Monthly archives: July, 2019

Xi stresses focusing on reform to strengthen military

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has stressed concentrating efforts to implement the strategy of strengthening the military through reform to advance the cause of building a strong military in the new era. Xi made the remarks while presiding over a group study session of the CPC Central …

Air pollutants from South Asia linked to glaciers melting

A flock of Thorold’s deer, also known as white-lipped deer, run on grassland in Gongbo Gyamda County, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. Thorold’s deer are China’s first-class national protected animals. They live in the high and cold grasslands of the Tibetan Plateau. Photo: Xinhua Atmospheric pollution has accelerated the glaciers melting in the world’s Third …

Travel ban just one of many options involving Taiwan

The trial run of a program under which residents from 47 mainland cities can visit Taiwan as individual tourists will be suspended starting on Thursday. The mainland-based Association for Tourism Exchange across the Taiwan Straits said on Wednesday that the decision was made based on the current situation of cross-Straits ties. Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen …

Falcon Force!

Members of the Falcon Commando Unit under the Special Police Academy of the Chinese People’s Armed Police Forces train in a boat during a “Hell Week” training session in late June. Photo: Cui Meng/GT As one of the most elite counterterrorism forces in China, the Falcon Commando Unit carried out its grueling seasonal drills in …

China to further raise pension benefits for retired soldiers

China will further increase pension and living subsidies for disabled veterans, Red Army veterans and families of martyrs starting Aug 1, China’s Army Day. Pension allowances for disabled soldiers, police officers and militia members, as well as families of martyrs and deceased soldiers, will be increased by 10 percent from last year, according to a …

Chinese Embassy in Cambodia marks PLA’s 92nd anniversary

The Chinese Embassy in Cambodia hosted a reception here on Tuesday to mark the 92nd anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which falls on Aug 1. The event was attended by Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen. Tea Banh, Gen. Vong Pisen, commander-in-chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed …

Huawei can bear cost of broken US promises

As face-to-face trade talks between China and the US resumed this week in Shanghai, US actions to fulfill its commitment involving Chinese telecom company Huawei will help advance consultations that could result in a deal. After a recent stalemate, the two sides are unlikely to reach a transformative deal this week to end the trade …