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Homegrown aircraft carrier ahead of schedule

China's first homegrown aircraft carrier is very likely to start its first sea trials in autumn, as its manufacturer announced that it will present key achievements as a tribute to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/22 23:28:39

Newly-enrolled students attend military training in SW China

Newly-enrolled high school students take part in a military training at the No.2 Middle School of Jianhe County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Aug. 21, 2017. All new high school students of this school take a 10-day military training at the beginning of the semester.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/22 7:52:42

China, Thailand agree to push forward military ties

Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan met with General Surapong Suwana-Adth, Thailand's Chief of Defense Forces, in Beijing Monday, with the two agreeing to push forward military ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/21 23:49:37

High dropout rate in physical exam of PLA raises health concerns

The high failure rate in the physical examination of the annual military recruitment, which began in early August, has drawn attention to the health issues of the young generation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 23:13:39

PLA holds drills amid Doklam tensions

The People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) Western Theater Command has conducted military exercises amid tensions in Doklam from a standoff with trespassing Indian troops.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 22:18:39

China’s new military procurement app to boost efficiency

A mobile app for military procurement has been operational since early August, the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) flagship newspaper, the PLA Daily, reported on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/18 23:08:39

Japan should be clear on Doklam facts before commenting: foreign ministry

The Chinese foreign ministry has warned Japan to ensure it is clear on the facts before commenting on the China-India standoff in Doklam after a Japanese diplomat made a statement on the issue.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/18 21:23:39

Xi stresses importance of China-US military ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that the military relationship between China and the US should be a significant part of Sino-US relations, and that cooperation between the armies could play a positive role in developing bilateral ties.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/18 0:18:39

China’s J-15 fighter jet lands safely after hitting bird

A navy pilot flying China's J-15 fighter jet successfully landed his plane after catching fire after being struck by a bird, China Central Television (CCTV) reported Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/17 23:23:39

Chinese, Thai air forces to conduct joint training

Six aircraft of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) air force arrived at an air base in Thailand Thursday for a joint training exercise with the Thai air force from Thursday to Sept. 3.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/17 17:10:01

Arms exhibition highlights China's weaponry innovation

Tanks are rumbling past and missiles roaring. These are not scenes from a war film, but highlights of a weaponry exhibition held in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/17 1:18:54

Dunford’s China visit could help prevent conflict: experts

A top US general visited China on Wednesday in a bid to help mitigate differences and avoid conflict as tensions on the Korean Peninsula continue to rise.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/16 19:43:40

Top US general in China to strengthen military ties

The United States' top military officer is in Beijing for a three-day visit. General Joseph Dunford, chair of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, has already held talks with his Chinese counterpart Fang Fenghui.
Source: CRI Online | 2017/8/16 10:47:38

PLA newspaper encourages youth to ‘show their love for army by joining it’

A Chinese military newspaper has encouraged more youth to join the army, saying that "the most direct and sincere way of loving the army is to join it," as China's annual military services recruitment kicked off in the beginning of August.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/15 21:38:39

Bayi Aerobatics Team performs at air show

Planes of the Bayi (August 1) Aerobatics Team perform at an air show in Changchun City, the capital of Northeast China’s Jilin Province, Aug. 10, 2017. The show is also part of the International Army Games, which run from July 29 to Aug. 12 and consist of 28 competitions to be held in Russia, China, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
Source: Ecns.cn | 2017/8/11 13:18:07

Indian minister’s statement raises chance of clashes: experts

Chinese experts said they fear a greater possibility of military clashes after India's defense minister said that his country could face "any challenge" to its security.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/10 23:03:39

China's airborne troops win 11 events in Int'l Army Games

Chinese airborne troops have won first place in 11 out of 12 "Airborne Platoon" events during the International Army Games 2017, according to official results published Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/10 20:29:36

Military source derides claim that troops will move back 100 meters as ‘illogical’

A source from the Chinese military has denied that China has agreed to withdraw its troops 100 meters from the Sino-Indian border, calling the story "illogical."
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/9 23:36:11