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China scrambles jets after Myanmar bomb kills four people in Yunnan province


China has lodged diplomatic protests and scrambled fighter jets to the border with neighbouring Myanmar after a bomb from a Burmese warplane killed four people in China’s south-western Yunnan province on Friday. Myanmar’s government forces are fighting armed rebels and supporters of the Kokang people, a Mandarin-speaking ethnic Chinese minority, in the country’s northern Shan … Continue reading

China’s military not ready ‘to fight and win future wars’


Despite huge advances, China’s military suffers from “serious weaknesses” that could limit its ability “to fight and win future wars,” a congressional study released this week suggests. The 184-page report sponsored by the U.S. Congress-mandated U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission and prepared by the Rand Corporation, says the People’s Liberation Army has made rapid … Continue reading

Buying a job in China’s army costs $16,000 for those that fail entry tests


The calls started months ago to the recruitment office in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi, asking how much it would cost to pass this year’s tests to join the army. The going rate, depending on your “guanxi,” or connections: As much as $16,000. Limited spots in annual recruitment drives across China’s 31 provinces and … Continue reading

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