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China Military Emergency Forces Approach 100,000

On October 12, Liu Junjun, an official from the China Ministry of Defense, remarked that the Chinese military established an emergency system, which consists of 50,000 people with national emergency response expertise and 45,000 with provincial emergency response expertise.  

His remarks were made during the second ASEAN Plus Three forum on non-traditional security threats.  

Liu identified special military task forces for flood disasters, earthquakes, nuclear biotech attacks, emergency airlifting, coastal searches, etc., totaling 50,000 national and 45,000 provincial personnel. Over 20 defense officials and military officers from ASEAN, China, Japan, and Korea attended the forum.

Source: Xinhua, October 12, 2010