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China gives order to commence war with Japan ‘if it is appropriate to fight’


The following is a translation from Chinese media: Quite a few people have said that the conflict over the Diaoyus (known as Senkakus in Japan) has passed the stage of oral confrontation and what follows may very probably be direct military conflict. It is especially so as, relying on US support, Japan is obviously declaring … Continue reading

How a PLA general built a web of corruption to amass a fortune


More than twenty policemen lined up at the gate of a massive mansion in a village in the central province of Henan at midnight on January 12, 2013, loading heavy crates onto two military trucks. Hours later—loaded with twenty crates of expensive liquor and a number of gold items, including a boat, wash basin, and … Continue reading

Call made to US Congress for China war plan


The U.S. military needs a more focused war plan specific to China, especially after China’s recent declaration of an air defense zone over the East China Sea, a group of defense analysts told a prominent US House subcommittee. As part of the Pentagon’s overall defense strategy to pivot to the Pacific, the U.S. should buy … Continue reading

China’s anti-corruption storm sweeps Chinese military


Mao’s saying “Political power comes out of gun barrels” is regarded by some as a talented invention due to ignorance of Chinese history. I explained in my book Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements: “For over two thousand years, since the fall of the Qin Dynasty (221 BC – 206 BC), ‘fighting to catch the deer on the … Continue reading

China’s PLA needs to reform and become hi-tech


A Chinese academic says the military must prepare to fight hi-tech wars in future, and he confirms that a senior officer faces a corruption investigation. The Chinese military should spare no effort to wipe out corruption and initiate creative reforms to build a modern army capable of dealing with multiple challenges, a professor at the … Continue reading

Rights group urges China to repeal penalties against sex workers


China should remove criminal and administrative penalties against sex workers which often lead to serious police abuses, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Tuesday. The abuses include torture, beatings, physical assaults, fines and arbitrary detentions of up to two years, as well as a failure to investigate crimes against sex workers by … Continue reading

China has established its first carrier-borne aviation force


Singtao says in its comprehensive report, “The Chinese navy’s first carrier-borne aviation force was formally established yesterday. It marked the existence of a carrier-borne combat force on China’s aircraft carrier, and the Chinese navy is soon obtaining a blue sea air attack force. The progress of China’s development of its aircraft carrier is much quicker … Continue reading

Xi’s war drums sound in China


China‘s new leader is using the military to consolidate his power. But has he unleashed forces beyond his control? Every morning at 6 a.m., more than two dozen of the world’s leading submarine watchers, aviation experts, government specialists, imagery analysts, cryptanalysts, and linguists gather at the headquarters of the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Hawaii. Their … Continue reading

India-China ties under new Chinese leadership


China, which already has a new party leadership since the Party Congress in November last, will be having a new State leadership from next month. Xi Jinping, who took over as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chairman of its Central Military Commission (CMC) in November last, will be … Continue reading

China: Hu Jintao set to step down as military chief


SCMP exclusive report: “Outgoing leader decides to retire and clear way for Xi Jinping, breaking from the unpopular precedent set by his predecessor Jiang Zemin “Outgoing President Hu Jintao will formally relinquish his position as military chief at the end of the 18th party congress this week, according to sources. “His decision to opt for … Continue reading

China: Fear over PLA loyalty before party congress sees propaganda frenzy


A frenzy of military propaganda that started more than six months ago calling for absolute loyalty to the Communist Party stands in stark contrast to the atmosphere before the party congress in 2002, analysts say, adding that it highlights concerns about the army’s stability. The People’s Liberation Army Daily carried another article on its front … Continue reading

Frequent sea tests for August commissioning of China’s aircraft carrier


According to a worldjournal.com report on June 10, China’s first aircraft carrier left for another sea test on June 7 after 6 days of rest. According to Hong Kong’s wenweipo.com, some commentators believe that such frequent sea tests prove that it will soon be commissioned. The Defence Ministry says that it is quite normal to … Continue reading

Bo Xilai and the threat of military coup in China


Bo Xilai’s disgrace turned the spotlight on more than the shady dealings in Chongqing; it also prompted questions about the army’s loyalty to the party Continue reading

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