|The picture shows Zhang Yafei, commandant of the PLA University of Science and Technology, exchanges gifts with cadets of foreign militaries. (mod.gov.cn)|
NANJING, October 31 (ChinaMil) -- The 5th International Cadets Week was unveiled on October 30, 2013 at the University of Science and Technology of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) as approved by the General Staff Headquarters (GSH) of the PLA.
20 foreign cadets and 16 Chinese cadets will carry out one-week-long study and training, and take part in a military confrontation competition.
The foreign cadets are from 10 army academies, namely the National Military College of the Argentine Army, the United States Military Academy, the Brazil Military Academy, the British Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), the National Defense University of Japan, the Mexican Engineering Academy, the Royal Military Academy of the Netherlands, the Phra Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy of Thailand, the Turkish Military Academy and the Uruguay Military Academy.
The Chinese cadets are from eight PLA military academies, including the PLA University of Science and Technology and the PLA National University of Defense Technology (NUDT).
During the week, a confrontation competition will be staged between a delegation of the PLA military academies and an “international simulation battalion” composed of 93 Chinese and foreign cadets.
In an unfamiliar area stretching for 40 kilometers, the fully-armed cadets will hold an actual-troop competition around the clock, focusing on such subjects as orienteering, field camping and night search.
The Chinese and foreign cadets will also carry out training on indoor obstacles and psychological behaviors, meanwhile, the foreign cadets will be invited to houses of Chinese military officers.
The International Cadets Week has been held every two years since 2005. Zhang Yafei, commandant of the PLA University of Science and Technology, said that the week has offered international cadets an international platform on which they can exchange views with and learn from each other, so as to improve their capabilities.