was ??given a first-class merit citation for its outstanding contribution to completing tasks, an??d units 91515, 94669 and 96261 were given second-class merit citations for their outstandin??g performance in strengthening fighting capacity. Chen Deming, a researcher from unit 6362??0, was awarded a first-class merit citation. Two others were given posthumous first-class m??erit citations. Twelve individuals, including research fellows, engineers and medical staf??f, were honored with third-class merit citations.BEIJING, July 1 (Xinhua) -- China will not resort to the threat of force at wi??ll, nor will it "flaunt its military power on others' doorsteps at the drop o??f a hat," said Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the ??Communist Party of China (CPC), on Friday. "Flaunting power everywhere will ??not reflect strength and it will not scare anyone," Xi said at a rally here m??arking tl

he 95th founding anniversary of the CPC. He stressed China's militar??y strategy of "active defense."By Han Xudong, professor, Strategic Teaching and Research Department, National Defense UniversityRus??sia and the United States have clarified the development direction of their military reforms, which?? have entered a new phase of structural adjustments in order to upgrade combat effectiveness. On?? April 5, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Moscow will start a National Guard, dominated ??by internal security forces of the interioK


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r ministry, to conduct anti-terrorism missions. Russian a??rmed forces will undergo dramatic changes. The combat capacity of the National Guard will be enhanc??ed, playing a positive role to maintain domestic security and stability, while, its domestic securi??ty system will be reconstructed. Functions of Russian military forces power sector may also be relo??cated.Even after becoming a more independent sovereignty, Russia still continued on with the Soviet?? power structure, which included strategic rocket forces, Air Defense Forces, army, navy, and air f??orces, constituting five armed services.Moscow has transformed its power structure into three milit??ary services and three arms of services. Russian space forces have built up several divisions that ??would be placed into other armed services units. The Russian power structure is designated as land ??forces, navy, air forces, and strategic rocket troV


a separate statement also released Sunday, Xi signed orders to award merit F