Tag - pla



Japan Times
Sep 1, 2015
Xi seen plotting major China forces overhaul focused on U.S.-style command, offshore projection
President Xi Jinping will as soon as this month announce the most sweeping overhaul of the Chinese military in at least three decades, moving it closer to a U.S.-style joint command structure, sources said.
Aug 17, 2015
The Soviet Union's lessons for China's purges
To achieve his goal of consolidating Communist Party rule in China, President Xi Jinping needs to secure the PLA's unimpeachable loyalty — and that requires the purge of unreliable or corrupt officers.
Mar 20, 2015
In quest to improve PLA, Xi evokes Japan's victory over navy in 1894
In the "century of humiliation" that President Xi Jinping often evokes for his goal of turning China into a great power, one particular episode resonates: The defeat of China's navy by Japan in 1894.
Oct 12, 2014
Army paper says weaknesses in China military training won't win war
Weaknesses in China's military training pose a threat to the country's ability to fight and win a war, China's official military newspaper said Sunday.
Sep 26, 2014
China's navy seeks security in Strait of Hormuz
Bandar Abbas, home of Iran's navy and the main port in the strategically important Strait of Hormuz, hosts two Chinese naval vessels on a five-day goodwill visit, underscoring the increasingly warm relationship between the two countries.
Sep 9, 2014
China's PLA is getting more bang for the buck
The U.S. on paper may outspend all its rivals to ensure 'military dominance,' but China and Russia, for example, get more bang for the buck with lower salaries and fewer benefits for their soldiers and, in many cases, would pay much less to transport military personnel and equipment to a conflict zone.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 7, 2014
China's forces grow more sophisticated
China is improving its military doctrine, training, weapons and surveillance to be able to conduct more sophisticated attacks against the United States and other adversaries, including Japan, according to the Pentagon.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 10, 2013
Japan-based Chinese scholar missing, reportedly under investigation by Beijing
Zhu Jianrong, a Chinese scholar based in Japan who comments on Tokyo-Beijing relations is under investigation in China for alleged espionage, Chinese sources said Tuesday.
May 6, 2013
Beware China's civilian-military relationship
Do China's rulers have full civilian control of their country's military? The U.S. and Japan should ask that question as Beijing hardens its stance on its maritime claims.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 2, 2013
PLA hackers are just the tip of cyberwarfare risk
China is awash with nondescript new office buildings, so the 12-story tower in Shanghai's Pudong area hardly looked likely to cause global headlines. Not even propaganda posters on walls surrounding it or People's Liberation Army guards standing at the gates made the building stand out.
Japan Times
Nov 7, 2012
Beijing's Senkaku goal: Sub 'safe haven' in South China Sea
What's at stake in the smoldering diplomatic crisis with China over the uninhabited Senkaku Islands, which only seem to attract fishing boats and ultranationalists?


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