Xi builds PLA,neighbours worry he might use ...

  5. News - China - MILITARY

    President Xi Jinping heading party's military reform panel

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 07:06pm by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Task requires more courage and determination than other reforms, defence analysts warn Xi Jinping is head of military reform panel President Xi Jinping is heading a new steering group that will tackle reform of the military, a task one analyst said required more courage and determination than other areas targeted by the leadership for change. ...

  6. News - China - FOREIGN RELATIONS

    Tokyo lodges complaint against Xi Jinping over war-related speech in Germany

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:19am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan hitsback over Xi's warcomments Tokyo criticised President Xi Jinping yesterday for making remarks during his trip to Germany about Japan's wartime atrocities, adding that the Japanese government had lodged a protest. At a think tank forum on Friday in Berlin, Xi criticised Japan's wartime actions, saying the Japanese military ...

  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Wartime atrocities still fresh in memory, President Xi Jinping says in Berlin

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:51am by Staff Reporter, AP

    ... committed by Japan militarism alone inflicted over 35 million Chinese military and civilian casualties. "These atrocities are still fresh in our memory … China needs peace as much as human ...

  8. News - China - COURTS

    Top officials join start of trial of 'mafia' tycoon Liu Han

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 11:07pm by Keith Zhai

    ... Junshan, the army's former deputy logistics head. He is a close ally of Xu Caihou, former vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission. The timing of the announcement was meant ...

  9. News - China - MILITARY

    Xi Jinping visits border troops ahead of Chinese New Year

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 12:45pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Chinese President Xi Jinping was seen in new military uniforms when he visited troops stationed near the border with Mongolia on Sunday, state media ... on his political agenda. Pictures published by the official news agency Xinhua showed Xi, in a military-issue overcoat, standing in thick snow and shaking hands with soldiers who patrolled ...

  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    Xi Jinping told Liaoning's captain to get aircraft carrier ship-shape soon

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 09:11am by WU NAN

    ... as a near-collision. The US State Department raised the matter with Beijing. Zhang said that Xi, who is also chairman of the Central Military Commission, paid attention to details of the carrier's weapons ...




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