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Domestic carrier completes 1st sea trials

China's second aircraft carrier returned to the Dalian Shipyard in Northeast China's Liaoning Province on Friday after completing its first sea trials.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/18 22:43:40

Myanmar govt, armed group clashes kill 3 Chinese nationals

Three Chinese nationals in Myanmar have been killed in clashes between the Myanmar government forces and ethnic armed groups in the northern Shan State, close to the China-Myanmar border area, China's Ministry of National Defense said Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/18 22:18:41

China launches rocket developed by private company

China on Thursday morning launched a rocket developed by a Chinese private company from a launch center in northwest China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 20:32:43

Xi demands high-level research institutions for strong military

President Xi Jinping Wednesday stressed accelerating the development of modern military science, and building high-level military research institutions to support the building of a strong military in the new era.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 8:39:50

190 Chinese peacekeepers depart for Mali

A total of 190 Chinese peacekeepers Wednesday departed Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province, for the western African nation of Mali for a one-year UN peacekeeping mission.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 7:54:22

China's Z-19E armed helicopter completes firing tests

China's domestic Z-19E armed helicopter has completed firing flight tests, its developer the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 7:50:46

Claims China turning Djibouti base into military foothold 'groundless'

The regular live ammunition exercises of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Support Base in Djibouti are legit and necessary, and should not be over-interpreted as transforming the logistics center into a military foothold, Chinese experts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/16 19:23:41

Unlike the US throwing around its naval weight , development of aircraft carriers is unlikely to make China aggressive

China's first domestically-built aircraft carrier launched its sea trial on Sunday, but experts say this is just the beginning. China needs at least six such vessels to build two fleets to deploy in the West Pacific Ocean and Northern Indian Ocean. At least four of these carriers must be nuclear-powered.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/16 19:23:40

PLA navy tests ship-borne choppers in S.China Sea targets

A People's Liberation Army (PLA) navy flotilla recently conducted live-fire drills for ship-borne helicopters in the South China Sea to test attacking targets at sea, with a military expert saying that the exercises show an improvement in the PLA's ability to attack hostile ships.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/15 22:13:40

Major progress in China's civil aircraft: COMAC

China is seeing major progress in three civil aircraft models, with the ARJ21 in operation, the C919 in flight tests and the CR929 in preliminary design, said their developer Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/15 1:50:35

China's first domestically-built aircraft carrier sets out for sea trials

China's first domestically-built aircraft carrier set out to sea from port outside the Dalian Shipyard Sunday morning to begin its first sea trial, as experts said the carrier will very likely to be delivered to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy by the end of this year.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/13 20:38:39

China's first home-built aircraft carrier embarks on first sea trial

China's first domestically built aircraft carrier left the port outside the Dalian Shipyard on Sunday morning to begin its first sea trial. A military expert said the trial will mainly test basic system functionality and carrier-based aircrafts will participate in combat trials after the carrier is formally delivered to China's navy.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2018/5/13 10:05:09

China's first home-built aircraft carrier begins performance test

China's first domestically constructed aircraft carrier Type 001A, left port in northeast China's Liaoning Province on Sunday morning at around 6:45 a.m. local time and began its sea performance test.
Source: CGTN | 2018/5/13 8:55:22

Su-35 fighter jets join patrol around Taiwan

China's Su-35 fighter jets flew for the first time over Bashi Channel with H-6K bombers during an island patrol, a breakthrough that showed an improvement in the Chinese air force's combat ability, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force announced Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/11 18:53:40

China's J-20 fighter jet undergoes 1st maritime combat training

China's most advanced stealth fighter jet, J-20, has been sent to sea areas for combat training, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force spokesperson said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/9 17:36:02

Aviation video suggests China has developed new long-range bomber

China revealed what military specialists believe could be a new long-range bomber for the first time to the public, showing that China has the ability to develop such aircraft.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/9 15:58:39

China's homegrown transport plane Y-20 conducts 1st airdrop drills

China's largest domestically-developed transport aircraft, the Y-20, recently conducted its first joint airdrop training with the country's airborne troops, marking another boost for China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force's long-range delivery and combat capabilities, PLA air force spokesperson Shen Jinke announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/8 18:23:39

S.China Sea 'a must-see region' in submersible's 2020 expedition: scientist

The South China Sea will be a "must-see region" in the scheduled global expedition of China's submersible Jiaolong, scientists said Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/8 15:33:39