Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech at the 19th CPC National Congress in Beijing this week wasn’t too heavy on specifics, but it did set a lot of benchmarks. 605 more words
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China’s authorities plan to actively modernize the army and boost the potential of forces, Chinese President Xi Jinping said at the opening of the 19th Communist Party’s Congress on Wednesday. 192 more words
Written by Timothy R. Heath.
As the armed wing of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has a lot at stake in the 19th Party Congress. 947 more words
China’s first overseas military base in the small African country of Djibouti is “probably the first of many” the country intends to build around the world, which could bring its interests into conflict with the US, according to American intelligence officials.
China’s ongoing military leadership reshuffle, which has seen two heavyweights in the powerful Central Military Commission (CMC) lose their commands in the past month, will help President Xi Jinping shake up the body, which controls the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), and increase his dominance of it, analysts said. 6 more words