70th Anniversary of the PLA Navy

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and, today, 23 April 2019 is the 70th founding anniversary of the PLA Navy. In recent decades, China has undertaken a series of reforms to modernise its military. It has boosted its submarine force over the last 20 years, building… Read More

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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

China: University Students & Military Training

In a concrete stadium in the north of Beijing, some 2,000 men and women are rehearsing a military tattoo. They march in a circle to music pumped from loudspeakers, while footage of tanks and helicopters plays on a screen above their heads. One group armed with rifles heads to the middle of the arena to… Read More

The PLA Navy & Deployment-related Medical Conditions

Research Paper Title Descriptive epidemiology of deployment-related medical conditions and shipboard training-related injuries in a Chinese Navy population. Background The purpose of this study was to investigate the deployment-related medical conditions and shipboard tactical training-related injuries in a Chinese Navy population. The study was a retrospective study with the Chinese Navy. Methods The medical records of… Read More

A ‘Hard Day’ at Work!

If you have just completed a really difficult business project with tight deadlines or have just completed a CrossFit session and now think highly of yourself, then spare a thought for the military students (both domestic and international) who undergo months of training at the Venezuelan National Guard Military School (Grupo de Acciones de Comando). China… Read More