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KYli

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Expect more security engagement with other countries and help other countries to defend against insurrections.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, recently signed an order to promulgate a set of trial outlines on military operations other than war, which will take effect on Wednesday.

The outlines will standardize, and provide the legal basis for Chinese troops to carry out, missions like disaster relief, humanitarian aid, escort, and peacekeeping, and safeguard China’s national sovereignty, security and development interests, experts said.

The outlines aim to prevent and neutralize risks and challenges, handle emergencies, protect people and property, and safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, and world peace and regional stability, the Xinhua News Agency reported on Monday.

The outlines have important meanings for the Chinese armed forces to carry out their duties and missions in the new era, as they will make innovations in ways military forces are used and standardize the organization and implementation of the armed forces’ military operations other than war, Xinhua said.

Military operations other than war refer to operations that do not involve war, like disaster relief and humanitarian aid, as well as operations that limit the scale of the use of force like maritime escorts and peacekeeping, a Chinese military expert who requested anonymity told the Global Times on Monday.

The Chinese armed forces have been engaged in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic since 2020. They also played a vital role in saving the people from natural disasters like earthquakes and floods, which often took place in China over the past years, the expert said, noting that the recipients of disaster relief and humanitarian aid from the Chinese armed forces have also expanded to other countries, including many that received medical equipment and vaccines against COVID-19, and Tonga that was heavily hit by a volcanic eruption and tsunami earlier this year.

The Chinese armed forces are also responsible for counter-terrorism, anti-pirate and peacekeeping missions, including regular escort missions in the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia as well as UN peacekeeping missions, providing public security goods to the international community, the expert said.

By carrying out these operations overseas, in some cases, the Chinese troops can prevent spillover effects of regional instabilities from affecting China, secure vital transport routes for strategic materials like oil, or safeguard China’s overseas investments, projects and personnel, analysts said, noting that this is likely why Xinhua described the outlines as being capable of safeguarding China’s national sovereignty, security and development interests.

With six chapters and 59 chapters, the outlines summarize experiences accumulated from past missions and practices, draw results from both military and civilian research, and standardize the basic principles, organization and command, types of activities, activity support and political work, providing the legal basis for the troops to carry out military operations other than war, according to Xinhua.
 

Soldier30

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The Chinese army conducted a large-scale military exercise on the landing of amphibious assaults on the coast of one of the islands, apparently, the landing on Taiwan is being practiced during the exercises. On the video, you can see the entire cycle of the landing operation, from the destruction of coastal fortifications by floating self-propelled artillery installations to the landing and capture of the island.

 

Hendrik_2000

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The Chinese army conducted a large-scale military exercise on the landing of amphibious assaults on the coast of one of the islands, apparently, the landing on Taiwan is being practiced during the exercises. On the video, you can see the entire cycle of the landing operation, from the destruction of coastal fortifications by floating self-propelled artillery installations to the landing and capture of the island.

The problem is sofar they only battalion size exercise I have yet to see corp size exercise involving both navy, marine and airforce, rocket force etc or even airborne brigade. China need to expand the transportation mean to be taken seriously. sofar it is missing. I guess they don't want to give the wrong impression that invasion is imminent when they are not ready yet!
 

HeroOftheFerelden

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The Chinese army conducted a large-scale military exercise on the landing of amphibious assaults on the coast of one of the islands, apparently, the landing on Taiwan is being practiced during the exercises. On the video, you can see the entire cycle of the landing operation, from the destruction of coastal fortifications by floating self-propelled artillery installations to the landing and capture of the island.


There're six army amphibious brigades that have been doing these kind of excercises every a couple months on each own for years, and have been reported by the CCTV regularly. Not to mention there're six navy marince brigades doing the same thing.
 

Michaelsinodef

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There're six army amphibious brigades that have been doing these kind of excercises every a couple months on each own for years, and have been reported by the CCTV regularly. Not to mention there're six navy marince brigades doing the same thing.
This, people really have no idea just how much the PLA actually practises amphibious landings, not to mention it also has helicopter airborne units.

And in general, the amount of training and practice the PLA is doing, can only be described as massive lol.
 

luosifen

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2022-06-28 09:22:53Global Times Editor : Li Yan
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Ahead of the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), three nominees have been proposed as recipients of this year's August 1 Medal, namely Du Fuguo, a young demining soldier, Qian Qihu, winner of the country's highest science and technology award and Nie Haisheng, commander of the epic Shenzhou-12 manned spaceflight mission.
The nominees' deeds will be publicized from Monday to Friday for public supervision.
Du Fuguo, 31 years old, was a demining soldier in the PLA. He volunteered to join the China-Vietnam border mine clearance mission in June 2015, and on October 11, 2018, an explosion took both of Du's hands and eyes when he attempted to protect his comrades during a land mine clearance operation in Southwest China's Yunnan Province. Over the three years before the accident, Du had entered mine fields more than 1,000 times. He had removed more than 150 tons of bombs, 400 land mines and handled over 20 emergency situations.
Du was honored the title "role model of our times" in 2018, and was awarded the title of "Heroic Demining Soldier" a year later.
Another nominee Qian Qihu, 85, is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) who won the country's top science award, the State Preeminent Science and Technology Award, in 2019. He set up the theoretical system for China's modern defense engineering and contributed to creating a below-ground defense infrastructure.
In an exclusive interview with the Global Times in 2019, Qian described his work, the "Underground Steel Great Wall," as the "country's last national defense line" that could "guarantee the security of the country's strategic arsenal" against potential attacks, including those from future hypersonic weapons.
After retirement, he actively advised on the construction of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway and the Bohai Bay tunnel, donated all his prize money of 8 million yuan ($1.2 million) to poor students in the suburbs, and donated another 6.5 million yuan to support Wuhan's fight against COVID-19 epidemic.
The other nominee, Nie Haisheng, 58, was the commander of the Shenzhou-12 manned spaceflight mission in June 2021 and was among the first to visit and stay on China's space station for three months. His first space run was the Shenzhou-6 mission in October 2005, and the second on Shenzhou-10 in June 2013. He was granted the title of "hero astronaut" after his second space mission, according to the China Manned Space Agency.
Nie was honored with a first-class aerospace achievement medal by the Communist Party China Central Committee, the State Council and the Central Military Commission (CMC) after returning from his epic journey in November 2021.
During their 90-day stay in orbit, Nie and his two crew members Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo carried out a variety of tasks. Their tasks included transferring and un-boxing supplies from Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft to decorate the space station core module, conducting hours-long spacewalks twice and verifying the reliability of the craft's smart robotic arm.
As the first group of residents in the Chinese space habitat, they also verified the capability of the new regenerative life support systems onboard, laying the foundation for future missions and the long-term operation of China's space station.
The August 1 Medal, conferred by the CMC chairman, is the highest honor in the Chinese military. It is granted to military personnel who have made outstanding contributions to safeguarding national sovereignty, security and development interests, and to advancing the modernization of national defense and the armed forces.
 

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Pulled the parts I thought were most relevant to the PLA with some big claims made by this American Air Force officer.
The Air Force officer responsible for all aspects of contracting for the service has issued a stark warning about China’s rapid gains in defense acquisition, with the result that its military is now getting its hands on new equipment “five to six times” faster than the United States.
As well as the sheer speed with which Beijing is able to acquire new weapons, Holt contends, the Chinese are also operating far more efficiently. “In purchasing power parity, they spend about one dollar to our 20 dollars to get to the same capability,” he told his audience. “We are going to lose if we can’t figure out how to drop the cost and increase the speed in our defense supply chains,” Holt added.
For Holt, the big issue behind America’s inability to match China in this field is the way it goes about actually buying what its military needs in terms of defense equipment, logistics, and support. While the budgetary framework that actually funds these purchases may be unwieldy (“slow and stodgy” in his words), the greater problem, Holt contends, is the resourcing system.
Ultimately, the current defense acquisition architecture was set up to field technologies and capabilities that are identified four years in advance. That means they are of limited or degraded use in today’s fast-moving world, where new technologies rapidly appear and eclipse older ones. This is a reality that China has been able to embrace, but one that the U.S. system has so far failed to adapt to.
 

Hendrik_2000

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Faster and cheaper Chinese weapon procurement compare to US
The Air Force officer responsible for all aspects of contracting for the service has issued a stark warning about China’s rapid gains in defense acquisition, with the result that its military is now getting its hands on new equipment “five to six times” faster than the United States. This is the latest sobering evidence from a U.S. defense official suggesting that the Pentagon needs to urgently overhaul the way it goes about fielding new weapons, while China increasingly appears to be jockeying for the lead in the development of all kinds of high-end military technologies as part of its broader drive to become a preeminent strategic power.

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