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Combined military forces of the People's Republic of China

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People's Liberation Army: Combined military forces of the People's Republic of China
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is the armed forces of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and of its founding and ruling political party, the Communist Party of China (CPC). The PLA consists of five professional service branches: the Ground Force, Navy, Air Force, Rocket Force, and the Strategic Support Force. Units around the country are assigned to one of five theater commands by geographical location. The PLA is the world's largest military force and constitutes the second largest defence budget in the world. China is one of the fastest modernising military powers in the world and has been termed as a potential military superpower, with significant regional defense and rising global power projection capabilities. As per Credit Suisse, the PLA is the world's third-most powerful military.

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Indian Navy forced PLA ship to return after it entered exclusive economic zone in Andaman Sea

The Indian Navy forced China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) ship to return after it entered India's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the Andaman Sea in September, officials said on Tuesday. "Our..
IndiaTimes - Published

1025 Chinese transgressions between 2016 and 2018: Govt data

The number of transgressions by Chinese Army in 2016 was 273 which rose to 426 in 2017. The number of such cases reported in 2018 was 326, as per details provided by Minister of State for Defence..
IndiaTimes - Published

Videos for People's Liberation Army

China sends troops onto Hong Kong's street's to clean up after protests [Video]China sends troops onto Hong Kong's street's to clean up after protests

A city spokesman said it was a “voluntary community activity” by the People's Liberation Army, adding that the city government did not request assistance from the PLA, which has stayed confined to..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published


China's PLA soldiers help clean up Hong Kong streets [Video]China's PLA soldiers help clean up Hong Kong streets

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers in shorts and t-shirts made a surprising appearance in some Hong Kong streets on Saturday, briefly helping residents clean up debris and barricades after..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

 

Next Doklam could be in Arunachal, warns MP

BJP member Tapir Gao told Lok Sabha on Tuesday during zero hour that China has encroached on around 60 km of the state's land and warned that the next Doklam could happen in the northeastern state...
IndiaTimes - Published

Hong Kong: Chinese troops deployed to help clear roadblocks

hong kong: chinese troops deployed to help clear roadblocks
Chinese troops in Hong Kong have been deployed to help clear roads blockaded by anti-government protesters in a controversial move that could escalate the already high tensions in the Chinese..
WorldNews - Published

Chinese soldiers help clean up Hong Kong streets, but violence flares again

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers in shorts and t-shirts appeared in Hong Kong streets on Saturday, helping residents clean up debris after anti-government protests blocked roads.
Reuters - Published

Road clearing in Hong Kong 'voluntary' move by Chinese PLA: city spokesman

A move by China's People's Liberation Army to clear debris and barricades left by anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday was initiated as a "voluntary community activity" by the military,..
Reuters - Published

China's PLA soldiers help clean up Hong Kong streets as protests rumble on

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers in shorts and t-shirts made a surprising appearance in some Hong Kong streets on Saturday, briefly helping residents clean up debris and barricades after..
Reuters - Published

Rajnath Singh visits Bum La Pass in Arunachal Pradesh, chants 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' with army jawans

Singh also commended the Indian Army and the Chinese Army 's efforts to reduce tensions along the LAC.
DNA - Published

Shooting of protester marks escalation in Hong Kong violence

Hong Kong police shot and critically wounded a protester and a man was set on fire on Monday as the territory spiralled into violence, prompting a warning from a Chinese editor that the mainland..
Reuters - Published

China Looking to Build 'Iron Man' Suits That Let Soldiers Fly: Experts

china looking to build 'iron man' suits that let soldiers fly: experts
Soldiers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) could one day get their own "iron man" suits that feature heavy firepower, special armor and flying capability, military experts said on Wednesday..
WorldNews - Published

Mainland Chinese army, police not part of Hong Kong police operations: Hong Kong government

China's mainland army and police are not part of Hong Kong police operations, the city's government said on Thursday, responding to rumors the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and mainland police were..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon to halt protest as China National Day nears

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannon on Saturday to disperse anti-government protesters who threw rocks, broke windows and blocked a key road near the local headquarters of China's People's..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong police fire pepper spray as protesters turn violent

Hong Kong police used pepper spray on Saturday to try to disperse anti-government protesters who threw rocks and blocked a key road next to a huge pro-democracy rally, near the local headquarters of..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters block traffic, taunt police

Hong Kong protesters blocked a key road next to the Hong Kong headquarters of China's People's Liberation Army on Saturday, just yards from a peaceful pro-democracy rally.
Reuters - Published

Navy tracks Chinese vessels operating in Indian Ocean Region

As many as seven Chinese Navy warships are operating in and around the Indian Ocean Region, including an over 27,000 tonnes amphibious vessel, which have been tracked closely by the Indian Navy using..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cannon and tear gas at Hong Kong protest

cannon and tear gas at hong kong protest
Police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas to disperse protesters throwing petrol bombs at government buildings on Sunday, as months of sometimes violent demonstrations showed no sign of letting..
WorldNews - Published

Hong Kong police fire tear gas to break up protesters

Hong Kong police fired tear gas to break up protesters at Admiralty on Sunday, near the headquarters of the People's Liberation Army in the Chinese-ruled city.
Reuters - Published

Area of standoff between Indian and PLA troops in Ladakh part of Chinese territory: Beijing


IndiaTimes - Published

‘Routine rotation’: Chinese troops enter Hong Kong

Images broadcast Thursday showed the country’s troops entering Hong Kong in what Chinese state media said was a “routine rotation” to replace soldiers at the People’s Liberation Army (PLA)..
France 24 - Published

China says troop rotation in line with law, will protect Hong Kong

China rotated troops in its People's Liberation Army garrison in Hong Kong on Thursday, days before protesters planned to hold a march calling for full democracy for the Chinese-ruled city after three..
Reuters - Published

China military says will make 'new' contributions to Hong Kong's stability

China's military will make even greater 'new' contributions to maintaining Hong Kong's prosperity and stability, state news agency Xinhua on Thursday cited the People's Liberation Army garrison in the..
Reuters - Published

China to hold military drills near Taiwan this week – report

china to hold military drills near taiwan this week – report
China will stage military exercises in the East China Sea near Taiwan starting on Tuesday, AFP reports. This will be the third set of drills in a month and comes after the recent US approvals of arms..
WorldNews - Published

Would China risk another Tiananmen in Hong Kong?

would china risk another tiananmen in hong kong?
As the clashes between pro-democracy demonstrators and police in the former British colony have grown increasingly violent, Beijing's condemnation has become more ominous, with warnings that those who..
WorldNews - Published

China says People's Liberation Army will defend every part of its territory

China's People's Liberation Army is a strong force and will defend every part of its territory, a spokesman of China's Hong Kong affairs office said, when asked about possible use of Chinese troops in..
Reuters - Published

China's army garrison in Hong Kong releases video with 'anti-riot' scenes

As Hong Kong's political crisis simmers amidst heated protests, China's People's Liberation Army in Hong Kong released a video showing footage of "anti-riot" exercises and its top brass warned violence..
Reuters - Published

China's Hong Kong PLA garrison releases video with scenes of 'anti-riot' operations

As Hong Kong's political crisis simmers amidst heated protests, China's People's Liberation Army in Hong Kong released a video showing footage of "anti-riot" exercises and its top brass warned violence..
Reuters - Published

Why has China yet to start its military exercise off Taiwan?

why has china yet to start its military exercise off taiwan?
Beijing has yet to begin a military exercise targeting Taiwan that it announced nine days ago, as speculation continues about the relatively long wait for it to take place.The defence ministry said on..
WorldNews - Published

Chinese troops in first joint medical drill with major Nato power in Europe

chinese troops in first joint medical drill with major nato power in europe
The People’s Liberation Army is staging its first joint medical exercise with a major Nato power in Europe, as China steps up efforts to strengthen ties with European countries.About 100 PLA medics..
WorldNews - Published

Germany Wades Cautiously Into South China Sea Issue

germany wades cautiously into south china sea issue
When German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen visited Beijing in October, she was careful to avoid mentioning the South China Sea directly, the South China Morning Post reports. The waters are a..
WorldNews - Published

Thirty years on from Tiananmen: Unpublished pictures of the student movement

In the early hours of 4 June 1989, the China’s People’s Liberation Army violently ended weeks of popular protests that centred on Tiananmen Square. Begun by students, the protests were soon joined..
France 24 - Published

Tiananmen Square 30 years on: ‘At 3am, I feared I might be killed’

tiananmen square 30 years on: ‘at 3am, i feared i might be killed’
Thirty years ago, in the early morning of Sunday 4 June 1989, I saw the People’s Liberation Army in Beijing’s vast Tiananmen Square mow down doctors and nurses from the Peking Union Hospital..
WorldNews - Published

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