China, India to strengthen military ties

China, India to strengthen military ties

BEIJING, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- China and India have agreed to strengthen military ties, the vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission announced.

China, Maldives deepen defense ties

BEIJING, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- China and the Maldives are deepening their defense relationship.

CNOOC starts work in South China Sea

BEIJING, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A Chinese oil company announced it started production at two new oil fields located in the shallow waters of the South China Sea.

China seeks peaceful end to island row

BEIJING, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- China seeks a peaceful end to a territorial dispute with Japan but reserves the right to "take further actions" should diplomacy fail, an official said.

Panetta arrives in Beijing

BEIJING, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Beijing Monday for a three-day visit after wrapping up a visit in Japan.

India, China to resume military exercises

NEW DELHI, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- India and China agreed to resume their joint military exercises after a hiatus of four years as relations between the Asian nuclear giants improve.

Chinese defense minister visits India

NEW DELHI, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie's India trip is a sign military exchanges between the two Asian giants are back on track, experts told China Daily.

Chinese leaders mark military anniversary

BEIJING, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- China's top leaders joined in observing the 85th anniversary of the founding of its People's Liberation Army, the largest standing army in the world.

China's military growth alarms neighbors

SINGAPORE, June 6 (UPI) -- China is seeking to allay its neighbors' concerns about its massive military and economic growth.
U.S., China must cooperate, Gates says

U.S., China must cooperate, Gates says

BEIJING, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Their status as world powers means the United States and China must cooperate, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in Beijing Monday.
China says buildup is not a threat

China says buildup is not a threat

HANOI, Vietnam, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- China's defense minister said in Vietnam Tuesday his country's defense development is not aimed at challenging or threatening anyone.
Gates prods China to restore military ties

Gates prods China to restore military ties

HANOI, Vietnam, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates pushed for reopening military-to-military relations with China during a conference in Vietnam, he said Monday.

China seeks more military ties with Cuba

BEIJING, April 27 (UPI) -- Top military officials of China and Cuba, meeting in Beijing, pledged to develop further bilateral military ties.

Chinese defense minister visits Japan

TOKYO, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie kicked off a five-day Japanese visit Friday by meeting with Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.

China, North Korea to strengthen alliance

BEIJING, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- China and North Korea have vowed to strengthen their defense alliance that was first "sealed in blood" when they fought together in the Korean War.
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Liang Guanglie (Chinese: 梁光烈; pinyin: Liáng Guāngliè; born December 1940 in Santai, Mianyang, Sichuan) is the current Minister for National Defense in the People's Republic of China and serves as a general in the People's Liberation Army of China.

Liang joined the army in January 1958 and the Communist Party of China in November 1959. His first assignment was with the Second Regiment, First Division of the 1st Ground Force Army (1958–63), where he rose to the ranks of commander of an engineering company, quartermaster of the special agent company and staff officer in the operations and training branch. Liang studied at the Xinyang Infantry School (1963–64) and graduated from Henan University’s political theory correspondence education program (1984–86). After finishing his studies, Liang returned to his unit until 1970 when he was promoted to the Operational Department staff of the Wuhan military command headquarters where he remained until 1979.

Liang was named Deputy Commander of the 58th Division, 20th Group Army in 1979 and became commander in 1981-83. After a study break at the PLA Military Academy (March 1982 to January 1983), he was named deputy Commander of the 20th Group Army in 1983 and Commander in 1985. In 1990 he was transferred to command the 54th Group Army and from December 1993 to July 1995, he was the chief of staff in Beijing Military Region. From July 1995 to December 1997, he was the deputy commander in Beijing Military Region. From December 1997 to December 1999, he was the commander of Shenyang Military Region, and from December 1999 to November 2002, he was the commander of Nanjing Military Region and deputy secretary of CCP's committee.

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