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INFOGRAPHIC: How China will rebuild its People's Liberation Army

INFOGRAPHIC: How China will rebuild its People's Liberation Army

China is considering various proposals to overhaul the world’s biggest army, transforming it from a Soviet-era force into a Western-style power. Under one plan, the navy and the air force will have the same status as the army, and a national guard will replace the People’s Armed Police. Here, we look at that plan.


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Cash carrot to beat China: HK$500,000 bonus for Hong Kong to defeat 'big brother' in World Cup qualifier

The Hong Kong team have been handed a huge incentive ahead of Thursday's World Cup qualifying match against China with an extra win bonus of HK$500,000 on offer. The lucrative reward was announced on Tuesday after businessman Chim Pui-chung was appointed honorary head of the team delegation, along with Rangers boss Mok Yiu-keung.

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