Authorities in Xinjiang in China’s northwest are destroying burial grounds where generations of Uygur families have been laid to rest, leaving behind human bones and broken tombs in what activists call an effort to eradicate the ethnic group’s identity.In just two years, dozens of cemeteries have been destroyed in the region, according to an AFP investigation with satellite imagery analysts Earthrise Alliance.The analysis indicates that the government has exhumed and flattened at least 45 Uygur…
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China and South Korea agreed on Monday to make a joint effort to denuclearise the Korean Peninsula as they resumed bilateral high-level defence talks – suspended since 2014 when tensions emerged over Seoul’s plans to allow deployment of a US anti-missile system, Yonhap News Agency said.Lieutenant General Shao Yuanming, deputy chief of the Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission, met South Korean defence vice-minister Park Jae-min in Beijing and both sides agreed to deepen…
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Hong Kong police and protesters exchanged tear gas and petrol bombs as an illegal anti-government march that attracted tens of thousands descended into chaos, with hundreds of shops trashed and Chinese banks and metro stations targeted.
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The People's Liberation Army Air Force will host a large-scale open house activity in Changchun, capital of Northeast China’s Jilin province, on Oct 17-21.
The event is being held to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its founding, according to a news conference held in Beijing on Oct 13.
The five-day event will include an air show, an exhibition, and related activities, comprehensively showcasing the PLA Air Force's achievements over the past seven decades.
Colonel Zhang Shouhai, an officer with the Staff Department, told the news conference that the air show will include flights, parachuting, and aerobatic performances.
It will involve the participation of 10 types of aircraft – some 35 aircraft in total – including the J-20 stealth fighter and the J-16 multirole fighter.
A total of 71 weapons and equipment in 46 aircraft types will be on display at the exhibition, as well as a variety of aircraft. How the air force soldiers train, fight, deliver supplies and support will be showcased to visitors.
In addition, visitors can learn about pilot recruitment and visit military camps during the event, to know more about the air force.
It is the seventh time that the Air Force has hosted an open house event in Changchun since 2011. This year will witness the largest amount of equipment on exhibition, according to officials.
The first Changchun aviation exhibition will be held simultaneously with the celebration event, with an exhibition area totaling 460,000 square meters.
A conference themed on Changchun’s development in the general aviation sector and an investment fair for the city’s general aviation industry will be held, according to Wang Lu, executive vice-mayor of Changchun.
BEIJING, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Xu Qiliang, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, met with Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich Tuesday, who is here to attend the 9th Beijing Xiangshan Forum.
Noting that Chinese and Vietnamese militaries have maintained frequent and effective high-level communication, improved cooperation mechanisms and boosted border and maritime defense exchanges, Xu said that Chinese armed forces would like to advance strategic communication, strengthen coordination on multilateral platforms and properly address disputes with the Vietnamese side.
The Vietnamese military is willing to work with the Chinese side to enhance exchanges of high-level visits and conduct pragmatic cooperation so that relations between the two militaries will continue to be a major support to the relations between the two countries and two parties, Ngo said.
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It is a tantalising promise: for 449 yuan (US$64) and a saliva sample, Chinese genetic testing company 23Mofang can extract your DNA and genotype it to provide a comprehensive report that includes ancestral information, hereditary disease risks and traits like alcohol tolerance level. But what sets 23Mofang apart from other consumer genetic testing providers in the market is that it can determine if you are a descendant of ancient Chinese royalty.The company, for example, estimated that 1.81…
By Ou Xiang, Wang Di and Xu Lin
BEIJING, Oct. 21 (Chinamil) -- The 9th Beijing Xiangshan Forum is held at Beijing International Convention Center from October 20 to 22, attracting extensive attention from all countries to this track-1.5 high-level defense and security dialogue platform. Over 600 delegates from 76 countries attend the forum, including twenty-three defense ministers, six top military leaders (national defense army commanders), eight representatives of international organizations, and other experts and scholars.
Co-hosted by China Association for Military Science (CAMS) and China Institute for International Strategic Studies (CIISS), this year’s Xiangshan Forum, under the theme of "Maintaining International Order and Promoting Peace in the Asia-Pacific”, will discuss four topics, namely “major-country relation and international order”, “security risk management and control in the Asia Pacific”, “interests and common security of medium and small countries”, and “international arms control system and global stability”. Eight panel discussions are arranged, at which the delegates will hold academic discussions on eight subjects of global concern.
The first subject is innovation of security concept. International security situation has seen obvious changes in recent years. Global security order is “fragmented”, with the concept of global security governance being shaken, its mechanism undermined and its goal hard to achieve. In face of the security dilemma and governance difficulty, the international community has put forth many new concepts for building a world of lasting peace and universal security.
The second subject is creating the mutual trust mechanism. The world is going through massive changes and the value of strategic mutual trust is worth special attention. While there isn’t sufficient strategic mutual trust, putting in place trust-building measures is very important for preventing misinterpretation and misjudgment and maintaining regional stability. In today’s world, trust-building measures have become more and more important to the reduction of unexpected military conflicts among countries.
The third subject is Asian-Pacific security architecture. An important reason why the Asia Pacific boasts the greatest development vitality and potential in the world is that it has maintained a peaceful and stable security environment for a long time. There are a number of security mechanisms in the region nowadays, each with different members and functions, and some of them are outdated and have to be adjusted and perfected urgently. The key to ensuring lasting peace and order in the Asian-Pacific region is building a futuristic security architecture that suits the regional conditions and meets the demands of all concerned parties.
The fourth subject is maritime security. Maritime security is an important part of common security for mankind and a crucial area that forges international cooperation and promotes common development. The international community has to comprehensively analyze the new situation in maritime security, and discuss new paths of jointly coping with maritime security challenges, promoting maritime security cooperation and building a global and regional maritime community with a shared future.
The fifth subject is international anti-terror cooperation. International cooperation in this field has made some progress in recent years, weakening international terrorism through united efforts of the international community, but terrorist ideas remain widespread and various kinds of terrorist attacks keep taking place. As terrorism is a complicated issue that will continue to exist for a long time, all countries need to seek methods and paths of international anti-terror cooperation with a new strategic thinking.
The sixth subject is the new security situation in the Middle East. Since 2018, the geopolitical situation in the Middle East has been reshuffled at a faster pace with increasingly serious security situation. The falling apart of Iran nuclear treaty, the intense game in Syria by countries both inside and outside the region, and the attack of Saudi Arabia’s oil production facility have constantly shaken the security and stability in the Middle East and the sub-regions. Against such a background, it is necessary to conduct an in-depth analysis of the new security situation there, and align the Middle East policies of various parties in search for a way out for the region.
The seventh subject is science and technology innovation and international security. At present, science and technology innovation is making greater contributions day by day, with its influence spreading to political, economic, diplomatic, military and other fields. Science and technology are no longer indirect factors in international security, but have become direct, independent factors closely related with international security governance. With the globalization of scientific and technological R&D, it is necessary that delegates discuss the global distribution of scientific and technological resources, global R&D management, and their relation with national and international security.
The eighth subject is AI and future warfare. As a new empowering technology, AI has extensive application prospects in the military field and may trigger changes in combat approach and troop establishment and profoundly change the form of future warfare. The application of AI in the military and warfare will be the inevitable trend of scientific, technological and military reform. While boosting combat capability, AI is also bringing new risks and challenges to international security and peace, which is worth in-depth discussion.
Chinese fintech firm 51 Credit Card is being investigated by police for employing underhand tactics to chase delinquent borrowers, showing resolve by authorities to clean up the peer-to-peer lending industry.
The Hong Kong-listed company, which operates a credit card management app that matches borrowers and lenders for small loans, hired external debt collectors who pretended as government officials to threaten borrowers, police said in a statement on its Weibo social media site late Monday.
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DALAT, Vietnam, Oct. 17 (ChinaMil)--The 18th senior officials' meeting on the implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (SOM-DOC) was held in DaLat, Vietnam on Oct 15. Senior officials from China and ASEAN countries attended the meeting.
The parties had an in-depth discussion on such issues as the situation in the South China Sea, the full and effective implementation of the DOC, practical maritime cooperation and consultations on the Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea. All parties agreed that the situation in the South China Sea is generally stable and reiterated the importance of the full and effective implementation of the DOC in safeguarding peace and stability in the South China Sea and enhancing trust and confidence among all parties.
The meeting expressed grave concern to individual countries over their claim for unilateral development activities in the disputed waters. It was deemed that such actions seriously violated the spirit of the DOC, undermined mutual trust and regional peace and stability. The meeting urged relevant parties to exercise high restraint, properly handle with relevant issues through bilateral channels in accordance with the principles outlined in the declaration, and refrain from any actions that may complicate the situation.
The parties spoke highly of the positive progress made in the COC consultations, exchanged views on the second round of reviewing the COC text, and expressed their hope to conclude the consultations by the end of 2021.New maritime practical cooperation projects were reviewed and confirmed and the DOC implementation plan for 2016-2021 was also updated at the meeting.
Earlier October 13 to 14, various parties also held the 30th meeting of the ASEAN-China Joint Working Group on the implementation of the DOC.
A global money-laundering watchdog has decided not to place Pakistan in its "black list," for now. Islamabad has been given four months to prove it is fighting terror financing. Shamil Shams reports from Paris.