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China's New Revolution: The Reign Of Xi Jinping

Xi’s confidence is not without grounds. In the past five years, the Chinese leadership has made notable progress on a number of its priorities. Its much-heralded anticorruption campaign has accelerated, with the number of officials disciplined for graft increasing from some 150,000 in 2012 to more than 400,000 in 2016. 17 more words


Helicopters hold live-fire drills in southeast China


BEIJING (AFP) – Chinese combat helicopters conducted live-fire drills with missiles off the country’s southeast coast, state media said Thursday, without confirming whether the exercises took place in the sensitive Taiwan Strait.The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) exercise took place Wednesday and involved various types of helicopters that tested “all-weather operational capability of the air force at sea,” the official Xinhua news agency said. 268 more words

Indian Navy Trolls China Through Tweets Over Patrolling in Indian Ocean Region

The Indian Navy on Tuesday conveyed a strong message to China in a very subtle and sarcastic way. The navy tweeted photographs of the Chines warships payrolling in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) during the time when The Indian Air Force (IAF) conducting the latest leg of the war-time exercise ‘Gagan Shakti 2018 with fighters jest like Sukhoi 30 MKI and Jaguar equipped with anti-warship weaponry flying over the region. 235 more words


Chinese navy stages double show of strength as US strike group drills in disputed South China Sea

Above: USS Theodore Roosevelt

South China Morning Post

PLA puts aircraft carrier and submarines through their paces as USS Theodore Roosevelt passes through contested waterway… 835 more words

China’s Civil-military Integration for PLA to Get Civilian Innovation

The following is the full text of SubChina’s report titled “Hot stocks and the military industrial complex”:

Jeremy Goldkorn  April 10, 2018

Last year, Chinese official media began talking up the concept of “civil-military integration” (军民融合 jūnmín rónghé). 210 more words

The Su-30MKKs Anti Ship Capabilities Support China’s Anti Access Strategy 

By Bijan Razzaghi

Delivered to China in 2001 the Su-30MKK is the primary multirole fighter of the PLA operating in the South China Sea. The aircraft has been seen intercepting P-8 Poseidon’s during recent encounters. 186 more words


Actually biodegradable?

(Part 1: What about bioplastics?)

(Part 2: Plastic and recycling)

So what’s the deal with biodegradable plastic then? And is it the same as bioplastic? 670 more words