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On 9 January in Asian history

ON 9 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 9, 2018

727: Birth of Dai Zong, Chinese emperor who died on May 23, 779
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Daizong_of_Tang

1127: Invading Jurchen soldiers from the Jin Dynasty besiege and sack Bianjing (Kaifeng), the capital of the Song Dynasty of China, and abduct Emperor Qinzong and others, ending the Northern Song Dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Qinzong_of_Song

1150: Chinese Emperor Xizong of Jin is murdered by Prince Hailing in a coup d’état
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Xizong_of_Jin

1283: Song Prime Minister Wen Tianxiang, prisoner of the Yuan for four years is executed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wen_Tianxiang

1562: Death of Amago Haruhisa, Japanese warlord, born on March 4, 1514
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amago_Haruhisa

1624: Birth of Empress Meisho, 109th emperor of Japan (1629-1643) and the seventh woman to ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne, who died in December 1696
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Meish%C5%8D

1760: Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat
http://chemicalhorn.blogspot.fr/2004/10/barari-ghat-battle-of.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dattaji_Rao_Scindia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathas


1779: The British troops meet a large Maratha army at Talegaon and are defeated. This shattered the prestige of the British so low that they had to enter into a humiliating Treaty of Wadgaon by which the British had to surrender all the territories acquired by the Company since 1773
http://www.importantindia.com/9642/first-anglo-maratha-war/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talegaon_Dabhade

1920: Birth of Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar and philanthropist who died in October 1988
http://www.hakim-said.com.pk/

1927: Birth of Sunderlal Bahuguna, Indian environmentalist
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunderlal_Bahuguna
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/9th-january-1927-sunderlal-bahuguna-environmentalist-was-born

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_-y_usyHwg

1934: Birth of Mahendra Kapoor, Indian singer, who died on September 27, 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahendra_Kapoor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apcCTqnXAf8

1945: US forces land on Luzon island (Philippines) with 67,000 soldiers
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/867/today-in-philippine-history-january-9-1945-general-macarthur-landed-at-bonuan-in-lingayen-pangasinan
http://pangasinan.gov.ph/2011/01/‘mcarthur-landed-first-in-lingayen-not-dagupan’-fmr-gov-estrella/

1957: Indonesian political party Masjumi withdraws from the government, causing the governing coalition to collapse
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Masjumi

1965: Birth of Farah Khan, Indian film director and choreographer
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0007134/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farah_Khan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB3AfnbI0rc

1972: Death of Chinese-Architect Liang Sicheng, born on April 20, 1901
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liang_Sicheng
http://www.scapegoatjournal.org/docs/03/03_Zhu_SearchHighAndLow.pdf

1972: RMS Queen Elisabeth is destroyed by fire in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong
http://rmhh.co.uk/ships/pages/RMS%20Queen%20Elizabeth%201.html

1974: Birth of Farhan Akhtar, Indian Bollywood director, actor, producer, singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farhan_Akhtar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihrUJG9b4o4

1976: Birth of Raghava Lawrence, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raghava_Lawrence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RVyC9M4bVw

1983: Birth of Sharad Malhotra, Indian television actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharad_Malhotra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynb_8kMr2ok

1987: Chinese/Vietnamese border fights. 1500 Chinese killed according Vietnamese medias
ttp://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1987-01-09/news/0100090089_1_xuyen-chinese-troops-vietnam
http://articles.latimes.com/1987-01-08/news/mn-3216_1_sino-vietnamese

1987: Birth of Mao Inoue, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mao_Inoue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_khoawqIXo

1988: Death of Jukichi Uno, Japanese actor born on 27 September 1914
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0881303/

1989: First visit (up to 20) by a Thai Foreign minister to Vietnam since 1976

1990: Birth of Melissa Ricks, Filipina actress 
http://www.pinoystop.com/bio/celebrity-profile/751/melissa-ricks-biography

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onF9bAmL-vY

1993: First meeting of Myanmar National Convention in charge of writing a new constitution

1995: Death of Souvine Souphanouvong, President of Laos (1975-1986), born on  July 13, 1909
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituariesprince-souphanouvong-1568367.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfFW4oaaEsY

1997: General Ershad, President of Bangladesh from 1982 to 1990, in jail for corruption since 1991 is freed

1998: Death of Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate, born on October 4, 1918
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/1981/fukui-bio.html

1998: Death of Charito Solis, Filipino  actress, born on October 6, 1935
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charito_Solis

2001: Shenzhou 2, an unmanned Chinese spacecraft is launched with a monkey, a dog and a rabbit on board
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenzhou_2

Shenzhou 2

2002: Chinese philosopher Wang Ruoshui dies in Boston. A firm believer in communism, he spaced out Mao Zedong during the Cultural revolution and expelled from the Communist party in 1987
http://www.hrichina.org/content/4584
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2002/feb/08/guardianobituaries.china

2004: Death of Nissim Ezekiel, Indian Jewish poet and critic, born on December 16, 1924
http://www.poemhunter.com/nissim-ezekiel/biography/
http://www.theguardian.com/news/2004/mar/09/guardianobituaries.india

2009: The Sri Lankan army captures Elephant Pass, the strategic causeway linking the Jaffna peninsula with the mainland
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7819386.stm

2010: In China, Dhondup Wangchen, a Tibetan film-maker, is sentenced to six years in prison by Chinese authorities. The director was arrested in March for a documentary about ordinary Tibetan’s grievances with China
http://www.france24.com/en/20100107-china-jails-tibetan-director-dhondup-wangchen-six-years-documentary-tibet

2012: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is acquitted in a surprise end to a politically charged sodomy trial
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16463989
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/01/201219295952572.html

2013: Death of Anscar Chupungco, Filipino monk and theologian, born on November 10, 1939
http://www.varsitarian.net/witness/20130211/top_liturgist_fr_anscar_chupungco_73
http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/90517/fr-anscar-chupungco-filipino-benedictine-who-tangled-with-pope-benedict

Anscar Chupungco

2013: Vietnam convicts 14 activists of ‘anti-state plot’ Thirteen were jailed for between three and 13 years, while one received a suspended sentence. Most are Catholics, and they include bloggers and students.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20955432

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/trial-01082013181353.html

2014: More than a hundred agents are « intercepting, harassing and intimidating » monks, nuns and ordinary members of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam, denying access to the Long Quang Pagoda in Hue. Those who are arrested have come from various parts of the country to join the celebration
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Vietnamese-police-block-Buddhist-Memorial-Day-celebrations-29993.html

2014: China has taken its feud with Japan to the UN, questioning Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s « erroneous outlook » on history after he visited a shrine commemorating former leaders convicted as war criminals
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/01/china-takes-japan-shrine-dispute-un-20141912939172706.html

2015: In Sri-Lanka, new President Maithripala Sirisena and his new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe both took the oath of office in Colombo’s Independence Square on Friday hours after Rajapakse conceded defeat, in what is being touted as one of the most peaceful in the island’s history
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2015/01/sirisena-sworn-as-sri-lanka-president-20151914215538168.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30738671

2015: In Malaysia, death of former Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Yaakub, born on January 3, 1928. The 88 year old, held office as the fourth head of state between April 2, 1981 and April 2, 1985
http://www.nst.com.my/node/69087

2016: Visiting Japan, the prime minister of the Tibetan government in exile, Lobsang Sangay, calls on China to resume dialogue with envoys of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama
http://www.thetibetpost.com/en/news/international/4868-sikyong-calls-for-dialogue-says-tibetans-in-tibet-face-harsh-suppression

2017: Pakistan completes nuclear triad, launches missile Babur-3 from submarine, giving the country a credible second strike capability
http://zeenews.india.com/asia/pakistan-completes-nuclear-triad-launches-missile-babur-3-from-submarine_1965794.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2060852/watch-pakistan-test-fire-first-nuclear-capable-submarine-cruise
http://zeenews.india.com/asia/babur-3-five-things-to-know-about-the-pakistans-1st-nuclear-capable-submarine-cruise-missile_1965804.html

 

Holidays and observances

Philippines: Black Nazarene (Manila)

China security and defence policy

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9 JANUARY 2018

China denies plans to set up military base in Pakistan

China on Tuesday denied as “unnecessary” speculation reports that it was planning to build a military base at Jiwani in Pakistan’s Balochistan province close to the strategic Chabahar port, which is being jointly developed by India, Iran and Afghanistan
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/china-denies-plans-to-set-up-military-base-in-pakistan-1.2154410

4 JANUARY 2018

China has started building its third aircraft carrier, military sources say

China started building its third aircraft carrier – with a hi-tech launch system – at a Shanghai shipyard last year, according to sources close to the People’s Liberation Army
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2126883/china-has-started-building-its-third-aircraft-carrier

24 DECEMBER 2017

China’s first domestic large amphibious aircraft makes maiden flight

China’s first home-grown large amphibious aircraft AG600 takes off at the Jinwan Civil Aviation Airport in Zhuhai, south China’s Guangdong Province, Dec. 24, 2017. AG600, code named « Kunlong », completed its maiden flight on Sunday. (Xinhua/Liang Xu)
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2017-12/25/content_7881967.htm
http://www.euronews.com/2017/12/24/maiden-flight-of-amphibious-plane
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-42471045

22 NOVEMBER 2017

China’s new military leaders

The new CMC membership is stacked with Xi’s favoured generals. While the two CMC deputies — Xu Qiliang and Zhang Youxia — share a long history with Xi, the remaining members either served in the former Nanjing Military Region, which encompassed Xi’s former Fujian and Zhejiang strongholds, or have been groomed for higher office since Xi assumed the CMC leadership
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/11/22/chinas-new-military-leaders/

18 NOVEMBER 2017

China wins its war against THAAD without firing a shot

A detente between China and South Korea may be good news for the Korean economy and a necessary step towards resolving the North Korea issue, but at the same time it threatens to degrade regional security for years to come
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2120452/china-wins-its-war-against-south-koreas-us-thaad-missile
http://www.atimes.com/article/beijing-seoul-reset-doesnt-hurt-us-south-korea-ties/

27 SEPTEMBER 2017

The end game of China’s arms export strategy

Is China’s arms export strategy really a success story? The first question is to establish whether there has been dramatic growth in China’s arms exports, emulating the success of its broader commercial exports. While the picture is not equivocal, there are signs that something is indeed happening
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/09/27/the-end-game-of-chinas-arms-export-strategy/

18 SEPTEMBER 2017

China, Russia begin joint drills near North Korea

China and Russia have started joint naval drills near North Korea, amid continuing tensions chiefly between Pyongyang and Washington that risk turning into a military conflict
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/09/18/535556/China-Russia-joint-drills-North-Korea
https://en.tempo.co/read/news/2017/09/18/074910162/China-Russia-Begin-Naval-Drills-Near-North-Korea

25 JULY 2017

Chinese military sets up hi-tech weapons research agency modelled on US body

China’s military has set up a new department modelled on the ­Pentagon’s hi-tech research agency to develop state-of-the-art weapons such as stealth ­aircraft and electromagnetic ­cannons
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2104070/chinese-military-sets-hi-tech-weapons-research-agency

24 JULY 2017

Chinese jets intercept US surveillance plane over East China Sea: US officials

A pair of armed Chinese fighter jets flew dangerously close to a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane flying in the East China Sea on Sunday afternoon, with the hazardous Chinese behavior nearly causing a « collision, » two U.S. officials told
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/07/24/2-chinese-fighter-jets-buzz-us-navy-spy-plane-in-east-china-sea.html
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/07/24/529559/Chinese-jets-intercept-US-surveillance-plane

19 JULY 2017

Is This the Future of Chinese Submarine Power?

There are hints that China might pursue foreign basing for its submarine force
http://nationalinterest.org/feature/the-future-chinese-submarine-power-21229

18 JULY 2017

China dares India. Says ready for all-out confrontation

China on Tuesday again told India to withdraw its troops from the disputed border at Doklam as a Chinese newspaper warned that Beijing was battle ready and not afraid to go to war with India in an “all-out confrontation”
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/china-dares-india-says-ready-for-all-out-confrontation-1.2060997
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/178/96/199/1500390938750.html
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/doklam-standoff-china-india-sikkim-border-standoff-pla-beijing/1/1004522.html

16 JULY 2017

What is China’s military strength?

Despite being the largest Army, it is not the most modern force in the world considering the budget it allocates for defence. In 2017, Chinese defence budget allocation was $152 billion. Here is Global Fire Power data on China’s military prowess
http://indianexpress.com/article/what-is/what-is-chinas-military-strength-4748691/

11  JULY 2017

China dispatches military personnel to Djibouti base

China on Tuesday dispatched members of its People’s Liberation Army to the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti to man the rising Asian giant’s first overseas military base, a key part of a wide-ranging expansion of the role of China’s armed forces
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_CHINA_DJIBOUTI_MILITARY_BASE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-07-11-09-42-57
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/239/143/253/1499783231536.html

28 JUNE 2017

China launches Asia’s biggest, most advanced warship, giving PLA greater reach

Beijing launched what it calls the most advanced and largest warship in Asia on Wednesday, billing it as a major step forward in the modernisation of its navy, according to the official military newspaper
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2100335/china-launches-its-best-and-biggest-warship-push-build
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40426832
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2017-06/28/content_7656051.htm

27 JUNE 2017

China makes a formal protest after accusing Indian border guards of crossing from Sikkim state into its Tibetan territory

China has accused Indian border guards of crossing into its territory from the state of Sikkim on India’s northeastern border with Tibet, the Chinese foreign and defence ministries have said, complicating an already difficult relationship http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-4641894/China-accuses-Indian-border-guards-crossing-territory.html#ixzz4lEMktQ17
http://www.livemint.com/Politics/geza9H7vcWsvfDXxc6wg9O/China-accuses-Indian-troops-of-crossing-boundary-in-Sikkim.html

23 JUNE 2017

US defense contractor caught with $16,500 in luggage is charged with spying for China

A US defense contractor and former State Department security officer who was found with $16,500 in his luggage has been arrested by American counterintelligence officials and charged with spying for China
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/23/us-defense-contractor-caught-with-16500-in-luggage-is-charged-with-spying-for-china
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/22/us/politics/kevin-mallory-arrested-spying-china.html

16 JUNE 2017

Hong Kong’s PLA garrison no longer just symbolic, top brass say

The People’s Liberation Army has signalled that its Hong Kong garrison is no longer just a sovereign symbol but a combat-ready force that could demonstrate China’s military might
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2098721/hong-kongs-pla-garrison-no-longer-just-symbolic-top

7 JUNE 2017

Threat for India as China plans to establish its military base in Pakistan: Pentagone report

China is set to expand its military capabilities across the globe, with new overseas bases in countries like Pakistan as the world’s largest army seeks an increased role in defending China’s interest abroad, a report by the Pentagon has said
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/253500457/threat-for-india-as-china-plans-to-establish-its-military-base-in-pakistan
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/07/china-to-set-up-military-bases-in-pakistan-pentagon-report
http://zeenews.india.com/world/china-slams-pentagon-report-on-overseas-military-bases-2012830.html

27 MAY 2017

US says China carried out ‘unsafe’ intercept of surveillance plane

Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a US Navy surveillance plane over the South China Sea on Wednesday, with one coming within 200 yards (180 meters) of the American aircraft, US officials told
http://www.atimes.com/article/us-says-china-carried-unsafe-intercept-surveillance-plane/
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2095921/two-chinese-jets-unsafe-intercept-us-navy-aircraft

19 MAY 2017

Chinese fighter jets intercept US ‘sniffer’ plane over disputed territory

A pair of incidents involving fighter jets from China, Japan and the US over the East China seas has escalated an already tense situation. Several nations have claims of sovereignty over parts of the region
http://www.dw.com/en/chinese-fighter-jets-intercept-us-sniffer-plane-over-disputed-territory/a-38897597
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2095015/us-critic

2 MAY 2017

China demands ‘immediate’ halt to US missile shield in South Korea

China called Tuesday (May 2) for the immediate suspension of a controversial missile defence system hours after Washington confirmed the shield was now operational in South Korea
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-demands-immediate-halt-to-us-missile-shield-in-south-korea-8811534
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1045050.shtml

26 APRIL 2017

China launches its first home-built aircraft carrier

China has launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier, which will join an existing one bought secondhand from Ukraine, amid rising tensions over North Korea and worries about Beijing’s assertiveness in the South China Sea
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/26/china-launches-second-aircraft-carrier-that-is-first-built-at-home
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2090723/china-launches-first-domestically-built-aircraft
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170426_16/

18 APRIL 2017

China reshuffles 84 corps-level military units

China announced Tuesday a military reshuffle with 84 corps-level units newly adjusted or established, a move hailed by President Xi Jinping as another major step in strengthening the country’s armed forces
http://chinaplus.cri.cn/news/politics/11/20170418/3175.html

29 MARCH 2017

China building navy’s biggest amphibious assault vessel, sources say

China has started building a new generation of large amphibious assault vessels that will strengthen the navy as it plays a more dominant role in projecting the nation’s power overseas, military sources said
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2083109/china-building-navys-biggest-amphibious-assault-vessel

10 MARCH 2017

China’s second aircraft carrier in shape as navy sets ambitious goals

The building of China’s second aircraft carrier is in good shape as the hull blocks have been joined in the dock, said a senior navy offcial
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2017-03/10/content_15583798.html
http://en.people.cn/n3/2017/0310/c90000-9188666.html

7 MARCH 2017

China warns of ‘consequences’ over deployment of U.S. antimissile system

China warned Tuesday of “consequences” for South Korea and the United States over the deployment of a U.S. antimissile system, raising regional tension and posing a challenge to the Trump administration
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-warns-of-consequences-over-deployment-of-us-anti-missile-system/2017/03/07/dd5ca494-0319-11e7-a391-651727e77fc0_story.html?utm_term=.24810b96c1df
http://www.aljazeera.com/video/news/2017/03/deploys-missile-defence-system-south-korea-170307101521273.html

4 MARCH 2017

China raises military budget by 7pc amid slower economic growth

China will increase its defence budget by about 7 per cent this year, the smallest boost since 2010, a move which analysts said reflected the nation’s continuing economic slowdown
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2076111/china-raises-military-budget-7pc-amid-slower-economic
http://www.atimes.com/article/china-says-defense-spending-increase-slow/

27 FEBRUARY 2017

China needs to ramp up defence spending amid overhaul of military, say Chinese analysts

Chinese military experts say Beijing needs to resume double-digit increases in defence spending in the coming year to meet the increasing challenges facing the nation’s military at home and abroad
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2074356/china-needs-ramp-defence-spending-amid-overhaul

21 FEBRUARY 2017

China boosts arms exports by 74pc, while cutting reliance on outside providers, report finds

China has become less dependent on arms import over the past five years due to increased military capabilities at home, while boosting its own exports by 74 per cent, according to a report released on Monday
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2072465/china-boosts-arms-exports-74pc-while-cutting-reliance

China’s Military Capabilities 2017

People’s Liberation Army (Chinese army), Chinese air force, Chinese ladn forces, Chinese navy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHHuwHgmQ68

18 FEBRUARY 2017

China’s Strategic Support Force: A Force for Innovation?

The new PLA branch might be China’s key to leapfrogging the United States on military technology
http://thediplomat.com/2017/02/chinas-strategic-support-force-a-force-for-innovation/

15 FEBRUARY 2017

China’s military progress challenges Western dominance, says IISS

 Chinese military technology is reaching « near-parity » with the West, a new report from the London-based think tank IISS has found. Western dominance in advanced military systems can no longer be taken for granted
http://www.dw.com/en/chinas-military-progress-challenges-western-dominance-says-iiss/a-37552817

7 FEBRUARY 2017

China slams base in South Korea for US destroyer

Beijing voiced its firm opposition on Tuesday to the possible deployment of the United States’ most advanced warship to waters off the Korean peninsula
http://www.asianews.network/content/china-slams-base-south-korea-destroyer-38836

1 FEBRUARY 2017

China tested new missile capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads: report

China reportedly tested a new version of a missile that can carry multiple nuclear warheads last month, amid heightened anxiety over ties with the United States
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2067267/china-tested-new-missile-capable-carrying-multiple
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201701311050213051-china-tests-missile-ten-warheads/
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/china-tests-missile-10-warheads/

11 JANUARY 2017

China issues white paper on Asia-Pacific security cooperation

China on Wednesday issued a white paper on policies related to Asia-Pacific security cooperation, which also clarified the nation’s stance on issues of regional concern
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-01/11/c_135974121.htm
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-issues-white-paper-warns-small-and-medium-sized-countries/3430786.html
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2017-01/11/c_135973695_2.htm

28 DECEMBER 2016

China’s military in 2016: Missiles, intelligence and the South China Sea

China’s military advanced along several fronts in 2016 in its concerted program to develop new asymmetric and conventional warfare capabilities while continuing to challenge the United States for military control of key waterways in Asia
http://www.atimes.com/chinas-military-2016-missiles-intelligence-scs/

14 DECEMBER 2016

America’s F-35 fighter jet vs China’s J-20: which is better, cheaper, stealthier?

Although few details are known about China’s most advanced fighter under development, it is assumed it will cost much less than its US equivalent
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2054492/americas-f-35-fighter-jet-vs-chinas-j-20-which-better

17 NOVEMBER 2016

China says its aircraft carrier is combat-ready — here’s how it stacks up to other world powers’

Almost two decades after buying the hull from Ukraine in 1998, China has finally declared its sole aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, ready for combat
http://uk.businessinsider.com/china-liaoning-aircraft-carrier-vs-nimitz-kuznetsov-2016-11?r=US&IR=T/#the-liaonings-particulars-and-capabilities-sound-impressive-2

17 SEPTEMBER 2016

Is China’s latest space mission a step towards PLA tracking of nuclear submarines?

Chinese scientists are working on a space-based device that could track gravitational ripples produced by submerged submarines
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2028686/chinas-latest-space-mission-step-towards-pla-tracking

12 SEPTEMBER 2016

China, Russia hold 1st joint South China Sea drill

China and Russia have kicked off 8 days of joint naval exercises in the South China Sea. It’s the first time the 2 countries are holding joint drills in the contested waters
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160912_20/
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2016-09/12/content_7254045.htm

10 SEPTEMBER 2016

China eyes closer military ties with Myanmar

China’s military wants to strengthen ties with neighbouring Myanmar by having more exchanges and greater cooperation, a top officer told Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a visit to the Southeast Asian country
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-eyes-closer-military-ties-myanmar
http://www.ecns.cn/military/2016/09-10/225992.shtml

29 AUGUST 2016

China Air Force spokesperson: 3rd-generation surface-to-air missile ready for combat

The PLA Air Force’s « Hero Battalion », which assigned to a missile division with the air force of the Central Theater Command and created the precedent of hitting enemy aircraft like the U-2 ultra-high altitude reconnaissance aircraft with surface-to-air missile in the world, has formed combat capability after employing the 3rd-generation surface-to-air missiles independently developed by China
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2016-08/29/content_7230831.htm

25 AUGUST 2016

Arms Race Threatened on India-China border

 New Delhi’s decision to deploy the BrahMos supersonic missile – the world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile, which can fly at 2.8 times the speed of sound – in the disputed northeast state of Arunachal, has left its rival and neighbor fuming as big-power tensions flare between China and India
http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/arms-race-threaten-india-china-border/

24 JULY 2016

South China Sea air strips’ main role is ‘to defend Hainan nuclear submarine base’

The real reason for China’s construction of artificial islands in the South China Sea is to provide a ring of protection for its fleet of advanced nuclear submarines based on the southern tip of Hainan Island, experts say
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1993754/south-china-sea-air-strips-main-role-defend-hainan

8 JULY 2016

China and Russia criticise THAAD missile defence system as destabilising region

China and Russia blasted Seoul and Washington on Friday over their decision to deploy an advanced missile defence system in South Korea, which analysts said would trigger a new round of an arms race in northeast Asia and push China closer to the North Korea
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1987103/china-and-russia-criticise-thaad-missile-defence-system
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-07/08/content_15460127.html

6 JULY 2016

China extends military wings with new home-grown transport plane Y-20

The People’s Liberation Army Air Force put its newest home-grown military transport aircraft, the Yun-20, into service yesterday – extending Beijing’s ability to deploy its forces around the world as it pursues a greater global role
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1986128/china-extends-military-wings-new-home-grown-transport
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/news-channels/2016-07/06/content_7138086.htm
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/china/china-extends-military-wings-with-new-transport-plane-1.1858281

28 JUNE 2016

Is China militarising space? Experts say new junk collector could be used as anti-satellite weapon

A small spacecraft sent into orbit by the Long March 7 rocket launched from Hainan in southern China on Saturday is tasked with cleaning up space junk, according to the government, but some analysts claim it may serve a military purpose
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1982526/china-militarising-space-experts-say-new-junk-collector

27 JUNE 2016

Russia and China to produce heavy helicopter

Under the agreement between Russia and China, the Russian helicopters will provide technologies and also develop a technical proposal and separate systems of the new vehicle on a contract basis, Tass reports
http://www.theasian.asia/archives/95234

18 JUNE 2016

How China’s navy rapidly modernized to rival the US’s

A recent report from the US Congressional Research Service details how China’s navy, the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), has undergone a stunning modernization push that puts it near parity with the US
http://uk.businessinsider.com/how-china-has-modernized-their-navy-2016-6?r=US&IR=T

15 JUNE 2016

For the first time since 2004, a Chinese warship enters Japanese territorial sea in East China Sea

A Chinese People’s Liberation Army-Navy Type 815 Dongdiao-class spy ship entered Japanese territorial waters on Wednesday, according to Japan’s defense ministry. The move is the first of its kind since 2004, when a Chinese nuclear submarine entered Japan’s 12 nautical mile territorial sea near Sakishima Islands, in Okinawa prefecture
http://thediplomat.com/2016/06/for-first-time-since-2004-chinese-warship-enters-japanese-territorial-sea-in-east-china-sea/
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/06/15/national/politics-diplomacy/chinese-naval-ship-briefly-enters-japans-territorial-waters-off-kagoshima/#.V2HKZ49OLNP
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160615_37/

2 MAY 2016

The dangers presented by China’s hypersonic weapons build-up

Back just three years ago, in February of 2013, a high-ranking US naval official remarked that China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) was preparing to wage, if called upon, what he called “a short sharp war to destroy Japanese forces in the East China Sea …”
http://atimes.com/2016/05/the-dangers-presented-by-chinas-hypersonic-weapons-build-up/

26 APRIL 2016

China, Indonesia to boost security ties despite South China Sea spat

Chinese and Indonesian officials pledged to boost security ties, marine cooperation and infrastructure investment, state media reported on Tuesday, after a diplomatic spat over what Indonesia called a breach of its sovereignty by the Chinese coastguard.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-indonesia-to-boost/2734410.html

26 APRIL 2016

China, Indonesia to boost security ties despite South China Sea spat

Chinese and Indonesian officials pledged to boost security ties, marine cooperation and infrastructure investment, state media reported on Tuesday, after a diplomatic spat over what Indonesia called a breach of its sovereignty by the Chinese coastguard.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-indonesia-to-boost/2734410.html

4 APRIL 2016

Another ‘Great Game’: Why China’s PLA is jostling for position with the world’s armed forces in tiny Djibouti

Four months ago that China has signed an agreement with Djibouti for the installation by the end of 2017 of a “naval logistics” base to accommodate up to 10,000 soldiers and serve to secure Beijing’s considerable and growing interests in the wider region
http://www.scmp.com/news/world/africa/article/1933505/another-great-game-why-chinas-pla-jostling-position-worlds-armed

7 MARCH 2016

China’s second aircraft carrier to be equipped with J-15, military expert says

China’s domestically produced J-15 carrier-based fighter will be deployed on the country’s second aircraft carrier, said military expert Yin Zhuo in a recent interview
http://en.people.cn/n3/2016/0307/c90000-9026443.html

5 MARCH 2016

China announces 7.6-pct defense budget rise, lowest in six years

China on Saturday announced the country’s lowest defense budget increase in six years in the wake of rising economic headwinds and last year’s massive drawdown of service people
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-03/05/content_15394979.html

13 FEBRUARY 2016

China FM: THAAD in S.Korea could target China

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says he opposes the use of an advanced US missile defense system in South Korea
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20160213_19.html

2 FEBRUARY 2016

China’s new 5 military regions officially established

China on Monday officially established five military regions to replace the seven military regions that existed previously at a ceremony in Beijing. The five new military regions are: Eastern, Western, Southern , Northern and Central Military Regions
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/acs/201602010029.aspx
http://thediplomat.com/2016/02/its-official-chinas-military-has-5-new-theater-commands/

20 JANUARY 2016

China to Get Russia’s Lethal Su-35 Fighter This Year

China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) will start receiving its first Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E fighters from Russia later this year
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/china-get-russias-lethal-su-35-fighter-year-14968

5 JANUARY 2016

China Launches a New High-Tech Spy Ship

Neptune, the newly unveiled Type 815 surveillance vessel, is the latest addition to Beijing’s growing fleet—which has been deployed far and wide in recent years
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/01/05/china-launches-a-new-high-tech-spy-ship.html

31 DECEMBER 2015

Its now official: China is building 2nd aircraft carrier with domestic technology

Ministry spokesman Col. Yang Yujun told reporters at a news conference that the 50,000-ton vessel is being built in the northern port of Dalian
http://atimes.com/2015/12/china-building-second-aircraft-carrier-with-domestic-technology/

29 DECEMBER 2015

China’s armed drones appear built from stolen data from US cyber intrusions

The Caihong-4, or CH-4, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is a testament to the remarkable success of China’s military in copying vital high-technology weapons that currently are considered among the most cutting edge arms systems used in modern combat operations for both ground strikes and intelligence-gathering
http://atimes.com/2015/12/chinas-armed-drones-appear-built-from-stolen-data-from-us-cyber-intrusions/

28 DECEMBER 2015

China legalises overseas counter-terrorism operations in controversial new anti-terror laws

China legalises overseas counter-terror operations by its military, according to the details of a controversial new law, as it tries to tie violence linked to mainly Muslim Xinjiang into global concerns about extremism
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-12-29/china-legalises-overseas-counterterrorism-operations-in-controversial-new-antiterror-laws/1530470
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-gives-itself-right-mount-anti-terror-ops-abroad

1 DECEMBER 2015

China Is Building The World’s Second Stealth Air Force

Prototype « 2017 » is the eighth J-20 stealth fighter, its most noticeable exterior improvement is a redesigned cockpit canopy. The ceremony surrounding its November 24, 2015 maiden flight (note brightly dressed civilians in the background) suggests that the J-20 project has hit a major milestone, with LRIP likely to start next year
http://www.popsci.com/2017-prototype-heralds-end-an-era-for-j-20-fighter-jet-testing-start-another-era

26 NOVEMBER 2015

Xi urges breakthroughs in military structural reform

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged breakthroughs in reform of the country’s armed forces by 2020, vowing to reorganize the current military administration structure and military command system
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/news-channels/2015-11/26/content_6787761.htm

China confirms deal with Russia on Su-35 fighter jets

« The Su-35 fighter jet project is one of the areas in which China and Russia are willing to cooperate, » said Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian in response to a question about the US$2-billion deal
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/business/2015-11/26/content_15350642.html
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/news-channels/pla-daily-commentary/2015-11/20/content_6777658.htm

15 OCTOBER 2015

Chinese admiral in Iran calls for closer defence ties

China wants to strengthen military ties with Iran, a senior Chinese admiral said Thursday, three months after Tehran sealed a deal with world powers over its nuclear programme.
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/chinese-admiral-iran-calls-closer-defence-ties-082033177.html

29 SEPTEMBER 2015

China and Malaysia’s first ever joint military exercice is an important strategic move

Malaysia’s Armed Forces and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) conducted a five-day exercise on Managing Non-Traditional Threats and Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HADR) from September 17 to 22. Codenamed “Peace and Friendship 2015″
http://www.intellasia.net/china-and-malaysias-first-ever-joint-military-exercise-is-an-important-strategic-move-471169

9 SEPTEMBER 2015

Sino-Russia co-engineered heavy helicopter debuts in China

A heavy-lift helicopter jointly developed by China and Russia made its debut in China on Wednesday
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1101&MainCatID=11&id=20150909000141

19 AUGUST 2015

China’s DF-41 long-range nuclear missile ‘closer to operational’

The People’s Liberation Army tested the Dongfeng-41 (DF-41) intercontinental ballistic missile, which can carry multiple warheads, on August 6, US website The Washington Free Beacon reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed US defence officials
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1850988/chinas-df-41-long-range-nuclear-missile-closer

5 AUGUST 2015

Xi promotes biggest batch of officers to full general

Chinese President Xi Jinping has promoted his biggest batch of military and armed police officers to full general, in a bid to consolidate his power base and boost morale amid an anti-corruption crackdown in the military, say analysts http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/xi-promotes-biggest-batch-officers-full-general#sthash.FWQRcpcq.dpuf
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/news-channels/china-military-news/2015-08/04/content_6614295.htm

30 JULY 2015

China Accuses US of Militarizing South China Sea

China’s Defense Ministry Thursday accused the United States of « militarizing » the South China Sea by staging patrols and joint military drills there, leading to raised tensions in the disputed region
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-accuses-us-of-militarizing-south-china-sea/2886799.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-07/30/content_15297878.html

7 JULY 2015

China needs long-range strategic bomber to strike adversaries farther away: State media

China needs to develop a long-range strategic bomber to strike adversaries farther away from its coast in the event of conflict, state media reported Tuesday, quoting defence experts
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/china-needs-long-range-strategic-bomber-to-strike-adversaries-farther-away-state-media/articleshow/47968683.cms
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/news-channels/china-military-news/2015-07/07/content_6573791.htm

19 JUNE 2015

China Builds the World’s Fastest Tank Gun, Then Tries to Hide It

While new tanks like the Russian Armata and Turkish Altay are taking the spotlight in the world of armored vehicles, China has a new tank gun that might just beat them all. The 127th Ordinance Institute, of the Central Northern University, handed over a new 125mm cannon to PLA officers at a June 10, 2015 ceremony
http://www.popsci.com/china-builds-worlds-fastest-tank-gun-then-tries-hide-it

4 JUNE 2015

China says it leads the world in submarine power systems

Mil.qianzhan.com says in a report that People’s Daily mentioned China’s new hot air engine for submarines, that has a power output 117% higher than imported engines.
http://chinadailymail.com/2015/06/04/china-says-it-leads-the-world-in-submarine-power-systems/#end

26 MAY 2015

China issues first white paper on military strategy. Here is full text

The white paper, « China’s Military Strategy », issued by the State Council Information Office, outlined a strategy unifying strategic defense and operational and tactical offense
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/news-channels/2015-05/26/content_6508025.htm
http://www.chinanationalnews.com/index.php/sid/233216233
http://www.ecns.cn/2015/05-26/166858.shtml

21 MAY 2015

China’s new J-16 fighter jets appear to have been commissioned into the PLA air force

Qianzhan.com published photos of China’s J-16 fighter jets, raising speculation that it has begun series production and has been commissioned in the PLA air force
http://chinadailymail.com/2015/05/21/chinas-new-j-16-fighter-jets-appear-to-have-been-commissioned-into-the-pla-air-force/

16 APRIL 2015

Revelations on China’s Maritime Modernization

To its first unclassified report on China’s navy in six years, the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) has just added sophisticated posters detailing Chinese ships and aircraft, equipment, and leadership structure. ONI’s main document, “The PLA Navy: New Capabilities and Missions for the 21st Century,” already offers a cornucopia of new insights and highly vetted data points
http://thediplomat.com/2015/04/revelations-on-chinas-maritime-modernization/
http://www.oni.navy.mil/Intelligence_Community/china.html

31 MARCH 2015

PLA chooses A300 hybrid rocket system as contractors compete

The People’s Liberation Army decided to buy the A300 hybrid rocket system designed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1101&MainCatID=11&id=20150331000076

25 MARCH 2015

China Missile Test Highlights Space Weapons Threat

China’s recent test of a missile designed to shoot down satellites in low-earth orbit highlights a growing threat of space weapons, the commander of the U.S. Strategic Command said on Tuesday
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/china-missile-test-highlights-space-weapons-threat/

18 MARCH 2015

China gets its first mobile-launched ICBM: Russian media

Beijing successfully carried out a launch test for the DF-31B, an intercontinental ballistic missile, from a mobile launcher. The US is on alert since the missile is difficult to detect and intercept and is able to hit targets across the Pacific Ocean, reports China’s Global Times
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20150318000157&cid=1101

16 MARCH 2015

China now world’s third-biggest arms exporter

China has overtaken Germany to become the world’s third-biggest arms exporter, although its 5 percent of the market remains small compared to the combined 58 percent of exports from the U.S. and Russia, a new study says.
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/national-news/2015/03/16/431215/p1/Institute-China.htm
http://www.euronews.com/2015/03/16/china-overtakes-germany-and-france-in-arms-exports/

9 MARCH 2015

PLA official confirms 2nd aircraft carrier under construction

A People’s Liberation Army Navy official has confirmed for the first time that China is building its second aircraft carrier, reports Duowei News, a US-based Chinese political news outlet
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1101&MainCatID=11&id=20150309000138
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/496520/china-building-second-aircraft-carrier-pla-colonel

4 MARCH 2015

China to raise defense budget by 10%

China will raise its defense budget by around 10 percent this year, compared with last year’s 12.2 percent, a spokeswoman for the annual session of the country’s top legislature said Wednesday.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-03/04/content_15234417.html
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/national-news/2015/03/04/430258/Official-says.htm
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1729201/china-increase-spending-military-10-cent-year-says-npc-spokeswoman

20 FEBRUARY 2015

76% of PLA’s weapon imports from Russia

China still remains a huge market for Russian weapons systems since 76% of the People’s Liberation Army’s imported weapon systems are sourced from the country, Moscow-based Russian Business Network reported on Feb. 16
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20150220000076&cid=1101

15 FEBRUAY 2015

PLA’s new Type 093G nuclear sub a potential ‘carrier killer’

China’s new Type 093G nuclear sub has provided the People’s Liberation Army with a potential « aircraft carrier killer, » reports the Beijing-based Sina Military.
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1101&MainCatID=11&id=20150215000122

11 FEBRUARY 2015

China’s Incomplete Military Transformation. A report by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission

This report examines many of the weaknesses in the PLA’s human capital and organization realms, its combat capabilities and China’s defense research and industrial complex. The report analyzes how these weaknesses affect the PLA’s performance of missions tasked by Beijing
http://www.uscc.gov/Research/china%E2%80%99s-incomplete-military-transformation-assessing-weaknesses-people%E2%80%99s-liberation-army#sthash.s2Vd81qI.dpuf

4 JANUARY 2015

Russia refuses to sell China Tu-22 bomber

Russia has recently rejected China’s request to purchase Tu-22 Supersonic strategic bombers to replace the PLA’s Cold War-era H-6 strategic bombers, according to Moscow’s Russian Military Analyst on Jan. 3.
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20150104000010&cid=1101

19 DECEMBER 2014

The PLA’s special forces: secrets revealed

China’s state media has recently confirmed that the People’s Liberation Army, the largest military force in the world, has 10 major special operations forces, each with its own unique characteristics and code names.
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141219000062&cid=1101

12 DECEMBER 2014

China admits its stealth fighter not a match to US F-35

China has denied its new stealth fighter J-31 could take down the US F-35 joint strike fighter, but admitted challenging the latter has always been its goal
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/China-admits-its-stealth-fighter-not-a-match-to-US-F-35/articleshow/45491102.cms

1 DECEMBER 2014

China moves ahead to develop sixth-generation fighter

China is moving ahead to develop a sixth-generation stealth fighter after it finishes the fifth-generation J-20 and J-31, Igor Korotchenko, head of the Centre for Analysis of World Arms Trade, has told the Moscow-based Voice of Russia.
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141201000066&cid=1101

23 NOVEMBER 2014

US Report: China’s Nukes Getting Bigger and Better

The report, issued Nov. 19, by the US China Economic and Security Review Commission, states China will pose a threat to all US military forces, bases and assets in the Western Pacific within the next 10 years.
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20141119/DEFREG03/311190050/US-Report-China-s-Nukes-Getting-Bigger-Better
http://www.uscc.gov/Annual_Reports/2014-annual-report-congress

17 NOVEMBER 2014

Intelligence chief sidelined for warning China is preparing for war with Japan

American naval officers who publically raise concerns about China’s military capabilities and intentions can find themselves sidelined, their careers stunted. That is the case of Capt. James Fanell, formerly the chief of naval intelligence for the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/us-navy-muzzles-china-critic/

14 NOVEMBER 2014

China raised issue of US spy flights during military talks: Pentagon

China raised the thorny subject of US military spy flights during talks that led to agreements this week on reducing friction between the two militaries, but was told US missions in international airspace and waters would continue, the Pentagon said
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-raised-issue-us-spy-flights-during-military-talks-pentagon
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2014/11/15/2003604492

9 NOVEMBER 2O14

Stolen’ J-31 can beat American jets in dogfight, says US pilot

The J-31, China’s second fifth-generation stealth fighter designed by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation, is capable of outperforming all US fourth-generation fighters in aerial combat, according to a US fighter pilot
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141109000034&cid=1101

6 NOVEMBER 2014

China’s top military body to take over PLA auditing office

The auditing office of China’s powerful People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has come under the direct management of the Central Military Commission, state news agency Xinhua said on Thursday, in a series of military reforms to shore up supervision over the army
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/chinas-top-military-body-take-over-pla-auditing-office

6 NOVEMBER 2014

China conducted two anti-satellite tests: Voice of Russia

China had conducted two anti-satellite tests recently with its new laser technology, Konstantin Sivkov, the first deputy head of the Moscow-based Academy of Geopolitical Problems, told the Voice of Russia on Nov. 6.
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141106000166&cid=1101

3 NOVEMBER 2014

China has laser against flying drones

China has developed a highly accurate laser weapon system that can shoot down light drones at low altitude, state media reported.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/441136/china-has-laser-against-flying-drones

1 NOVEMBER 2014

China passes counter-espionage law

China passed a counter-espionage law on Saturday aimed at tightening state security and helping build a « comprehensive » national security system, state media reported
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-passes-counter-espionage-law
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-11/01/c_133759158.htm
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141101000139&cid=1101

27 OCTOBER 2014

PLA spending controls tightened

China will implement strict management of military expenditure to ensure efficiency and introduce an evaluation system to hold individuals or units accountable for inefficiency
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/888412.shtml
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29782734

25 SEPTEMBER 2014

PLA submarine’s Sri Lanka visit shows China power projection in Indian Ocean

The Changzheng 2, a Type 091 Han-class nuclear-powered submarine, has become the first Chinese submarine to visit Colombo in Sri Lanka, according to the website of the state-run Sri Lanka News on Sept. 15.
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140925000020&cid=1101

24 SEPTEMBER 2014

Chinese air force seeks collaboration with foreign counterparts

« We will extend the scope and open more fields in our collaboration with other air forces so we can all stand together to face various challenges and crises and to contribute more to world peace and common development, » Colonel Shen Jinke, air force spokesman told PLA Daily on Tuesday
 http://www.asianewsnet.net/Chinese-air-force-seeks-collaboration-with-foreign-64900.html

12 SEPTEMBER 2014

China’s Military Reform: Prospects and Challenges

The paper considers the main drivers necessitating military reform before arguing that China faces considerable challenges along the reform path – not least vested interests and outdated concepts – which will have to be overcome.
http://www.isdp.eu/publications/index.php?option=com_jombib&task=showbib&id=6456

30 AUGUST 2014

China’s Xi Jinping urges army to create strategy for ‘information warfare’

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said China will spur military innovation and called on the army to create a new strategy for « information warfare » as the country embarks on military reform, state media said on Saturday
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/chinas-xi-jinping-urges-army-create-strategy-information-warfare
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-08/30/c_133608079.htm

4 AUGUST 2014

China Developing Capability To Kill Satellites, Experts Say

US defense experts and the US State Department are describing China’s successful July 23 so-called “anti-missile test” as another anti-satellite test (ASAT). It is the third such kinetic strike ASAT launch by China and raises fears the US will be unable to protect its spy, navigation and communications satellites
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140804/DEFREG03/308040014/China-Developing-Capability-Kill-Satellites-Experts-Say

1 AUGUST 2014

China ‘confirms new generation long range missiles’

China has acknowledged the existence of a new intercontinental ballistic missile said to be capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads as far as the United States, state-run media reported
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11005061/China-confirms-new-generation-long-range-missiles.html
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/873862.shtml

31 JULY 2014

China’s army divisions explained

Organisation and Map

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/873636.shtml

26 JULY 2014

US says China tested anti-satellite missile

The U.S. says China has tested a missile designed to destroy satellites and is urging Beijing to refrain from destabilizing actions
http://asiancorrespondent.com/125163/us-says-china-tested-anti-satellite-missile/

17 JULY 2014

Quality Over Quantity: A New PLA Modernization Methodology?

China announced a renewed push on military reforms in November 2013. A theoretical People’s Liberation Army (PLA) publication titled “Transformation of Generating Mode of Warfighting Capability” (official translation of zhandouli shengcheng moshi zhuanbian) proposes an accelerated and focused methodology for modernization to implement a system of systems operational capability
http://www.jamestown.org/regions/chinaasiapacific/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=42641&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=52&cHash=ab8eb9cdcaaff23e9d0a2808d36e9836#.U9LA9r1OLmI

28 JUNE 2014

Xi demands stronger defences

President Xi Jinping said China should strengthen its frontier defences on land and sea, state media reported on Saturday amid territorial disputes with neighbouring nations which have accused Beijing of being increasingly aggressive in pressing its claims
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/417832/xi-demands-stronger-defences

6 JUNE 2014

China’s Air Force Modernization: ‘Unprecedented in History’

“The PLAAF is pursuing modernization on a scale unprecedented in its history and is rapidly closing the gap with Western air forces across a broad spectrum of capabilities including aircraft, command and control (C2), jammers, electronic warfare (EW), and data links,” the Pentagon said in its annual report on China’s military modernization, which was released on Thursday. This claim is new this year and was not included in the annual report in 2013.
http://thediplomat.com/2014/06/chinas-air-force-modernization-unprecedented-in-history/
http://www.defense.gov/pubs/2014_DoD_China_Report.pdf

25 MARCH 2014

China to have nuclear missiles on subs soon: US admiral

China for the first time will likely have subs equipped with long-range nuclear missiles later this year, part of an increasingly potent submarine fleet, a top US officer said

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/401778/china-to-have-nuclear-missiles-on-subs-soon-us-admiral

17 MARCH 2014

China replaces France as world’s fourth-largest arms exporter

China has recently surpassed France to become the world’s fourth largest exporter of conventional weapons systems, reports China’s state-run Global Times, citing an eight-page report published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute on Mar. 17

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140318000128&cid=1101

16 MARCH 2014

PLA’s hypersonic vehicle ‘can travel 10 times the speed of sound’

China’s WU-14 hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) can travel up to 10 times the speed of sound and can strike any target around the globe within just an hour, reports the Beijing-based Sina Military Network

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140316000100&cid=1101

8 MARCH 2014

China’s Defense Budget: A Mixed Bag

China announced a military budget of 808.23 billion Yuan ($131.57 billion) for 2014, a roughly 12.2 percent yearly increase. Naturally, this has raised concern among many of China’s neighbors that are locked in territorial disputes with Beijing, as well as in the United States.

http://thediplomat.com/2014/03/chinas-defense-budget-a-mixed-bag/

5 MARCH 2014

Amid Regional Worries, China Plans 12 Percent Boost in Defense Spending

China has announced a 12 per cent increase on its military, already the largest in the world, sparking concerns among its Asian neighbours and the US.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10677079/China-announces-surge-in-military-spending.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-boosts-defense-spending-sees-steady-economic-growth/1864434.html

5 FEBRUARY 2014

China’s military rise forcing Asian defence splurge

China’s growing military might is forcing its neighbours to ramp up their defence spending but it will be decades before it rivals the United States as a military superpower, the IISS think tank said

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/393409/china-military-rise-forcing-asian-defence-splurge

18 JANUARY 2014

China starts building second aircraft carrier

The ship is under construction in the northeastern port of Dalian and will take six years to build, the reports said quoting Wang Min, Communist Party chief for Dalian’s Liaoning province

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/390274/china-starts-building-second-aircraft-carrier-media

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10582535/China-building-second-aircraft-carrier.html

15 JANUARY 2014

China Confirms Hypersonic Missile Carrier Test

China has flight-tested a hypersonic missile delivery vehicle in a move that was scientific in nature and not targeted at any country, the Defense Ministry said on Monday.

http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-china-confirms-hypersonic-missile-carrier-test/1830606.html

3 JANUARY 2014

China to centralize military command to improve operations

China’s increasingly sophisticated military will establish a joint operational command structure for its forces to improve coordination between different parts of the country’s defense system, the official China Daily reported on Friday.

http://www.chinamedia.com/news/2014/01/03/china-to-centralize-military-command-to-improve-operations/

23 NOVEMBER 2013

China establishes ‘air-defence zone’ over East China Sea

China has demarcated an « air-defence identification zone » over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japan.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25062525
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/11/japan-protests-new-china-air-defence-zone-2013112313117557543.html
http://www.euronews.com/2013/11/23/china-air-defence-zone-sparks-fresh-row-with-japan/

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-11/24/content_17127120.htm

22 NOVEMBER 2013

China’s first unmanned stealth drone makes first test flight

China’s first unmanned stealth drone made its first test flight in the latest advance in the arms industry, according to state media http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10467991/Chinas-first-unmanned-stealth-drone-makes-first-test-flight.html http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/11/chinese-stealth-drone-takes-first-test-flight-20131122134012118441.html

21 NOVEMBER 2013

Chinese Nuclear Force Modernization And Its Arms Control Implications

Of the five states that the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty permits to possess nuclear weapons, only China is increasing the size of its nuclear forces. Despite this, Beijing adamantly refuses to join the Russian-U.S. strategic nuclear arms reduction negotiations. In addition, Chinese publications, statements, and actions suggest that Beijing’s nuclear doctrine, strategy, and posture may be changing.

http://www.eurasiareview.com/21112013-chinese-nuclear-force-modernization-arms-control-implications-analysis/

8 NOVEMBER 2013

‘Flying shark’: China’s first display of jet fighter Shenyang J-15-555

China’s first carrier-borne J15 fighter jets were displayed for public to see in Xi’an of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province.

http://www.euronews.com/2013/11/08/china-first-display-of-flying-shark-jet-fighter-shenyang-j-15-555-aircraft/

5 NOVEMBER 2013

State media boasts of China’s ability to nuke US cities

A number of state run Chinese newspapers ran an article last week boasting of China’s ability to launch nuclear attacks against the United States, according to multiple media outlets in the Western world and Taiwan.

http://thediplomat.com/flashpoints-blog/2013/11/05/state-media-boasts-of-chinas-ability-to-nuke-us-cities/

10 OCTOBER 2013

Why China Wants the Su-35

A senior executive at Russia’s state arms export company, Rosoboronexport, has said that Russia will sign a contract to sell the advanced Su-35 jet to China in 2014, while confirming that the deal is not on track to be finished in 2013

http://www.jamestown.org/regions/chinaasiapacific/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=41472&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=52&cHash=a361689e7a325e231ced28c7e2583a79#.UlgwnMtOLmQ

27 SEPTEMBER 2013

China-U.S. Military Ties on the Upswing

In less than two years, China-U.S. military relations have experienced a remarkable turnaround. President Xi Jinping in particular has expressed strong support for developing more military exchanges as part of his concept of a “new type great power relationship” between the People’s Republic of China and the United States.

http://www.jamestown.org/regions/chinaasiapacific/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=41421&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=52&cHash=e1e47c7d7cff5f0850126680300dc7f3#.UkskvctOLIU

11 SEPTEMBER 2013

Russia to Sell China Su-35 Multirole Fighter Jets

Russia and China are moving closer to concluding an agreement whereby Moscow would sell Beijing advanced 4++ generation multirole fighter jets.

http://www.defencereviewasia.com/articles/241/Russia-to-Sell-China-Su-35-Multirole-Fighter-Jets

3 SEPTEMBER 2013

China and South Korea in stealth fighter arms race

To compete with the F-15SE Silent Eagle of the Republic of Korea Air Force, China has decided to upgrade its J-11 fighter with fifth-generation stealth capabilities, according to our Chinese-language sister paper Want Daily.

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130903000127&cid=1101

9 JULY 2013

China’s defense budget to exceed US$200bn by 2021: report

China’s military budget is likely to increase to US$270 billion by 2021, reports the Moscow-based Russia Insight, a subsidiary of the government-run Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130709000039&cid=1101

26 JUNE 2013

China’s Su-35 fighter order reaches 100

China will actually purchase 100 instead of 24 Su-35 advanced fighters from Russia, as put down in the new contract signed during the Paris Air Show 2013, according to the Moscow-based state radio broadcaster the Voice of Russia.

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130626000088&cid=1101

19 JUNE 203

Su-35 will give China air superiority in East Asia

After purchasing Su-35 advanced fighters from Russia, the PLA Air Force will be able to dominate the skies over East Asia between 2016 and 2018, according to the Kanwa Defense Review published by Andrei Chang in Canada.                                               http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130619000136&cid=1101

29 MAY 2013

World eyes China’s coexistence strategy

China is no longer merely a passive recipient of the world order, but it has become a key factor in determining the foreign and defense policy choices that are open to other international actors.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-290513.html

23 MAY 2013

China Has Drones. Now What?

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/139405/andrew-erickson-and-austin-strange/china-has-drones-now-what

22 APRIL 2013

China has 70 ICBMs, says Russian newspaper

Nezavisimaya Gazata said that of the People’s Liberation Army’s 200 strategic missiles, 70 are ICBMs with the range to strike targets within the United States, refelecting the PLA’s increasing ability to launch a nuclear counterattack.                                            http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130422000011&cid=1101

22 APRIL 2013

China has not (yet) changed its position on nuclear weapons

Has China abandoned its « no first use » policy when it comes to nuclear weapons? No, says MIT’s M.Taylor Fravel

http://thediplomat.com/2013/04/22/china-has-not-yet-changed-its-position-on-nuclear-weapons/

16 APRIL 2013

China ‘reveals army structure’ in defence white paper

China has revealed the structure of its military units, in what state-run media describe as a first

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-22163599

11 APRIL 2013

Lada-class subs may provide China with new technology

The purchase of new super-quiet submarines from Russia will allow China to develop new military technology through reverse engineering, reports Strategy Page, a Washington-based website covering military news.                                                                http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130411000101&cid=1101

28 MARCH 2013

China Eyes $3.5 Billion Russian Arms Deal Despite Ire Over Sukhoi Copy

China is seeking renewed deliveries of advanced weapons from Russia with a US $3.5 billion deal for fighters and submarines in the pipeline despite lingering resentment in Moscow over Chinese copying of its military technology.                                   http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/30690

27 MARCH 2013

The Chinese navy has a problem

Whether or not the PLAN can deter or defeat the U.S. Navy (USN) in China’s littoral, the organization’s true test lies in its ability to secure the PRC’s critical lines of communication.                                                                                                                                          http://thediplomat.com/flashpoints-blog/2013/03/27/the-chinese-navys-has-a-problem/?goback=%2Egde_160896_member_227039101

25 MARCH 2013

China to buy Russian fighters, subs

China has agreed to buy two dozen fighter jets and four submarines from Russia, the country’s first large-scale weapons technology purchases from Moscow in a decade. The agreement to buy the 24 Su-35 fighters and four Lada-class submarines was signed just before President Xi Jinping’s weekend visit to Russia                                                                   http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1262201/1/.html

21 MARCH 2013

China’s ‘String of pearls’ in Space

China’s interests are not only restricted to establishing itself as an effective maritime power. It also has significant interests in other emerging domains of power projection like cyber and space. Particularity in the space arena China has been making significant investments and has made extremely rapid progress.                                                                                                                                     http://idsa.in/idsastrategiccomments/ChinasString%20of%20pearlsinSpace_AjeyLele_210312

17 MARCH 2013

China’s 300 drones a growing force against US Navy

China would be able to equip the People’s Liberation Army with nearly 300 unmanned aerial vehicles against US aircraft carrier in a potential conflict, according to a 29-page report published by the US-based Project 2049 Institute.                                        http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130317000010&cid=1101

12 MARCH 2013

China’s military development, beyond the number

While reports warn of China’s rising military budget and lack of transparency, numbers and hyped headlines often cloud the bigger picture.

http://thediplomat.com/2013/03/12/chinas-military-development-beyond-the-numbers/

7 MARCH 2013

US, China take part in Pakistan naval drills

The United States and China began naval drills in the Arabian Sea with Pakistan and other countries on Thursday, the Pakistani navy said, in a show of strength against terrorism and piracy.                                                                                                              http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130307-407050.html

5 MARCH 2013

China announces is Defense Budget for 2013-2014

http://idsa.in/idsacomments/ChinasDefenceBudget2013-14_msingh_180313

26 FEBRUARY 2013

China unveils new stealth missile frigates

China has launched the first ship in a new class of stealth missile frigates, state media have reported, amid ongoing tensions with neighbouring countries over Beijing’s maritime claims.                                                                                                    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/26/china-new-stealth-missile-frigates 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21590331

19 FEBRUARY 2013

Gwadar: a potential base for Chinese expansion?

After inheriting the Pakistani port of Gwadar from Singapore on Feb. 18, China now has a promising base to project its influence over the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea, reports the Global Times, a nationalistic tabloid produced under the auspices of the party mouthpiece People’s Daily. http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130219000016&cid=1101

28 JANUARY 2013

China carries out anti-missile test

China tested emerging military technology aimed at destroying missiles in mid-air after an initial test in 2010, state media said, in a move that will unnerve its neighbours.                                                                                                                           http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/28/china-anti-missile-test

28 JANUARY 2013

Russia Denies Selling China A New Fleet Of Deadly Bombers

http://www.businessinsider.com/russia-denies-selling-china–tu-22m-bombers-the-aviationist-david-cenciotti-2013-1#ixzz2Js0JdgH3

24 JANUARY 2013

China buys Russian bombers

China is to purchase Tupolev Tu-22M3 bombers through a contract with the Russian Federation for 36 aircraft. http://www.chinamedia.com/news/2013/01/24/china-buys-russian-bombers-2/

Did China test its “carrier-killer ?”

Want China Times is reporting that China may have tested its new anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM), the DF-21D

http://thediplomat.com/flashpoints-blog/2013/01/24/did-china-test-its-carrier-killer/                                                                                              http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130123000112&cid=1101

7 JANUARY 2013

Limited liftoff looming: Y-20 transport prepares for its 1st test flight

While China’s stealth aircraft prototypes may get all the buzz, the Y-20 offers new military operational possibilities. http://thediplomat.com/2013/01/08/limited-liftoff-looming-y-20-transport-prepares-for-1st-test-flight/

9 DECEMBER 2012

The “Long Pole in the Tent”: China military engines

Much has been made of Beijing’s growing military might. Developing and producing high-performance jet engines could be the toughest — but most rewarding — advance.
http://thediplomat.com/2012/12/09/the-long-pole-in-the-tent-chinas-military-jet-engines/

25 NOVEMBER 2012

China lands jet on first aircraft carrier

China has successfully landed a fighter jet on its first aircraft carrier, which entered service two months ago, the country’s official news agency confirmed.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/11/2012112535457935556.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/26/world/asia/china-lands-jet-on-its-first-aircraft-carrier.html?smid=li-share&_r=0

22 NOVEMBER 2012

Russia agrees to sell China 24 Su-35 fighters in US$1.5bn deal

The Russian defense minister, Sergey Shoygu, finally approved the sale of 24 advanced Su-35BM fighters to China during his visit to Beijing in a deal worth US$1.5 billion, reports the Moscow-based business daily Vedomosti.

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20121122000073&cid=1101

14 NOVEMBER 2012

Expanding Military to Military Engagement: China and Thailand

As U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta turns north from Australia on his way to Thailand and Cambodia today, he should carefully consider the trends in China’s military to military relationship with Thailand.
http://cogitasia.com/expanding-military-to-military-engagement-china-and-thailand/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cogitasia%2FZCwV+%28cogitASIA+Posts%29

PLA reshuffle draws battle lines

The Beijing leadership has reshuffled the high command of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) as the military goes through its own leadership transition separate from but linked to the 18th Party Congress. The move has also given hints about the reorganization of the policy-setting Central Military Commission (CMC). The membership of a much rejuvenated CMC will be confirmed by the 18th Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Congress.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NK15Ad01.html

8 NOVEMBER 2012

China congress: Hu’s plan to transform China into a maritime power

China President Hu Jintao staked a claim in Beijing for his country to become a maritime force, prompting a call from Japan for the communist state to use its sea power peacefully.

China ‘two years from submarine-launched nuclear weapons’

China appears to be within two years of deploying submarine-launched nuclear weapons, adding a new leg to its nuclear arsenal, a draft US report claims.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9664428/China-two-years-from-submarine-launched-nuclear-weapons.html

1 NOVEMBER 2012

U.S. Navy take notice: China is becoming a world-class military shipbuilder

China’s military shipyards now are surpassing Western European, Japanese, and Korean military shipbuilders in terms of both the types and numbers of ships they can build. If Beijing prioritizes progress, China’s military shipbuilding technical capabilities can likely become as good as Russia’s are now by 2020 and will near current U.S. shipbuilding technical proficiency levels by 2030
http://thediplomat.com/2012/11/01/u-s-navy-take-notice-china-is-becoming-a-world-class-military-shipbuilder/

31 OCTOBER 2012

China‘s J-31 Stealth aircraft takes flight

Well, the Chinese aviation industry sure isn’t wasting any time: From the first glimpse of the tarp-covered fuselage being hauled in the first official pictures released by Shenyang Aircraft Corp (SAC) in September, China’s second fifth-generation stealth aircraft, the J-31, has now taken its maiden flight.
http://thediplomat.com/flashpoints-blog/2012/10/31/chinas-j-31-stealth-aircraft-takes-flight/
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/741613.shtml

25 OCTOBER 2012

China names new military chief of staff

China has appointed a new army chief of staff and other top officers in the run-up to next month’s national leadership transition, amid efforts to further professionalize the world’s largest standing military and ensure its loyalty to the ruling Communist Party
http://asiancorrespondent.com/91187/china-names-new-military-chief-of-staff-officers/

23 OCTOBER 2012

China announces major reshuffle of People’s Liberation Army

China reshuffled its top military ranks on Tuesday, weeks before a once-in-a-decade generational leadership change which sources said would see the outgoing air force commander promoted to vice-chairman of the military’s top decision-making body
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20121023-379341.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9627671/China-announces-major-reshuffle-of-Peoples-Liberation-Army.html

19 OCTOBER 2012

China launches naval exercises near the Senkaku islands

Chinese ships, planes and fishing boats will soon imitate « the protection of Chinese territory » in response to barriers against the entry of « foreign vessels ». Growing fears concerning the damage to trade http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19997928
http://asiancorrespondent.com/90944/china-holds-drills-near-isles-disputed-with-japan/

29 SEPTEMBER 2012

All-Chinese jets to serve on nation’s first carrier

Domestic military officials and analysts are predicting that Chinese J-15 fighters, instead of Russia’s Su-33 fighter, will be used as many photographs had been published showing the plane on the Liaoning’s deck.
http://gbtimes.com/news/all-chinese-jets-serve-nations-first-carrier

25 SEPTEMBER 2012

China’s first aircraft carrier enters service

China has taken delivery of its first aircraft carrier into service, according to the country’s defence ministry.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/20129259349782969.html
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120925-373706.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19710040

23 SEPTEMBER 2012

China navy takes delivery of first aircraft carrier: report

The handover ceremony of the 300-metre (990-foot) ship, a former Soviet carrier called the Varyag, took place in northeast China’s port of Dalian after a lengthy refitting by a Chinese shipbuilder, the Global Times reported. http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120923-373302.html

21 AUGUST 2012

China’s Navy Goes Global

China is developing a ship-based cruise missile that has the capability to attack targets thousands of kilometers inland, snapshots published by a military enthusiast web site suggest. For the first time, that would give the People’s Liberation Army Navy a weapon comparable to the US’s hugely successful Tomahawk missile
http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4755&Itemid=206

27 JULY 2012

China, India set course for naval strength

The INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier (former Admiral Gorshkov), which Russia refurbished for India, left its berth at the Sevmash shipyard in Russia’s northern city of Severodvinsk and sailed into the White Sea to undergo trials on June 8.
http://gbtimes.com/news/china-india-set-course-naval-strength

18 MAY 2012

Pentagon Study Says China Military Getting Stronger

China is pressing a long-range modernization of its military, part of a strategy aimed at maximizing its leverage over Taiwan, extending its influence farther abroad, but avoiding conflict around its borders or with the United States, the Pentagon said on Friday 18 in an annual report to Congress
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/19/world/asia/pentagon-study-says-china-military-getting-stronger.html?_r=1&ref=asia

21 APRIL 2012

Russian ships arriving in China for naval war game

The Russian guided-missile cruiser Varyag arrived at an east Chinese naval base Saturday ahead of a planned joint exercise with the Chinese navy, news agency Xinhua reported.
http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/21/11316416-russian-ships-arriving-in-china-for-naval-war-game?lite

17 MARCH 2012

China unbowed, vigilant and still rising

America’s determination to maintain its global leadership and military superiority despite budgetary constraints.  The strategy indicates that the United States will continue to focus on  the Asia-Pacific as key regional priorities. Specifically, it states that the US military « will of necessity rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region » in keeping with the broader « pivot » toward that region illustrated by Obama’s Asia-Pacific trip last November, progress toward the Trans-Pacific Partnership economic agreement, and plans to rotate US military forces through bases in Australia – moves that many Chinese analysts have interpreted
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NC17Ad01.html

5 MARCH 2012

Is an India-China arms race brewing?

On Saturday, the Indian armed forces ended a major military exercise near the Chinese border, while China has announced that it will increase its military spending by 11.2 per cent in 2012 http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2012/03/2012358105253868.html

4 MARCH 2012

Continuing Buildup, China Boosts Military Spending More Than 11 Percent

China announced a double-digit increase in military spending on Sunday, a rise that comes amid an intensifying strategic rivalry between the United States and China in Asia and concerns in Washington about the secrecy surrounding the Chinese defense budget
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/05/world/asia/china-boosts-military-spending-more-than-11-percent.html?ref=asia
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17249476

8 FEBRUARY 012

Military review – 2011

2011 was a busy year for the military sector in China. Beijing was actively present on the seas of the region, which caused incidents with Vietnam and Japan, and diplomatic conflicts with the Philippines. China was able to develop regional dominance through PR actions and news about future developments
http://radio86.com/focus/politics/2011-reviews/military-review-2011

6 DECEMBER 2011

Hu Jintao tells Chinese Navy to prepare for war

Speaking to China’s Central Military Commission, the Chinese president told to Navy to pursue its “modernisation” and “make extended preparations for military combat” to “safeguard national security and world peace.” Meanwhile, military talks with the United States are underway in the capital
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Hu-Jintao-tells-Chinese-Navy-to-prepare-for-war-23380.htmlhttp://en.radio86.com/news/hu-jintao-navy-should-make-preparations-warfarehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-16063607

2 DECEMBER 2011

China’s nuclear arsenal ‘many times larger’

A recent report by Georgetown University analysing hundreds of hours of Chinese state television, newspapers and blogs says China’s nuclear arsenal may
be many times larger than previously thought. The report says China could have as many as 3,000 nuclear warheads, a significant increase from the
previously estimated high of 400.
http://www.aljazeera.com/video/asia-pacific/2011/12/201112253510949304.
html
http://en.radio86.com/news/china-hiding-3000-nukes-secret-tunnels

16 NOVEMBER 2011

Military prestige-projects and political power play

What does it mean now that China has an aircraft carrier? Should the rest of the world be worried by China’s military expansion?
http://en.radio86.com/china-past-and-present/government-and-country/military-prestige-projects-and-political-power-play

9 NOVEMBER 2011

China responds to US claims of counterfeit military parts

Chinese authorities denied that they were failing to control a flow of counterfeit parts, which have allegedly ended up in US military equipment over the last few years. A US Senate Armed Services Committee reported that they found at least 1,800 cases of counterfeit parts in US military equipment, blaming China for the majority.
http://en.radio86.com/news/china-responds-us-claims-counterfeit-military-parts

3 NOVEMBER 2011

China-US satellite warning a hot-button issue

It’s a nightmare scenario for proponents of China’s « counter-space » threat. A group of military-grade Chinese hackers access United States Earth bservation satellites through a ground station in the Arctic. With a full array of commands at their disposal, the hackers manipulate and glean valuable environmental data. When conflict erupts, the satellites are programmed to self-destruct, or take down more valuable targets
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/MK04Ad02.html

25 AUGUST 2011

Pentagon warns of potential problems with militarily strong China

The Pentagon issued fresh warnings Wednesday that China’s military expansion could stir up new tensions and provoke dangerous
misunderstandings
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/US/08/24/pentagon.china/index.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14661027

China calls US report on its military « groundless »
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1149295/1/.html

17 JULY 2011

China building aircraft carriers; neighbors worried

China is building two aircraft carriers as part of a military modernization program that is causing concern among other Asian countries, sources said. « Two aircraft carriers are being built at the Jiangnan shipyard in Shanghai, » a source with ties to China’s Communist Party leadership told Reuters, requesting anonymity because he was not authorized to talk about the program
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43917744/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20110730-291902.html

14 JUNE 2011

As China Extends Maritime Reach, Neighbors Grow Uneasy

The photographs of Chinese warships speeding between two Japanese islands in the Pacific for drills circulated quickly last week, raising what Japan’s defense minister called “serious concern.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/15/world/asia/15china.html?_r=1&ref=asia

8 JUNE 2011

Aircraft carrier symbol of China’s naval ambitions

It is the most visible symbol of China’s rising military power. The giant, grey hulk of China’s newest warship, 60,000 tonnes  , sits at a dockside in the port of Dalian, almost ready to set sail.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13693495

5 JUNE 2011

PLA growth not a threat to regional peace: Liang Guanglie

China’s military development is still 20 years behind the United States’, and it is not a threat to regional peace, Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie said on Sunday 5
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-06/06/content_12644048.htm

4 MARCH 2011

China announces it will increase its defence budget by 12.7 per cent this year
http://english.aljazeera.net/video/asia-pacific/2011/03/20113483519909476.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12631357
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/05/world/asia/05china.html?_r=1&ref=asia

24 JANUARY 2011

China’s stealth fighter ‘copied US’

 ttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2011/01/2011124184612929415.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12274807
http://english.sina.com/china/p/2011/0125/357289.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41249426/ns/us_news-security/

11 JANUARY 2011

Chinese stealth fighter makes first test flight

China confirmed it held its first test-flight of a stealth fighter jet on Tuesday, a show of muscle during a visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates aimed at defusing military tensions between the two big powers.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41020711/ns/world_news-asiapacific/

31 OCTOBER 2010

China’s Fast Rise Leads Neighbors to Join Forces

China’s military expansion and assertive trade policies have set off jitters across Asia, prompting many of its neighbors to rekindle old alliances and cultivate new ones to better defend their interests against the rising superpower.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/31/world/asia/31china.html?_r=1&ref=asia

25 OCTOBER 2010

Japan, U.S. to up talks on China threat / Rapid buildup of military main concern

Japan and the United States will beef up strategic consultations to cope with China’s rapid military buildup, especially the strengthening of
its maritime might, according to Japanese and U.S. diplomatic sources.
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T101024002067.htm

18 AUGUST 2010

Pentagon report on PLA ‘unprofessional’

By Li Xiaokun and Ma Liyao (China Daily)
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2010-08/18/content_11167396.htm

17 AUGUST 2010

US says China’s military has seen secret expansion

China has increased spending on its military and expanded the reach of its military operations abroad, according to a new report from the US defence department. The report (pdf), an annual study sent to the US congress, estimated China’s military spending in 2009 at $150bn, an increase of roughly 7.5 per cent from the previous year
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/08/201081733121585238.html
ttps://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.defense.gov/pubs/pdfs/2010_CMPR_Final.pdf&pli=1
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-10995111

6 JUNE 2010

China’s Military an Obstacle to Improving Relations, Gates Says

China’s military is blocking efforts to improve ties with the United States that are growing more positive in other areas, particularly on political and economic issues, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Friday.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/05/world/asia/05gates.html?ref=asia
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/90785fa4-7083-11df-96ab-00144feabdc0,dwp_uuid=9c33700c-4c86-11da-89df-0000779e2340.html

4 MARCH 2010

China slows rise in military spending

China has said its military spending will increase by 7.5% in 2010, ending a long run of double-digit growth. It will spend 532.1bn yuan ($77.9bn) over the year, the spokesman of the country’s annual parliamentary session announced
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/03/2010347347545708.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8548803.stm

20 JANUARY 2009

Today, China published its 2008 White paper on Defence, harsh on Tibet, Taiwan and the USA. Here is the full text
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-01/20/content_10688124_1.htm

 

Corruption in China

9 JANUARY 2018

Chinese military to prosecute former top general for graft

State-run news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday that former chief of joint staff Fang Fenghui was suspected of taking and giving bribes and would be handed over to military prosecutors
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2127513/chinese-military-prosecute-former-top-general-graft

15 OCTOBER 2017

China expels former justice minister Wu Aiying from party for graft

Wu Aiying, 65, was justice minister from 2005 until February this year, according to her official resume, and one of only a handful of senior female officials in China
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/china/china-expels-former-justice-minister-from-party-for-graft-1.2106081

24 JULY 2017

Ex-Chongqing Communist Party boss Sun Zhengcai under investigation for corruption

The former Chongqing Communist Party boss, Sun Zhengcai, once considered a top contender for a role in China’s next leadership ­line-up, is under investigation by the party’s top anti-graft agency, state-run Xinhua ­reported on Monday
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2103907/ex-chongqing-communist-party-boss-under-investigation
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170724_32/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/25/china-future-president-ousted-xi-jinping-iron-discipline-sun-zhengcai

14 JUNE 2017

Chairman of China’s Anbang Insurance reportedly detained

The chairman of an influential Chinese insurance company has stepped down after domestic media reported that he had been detained as authorities pursue a sweeping campaign against alleged corruption in the financial industry
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/14/chinese-tycoon-reportedly-caught-up-anti-corruption-crackdown-wu-xiaohui-anbang
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40269462

26 JANUARY 2017

Can China be the next anti-corruption success story, after Hong Kong and Singapore?

Tony Kwok says Beijing’s plan to set up a super agency to combat the scourge is a big step in the right direction, and shows it is adopting best practices from elsewhere
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2065298/can-china-be-next-anti-corruption-success-story-after-hong

29 DECEMBER 2016

China’s senior general Wang Jianping being investigated for bribery

A Chinese general is being investigated for suspected bribery, the defence ministry said on Thursday (Dec 29), a man connected to the jailed former domestic security chief and one of the most senior incumbent military officials to be targeted for graft
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/chinas-senior-general-wang-jianping-being-investigated-for-bribery
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2057961/chinas-defence-ministry-confirms-probe-leading-general

28 OCTOBER 2016

Chinese Communist Party expels two former senior military officials over alleged graft

Fan Changmi was previously the political commissar for the Lanzhou Military Area Command, while Niu Zhizhong was formerly a deputy commander of the People’s Armed Police
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2041082/communist-party-expels-two-former-senior-military

9 OCTOBER 2016

Former Communist Party boss of Yunnan Bai Enpei province to spend life behind bars

A former Communist Party boss of Yunnan province has been given a suspended death sentence for corruption, the harshest penalty imposed on a senior official arrested since President Xi Jinping launched his anti-graft drive in late 2012
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2026549/former-communist-party-boss-yunnan-province-spend-life
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-10/former-china-party-boss-sentenced-to-death-with-reprieve/7917048?section=world

30 SEPTEMBER 2016

China jails former Communist Party chief of Guangzhou Wan Qingliang for corruption

A Chinese court has jailed for life Wan Qingliang, former Communist Party boss of the southern city of Guangzhou, after finding him guilty of corruption
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-09-30/china-jails-former-communist-party-chief-of-guangzhou-wan-qingliang-for-corruption/1622270

7 SEPTEMBER 2016

Luxury clubs closed in China amid graft crackdown

Scores of luxury clubs in China have been forced to shut down or downgrade, media said, as Beijing’s anti-corruption drive continues to bite
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/07/luxury-clubs-closed-in-china-amid-graft-crackdown/

25 JULY 2016

Chinese Gen Guo Boxiong sentenced to life for corruption

Guo Boxiong, once head of a powerful military committee, has been sentenced for life for taking ‘massive’ bribes. He is the highest military figure to be jailed as part of President Xi’s fervent corruption campaign
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36883608
http://www.dw.com/en/former-chinese-military-leader-sentenced-for-life-in-corruption-case/a-19425788

4 JULY 2016

Ling Jihua, former Chinese presidential aide of Hu Jintao, sentenced to life in prison

Ling Jihua, the one-time top aide to former president Hu Jintao, has been sentenced to life in prison for taking more than 77 million yuan (HK$89 million) in bribes, illegally obtaining state secrets and abuse of power, mainland state media reported on Monday
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1985208/ling-jihua-former-chinese-presidential-aide-sentenced
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/04/aide-to-former-chinese-president-gets-life-in-prison-for-bribes/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/04/chinese-court-jails-former-presidential-aide-ling-jihua-for-life

15 JUNE 2016

China: Disgraced Zhou Yongkang’s son and wife are jailed

The son and wife of imprisoned former Chinese security chief Zhou Yongkang have been jailed after they were found guilty of corruption, officials say
http://english.cri.cn/12394/2016/06/15/4081s930967.htm
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36541746

13 MAY 2016

Ling Jihua, former right-hand man of ex-president Hu Jintao, charged with graft

Chinese prosecutors have indicted the former top aide to ex-President Hu Jintao on charges of taking bribes, illegally obtaining state secrets and abuse of power, state media reported Friday, in the latest high-profile blow in President Xi Jinping’s sweeping crackdown on corruption
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1944570/ling-jihua-former-right-hand-man-ex-president-charged
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-05/13/content_15432694.html

7 MARCH 2016

China Communist party punished nearly 300,000 for graft in 2015

China’s ruling Communist Party punished nearly 300,000 of its members last year for corruption, its graft watchdog said amid a wide-ranging crackdown by President Xi Jinping on official malfeasance
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-communist-party-punished-nearly-300000-graft-2015

4 FEBRUARY 2016

Sichuan governor removed from post

Wei Hong has been removed from his posts as governor and vice Party chief of Sichuan province for « serious violations of discipline, » the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) announced on Thursday.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-02/04/content_15383045.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/04/china-punishes-disloyal-sichuan-governor/

20 JANUARY 2016

Former Xinjiang party chief Yang Gang jailed for corruption

Former Communist Party chief in China’s Xinjiang region Yang Gang has been jailed for 12 years for corruption, state media report.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35358978

12 JANUARY 2015

China’s ex-deputy police chief jailed for 15 years: state media

China has jailed former vice public security minister Li Dongsheng for 15 years, state media reported on Tuesday, the latest official tied to ousted security tsar Zhou Yongkang to be sentenced for corruption offences.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/12094172/Chinas-ex-deputy-police-chief-jailed-for-15-years.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/former-china-deputy-security-minister-sentenced-15-years

12 DECEMBER 2015

China anti-corruption cases have quadrupled since 2013, study says

In Chinese business and political circles, conversations frequently return to a familiar question: When will President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign end? http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-anti-corruption-cases-have-quadrupled-2013-study-says

12 OCTOBER 2015

Former China energy chief Jiang Jiemin jailed for corruption

The former chief of China’s biggest oil firm has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for accepting bribes, state media said
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34503469

29 SEPTEMBER 2015

China expels Supreme Court deputy justice over corruption

A former justice of China’s Supreme Court is facing possible corruption charges, and has been stripped of membership in the ruling Communist Party and fired from all public positions
http://asiancorrespondent.com/135885/china-expels-supreme-court-deputy-justice-over-corruption/

10 AUGUST 2015

Chinese General Gu Junshan gets suspended death sentence for graft

A senior Chinese military officer has been handed a suspended death sentence for corruption after he was exposed as owning dozens of homes, gold statues and luxury liquor, state media said.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/08/china-officer-suspended-death-sentence-graft-150810111859468.html
http://www.chinanationalnews.com/index.php/sid/235681081

11 JUNE 2015

China jails former security chief Zhou Yongkang for life for bribery, corruption

China’s ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang has been jailed for life – the most senior politician to face corruption charges under Communist rule
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-s-ex-security-chief/1908474.html
http://www.euronews.com/2015/06/11/china-s-crackdown-on-corruption-ex-security-chief-handed-life-sentence/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-33095453

7 APRIL 2015

China corruption: Nanjing mayor jailed for 15 years

A Chinese court sentenced a former mayor of Nanjing to 15 years in prison on Tuesday for accepting bribes, the latest senior official to be jailed in President Xi Jinping’s sweeping campaign against graft
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/chinese-court-sentences-ex-mayor-nanjing-corruption
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-04/07/content_15247929.html

3 APRIL 2015

China ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang charged with bribery, abuse of power, leaking secrets

China’s former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been charged with bribery, abuse of power and disclosing state secrets, making him the most senior official being prosecuted in decades
http://www.euronews.com/2015/04/03/china-ex-security-chief-zhou-yongkang-charged-with-corruption/
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/02/asia/china-zhou-yongkang-charged/index.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32172600

28 FEBRUARY 2015

China jails former vice-governor as anti-corruption drive continues

Ni Fake found guilty of taking more than $2m in bribes, as senior military official loses immunity from prosecution by being booted from parliament
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/28/china-jails-ex-vice-governor-for-corruption

16 FEBRUARY 2015

Top China official to face prosecution for corruption

Former senior official Su Rong has been expelled from the Chinese Communist Party for corruption and faces prosecution, said the country’s top anti-corruption body
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-31484049
http://time.com/3710825/china-takes-down-senior-leader-amid-anti-corruption-campaign/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+time%2Fworld+%28TIME%3A+Top+World+Stories%29

9 FEBRUARY 2015

China executes ‘mafia-style’ mining tycoon Liu Han

Chinese authorities on Monday executed a former mining tycoon connected to the eldest son of retired domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, himself the focus of a high-profile corruption investigation, state media reported
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11399732/China-executes-Ferrari-loving-billionaire-gangster.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-31284702

16 JANUARY 2015

Chinese spy chief Ma Jian placed under graft probe, authorities confirm

« Vice-minister and member of the party committee of the State Security Ministry Ma Jian has been put under investigation for suspected serious violation of discipline and laws, » the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1680422/chinese-spy-chief-ma-jian-placed-under-graft-probe-authorities-confirm
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/national-news/2015/01/17/426730/Deputy-chief.htm

15 JANUARY 2015

PLA officers placed under investigation

Liu Zheng, deputy head of the People’s Liberation Army’s General Logistics Department, is under investigation for suspected legal violations, the PLA said on Thursday
http://www.asianewsnet.net/PLA-officers-placed-under-investigation-70549.html
http://www.ecns.cn/2015/01-16/150950.shtml

7 JANUARY 2015

More than 70,000 officials punished for violating frugality rules in 2014

A total of 71,748 Chinese officials were punished in 2014 for violating the eight point anti-graft rules, the top antigraft body said Wednesday.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-01/07/content_15211014.html

5 JANUARY 2015

Communist chief of China’s Nanjing city probed

« Nanjing city party secretary Yang Weize, suspected of severe violations of discipline and law, is now under investigation, » the party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said in a statement late Sunday.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/454453/communist-chief-of-china-nanjing-city-probed
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20150105000103&cid=1101

28 DECEMBER 2014

Chinese princelings not targeted… for now

Among the various officials and party cadres who have fallen in China’s anti-corruption campaign, one group stands conspicuously missing: princelings
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Chinese-princelings-not-targeted-for-now-69647.html

10 DECEMBER 2014

Liu Tienan: Top Chinese economist jailed over bribery

Liu Tienan, a former top economic official, has been jailed for life in China for accepting millions of dollars in bribes, state media report.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30408032

6 DECEMBER 2014

Despite Crackdown, Corruption Seen as Worsening

Despite Xi Jinping’s well-publicized anti-graft campaign that has led to the fall of numerous corrupt officials including former security czar Zhou Yongkang, who has been officially expelled from the CCP and arrested on graft-related charges, China’s position on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index has deteriorated in the past twelve months. Simon Denyer at The Washington Post reports:
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2014/12/despite-tigers-flies-push-china-corruption-seen-worsening/

5 DECEMBER 2014

China arrests ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang

Ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang, the most senior Chinese official to be investigated for corruption, has been arrested and expelled from the Communist Party, state media report.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30352458
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11276723/China-arrests-former-security-chief-Zhou-Yongkang.html

4 DECEMBER 2014

PLA general probed for corruption

China’s military is investigating another top officer in its widening crackdown on corruption, a woman major-general with a senior post at an army university, financial news magazine Caixin reported on Thursday
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2014-12/04/content_15198881.html

3 DECEMBER 2014

President of China’s Sinopec oil services unit dismissed amid investigation

Xue Wandong, the president of Sinopec Oilfield Services Corp (SOSC), was relieved of his duties by the company’s party apparatus, Xinhua said on its Weibo social media account. He is being investigated for reasons that were not specified
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/president-chinas-sinopec-oil-services-unit-dismissed-amid-investigation

1 DECEMBER 2014

Chinese military targets corruption

The Chinese military is beefing up supervision to fight corruption in its ranks with detailed regulations, which analysts said will be crucial in preventing graft-related crimes. The areas being targeted – including project construction and medical and weapons procurement – are involved in more than 90 per cent of the corruption in the military, an official with the military procuratorate said
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Chinese-military-targets-corruption-68331.html

24 NOVEMBER 2014

China corruption watchdog launches inspections, eyes Sinopec

China’s corruption watchdog has launched a series of inspections into state-owned enterprises and government bodies including China Petrochemical Corp (Sinopec Group), Asia’s largest oil refiner, state media said
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-corruption-watchdog-launches-inspections-eyes-sinopec

6 NOVEMBER 2014

Report: Africa ivory smuggled on China visit

Chinese officials and businesspeople used a state trip by President Xi Jinping and other high-level visits to smuggle ivory out of Tanzania, an environmental watchdog has said.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/11/report-africa-ivory-smuggled-china-visit-2014116163317314744.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/441780/chinese-officials-buying-illegal-ivory

4 NOVEMBER 2014

Corruption said to be rampant in China’s sports sector

The mainland sacked a number of senior officials and players for match-fixing and bribery in soccer games two years ago, but the latest official statement suggests the problem of graft in the sector is more widespread.
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1631045/corruption-said-be-rampant-chinas-sports-sector

28 OCTOBER 2014

China ex-general admits taking bribes for promotions

Xu Caihou, formerly China’s second-highest ranking officer as vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, « was found taking advantage of his position to assist the promotion of other people », Xinhua news agency said, citing military prosecutors
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-ex-general-admits-taking-bribes-promotions-xinhua

17 OCTOBER 2014

China rail official given death sentence for corruption

Zhang Shuguang was found guilty by a court in Beijing of taking bribes of more than 47m yuan ($7.7m; £4.8m) over 11 years.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29655466

5 SEPTEMBRE 2014

China’s anti-graft campaign to last ‘at least 5 years’

China’s anti-corruption chief said the central government’s ongoing campaign against extravagance and corruption will continue for at least five years.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Chinas-anti-graft-campaign-to-last-at-least-5-year-64204.html

30 AUGUST 2014

China’s experience with graft: The good and the bad

Nowhere is it so markedly distinctive as in his determination to fight China’s widespread corruption. Mr Xi’s war against corruption, first launched in December 2012 to catch both « flies » (low-level offenders) and « tigers » (high-level corrupt officials), is still going on unabated. It has netted more than 40 high-profile « tigers » or officials and executives of state-owned enterprises equivalent to ministerial and provincial-governor rank
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Chinas-experience-with-graft-The-good-and-the-bad-63968.html

29 JULY 2014

China begins corruption inquiry into former security chief Zhou Yongkang

Zhou is most senior Chinese politician to be linked to corruption scandal since Communist party came to power in 1949
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28544428
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/29/zhou-yongkang-china-profile

21 JULY 2014

Tianjin police chief investigated for corruption

The police chief of China’s Tianjin city is being investigated for corruption, authorities said, the third senior security official in the northern port to be targeted for graft in eight years
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/421615/china-police-chief-investigated-for-corruption

30 JUNE 2014

Top China military official Gen Xu Caihou accused

One of China’s most senior military officials has been accused of accepting bribes and expelled from the Communist Party, state media report.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28084886
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/418185/china-communist-party-expels-four-top-officials-over-graft

27 JUNE 2014

Chief of China’s Guangzhou ‘investigated for graft’

The Communist chief of China’s sixth-biggest city Guangzhou is being investigated for corruption, Beijing said Friday, the latest official to fall in a high profile campaign against graft
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/417722/chief-of-china-guangzhou-investigated-for-graft

25 JUNE 2014

China corruption: Communist Party’s Su Rong sacked

China’s most senior serving politician to be investigated for corruption since President Xi Jinping took power has been sacked.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28023706

14 JUNE 2014

China official probed for ‘disciplinary violations’

Su Rong, vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), is the highest-ranking official to come under investigation under President Xi Jinping, who has vowed to fight corruption
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/06/china-probes-top-politician-graft-2014614142225515823.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-official-probed-disciplinary-violations-media

8 JUNE 2014

China investigation finds 1,000 ‘naked officials’ in Guangdong

An investigation in China has revealed that more than 1,000 officials in the southern province of Guangdong have spouses or children living abroad
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27747097

23 MAY 2014

Death sentence for Chinese mining tycoon

The death sentences for Liu Han and his brother Liu Wei were the first in trials of their 36-member gang by a court in the central province of Hubei, the Xinhua agency said

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/05/death-sentence-chinese-mining-tycoon-2014523122423712612.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10851058/Chinese-tycoon-sentenced-to-death-for-being-ruthless-underworld-kingpin.html

22 MAY 2014

China corruption fight turns on ‘naked officials’ with family overseas

China has removed a senior »naked official », one whose spouse and children have emigrated, from his post in the southern province of Guangdong, state media reported on Thursday, as the government’s anti-graft campaign turns its focus to a group it sees as a corruption risk.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-corruption-fight-turns-naked-officials-family-overseas

25 APRIL 2014

Fourteen NPC members sacked or resign over corruption



Fourteen senior officials at Chinese state-owned companies and in the government, all of them members of the 12th National People’s Congress, have been dismissed or have stood down for « serious violation of discipline and law » — a term usually signifying corruption

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140425000125&cid=1101

15 APRIL 2014

Dongguan legislator detained amid sex trade crackdown

Liang Yaohui, a deputy to the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, was detained on Monday by local police for the suspected crime of organizing prostitution, police in Dongguan in southern China’s Guangdong province announced via its official microblog

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140415000103&cid=1103

9 APRIL 2014

China sacks former security chief Zhou Yongkang’s associate

The Communist Party’s anti-corruption watchdog said that Guo Yongxiang, a former vice-governor of Sichuan province, had been expelled from the party and removed from office
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-26950694
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/404197/former-aide-to-china-security-tsar-expelled-from-party

1 APRIL 2014

China corruption purge claims top general Gu Junshan

China has court-martialled a senior former army officer in the biggest corruption scandal to engulf the People’s Liberation Army, a move that could foreshadow the unprecedented criminal prosecutions of other leading military and Communist Party officials
http://www.smh.com.au/world/china-corruption-purge-claims-top-general-gu-junshan-20140401-zqpa1.html?tm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AMorning%20Brief&utm_campaign=MB%2004.01.14
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-26832113

30 MARCH 2014

China seizes $14.5bn assets from Zhou Yongkang family and associates – report

Chinese authorities have seized assets worth at least $14.5bn from family members and associates of retired domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, who is at the centre of China’s biggest corruption scandal in more than six decades, according to Reuters news agency

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/03/china-seizes-billions-illegal-assets-201433051642595865.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10732675/China-seizes-14.5bn-assets-from-Zhou-Yongkang-family-and-associates-report.html

20 MARCH 2014

Former top China army officer under house arrest in graft probe

A top retired Chinese general has been put under virtual house arrest while he assists with an investigation into the military’s worst corruption scandal in almost a decade, two sources said, an indication the probe might be expanding

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/former-top-china-army-officer-under-house-arrest-graft-probe-sources

9 MARCH 2014

China investigates Yunnan vice governor Shen Peiping

Shen Peiping, vice governor of Yunnan in the southwest, was suspected of « serious disciplinary and legal violations », the party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said in a one-sentence statement on its website
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/398984/china-investigates-yunnan-vice-governor

24 FEBRUARY 2014

China sacks security vice-minister Li Dongsheng

China says it has formally sacked the former vice-minister of its public security office, Li Dongsheng.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26319613

20 FEBRUARY 2014

China tycoon Liu Han charged for ‘mafia-style’ crimes

A Chinese court has charged a tycoon with crimes including murder, intentional injury and organising a « mafia-style gang », state media report.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26271590?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AMorning%20Brief&utm_campaign=MB%202.21.14

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/21/china-sichuan-officials-liu-han-mining-tycoon-mafia-crime

19 FEBRUARY 2014

Chinese Vice Governor Subject of Corruption Probe

China’s Communist Party has announced a corruption probe into another ex-associate of retired senior politician Zhou Yongkang, who himself is the subject of a rumored investigation

http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-vice-governor-subject-of-corruption-probe/1854418.html

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Communist-Party’s-investigates-former-security-czar’s-right-hand-man-30348.html

5 FEBRUARY 2014

China’s anti-graft agency to widen net

China’s top anti-graft agency has pledged to punish both corrupt officials and their leaders who failed to supervise them effectively amid the agency’s efforts to boost clean governance

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Chinas-anti-graft-agency-to-widen-net-56791.html

30 JANUARY 2014

Chinese Communist Party expels Nanjing mayor

Ji Jianye was found to have « received a huge amount of money and gifts either by himself or through his family members », the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said in a statement posted on its website
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/392343/chinese-communist-party-expels-nanjing-mayor
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-25962002

29 JANUARY 2014

China Convicts Two More Anti-Corruption Activists

China’s ruling Communist Party is continuing its crackdown on government critics by convicting two more anti-corruption activists. A Beijing court on Wednesday found Hou Xin and Yuan Dong guilty of « gathering a crowd to disturb public order. »
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-convicts-two-more-anticorruption-activists/1839873.html

23 JANUARY 2014

How Serious is Xi Jinping’s Corruption Campaign?

People at the very top of the communist party – except those who stuck their heads up – aren’t touched

http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/xi-jinping-corruption-campaign/

China blocks foreign news sites that revealed elite’s offshore holdings

The blocking of foreign news sites that revealed details of offshore holdings by the relatives of senior leaders has continued in China as reports emerged of a propaganda directive ordering websites and services to target users posting on the subject.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/23/china-foreign-news-sites-offshore-holdings

22 JANUARY 2014

Chinese leaders’ riches cloaked in offshore tax havens, report says

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists report said the documents show almost 22,000 clients of offshore companies and banks have addresses in mainland China and Hong Kong, including at least 15 of China’s richest men and women, members of the National People’s Congress and executives of state-owned companies
http://www.icij.org/offshore/leaked-records-reveal-offshore-holdings-chinas-elite
http://www.euronews.com/2014/01/22/china-condemns-report-on-elite-s-hidden-wealth/

19 JANUARY 2014

China’s former PM denies role in family’s ‘hidden riches’

Wen Jiabao, the former Chinese premier whose relatives were accused of amassing a $2.7 billion fortune in 2012, tells Hong Kong columnist: « I want to leave this world clean. »

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10582444/Chinas-former-PM-denies-role-in-familys-hidden-riches.html

16 JANUARY 2014

Chinese general arrested for gilded lifestyle

Gu Junshan, a former lieutenant general and deputy logistics chief with great influence within the People’s Liberation Army, was arrested after an investigation into his personal affairs.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/01/chinese-general-arrested-gilded-lifestyle-201411645321316898.html

5 JANUARY 2014

China probes almost 37,000 officials for graft

China investigated almost 37,000 officials suspected of corruption in more than 27,000 cases between January and November, state media said Sunday.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-probes-almost-37000-officials-graft

30 DECEMBER 2013

China holds ex-security chief’s colleague over graft

Li Chongxi, chairman of the Sichuan province Political Consultative Conference is being probed for « suspected severe violation of discipline and the law », the ruling party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/387298/china-holds-ex-security-chief-colleague-over-graft

28 DECEMBER 2013

500 local Chinese lawmakers resign in fraud scandal

More than 500 municipal lawmakers in one Chinese province have stood down following an electoral fraud scandal, as Beijing ramps up its sweeping anti-corruption crackdown, state media reported Saturday.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/387105/500-local-chinese-lawmakers-resign-in-fraud-scandal

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25536426

25 DECEMBER 2013

China vice police minister sacked: Communist Party

Li Dongsheng, formerly a vice minister of public security, was removed from his various posts for « severe violations of discipline », according to an official circular reported by the state Xinhua agency.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/386633/china-vice-police-minister-sacked-communist-party

20 DECEMBER 2013

China investigates deputy minister

No details were given in the one-sentence announcement about Li Dongsheng, who was placed under investigation by the ruling Communist party’s disciplinary body. However, such investigations usually relate to alleged corruption and abuse of power.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/20/china-investigates-deputy-minister

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-probes-top-official-powerful-ministry

13 DECEMBER 2013

Analysts: China Corruption Crackdown Lacks Independence

In the first year of his administration, Chinese President Xi Jinping has touted a high-profile effort to root out graft. His efforts to cut government waste and go after high-ranking officials have won him praise, but some say much more needs to be donen check.

http://www.voanews.com/content/chian-crackdwon-reels-in-waste-but-lacks-independence/1809405.html

11 DECEMBER 2013

China puts former security chief under house arrest-sources

China has put Zhou Yongkang, one of the most powerful politicians of the last decade, under virtual house arrest while the ruling Communist Party investigates accusations of corruption against him, several sources said on Wednesday.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-puts-former-security-chief-under-house-arrest-sources

http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-china-puts-former-security-chief-under-house-arrest/1807918.html

26 OCTOBER 2013

China, corruption and the court intrigues of Nanjing

What really lay behind the sacking of Ji Jianye, mayor of one of China’s largest and booming cities?http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/26/china-corruption-nanjing-ji-jianye-mayor

24 OCTOBER 2013

Chinese daily takes on police over jailed reporter

A Chinese newspaper made a bold front-page appeal on Thursday – for a second day – urging the authorities to release one of its journalists after he was detained for writing reports alleging financial misdeeds at a state-owned construction company.

http://www.france24.com/en/20131024-china-newspaper-plea-police-jail-reporter

23 OCTOBER 2013

China’s global war against press freedom

Over the past five years the Chinese government has expanded its campaign to constrain foreign news outlets from casting China in a negative light, according to a report released today by the non-government organization Freedom House

http://thediplomat.com/china-power/chinas-global-war-against-press-freedom/

22 OCTOBER 2013

China says 99.9 per cent of graft defendants found guilty

Nearly 200,000 people were investigated for embezzlement or bribery between January 2008 and August this year, China’s top prosecutor, Cao Jianming, told the National People’s Congress parliament.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-says-999-cent-graft-defendants-found-guilty

18 OCTOBER 2013

129 senior officials investigated in first 8 months

China’s prosecutorial agencies have placed 129 officials at the prefectural level or higher under investigation for suspected corruption and bribery in the first eight months of this year, according to the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP).

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1101&MainCatID=11&id=20131018000119

17 OCTOBER 2013

China, Nanjing mayor arrested on corruption charges

Ji Jianye removed from office and brought to Beijing for internal Party investigation. State media praise the new move against bribes, but former mayor’s closeness to powerful Jiang Zemin points to new battle for power within national political scene.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China,-Nanjing-mayor-arrested-on-corruption-charges-29299.html

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/17/china-corruption-crackdown-nanjing-mayor

25 SEPTEMBER 2013

Bo Xilai Conviction Won’t Curb Chinese Corruption

Constitutional reforms, transparency, free speech are musts for China to fight corruption

http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5729&Itemid=171

13 SEPTEMBER 2013

Corruption and the world’s biggest building

The New Century Global Centre is the biggest building in the world; 16 Wembley stadiums could fit underneath its vast roof.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10308029/Corruption-and-the-worlds-biggest-building.html

6 SEPTEMBER 2013

China, one child policy ‘breeds corruption in the Party’

In the last year, Chinese officials for family planning have collected 16.5 billion yuan. A lawyer trying to figure out where does this money: « They should be used to repay public services, but disappear into thin air. Even the audit for the government knows where they are really. « 
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China,-one-child-policy-‘breeds-corruption-in-the-Party’-28941.html

5 SEPTEMBER 2013

China’s Smiling Safety Official Gets 14 Years in Jail

A Chinese official who ignited a national controversy when he was caught smiling at the scene of a deadly bus crash has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for corruption. Yang Dacai was founded « guilty of taking bribes and holding a large amount of property which he cannot account for. » Yang, who did not contest the charges, was also fined about $8,000

http://www.voanews.com/content/chinas-smiling-safety-official-gets-14-years-in-jail/1743589.html

4 SEPTEMBER 2013

China’s Ex-Security Chief Helping Probe, not Target

China’s former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, one of the country’s most powerful politicians of the last decade, is helping authorities in a corruption probe and, contrary to media reports, is not currently the target of the investigation, sources told Reuters.
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-chinas-ex-security-chief-helping-probe-not-target/1743142.html

1 SEPTEMBER 2013

China investigating corruption allegations against state asset regulator Jiang Jiemin

A move to bring down Zhou Yongkang, the widely-feared former head of China’s security apparatus, has claimed the scalp of one of his senior lieutenants, the former chairman of the giant oil monopoly China National Petroleum Company (CNPC)http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/01/china-accuses-state-assets-chief
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10278672/China-investigating-corruption-allegations-against-state-asset-regulator-Jiang-Jiemin.html

30 AUGUST 2013

Trial for China’s ‘smiling official’ Yang Dacai

A Chinese official who sparked an outcry after images showed him grinning at the scene of a fatal bus crash has pleaded guilty to corruption charges.

http://asiancorrespondent.com/112683/china-official-with-pricey-watches-stands-trial/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23894658

25 AUGUST 2013

Justice obstructed by brokers

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/806188.shtml#.UhpcQ8tOLIU

23 AUGUST 2913

Chinese court releases video of Bo Xilai’s wife testifying against him

Video footage released by a court in east China shows Gu Kailai testifying against her husband, disgraced Chinese leader Bo Xilai, who is currently on the second day of his trial on Friday. The 64-year-old former Communist party chief of the southwestern city of Chongqing has been charged with illegally taking almost 27 million yuan (£2.8m), corruption and abuse of power
http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2013/aug/23/chinese-court-bo-xilai-wife-testifying-video
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/08/201382314854147169.html

China tries to cover up giant corruption scandal in Nepal

Nepali authorities detain 22 senior Nepali officials as well as 2 Chinese suppliers who worked with the state electricity company following an unprecedented operation by Anti-Corruption Commission. The identity of the Chinese company involved is still unknown, but Beijing is concerned the story might discredit its electrical product exports.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China-tries-to-cover-up-giant-corruption-scandal-in-Nepal-28817.html

22 AUGUST 2013

Bo Xilai: Disgraced politician goes on trial in China

The trial of Bo Xilai, the disgraced Chinese politician once tipped for the highest levels of power, has begun. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23776348 http://www.voanews.com/content/china-bo-xilai-denies-taking-bribes/1734705.html

9 AUGUST 2013

China sacks top economic official Liu Tienan

Liu Tienan, formerly deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission, « accepted huge amounts of bribes », Xinhua news agency reported.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23628085

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/365217/top-china-official-liu-tienan-investigated-over-bribes

29 JULY 2013

2,290 disciplined for excessive extravagance

More than 2,000 Party and government officials have been punished as of late June for breaking new Party rules against extravagance and excess formality, an official from China’s top anti-graft agency said on Monday 29.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-07/31/content_16854439.htm

23 JULY 2013

China bans construction of government buildings

China has banned the construction of government buildings for five years as another step in a frugality drive aimed at calming public anger over corruption.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/23/china-bans-construction-government-buildings

22 JULY 2013

GlaxoSmithKline admits some staff in China involved in bribery

Abbas Hussain, the drug maker’s head of emerging markets who was dispatched to Shanghai to oversee the crisis, apologised to the Chinese authorities and promised the company was taking the charges « extremely seriously ».

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/jul/22/glaxosmithkline-admits-bribery-china

http://www.voanews.com/content/china-british-drugmaker/1706643.html

17 JULY 2013

Xinhua journalist accuses China official of ‘huge graft’

A journalist with China’s official Xinhua news agency on Wednesday accused the head of a key state-owned firm of « corruption involving a huge amount ».                                                                      http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130717-438031.html

Chinese whistleblower blinded in acid attack

An amateur Chinese whistleblower, who spent his free time embarrassing Communist party officials by posting pictures of their luxury cars on the internet, was rammed by a car, blinded with acid, and deprived of two of his fingers.                                                                       http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10184412/Chinese-whistleblower-blinded-in-acid-attack.html

16 JULY 2013

China crackdown on corruption campaigners

Three Chinese activists campaigning for officials to disclose their assets will be put on trial in a co-ordinated crackdown that underscores the limits of an anti-corruption push by the new government. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/16/chinese-crackdown-corruption-campaigners

8 JULY 2013

China ex-rail minister given suspended death sentence

A Chinese court has given former Railways Minister Liu Zhijun a suspended death sentence for corruption and abuse of power, state media report.                                                                                                       http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23222240                                    http://www.euronews.com/2013/07/08/two-buddhists-jailed-for-murder-in-burmese-religious-riots/

5 JULY 2013

China’s Anti-Corruption Drive Uncovers Scandals

China’s high-profile anti-corruption push continues to make headlines, with a regular stream of officials brought down for abusing power                                                                       http://www.voanews.com/content/china-anti-corruption-drive-uncovers-scandals/1695689.html

3 JULY 2013

China sacks regional party official Wang Suyi

China has sacked a top regional party official for suspected « disciplinary violations », state media report. Wang Suyi was formerly head of Inner Mongolia’s United Front Work Department. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23156908

30 JUNE 2013

China expels legislator for violating discipline

The National People’s Congress said it took the action against Zhou Wenbin on Saturday following an investigation, the Xinhua News Agency said. No details were given, although the charge of violating discipline is usually shorthand for bribery, embezzlement, the selling of offices or other forms of corruption.                                                                                                    http://asiancorrespondent.com/110036/china-expels-legislator-for-violating-discipline/

26 MAY 2013

Corrupt Chinese officials turn to ‘black’ PR

In the middle of the biggest anti-corruption campaign for years, crooked Chinese politicians are paying to vanish from sight, with all negative stories about them scrubbed from the internet. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10081431/Corrupt-Chinese-officials-turn-to-black-PR.html

20 MAY 2013

Corruption in China, Checked and balanced?                              http://www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2013/05/corruption-china?fsrc=rss&utm_source=feedly

14 MAY 2013

Fallen energy chief Liu Tienan okayed 50+ projects in final 3 months

Liu Tienan, the former Chinese energy chief who has been placed under investigation for corruption, approved more than 50 energy projects within the last three months of his tenure at the National Energy Administration, reports the Guangzhou-based 21st Century Business Herald. http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130514000136&cid=1103

Axe falls on deputy police chief of Chongqing

The former deputy police chief of Chongqing has been placed in detention on suspicion of taking £1.7 million in bribes, according to the Communist party’s mouthpiece.                                                                                 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10056587/Axe-falls-on-deputy-police-chief-of-Chongqing.html

12 MAY 2013

Top planning official Liu Tienan probed by anti-corruption committee

The deputy head of the mainland’s top economic planning agency has officially been placed under investigation by the Communist Party’s top graft-busting organ on suspicion of « serious discipline violations ».                                               http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1236076/senior-china-planner-investigated-new-corruption-crackdown                                                                      http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/13/world/asia/china-eyes-liu-tienan-an-official-challenged-by-a-journalist.html

25 APRIL 2013

Chinese official sacked after ‘citizen journalists’ expose extravagant banquet

Video and pictures of lavish dinner emerge after campaigners gatecrash event hosted by Communist boss in Jiangsu province http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/25/china-official-sacked-extravagant-banquet

19 APRIL 2013

Eight Anti-Corruption Activists Detained in China

Chinese authorities have detained eight anti-corruption activists over their participation in a signature drive that calls on central government officials to disclose their assets. Although there is widespread public support for officials to disclose such information, government efforts to promote the policy appear to be slowing. Rights lawyers in Beijing say the activists have been taken into custody in recent days on suspicion of unlawful assembly                                                                                                                                                                        http://www.voanews.com/content/anti-corruption-activists-detained-in-china/1645053.html

10 APRIL 2013

Ex China rail minister Liu Zhijun charged with corruption

China has charged once-powerful former Railways Minister Liu Zhijun with corruption and abuse of power, state media has reported.                                                                                                                                                          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-22089011                                                                                 http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/04/20134109418694786.html

6 APRIL 2013

Can China’s new government end corruption?

Li Keqiang, the new premier of China, vowed to “tackle corruption” and “clear government,” which includes — mind you — most schools, hospitals, banks, universities, companies, public transport, the courts and the police.        http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2013/04/06/commentary/can-chinas-new-government-end-corruption/?goback=%2Egde_2387236_member_229987869#%2EUV7v7KLcmrI

24 MARCH 2013

Former PetroChina chairman detained for corruption

Jiang Jiemin, the former chairman of PetroChina, China’s biggest oil producer, has been detained by central discipline authorities for corruption, reports Boxun, a citizen journalism website that often makes claims that are difficult to prove. http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130324000089&cid=1101

21 MARCH 2013

Why China’s Corruption Is So Hard to Clean Up

http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5266&Itemid=206

Corrupt Hubei official linked to Zhou Yongkang arrested

Wu Yongwen, deputy director of the standing committee of the Hubei Provincial People’s Congress, has become the second deputy provincial or ministerial-level official since the country’s leadership transition to be detained by the authorities for corruption http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130321000076&cid=1101

4 MARCH 2013

Chinese ex-police detained while trying to stamp out corruption

« More than 70 police raided our (guest house), » said former policeman He Zuhua. « Police are everywhere. » He says he and a handful of former police officers are being pursued and detained by authorities after traveling to the capital to help shine a light on corruption within their ranks http://behindthewall.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/04/17180627-chinese-ex-police-detained-while-trying-to-stamp-out-corruption?lite

14 FEBRUARY 2013

‘Hero’s Welcome’ for Corrupt Official

A former Shanxi official gets a warm reception from business leaders and Chinese Communist Party members upon his release from jail.                 http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/graft-02142013122807.html

24 JANUARY 2013

As anti-corruption fight gets underway, party officials withdraw money from banks

China’s new leader Xi Jinping ends the meeting of the Communist Party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection by reiterating his commitment to fight graft and moral decay. Many Communist officials react by withdrawing foreign cash from banks and selling off their real estate. Five-year plan against corruption will not work, experts say.                                                                                                                                               http://www.asianews.it/news-en/As-anti-corruption-fight-gets-underway,-party-officials-withdraw-money-from-banks-26951.html

14 DECEMBER 2012

Chinese governor charged over opium fuelled lifestyle

Yang Hongwei, the former governor of Chuxiong Yi autonomous prefecture in south-west China, was in the dock on Thursday accused of taking some 10.11 million yuan (£1m) in bribes and using the money to purchase 17 properties in Yunnan province and six in Melbourne, Australia.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9744499/Chinese-governor-charged-over-opium-fuelled-lifestyle.html

6 DECEMBER 2012

Investigation into Sichuan deputy chief Li Chuncheng confirmed

China’s official news agency Xinhua has confirmed that Li Chuncheng, the deputy Communist Party secretary of Sichuan province, is under investigation for « alleged discipline violation » by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, making him the first senior party official to be probed for corruption since new party general secretary Xi Jinping took over from Hu Jintao last month.
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20121206000104&cid=1101

5 DECEMBER 2012

China Targets Top Sichuan Official in Anti-graft Drive

China’s anti-corruption commission has begun an inquiry into a top official in the southwestern province of Sichuan, state media reported Wednesday. He’s the most senior person to be investigated since Xi Jinping became Communist Party leader last month
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-targets-top-sichuan-official-in-anti-graft-drive/1559265.html

12 NOVEMBER 2012

In China, corruption is hot topic at party congress

Leaders from President Hu Jintao on down to regional party chiefs have issued warnings against graft and called for public disclosure of officials’ assets.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-china-corruption-20121113,0,6328406.story

3 NOVEMBER 2012

Chinese Communist Party’s mounting battle against graft

Even as the government crows about its relentless crackdown on graft – 660,000 officials have been found guilty since 2007, or 360 a day – a series of scandals exposed online in recent months has greatly embarrassed the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=38463&sec=1

29 OCTOBER 2012

More officials probed for graft

From January to August, prosecutors across the country had investigated 12.7 percent more officials, for crimes related to their office, from a year ago, according to the Supreme People’s Procuratorate.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-10/29/content_15852422.htm

26 OCTOBER 2012

Bo Xilai formally placed under investigation

Bo Xilai, the disgraced Chinese politician, has been formally placed under investigation « for alleged criminal offences », after he was stripped of his legal immunity and expelled from the country’s parliament. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9637320/Bo-Xilai-formally-placed-under-investigation.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/10/201210264539475684.html

8 OCTOBER 2012

Over 660,000 officials get punished for corruption

The Communist Party of China’s anti-corruption agencies have punished more than 660,000 officials found guilty of disciplinary violations in the past five years, senior leader He Guoqiang announced on Monday.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2012-10/09/content_15802362.htm

29 SEPTEMBER 2012

Chinese Public Doubts Beijing’s Pledges to Fight Corruption

By detailing the extent of disgraced politician Bo Xilai’s abuses, China’s communist leadership has taken a hard stance on corruption, but many commentators in China say they doubt whether the case will lead to fundamental change in China
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese_public_doubts_beijing_pledges_to_fight_corruption/1517360.html

Bo Xilai expelled from top legislature

The Standing Committee of Chongqing Municipal People’s Congress has decided to remove Bo Xilai from his post as deputy to the 11th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2012-09/29/c_131881653.htm

29 AUGUST 2012

Chinese official ‘flees country with £20m public money’

Wang Guoqiang, the party secretary in Liaoning province’s Fengcheng, is believed to have fled China in April although the case only came to the public eye this week after online speculation about his whereabouts — and bank balance.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9507000/Chinese-official-flees-country-with-20m-public-money.html

27 JULY 2012

China jails former top FDA official

Zhang Jingli, former deputy director of the State Food and Drug Administration, China’s drug watchdog, has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for taking bribes, fabricating charges against a superior and illegally selling a book he wrote.
http://gbtimes.com/news/china-jails-former-top-fda-official

26 JULY 2012

Bo Xilai’s wife Gu Kailai charged with murdering Briton Neil Heywood

The wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai and a family aide have been charged with the murder of a British businessman, state news agency Xinhua has reported.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/07/20127261276838568.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9428978/Bo-Xilais-wife-Gu-Kailai-charged-with-murdering-Briton-Neil-Heywood.html

11 JULY 2012

‘Naked officials’ lay bare China’s graft

Corruption is a fact of life in China. As China’s economy has grown rapidly over the past three decades, the opportunities for unscrupulous officials to amass private fortunes have proliferated. At the same time, the standard of living for the majority of Chinese citizens has greatly improved along with China’s economy. Some level of corruption has been tolerated, so long as the rising tide continued to lift all boats. However, there remains one type of corrupt officials whose excesses are so great as to expose the political shortcomings of China, and threaten the very stability of the nation itself
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China_Business/NG12Cb02.html

25 JUNE 2012

China’s Corruption: A Reporter Looks Back

A onetime Communist Party “corruption fighter”, Li Changchun, may now be part of China’s corruption problem.
http://www.rfa.org/english/commentaries/li-changchun-05292012172623.html

25 JUNE 2012

Communist Party leader warns politicians after Bo Xilai scandal

A top Communist Party leader has warned Chinese politicians to keep their spouses and children « in check » in the wake of the Neil Heywood scandal.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9353730/Communist-Party-leader-warns-politicians-after-Bo-Xilai-scandal.html

20 JUNE 2012

Top Chinese Officials accused of Academic Corruption

Chinese micro-bloggers have exposed massive academic corruption among top Chinese leaders and academic institutions. This brings into question the quality of many doctoral dissertations from top officials throughout the country.
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_china/2012-06-20/top-chinese-officials-accused-of-academic-corruption.html#video_section

18 JUNE 2012

China steps up efforts to keep officials from leaving country

China prosecutors say that 18,487 officials have been caught since 2000 while allegedly trying to flee overseas with ill-gotten gains, according to one report.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-china-naked-official-20120606,0,1104894.story

13 JUNE 2012

China jails former football chiefs for corruption

After an investigation that shamed Chinese football, Xie Yalong and Nan Yong, who had both previously run the national association, were each sentenced to ten-and-a-half years for taking bribes and ordered to pay 200,000 yuan (£20,000) in fines.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9329096/China-jails-former-football-chiefs-for-corruption.html

24 APRIL 2012

Ex-officials from restive Chinese village expelled from Communist Party

China’s ruling Communist Party has expelled two former top officials from a southern Chinese village where local residents rose up last year to protest corruption and abuses of land rights
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/04/24/world/asia/china-wukan-officials-punishment/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

27 MARCH 2012

Corruption is crucial threat, Wen says

« Corruption is the most crucial threat to the ruling party, » Wen said at the State Council’s annual conference on anti-corruption work, adding that corruption may completely undermine the country’s political foundations if not handled properly
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2012-03/27/content_14918830.htm

3 MARCH 2012

China’s rebel village holds council polls

Saturday’s vote for the committee governing Wukan went ahead with official approval after a long campaign by local people to end what they say was years of corrupt rule by Communist Party officials
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/03/2012337426748519.html
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Chinese-democracy:-‘Wukan-model’-tested-in-vote-24139.html

16 FEBRUARY 2012

Top China football referee Lu Jun jailed over bribes

The man who was once China’s top football referee has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in jail for taking bribes to fix matches http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17054150

3 FEBRUARY 2012

Chinese Communist Official: Only a « Freak » Would Turn Down Bribes

A Chinese Communist Party official from Sichuan Province has said that taking bribes is normal—and turning them down could make you seem like a « freak » in Communist political circles. The comments were made by the former vice mayor of the city of Meishan, Yu Zhiping. Yu’s description of bribery as normal and honesty as « freakish » came after his own corruption trial last year, over accusations of taking nearly half a million US dollars in bribes. The down-on-his-luck official also implied that he himself had taken his first bribe simply in order not to make the person offering it to him lose face http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_china/2012-02-03/chinese-communist-official-only-a-freak-would-turn-down-bribes.html#video_section

6 JANUARY 2012

1,480 cases of illegal land grab, demolition handled in 2011: Supervision Minister

Almost 1,500 cases of illegal land appropriation and demolition were handled in the year 2011, and 509 people involved were held accountable, a senior official said on Friday
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2012-01/06/c_131346743.htm

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 9 January in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 9 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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1127: Invading Jurchen soldiers from the Jin Dynasty besiege and sack Bianjing (Kaifeng), the capital of the Song Dynasty of China, and abduct Emperor Qinzong and others, ending the Northern Song Dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Qinzong_of_Song

1760: Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat

http://www.imamreza.net/eng/imamreza.php?id=10481
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathas


1779: The British troops meet a large Maratha army at Talegaon and are defeated. This shattered the prestige of the British so low that they had to enter into a humiliating Treaty of Wadgaon by which the British had to surrender all the territories acquired by the Company since 1773
http://www.importantindia.com/9642/first-anglo-maratha-war/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talegaon_Dabhade

1945: US forces land on Luzon island (Philippines) with 67,000 soldiers
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/867/today-in-philippine-history-january-9-1945-general-macarthur-landed-at-bonuan-in-lingayen-pangasinan
http://pangasinan.gov.ph/2011/01/‘mcarthur-landed-first-in-lingayen-not-dagupan’-fmr-gov-estrella/

1987: Chinese/Vietnamese border fights. 1500 killed Chinese killed according Vietnamese medias
ttp://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1987-01-09/news/0100090089_1_xuyen-chinese-troops-vietnam
http://articles.latimes.com/1987-01-08/news/mn-3216_1_sino-vietnamese

1989: First visit (up to 20) by a Thai Foreign minister to Vietnam since 1976

2009: The Sri Lankan army captures Elephant Pass, the strategic causeway linking the Jaffna peninsula with the mainland
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7819386.stm

2014: China has taken its feud with Japan to the UN, questioning Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s « erroneous outlook » on history after he visited a shrine commemorating former leaders convicted as war criminals
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/01/china-takes-japan-shrine-dispute-un-20141912939172706.html

2017: Pakistan completes nuclear triad, launches missile Babur-3 from submarine, giving the country a credible second strike capability
http://zeenews.india.com/asia/pakistan-completes-nuclear-triad-launches-missile-babur-3-from-submarine_1965794.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2060852/watch-pakistan-test-fire-first-nuclear-capable-submarine-cruise
http://zeenews.india.com/asia/babur-3-five-things-to-know-about-the-pakistans-1st-nuclear-capable-submarine-cruise-missile_1965804.html

 

On 9 January in South Asian history

ON 9 JANUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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1760: Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat
http://chemicalhorn.blogspot.fr/2004/10/barari-ghat-battle-of.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dattaji_Rao_Scindia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathas


1779: The British troops meet a large Maratha army at Talegaon and are defeated. This shattered the prestige of the British so low that they had to enter into a humiliating Treaty of Wadgaon by which the British had to surrender all the territories acquired by the Company since 1773
http://www.importantindia.com/9642/first-anglo-maratha-war/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talegaon_Dabhade

1920: Birth of Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar and philanthropist who died in October 1988
http://www.hakim-said.com.pk/

1927: Birth of Sunderlal Bahuguna, Indian environmentalist
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunderlal_Bahuguna
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/9th-january-1927-sunderlal-bahuguna-environmentalist-was-born

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_-y_usyHwg

1934: Birth of Mahendra Kapoor, Indian singer, who died on September 27, 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahendra_Kapoor

1965: Birth of Farah Khan, Indian film director and choreographer
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0007134/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farah_Khan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB3AfnbI0rc

1974: Birth of Farhan Akhtar, Indian Bollywood director, actor, producer, singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farhan_Akhtar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihrUJG9b4o4

1976: Birth of Raghava Lawrence, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raghava_Lawrence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RVyC9M4bVw

1983: Birth of Sharad Malhotra, Indian television actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharad_Malhotra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynb_8kMr2ok

1997: General Ershad, President of Bangladesh from 1982 to 1990, in jail for corruption since 1991 is freed

2004: Death of Nissim Ezekiel, Indian Jewish poet and critic, born on December 16, 1924
http://www.poemhunter.com/nissim-ezekiel/biography/
http://www.theguardian.com/news/2004/mar/09/guardianobituaries.india

2009: The Sri Lankan army captures Elephant Pass, the strategic causeway linking the Jaffna peninsula with the mainland
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7819386.stm

2010: In China, Dhondup Wangchen, a Tibetan film-maker, is sentenced to six years in prison by Chinese authorities. The director was arrested in March for a documentary about ordinary Tibetan’s grievances with China
http://www.france24.com/en/20100107-china-jails-tibetan-director-dhondup-wangchen-six-years-documentary-tibet

2015: In Sri-Lanka, new President Maithripala Sirisena and his new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe both take the oath of office in Colombo’s Independence Square after Rajapakse conceded defeat
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2015/01/sirisena-sworn-as-sri-lanka-president-20151914215538168.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30738671

2017: Pakistan completes nuclear triad, launches missile Babur-3 from submarine, giving the country a credible second strike capability
http://zeenews.india.com/asia/pakistan-completes-nuclear-triad-launches-missile-babur-3-from-submarine_1965794.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2060852/watch-pakistan-test-fire-first-nuclear-capable-submarine-cruise
http://zeenews.india.com/asia/babur-3-five-things-to-know-about-the-pakistans-1st-nuclear-capable-submarine-cruise-missile_1965804.html

 

 

On 9 January in Southeast Asian history

ON 9 JANUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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1945: US forces land on Luzon island (Philippines) with 67,000 soldiers
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/867/today-in-philippine-history-january-9-1945-general-macarthur-landed-at-bonuan-in-lingayen-pangasinan
http://pangasinan.gov.ph/2011/01/‘mcarthur-landed-first-in-lingayen-not-dagupan’-fmr-gov-estrella/

1957: In Indonesia, Masjumi Party withdraws from the government, causing the governing coalition to collapse
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Masjumi

1987: Chinese/Vietnamese border fights. 1500 killed Chinese killed according Vietnamese medias
ttp://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1987-01-09/news/0100090089_1_xuyen-chinese-troops-vietnam
http://articles.latimes.com/1987-01-08/news/mn-3216_1_sino-vietnamese

1989: First visit (up to 20) by a Thai Foreign minister to Vietnam since 1976

1990: Birth of Melissa Ricks, Filipina actress
http://www.celebrityring.info/Melissa_Ricks.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onF9bAmL-vY

1993: First meeting of Myanmar National Convention in charge of writing a new constitution

1995: Death of Souvine Souphanouvong, President of Laos (1975-1986), born on  July 13, 1909
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituariesprince-souphanouvong-1568367.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfFW4oaaEsY

1998: Death of Charito Solis, Filipino  actress, born on October 6, 1935
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charito_Solis

2012: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is acquitted in a surprise end to a politically charged sodomy trial
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16463989
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/01/201219295952572.html

2013: Death of Anscar Chupungco, Filipino monk and theologian, born on November 10, 1939
http://www.varsitarian.net/witness/20130211/top_liturgist_fr_anscar_chupungco_73
http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/90517/fr-anscar-chupungco-filipino-benedictine-who-tangled-with-pope-benedict

Anscar Chupungco

2013: Vietnam convicts 14 activists of ‘anti-state plot’ Thirteen were jailed for between three and 13 years, while one received a suspended sentence. Most are Catholics, and they include bloggers and students.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20955432

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/trial-01082013181353.html

2014: More than a hundred agents are « intercepting, harassing and intimidating » monks, nuns and ordinary members of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam, denying access to the Long Quang Pagoda in Hue. Those who are arrested have come from various parts of the country to join the celebration
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Vietnamese-police-block-Buddhist-Memorial-Day-celebrations-29993.html

2015: In Malaysia, death of former Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Yaakub, born on January 3, 1928. The 88 year old, held office as the fourth head of state between April 2, 1981 and April 2, 1985
http://www.nst.com.my/node/69087

 

Holidays and observances

Philippines: Black Nazarene (Manila)

On 9 January in Japan’s history

ON 9 JANUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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1562: Death of Amago Haruhisa, Japanese warlord, born on March 4, 1514
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amago_Haruhisa

1624: Birth of Empress Meisho, 109th emperor of Japan (1629-1643) and the seventh woman to ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne, who died in December 1696
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Meish%C5%8D

1945: US forces land on Luzon island (Philippines) with 67,000 soldiers
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/867/today-in-philippine-history-january-9-1945-general-macarthur-landed-at-bonuan-in-lingayen-pangasinan

1979: Birth of Tomiko Van, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomiko_Van
http://vantomiko.free.fr/website-fr/

1987: Birth of Mao Inoue, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mao_Inoue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_khoawqIXo

1988: Death of Jukichi Uno, Japanese actor born on 27 September 1914
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0881303/

1998: Death of Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate, born on October 4, 1918

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/1981/fukui-bio.html

2014: China has taken its feud with Japan to the UN, questioning Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s « erroneous outlook » on history after he visited a shrine commemorating former leaders convicted as war criminals
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/01/china-takes-japan-shrine-dispute-un-20141912939172706.html

On 9 January in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 9 JANUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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727: Birth of Dai Zong, Chinese emperor who died on May 23, 779
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Daizong_of_Tang

1127: Invading Jurchen soldiers from the Jin Dynasty besiege and sack Bianjing (Kaifeng), the capital of the Song Dynasty of China, and abduct Emperor Qinzong and others, ending the Northern Song Dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Qinzong_of_Song

1150: Chinese Emperor Xizong of Jin is murdered by Prince Hailing in a coup d’état
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Xizong_of_Jin

1283: Song Prime Minister Wen Tianxiang, prisoner of the Yuan for four years is executed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wen_Tianxiang

1972: Death of Chinese-Architect Liang Sicheng, born on April 20, 1901
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liang_Sicheng
http://www.scapegoatjournal.org/docs/03/03_Zhu_SearchHighAndLow.pdf

1972: RMS Queen Elisabeth is destroyed by fire in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong
http://rmhh.co.uk/ships/pages/RMS%20Queen%20Elizabeth%201.html

2001: Shenzhou 2, an unmanned Chinese spacecraft is launched with a monkey, a dog and a rabbit on board
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenzhou_2

Shenzhou 2

2002: Chinese philosopher Wang Ruoshui dies in Boston. A firm believer in communism, he spaced out Mao Zedong during the Cultural revolution and expelled from the Communist party in 1987
http://www.hrichina.org/content/4584
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2002/feb/08/guardianobituaries.china

2010: In China, Dhondup Wangchen, a Tibetan film-maker, is sentenced to six years in prison by Chinese authorities. The director was arrested in March for a documentary about ordinary Tibetan’s grievances with China
http://www.france24.com/en/20100107-china-jails-tibetan-director-dhondup-wangchen-six-years-documentary-tibet

2014: China has taken its feud with Japan to the UN, questioning Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s « erroneous outlook » on history after he visited a shrine commemorating former leaders convicted as war criminals
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/01/china-takes-japan-shrine-dispute-un-20141912939172706.html

2016: Visiting Japan, the prime minister of the Tibetan government in exile, Lobsang Sangay, calls on China to resume dialogue with envoys of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama
http://www.thetibetpost.com/en/news/international/4868-sikyong-calls-for-dialogue-says-tibetans-in-tibet-face-harsh-suppression