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Chinese soldiers leave Hong Kong barracks in rare clean-up cameo

Nov 16, 2019 - 8:00 PM

(UPDATED) Political analyst Dixon Sing says the rare appearance could be a 'hint' to protesters that China can still use the People's Liberation Army in a 'more naked manner' at the rallies

CHINA ARMY. A member of China’s People's Liberation Army (PLA) stands guard inside Osborn Barracks in Kowloon Tong in Hong Kong on November 16, 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace/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 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

China's Xi urges need for 'world-class' army loyal to party

Jul 31, 2017 - 12:40 AM

I believe that our heroic army has the confidence and capability to defeat all invading enemies says Chinese President Xi Jinping at a major military 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. China held a parade of its armed forces on July 30 to mark the 90th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in a display of military might. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUT

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

China raises 2016 defense spending by 7.6%

Mar 04, 2016 - 2:26 PM

3rd UPDATE Beijing is increasing its military heft and asserting its territorial claims in the South China Sea raising tensions with its neighbors and with Washington

CHINA'S DEFENSE. Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers salute each other on Tiananmen Square ahead of the Fourth Session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing, China, March 2, 2016. File photo by How Hwee Young/EPA

Satellite imagery: China staging mock invasion of Taiwan?

Aug 17, 2015 - 5:11 PM

A video briefly shows People s Liberation Army troops practicing an assault on a building which closely resembles Taiwan s Presidential Office Building in Taipei

Photo courtesy of Victor Robert Lee, Digital Globe and Airbus Defense & Space

Lawmaker lists good, bad firecrackers for New Year

Dec 26, 2014 - 1:05 PM

A fourth of the 1 018 firework related injuries in New Year 2014 involved children playing with the banned Piccolo

NEW YEAR CELEBRATONS: File photo of local fireworks manufacturers

DOH begins campaign against use of firecrackers

Dec 11, 2014 - 7:02 PM

Data from the health department show that the number of fireworks related injuries increased in 2013 and most of the incidents happened in the National Capital Region

NO TO FIRECRACKERS. Government officials encourage the use of alternative noisemakers this coming holiday season. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

China plans joint military command system: state media

Jan 03, 2014 - 1:34 PM

A more unified command structure may increase the speed of emergency response

OPERATIONAL COMMAND. China is trying a potentially more efficient command platform for its military

DOH: Scrap fireworks, donate to disaster survivors

Dec 13, 2013 - 8:03 PM

DOH s Eric Tayag draws attention to this message by dancing to the tune of Katy Perry s Roar

China parliament opens with growth and graft pledges

Mar 05, 2013 - 4:10 PM

Outgoing premier Wen Jiabao pledged to protect China s territorial integrity as the government laid down another double digit rise in military spending to modernize the world s largest standing army

Delegates stand as the orchestra plays the national anthem during the opening session of the Chinese National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO /GOH CHAI HIN

China defense budget to rise 10.7% in 2013

Mar 05, 2013 - 10:43 AM

China s military spending has triggered concern across Asia and in Washington with experts saying the totals actually spent are substantially higher than those publicly announced

View of the Great Hall of the People during the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 3, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

China: No reason to fear our military

Jul 31, 2012 - 2:29 PM

A spokesman also says China opposes any military intervention in the South China Sea