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Chinese PLA handles diverse missions in tough 2020

2020-08-01 08:22:36       source:Global Times

July 31, 2020

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) will celebrate its 93rd anniversary on Saturday. In 2020, the PLA underwent extremely tough missions, including fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and massive floods, and responded to military threats from other countries in the South China Sea, the Taiwan Straits, and the China-India border region.

The Ministry of National Defense said at a monthly press conference on Thursday that the PLA has succeeded in dealing with floods after they accomplished the mission of fighting the coronavirus. 

Ren Guoqiang, a spokesperson of the ministry, said by Tuesday, the PLA and armed police force had sent more than 720,000 personnel to 3,749 missions across regions affected by the floods.

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