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China struggles to crack down on fake military officials

China's unbridled boomtown ethos has famously spawned a world of counterfeits. Fake Apple stores, fake pharmaceuticals and even fake meat has hit the headlines.<p>But in recent weeks, police have had their hands full with a more treacherous kind of sham – fake military officials.<p>The Beijing-based …

'Excellent prospects' for better military relations with US, says China

There is a rosy outlook for military relations with the US, China's defence ministry has said, in an apparent attempt to limit damage from a recent confrontation between the countries' navies in the South China Sea.<p>A ministry statement said the sides discussed issues relating to the incident on 5 …

PROFESSOR: Here's Why Britain's Military Could Beat China

China's armed forces makes a lot of headlines these days, with 2.3 million active military personnel and the world's second largest defense budget. Some people, like the bloggers at Global Firepower, take this to mean that China has the world's third most powerful military, behind the U.S. and …

Japan tells China: cut military spending

Japan's prime minister has called on China to scale back its military spending on a day when he compared the mounting tension between Asia's two biggest economies with the rivalry between Britain and Germany before the first world war.<p>Shinzo Abe used a keynote address to the World Economic Forum in …

China will defend itself, warns Beijing ahead of likely military spending rise

China's military is prepared to respond to all threats to the country's sovereignty, its vice-foreign minister has said ahead of the expected announcement of another big increase in Chinese defence spending.<p>Fu Ying said China supported resolving disputes with other states through negotiations and …