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PLA Conducting Information-Based Training

The PLA’s seminar and viewing activity, coded as “Sharpened Sword 2010,” on military training under information-based conditions, started in Beijing on August 23. It lasted for five days. More than 100 mid-level or senior officials from the PLA and the Armed Police will discuss major military issues, including how to improve combat capability over information systems and advance the transition of military training towards information-based training.

Since 2007, the PLA’s military training has been transitioning towards information-based training. It now includes base training, simulation training, and Internet training and focuses on being under complicated electro-magnetic conditions.

Source: Xinhua, August 23, 2010