Chinese military establishes new artillery school
Beijing: The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has established a new artillery school to impart modern warfare techniques to its personnel, the state media reported on Monday.
The new military school, the Nanjing Artillery Academy, merges a PLA artillery command academy in Hebei province with another artillery school in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu province.
Both schools have trained more than 120,000 officers for the PLA's artillery and air defence forces, the official news agency reported.
The new artillery academy will focus on training courses for both enlisted personnel and officers, and training on anti-tank missiles will also be introduced, said Major General Zhang Shude, superintendent of the academy.
The headquarters of the PLA's Nanjing Artillery Academy is located at former site of the Kuomintang's army artillery school, which was one of the most important military schools in China before 1949.