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Chinese Military Inspectors Find Irregularities

Associated Press | Apr 02, 2014

BEIJING -- Inspectors have uncovered widespread irregularities and suspected corruption among military units based around Beijing, Chinas Defense Ministry said Tuesday, a sign that a widening anti-graft campaign that is turning to the sprawling 2.3 million-member Peoples Liberation Army. The ministry said in a statement that the inspections in ... more

China Says Military Will Respond to Provocations

chinese army in formation

Associated Press | Mar 04, 2014

BEIJING - China's military is prepared to respond to all threats to the country's sovereignty, a government spokeswoman said Tuesday, ahead of the expected announcement of another big bump in defense spending. Legislative spokeswoman Fu Ying said China supports resolving disputes through negotiations and its 2.3 million-member People's Liberati... more

China Warns Foreign Planes Entering Defense Zone

Associated Press | Jan 24, 2014

BEIJING -- China said Friday it has begun issuing warnings to foreign military planes entering its self-declared air defense zone over the East China Sea amid heightened tensions with its neighbors, especially Japan. Bitter rhetoric between the neighbors has spiked since Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a late-December visit to a war shr... more

US Lawmakers Urge Tough Stance on China Sea Claims

Associated Press | Jan 15, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The United States must not tolerate China's use of military coercion in pursuit of its territorial claims in the seas of East Asia, lawmakers said at a hearing Tuesday. Experts warned that Beijing's assertiveness is unnerving its neighbors and challenges American security interests. Separately, the Philippine envoy to Washington c... more

US Panel: China Navy Power Growing in the Pacific

ln this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, is anchored in the northern port in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.

Associated Press | Nov 20, 2013

WASHINGTON - A congressional advisory panel sounded a warning Wednesday about China's military buildup, predicting Beijing could possess the largest fleet of modern submarine and combatant ships in the western Pacific by 2020. The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission said China's military modernization is altering the balance of p... more

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