Chinese President Xi Jinping signed an order promulgating a set of trial regulations on army non-military activities. It will enter into force on June 15, according to the Xinhua News Agency.
It is noted that the purpose of these provisions is to protect the life and property of people, the security, sovereignty and development interests of the country and world peace. The code consists of six chapters and 59 articles. It will become the legal basis for the army's non-military actions.
According to the Global Times, these provisions will allow the Chinese military to secure vital transportation routes for strategic resources such as oil. Also, the innovation will be aimed at protecting investments, projects and personnel outside the country.
Earlier it was reported that the first international road bridge between Russia and China, opened on June 10, will be free until August. In the future, the capacity of the crossing will be 190 vehicles per day, subsequently – over 600.
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