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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 »

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 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 »

Xi Jinping Presides Over Massive PLA Parade as Commander-in-Chief - The Diplomat

On Sunday, China held a military parade at the to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), which was founded on August 1, 1927. The parade was held at the PLA's Zhurihe training base in Inner Mongolia and ...and more »

Xi says military must obey Communist Party as leadership reshuffle nears - CNN

Hong Kong (CNN) Chinese President Xi Jinping has emphasized the Communist Party's control over the military as he prepares for a key leadership reshuffle later this year. Speaking Tuesday at Beijing's Great Hall of the People on the 90th anniversary of ...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 opens first overseas base in Djibouti -

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 »

From revolutionary guerrillas to the world's largest army: 90 years of China's People's Liberation Army - South China Morning Post

On August 1, 1927, the Communist Party of China launched an armed uprising in Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi Province. This motley collection of communists, peasants, Kuomintang deserters, and bandits was known as the First Workers' and Peasants' ...and more »

Xi delivers important speech at rally marking PLA's 90th anniversary - Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping began to deliver an important speech at a grand rally marking the 90th founding anniversary of the People's Liberation Army Tuesday. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China ...and more »