China and Pakistan to hold a Joint Anti-Terrorism drill; PLA banns its soldiers from opening blogs; The need of modernization of military transportation stressed; Task of civil-military integration stressed; More than 400 officers from different countries
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  • China’s Ministry of National Defense has announced on Thursday that China and Pakistan would hold a joint anti-terrorism drill from July 1 to 11, 2010 in Qingtongxia in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. The drill has been codenamed as “Friendship-2010”. This drill would be the third of its kind between the two countries.1 The revised regulations of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) have banned Chinese servicemen from opening blogs on the Internet for confidentiality reasons. They are prohibited from creating website, homepage, or blog on the Internet. The revised PLA Internal Administration Regulations came into force on 15 June 2010.2

    Liao Xilong, member of the Central Military Commission and director of the General Logistics Department (GLD) of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), said that the PLA should adhere to the task of civil-military integration, and accelerate the modernization drive of military transportation which can meet both wartime and peacetime requirements. He was speaking at the conference organized on the military-civilian integration and the modernization drive of military transportation.3

    The College of Defense Studies of the National Defense University (NDU) of the PLA organized the 2010 International Security Seminar from June 17 to 18, 2010. More than 400 officers, experts and scholars from nearly 90 countries attended the seminar. The theme of the seminar was “multiple security threats and military strength application”. The purpose of seminar was to set up a platform for international military exchanges and cooperation, and look into issues common for militaries of all countries and the issues that require urgent attention and prompt solutions.4