Recounting a Soldier’s Reaction on Being Sent to the Frontline

“Private Xu Xiangyao joined the PLA in his village in Hebei on March 19, 1984. After a few weeks of intensive training, he was assigned to an infantry company in the Thirteenth Army. That summer, his regiment moved south by train. Inside their boxcar, one of twenty-one, no one talked. “We were so nervous and… Read More

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The Chinese & Gunpowder

Chinese alchemists discovered gunpowder in the 8th century while they were carrying out experiments to find the elixir of life. By the 10th century, gunpowder was being used to make fireworks and weapons. The Chinese invented the gun, the rocket, the bomb, and the mine. The Song army used guns against the invading Mongols in… Read More

Force of Arms & Not Force of Arms…

“The goal of this kind of warfare will encompass more than merely using means that involve the force of arms to control the enemy to accept one’s own will. Rather, the goal should be to use all means whatsoever-means that involve the force of arms and means that do not involve the force of arms,… Read More

Non-specific lower back pain among a cohort of Chinese army soldiers

Research Paper Title A retrospective cross-sectional survey of non-specific lower back pain among a cohort of Chinese army soldiers. Background Nonspecific lower back pain (LBP) has been a major public health problem in western countries since the second half of the 20 t h century. The trend has expanded to non-western countries, and LBP is currently a… Read More

Reaching a Consensus on the Treatment of Pelvic Fractures in Modern War

Research Paper Title Chinese expert consensus on echelons treatment of pelvic fractures in modern war. Abstract The characteristics and treatment of pelvic fractures vary between general conditions and modern war. An expert consensus has been reached based on pelvic injury epidemiology and the concepts of battlefield treatment combined with the existing levels of military medical… Read More

A Cross-Sectional Study Analysing & Determining Health Status of Chinese Navy Personnel

Research Paper Title Analysis and determinants of Chinese navy personnel health status: a cross-sectional study. Background There have been very few studies analysing the relationship of physical and mental health status with health behaviours and deployment status in Chinese navy personnel. Thus, the researchers undertook this survey to assess this relationship and identify specific factors… Read More

Reporting A Case of Severe Acute Hepatitis A Virus Infection in United Nations Peacekeepers in South Sudan

Research Paper Title Case of severe acute hepatitis A virus infection in United Nations peacekeepers in South Sudan. Abstract Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is a major cause of acute viral hepatitis, which can lead to severe cases and acute liver failure. A 41-year-old Chinese military officer of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in South Sudan… Read More