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Xi calls for closer civil-military integration

Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday called to strengthen China's national defense and the combativeness of its armed forces, by greater civil-military integration.
General: Make military more transparent

General: Make military more transparent

The military should be more open to the public by releasing appropriate navy and air force equipment information in a timely manner and setting regular military open days, a political adviser and senior officer suggested.

China's military leaders pledge to uphold 'Four Comprehensives'

China's military leaders vowed to fully implement the strategic layout of "Four Comprehensives" put forward by President Xi Jinping and build strong armed forces at the ongoing national legislative session on Thursday and Friday.
China defense budget to grow 10.1%, lowest in 5 years

China defense budget to grow 10.1%, lowest in 5 years

China on Thursday announced a 10.1-percent rise in its national defense budget in 2015, the lowest growth in five years as the country confronts mounting pressure in the face of an economic slowdown.
Military parade to mark victory of anti-Japanese war

Military parade to mark victory of anti-Japanese war

China will hold a military parade this year to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression.

PLA drill applies China's own GPS

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) finished a two-day drill on Friday, testing application of China's independently developed global satellite navigation system in combat in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

PLA strengthens Xinjiang forces to foil terror attacks

China is strengthening its military power in its northwestern frontier region bordering Afghanistan and Central Asia.

China's military dogs to be used in anti-terror operations

Service dogs with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) will be trained to support combat and anti-terror operations, in addition to their regular roles, the PLA Daily said on Friday.
Beijing to stage grand military parade this year

Beijing to stage grand military parade this year

China will hold a military parade this year in Beijing to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victories of World War II.