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PLA gets new armament chief, navy gets new commissar

PLA says chief of its arms wing replaced | China Daily | 19-09-2017

The People’s Liberation Army has appointed a new chief for its arms and equipment wing. Lieutenant General Li Shangfu, 59, has replaced General Zhang Youxia, 67, as head of the Central Military Commission’s Equipment Development Department. Li’s previous post was deputy commander of the PLA Strategic Support Force, the youngest branch of the Chinese military. He was commander of the former PLA Shenyang Military Command before becoming chief of the former PLA General Armaments Department in 2012.

Spain expels DPRK ambassador | Xinhua 19-09-2017

The Spanish Foreign Ministry announced the decision in a tweet published just after 20:00 local time, which reads: “The North Korean Ambassador was called to a meeting and informed he is ‘persona non-grata. He will have to leave his functions by 30/9 (September 30).”

Fosun accepts lower stake in Indian pharma | China Daily | 19-09-2017

Shanghai-based Fosun Pharmaceutical Group will downsize its planned acquisition stake in the Indian generic drugmaker Gland Pharma to 74 percent from the previously announced 86 percent, according to a Fosun Pharmaceutical announcement released on Monday.

China, Russia start joint naval drills | Xinhua | 18-09-2017

China and Russia started the second stage of their “Joint Sea-2017” military exercises on Monday with the arrival of a Chinese naval fleet in the Russian port city of Vladivostok.

China becomes Airbus Helicopters’ largest civil market | Xinhua | 18-09-2017

Airbus Helicopters received a record 49 orders last year in China, making the country its largest civil market in terms of bookings, said Airbus Helicopters at 2017 China Helicopter Expo.

Attack chopper makes flight at expo | China Daily | 16-09-2017

The Z-11WB, developed and made by AVIC Changhe Aircraft Industry in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, is a militarized version of the AC311A multirole civil helicopter and can conduct reconnaissance and ground assault operations.

Unmanned attack helicopter unveiled | China Daily | 15-09-2017

Aviation Industry Corp of China, the State-owned aircraft giant, has put its AV500W unmanned autonomous helicopter on display at the fourth China Helicopter Expo that opened on Thursday in Tianjin.

Agreement near on heavy-lift helicopter | China Daily | 14-09-2017

China and Russia are close to inking a cooperation agreement on the joint development and production of a heavy-lift helicopter, according to a senior Chinese helicopter designer.

PLA Navy gets new commissar | China Daily | 14-09-2017

China has appointed the former chief of the general office of the Central Military Commission as the new political commissar of the People’s Liberation Army Navy, media reports said. Lieutenant General Qin Shengxiang appeared on Wednesday in his new role at a ceremony in Qingdao, Shandong province, to send off a Navy flotilla for military exercises with Russia, CCTV reported.

CNNP to promote new-generation reactor | China Daily | 14-09-2017

China National Nuclear Power Co Ltd said it plans to establish a company, in Cangzhou, Hebei province, to promote the development of a traveling-wave reactor, a new nuclear design using fourth-generation technology.

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