China to strengthen national defense education

China will strengthen national defense education with a focus on safeguarding maritime rights, the national defense education office said on Monday. The protection of maritime rights and interests, as well as national security in general, will be highlighted in defense education for 2013, according to a circular issued by the office. Defense education will be […]

Chinese surveillance ships patrolling South China Sea

Two fleets of Chinese marine surveillance ships are carrying out separate regular patrol missions simultaneously on the South China Sea, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said Saturday. Haijian 84 and Haijian 74 left Guangzhou port on Monday and arrived at the waters south to the Xisha Islands, an administration statement said, adding that they would […]

China welcomes Iran’s nuclear weapon ban stance

China said on Wednesday it welcomes and attaches importance to Iran’s latest stance of banning development of nuclear weapons. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the remarks at a daily press briefing here. Hong said that Iran is a signatory of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty. “We hope that all relevant parties can enhance talks and […]

China, India agree to strengthen military ties

China, India agree to strengthen military ties

Chinese and Indian senior military officials met in Beijing Monday and agreed to strengthen ties. Xu Qiliang, vice chairman of China’s Central Military Commission, met with Indian Defense Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma. Xu said China and India, being the biggest developing countries in the world, are important neighbors for each other. He noted that the […]

Chinese defense minister vows to boost cooperation with Macedonia

China is ready to boost cooperation with Macedonia in various fields, including the military, and raise bilateral ties to a new level, visiting Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie pledged here Friday. China-Macedonia ties have been developing steadily since their normalization, Liang said when meeting with Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov. Liang, the first Chinese defense minister […]

China closely monitoring Japanese encroachment on Diaoyu Islands

China opposes any infringement on its sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands committed by Japanese aircraft or vessels and remains vigilant against attempts to commit such acts, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Wednesday. Spokesman Hong Lei made the remarks at a daily press briefing in response to a question about warning shots allegedly proposed by Japan […]

China doesn’t accept Japan’s Diaoyu protests

China doesn’t accept Japan’s Diaoyu protests

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday that China does not accept Japan’s protest and representation over Chinese maritime surveillance ships’ patrol in waters off the Diaoyu Islands. Hong Lei made the remarks at a press conference in Beijing when commenting on Japan’s latest representation earlier on Tuesday. “The Diaoyu Islands and their affiliated […]

Chinese boat detained for allegedly fishing in Japanese waters

Japan’s Coast Guard has detained a Chinese fishing boat for alleged unauthorized fishing inside the country’s exclusive economic zone, the Chinese Consulate General in Fukuoka confirmed here on Sunday. The boat, which belongs to Fujian Province in southeast China, was seized at 10:07 p.m. local time Saturday near Japan’s Kagoshima Prefecture with Lin Shiqin, the […]

China approves committee for choosing military legislators

China on Friday approved the composition of an electoral committee of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which will choose new national legislators from the military. Legislators of the 11th National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee approved the formation of the PLA electoral committee submitted by the Central Military Commission (CMC). CMC Vice Chairman Fan Changlong […]

China firmly opposes U.S. congress defense authorization bill

China voiced firm opposition on Sunday to contents concerning the country in a defense authorization bill approved by the U.S. congress. The bill contains sections relating to the Diaoyu Islands and Taiwan. In a written statement, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said, “China is deeply concerned and firmly opposed to the contents concerning China […]

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