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Chinese soldiers in Hong Kong won't 'sit on hands' if situation worsens: China Daily

The possibility of PLA deployment to quell protests has hung over Hong Kong, but the city`s government, which ultimately answers to Beijing, has repeatedly said it can handle the situation.


Aug 30, 2019, 06:32 AM IST

China rotates new batch of troops into Hong Kong amid intensifying protests

Hong Kong has been engulfed in angry and sometimes violent protests against the government for three months, sparked by a now-suspended extradition bill and concerns that Beijing was trying to bring the territory under greater mainland control.


Aug 29, 2019, 07:15 AM IST

China tightens security around Tiananmen on anniversary of crackdown

The anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown is not spoken of openly in China and will not be formally marked by the government, which ramped up censorship in the run-up and quashed open discussion of the violence.

Jun 04, 2019, 10:27 AM IST

China's Xi Jinping asks soldiers at first overseas base to be ready for war

Troops serving at China`s first overseas military base, in the Horn of Africa country of Djibouti, should help promote peace and stability, Xi Jinping told them in a video chat.

Nov 04, 2017, 08:04 AM IST

Chinese military daily newspaper asks Indian troops to withdraw

"The Chinese military does not demand a single inch of other`s land and it won`t give an inch of its own territory to others," a commentary in the PLA Daily said.

Aug 03, 2017, 14:49 PM IST

Massive military parade for Xi Jinping as Hong Kong activists freed

Xi arrived in the city on to mark 20 years since Hong Kong was returned to China by Britain.

Jun 30, 2017, 08:13 AM IST

Chinese President Xi Jinping restructures military, consolidates control

Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced a military restructure of the People`s Liberation Army (PLA) to transform it into a leaner fighting force with improved joint operations capability, state media said.

Apr 19, 2017, 11:38 AM IST

China may test 400-km range air-to-air missile

China may test a 400-km range air-to-air missile which could take out early warning and aerial refuelling aircraft. If successfully tested, the weapon`s range will be longer than those of the US and Russia.

Jan 26, 2017, 16:51 PM IST

Navy carried out drills in Sea of Japan: China

The Sea of Japan is a strategic waterway bordered by Japan, Russia, South Korea and North Korea.

Aug 19, 2016, 09:06 AM IST

China sends bombers, fighter jets to South China Sea

China`s air force sent bombers and fighter jets on "combat patrols" near contested islands in the South China Sea, in a move a senior colonel said was part of an effort to normalise such drills and respond to security threats.

Aug 06, 2016, 16:03 PM IST

Indian, Chinese troops hold border meetings in Ladakh

India and China on Monday agreed to maintain peace on the border as ceremonial Border Personnel Meetings (BPM) on the occasion of People`s Liberation Army (PLA) Day were held on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir`s Ladakh region, an Indian Army official said.

Aug 01, 2016, 21:55 PM IST

Chinese man to serve US prison term in military hacking case

Su Bin was charged with taking part in a years-long scheme by Chinese military officers to obtain sensitive military information.

Jul 14, 2016, 09:29 AM IST

Chinese state media name Xi Jinping `commander in chief`

Chinese state media unveiled a new title for President Xi Jinping calling him "commander in chief" of the country`s new joint forces battle command centre, as he seeks to consolidate power over the military.

Apr 21, 2016, 12:52 PM IST

China military to end paid-for services within three years

China`s military will end so-called paid for services within the next three years, state media said on Monday, the latest move to modernise the armed forces amid a reform and anti-corruption push.

Mar 28, 2016, 09:54 AM IST

China says defence spending pace to slow, to improve intelligence

China's President Xi Jinping is seeking to drag the People`s Liberation Army, the world`s largest armed forces, into the modern age.

Mar 05, 2016, 09:16 AM IST

China's development more serious with military changes: Daily

China`s peaceful development will be more serious and gain more respect from the outside due to the changes in the military, said a state-run daily which noted: "It has been decades since the PLA was involved in a war".

Feb 02, 2016, 13:25 PM IST

China restructures military as Xi eyes `strong Army`

The changes announced late Friday will see a new army unit set up to oversee China`s arsenal of strategic missiles.

Jan 02, 2016, 10:24 AM IST

China says consulted widely on army reform, Xi closely involved

China`s military consulted widely on its sweeping reform programme, with President Xi Jinping closely involved by speaking with soldiers on the frontlines and hand-writing suggestions, the Army`s newspaper said on Thursday.

Dec 31, 2015, 09:38 AM IST

Bitterness grows in Chinese military over large-scale troop cuts

Bitterness is growing within China`s armed forces to President Xi Jinping`s decision to cut troop numbers by 300,000 and considerable effort will be needed to overcome opposition to the order, according to a source and commentaries in the military`s newspaper.

Sep 22, 2015, 03:31 AM IST

Expelled Chinese general `dishonest` since youth: Media

Chinese media on Friday poured scorn on fallen military leader Guo Boxiong, accusing the "demon" former top general of dishonesty since his youth and his family of selling military posts for cash.

Jul 31, 2015, 11:34 AM IST