South Sudan fired its army chief as deepening violence in the world’s newest nation sparked international outrage and dimmed prospects for a pickup in oil production that’s the country’s main source of revenue.
China’s military has used annual budget increases in excess of 10 percent to buy precision-guided weapons, fighter jets and an aircraft carrier. Now it’s seeking to upgrade its recruits to operate them.
China plans to fold developers of military hardware into listed state-owned companies, people familiar with the matter said, giving them access to capital markets as the country prioritizes high-technology defense capability.
Chinese investigators traced the source of a chemical that contaminated the water supply of 2.4 million people to a leak from an oil pipeline run by a unit of China National Petroleum Corp., the Xinhua News Agency said.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met Chinese President Xi Jinping today to push for better military ties, a day after his being told by his counterpart in Beijing that China won’t be contained by the U.S.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets Chinese President Xi Jinping today after being told the U.S. refocus to Asia won’t contain China or affect its claims to territory and resources disputed with American allies.
China President Xi Jinping’s first public move to combat corruption in the People’s Liberation Army is the biggest step in his campaign to build it into a combat- ready force after decades in which the military served partly as a money-making vehicle.