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The PLA Will Keep Modernizing Until 2035

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

Asia

China vows to modernize army and expand military might

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

Review Article

What does the 19th Party Congress mean for the PLA?

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

Ladder Feets

I have a trusty little 3 step Werner ladder that is great for doing work inside and outside the house.  It is small, light and provides enough height to be really useful without making you feel too high up.  329 more words

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US Intelligence Sees China’s Military Expanding Bases Globally

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.

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United States

Xi Jinping Clears Decks For Top-Level Changes To China’s Military

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

Politics

Xi Jinping revamps PLA ahead of 19th Communist Party Congress

Chinese President Xi Jinping has reshuffled the top leadership of the powerful PLA, packing it with a new set of generals, vastly strenghtening his power base in the world’s largest military ahead of the Congress of the ruling Communist party. 135 more words