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Coronavirus hits the PLA hard

4th March 2020 - 02:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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Chinese society and the national economy are reeling from the COVID-19 outbreak, and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is not immune from the coronavirus’ microscopic tentacles. Quite apart from the PLA’s contribution to public health measures, the military’s training, recruitment and equipment production are all being impacted.

Snr Col Wu Qian, director general of the Information Office of the Ministry of National Defense (MND), noted on 28 February: ‘President Xi directed that the military should bear in mind its purpose of serving the people and make active efforts to support local authorities in epidemic prevention and control… They will perform

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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