The Central Committee of the National People's Congress appointed Admiral Dong, who served as Navy Commander, as the country's new Defense Minister.

New births in Japan fell to a record low! New births in Japan fell to a record low!

Chinese Defense Minister Li was dismissed on October 24 after he did not take part in public events for a long time for unknown reasons. Since no appointment was made to replace Li, the post of Minister of Defense remained vacant for a long time.

Editor: David Goodman