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China's big military parade featured an understated but key element: dust - Quartz

In September 2015 China shut down factories and roads in order to ensure blue skies for its WWII military parade in Beijing. But at a parade on Sunday (July 30), part of celebrations surrounding the 90th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army on ...and more »

China has officially opened its first military base in Africa - Quartz

China has officially opened its first overseas military base in Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa. In a flag raising ceremony today (Aug.1), Chinese officials unveiled the base that Beijing insists is purely a support center for Chinese peacekeeping and ...and more »

China formally opens first overseas military base in Djibouti - Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China formally opened its first overseas military base on Tuesday with a flag raising ceremony in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, the same day as the People's Liberation Army marks its 90th birthday, state media said. Djibouti's ...and more »

China loves peace, but never compromises on sovereignty: Xi - Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- China will never compromise on its sovereignty, security or development interests, President Xi Jinping said Tuesday at an Army Day celebration. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee ...and more »

Chinese military takes solid steps toward strong army over 5 years: Xi - Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- With five years of efforts, the Chinese military has taken solid steps forward in building a strong army with Chinese characteristics, according to President Xi Jinping on Tuesday. The political environment, organizational ...and more »

China marks PLA's 90th anniversary with grand rally - Xinhua

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, addresses a grand gathering in celebration of the 90th founding anniversary of the People's ...and more »

Xi shores up power with demand for army obedience and foreign respect - The Guardian

President warns that China will not 'swallow bitter fruit' of threats to sovereignty, while telling military: 'The Communist party commands the gun'. Tom Phillips in Beijing. Tue 1 Aug 2017 01.42 EDT Last modified on Mon 27 Nov 2017 14.11 EST. Share on ...and more »

China opens first overseas base in Djibouti - Aljazeera.com

China has formally opened its first overseas military base in Djibouti with a flag raising ceremony and military parade. More than 300 people attended Tuesday's ceremony, including deputy Chinese naval commander Tian Zhong and Djibouti's defence ...and more »

China Focus: "Be ready to win wars," China's Xi orders reshaped PLA - Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- China must step up transforming its armed forces into a world-class military that is ready to fight and win wars as the country will never compromise on defending sovereignty, President Xi Jinping said Tuesday at an Army Day ...and more »

China formally opens first overseas naval base in Djibouti - South China Morning Post

China formally opened its first overseas military base on Tuesday with a flag-raising ceremony in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, the same day as the People's Liberation Army marks its 90th birthday, state media said. Djibouti's position on the ...and more »