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China 'rotates' troops in Hong Kong ahead of planned rallies

Aug 29, 2019 - 3:39 PM

'The Hong Kong Garrison of the Chinese People's Liberation Army on Thursday morning completed the 22nd rotation since it began garrisoning Hong Kong in 1997,' Xinhua news agency says

PRO-DEMOCRACY PROTEST. This file photo taken on August 28, 2019 shows pro-democracy protesters taking part in a rally to support Cathay Pacific staff in Hong Kong after some of their staff were sacked for supporting opposition to a controversal extradition bill. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Trump takes back seat as China bristles over Hong Kong unrest

Aug 02, 2019 - 8:34 AM

China's People's Liberation Army garrison in Hong Kong releases a video showing tanks, helicopters, rocket launchers, and heavily armed troops in an 'anti-riot' drill

HONG KONG GARRISON. This screengrab taken from undated handout three-minute promotional video received on August 1, 2019 from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison shows PLA soldiers warning 'protesters' during an 'anti-riot' drill in Hong Kong. Handout photo/China's People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison/AFP

China says army can be deployed at Hong Kong's request

Jul 25, 2019 - 8:51 AM

Article 14 of Hong Kong's garrison law says the city's authorities may ask, 'when necessary', the central government for assistance from the garrison 'in the maintenance of public order and in disaster relief'

FREE HONG KONG. A protester holds up a sign related to the recent political events and demonstrations in the territory, during the first half of the friendly football match between English Premier League club Manchester City and Hong Kong side Kitchee at Hong Kong Stadium on July 24, 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

China eyes high-tech army, says U.S. undermines global stability

Jul 24, 2019 - 2:15 PM

The plan calls for more cutting-edge technology in the People's Liberation Army (PLA) arsenal, admitting it 'still lags far behind the world's leading militaries.'

China calls Taiwan flight a 'routine exercise'

Apr 10, 2019 - 11:53 PM

State-run China Daily says the fly-by was part of a planned routine exercise by the People's Liberation Army

Bashir declares year-long state of emergency across Sudan

Feb 23, 2019 - 10:17 AM

Protesters accuse the government of mismanaging their economy and call on President Omar al-Bashir to step down

UNREST. Sudanese protestors burn tires during an anti-government demonstration on January 18, 2019 in the capital Khartoum. Photo from AFP

Blame for mass rapes points to South Sudan army – U.N. report

Feb 20, 2019 - 11:59 PM

'Collected evidence seems to suggest that the perpetrators of rapes in the Bentiu area are men who have the opportunity to come and go at ease within [Sudanese People's Liberation Army],' the report says

China takes lead in some military tech, says Pentagon study

Jan 16, 2019 - 11:46 PM

A report entitled 'China Military Power' says because of its 'multifaceted approach to technology acquisition' the People's Liberation Army is 'on the verge of fielding some of the most modern weapon systems in the world'

A Chinese J-20 stealth fighter performs at the Airshow China 2018 in Zhuhai in southern China's Guangdong province on November 6, 2018.  WANG ZHAO / AFP

China army to do 'whatever it takes' to retain Taiwan

Oct 25, 2018 - 8:29 PM

'If anyone tries to split Taiwan from China, the Chinese army will certainly do whatever it takes, and inevitably take resolute action,' says Chinese Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe

MASSIVE PARADE. Chinese military helicopters fly in a formation to make the number '90' during a military parade at the Zhurihe training base in China's northern Inner Mongolia region on July 30, 2017. Photo by stringer/AFP

China rejects 'irresponsible' Pentagon report on bombers

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:21 PM

Beijing's military development was defensive in nature and intended to safeguard its territorial integrity, says foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang

Lacson questions landing of China plane in PH: 'We might wake up a colony'

Jun 11, 2018 - 4:50 PM

'What if a hundred Chinese military aircraft suddenly request to refuel simultaneously? We might all wake up a colony again, this time by China,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson

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Bong Go confirms China government plane landed in Philippines

Jun 10, 2018 - 3:55 PM

(UPDATED) 'The request for landing was received, processed, and cleared by relevant Philippine government agencies,' says Special Assistant to the President Bong Go

PLANE LANDING. Photos of a Chinese military plane landing in the Davao City Airport have gone viral, fueling concerns among netizens. Screenshot from Jose Antonio Custodio's Facebook page

DFA silent on Chinese bombers in South China Sea

May 20, 2018 - 2:01 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon condemns 'this creeping invasion' while Senator Risa Hontiveros tells government 'to end their subservience to China'

SILENCE. The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs, under Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, has not issued a statement on China's bombers in the South China Sea as of May 20, 2018. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Chinese bombers land on South China Sea island

May 19, 2018 - 11:28 AM

'Nearly all of the Philippines falls within the radius of the bombers, including Manila and all 5 Philippine military bases earmarked for development under the US-Philippines Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement,' says the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of the Center for Strategic and International Studies

CHINESE BOMBER. A video posted by the state-owned People's Daily of China shows a Chinese bomber in takeoff and landing training on an island reef in the South China Sea. Screengrab from People's Daily

China's Xi Jinping calls for military loyalty to new constitution

Mar 12, 2018 - 9:39 PM

The rubber-stamp parliament of China on Sunday endorsed Xi's move to abolish rules limiting heads of state to 10 years in power

POWER. A soldier stands guard outside the Great Hall of the People after a plenary session of the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 11, 2018. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Yasay counters meme of him as Chinese soldier

Oct 28, 2016 - 6:27 PM

The Philippines top diplomat posts an image of him in full battle gear and calls himself a proud member of the PLA – the Philippine Liberation Army

BATTLE GEAR. The Philippines' top diplomat, Perfecto Yasay Jr, posts an image of him in full battle gear on October 28, 2016, as he counters a meme depicting him as a Chinese soldier. Screen grab from Yasay's Facebook page