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Chinese naval fleet conducts first resupply mission in western Pacific

A Chinese naval fleet on Friday conducted its first resupply mission in western Pacific waters.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 23:28:40

Maiden flight for dual-role fighter

A two-seat fighter trainer plane developed by China makes its maiden flight in Chengdu in southwest China's Sichuan Province yesterday. The JF-17B, which was developed by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, stayed in the air for about 26 minutes. The company said that the plane has a dual role. It can be used for training in peacetime and can also be used in combat missions during times of war.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 16:43:16

China eyes better military relations with the US: spokesman

China is willing to work with the United States to constructively manage risks and properly handle disagreements in order to propel mutual trust and seek more progress in promoting ties between the militaries, a Chinese defense ministry spokesman said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 10:51:01

China's aircraft carrier involves 8,000 technological advances

China's ambition to build aircraft carriers will boost the country's economic development and industrial upgrade, and will benefit society militarily and technologically, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/28 0:08:41

CMC to streamline PLA army groups

China's Central Military Commission (CMC) said it will reorganize the army groups of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Army, streamlining the previous 18 army groups to 13, Defense Ministry spokesperson Yang Yujun said Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/27 23:43:41

China to hold anti-THAAD drills

China announced Thursday it would conduct live-fire drills and test new weapons to counter a controversial anti-missile defense system the US is deploying in South Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/27 23:43:41

China to participate in Russia military games

The Chinese army will take part in international military games hosted by Russia from July 29 to August 12, said Defense Ministry spokesperson Yang Yujun on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/27 22:19:37

China's JF-17B dual-seat fighter trainer makes maiden flight

The dual-seat fighter trainer plane JF-17B developed by China made its maiden flight Thursday in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/27 22:19:17

China voices opposition to THAAD deployment, vows military training

Chinese Defense Ministry spokesperson Yang Yujun said Thursday that China resolutely opposes the deployment of the THAAD anti-missile defence system, pledging to continue real combat-oriented military training and drills to safeguard national security.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/27 20:06:48

China to regroup PLA Army

The Central Military Commission has decided to reorganize the army groups of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Army, Defense Ministry spokesperson Yang Yujun said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/27 17:30:03

China's aircraft carrier will help safeguard core interests, sovereignty

China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier Wednesday morning at a grand ceremony, with navy officers and military supporters hailing the country's military achievement.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/26 23:53:40

China launches second aircraft carrier

China launched its second aircraft carrier Wednesday morning in northeast China's Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/26 11:05:50

China launches first domestically-built aircraft carrier Type 001A

China's first domestically-built aircraft carrier Type 001A has been launched successfully at the Northeastern Chinese port of Dalian at 9:20 am Wednesday morning.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/26 9:40:40

China eagerly awaits new carrier launch

Anticipation for the launch of China's first domestically built aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, is growing, with many military enthusiasts flocking to Dalian, Liaoning Province, where the vessel is being built, in hopes of witnessing the historic moment.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/25 23:58:40

PLA group armies to get greater role

A largely overlooked official report has uncovered the latest changes in China's group armies, which suggests the groups will consist of different corps in the future, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/24 23:43:39

PLA navy expands mission, protects interest in open seas

The Chinese navy has expanded its capability to not only safeguard the country's coastal areas, but also to secure China's interests in the open seas, 68 years after the establishment of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) navy, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/24 0:08:39

Chinese navy fleet begins half-year friendship visits

A fleet of three Chinese naval ships left Shanghai Sunday morning for public relations visits to more than 20 countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/23 13:34:46

Military strength comparison: PLA navy vs US navy

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy was founded on April 23, 1949, in Taizhou, East China’s Jiangsu Province. This year, on its 68th anniversary, the navy boasts aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines, dozens of squadrons of destroyers, landing ships and supporting ships in its three fleets.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/23 9:23:27