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Students practice a protective stance Saturday during an air defense drill in Beijing. Photo:IC

China Forces Civilians to Conduct Air Raid Drills in Major Cities

Chinese citizens in Beijing, Shanghai, and other major population hubs throughout the country spent the weekend observing Nationwide National Defense Education Day, forced to practice air raid drills to know how to react to a military invasion.

China's President Xi Jinping (C) arrives to speak on the final day of the APEC CEO Summit, part of the broader Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit, in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 10, 2017. World leaders and senior business figures are gathering in the Vietnamese city …

China Eyes Belt and Road Expansion, Military Base in Pakistan

China appears to be attempting to capitalize on tensions between the United States and Pakistan, reportedly planning to build an overseas military base in the country and expand infrastructure projects as part of the larger One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative.

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China Cracks Down on Corrupt Officials Throwing ‘Hedonistic’ Parties

China’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the top anti-corruption agency in a government desperate to portray itself as dedicated to rooting out corruption, announced a new crusade against “hedonism and extravagance” on Monday. The idea is to prevent officials from using lavish parties, padded travel expenses, and other perks as a means of concealing graft.

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers march past Tiananmen Gate during a military parade in Beijing on September 3, 2015

China to Cut Army in Half to Under One Million Troops

The Chinese state-run People’s Daily newspaper reported Wednesday that the nation’s military will reduce its army to under one million troops in an effort to do away with “the old military structure.”

BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 23: (CHINA OUT) Chinese military jets fly over the city during a rehearsal ahead of the September 3 military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression on August 23, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo …

China Boosts Jet Drills, Ramping Up Combat Readiness

The crash of a fighter jet in eastern China on Wednesday will almost certainly be followed by similar accidents as the ­People’s Liberation Army ramps up training to improve combat readiness, military analysts said.

Chinese Military Lures Recruits with Rap Music Video

Chinese Military Lures Recruits with Rap Music Video

A new recruitment video for China’s People’s Liberation Army is a marked departure from past productions, which China Daily characterized as more staid affairs, with “orchestral melodies” and lyrics “carefully worded to avoid being too aggressive.”

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China Launches Major Military Overhaul to Project Power Amid U.S. Tensions

Chinese President Xi Jinping has unveiled the most significant changes to his nation’s military in over 60 years, laying out plans to boost combat readiness and make the world’s largest army better equipped to radiate force beyond the country’s borders, according to state-backed news media.

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Chinese Army to Protect ‘Overseas Interests’ Under New Law

China’s Communist Party People’s Congress recently passed a sweeping national-security law that directs the People’s Liberation Army to expand the military’s offshore presence to protect China’s “overseas interests” and to support counterterrorism at home, according to Xinhua, China’s state-run news agency.

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China Reveals Its Cyber-War Commando Squad

The Daily Beast reports that China has finally admitted something everyone knew: they have been training cyber-warfare military and intelligence units. The formal concession of this digital warfare program is a big deal, arriving in a government publication produced by the Chinese government only once per decade or so, because they have always preserved a shield of “plausible deniability” for their cyber-war exploits in the past.