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US warship crosses Taiwan Straits attempting to shift its domestic pressure: analyst

A US warship made a transit through the Taiwan Straits on Thursday, the seventh of such an event in 2020. The move is not only preparing the US military for a potential conflict in the region and an attempt to provoke the Chinese mainland, but also an attempt to shift domestic pressure from widespread protests, COVID-19 and a poor economy, for which the Chinese mainland should maintain its strategic focus and not dance to the US' tune, analysts said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/5 15:23:40

PLA holds intensive landing, naval drills in 'warning to secessionists'

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has been holding frequent and intensive amphibious landing and naval drills in what analysts said are sending warnings to Taiwan secessionists.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/4 19:11:47

Speculation of military commission rises as FC-31 stealth fighter jet appears in PLA Navy recruitment video

After China's FC-31 stealth fighter jet appeared in the most recent pilot recruitment video for the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, speculation increased that the aircraft could become China's next generation aircraft carrier-based fighter jet.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/4 19:03:41

China's J-20 fighter jet has 'beast mode' for arms like F-35: reports

China's J-20 fighter jet has been spotted equipped with pylon adapters under its wings, indicating the stealth aircraft may also be able to enter a "beast mode" like the US' F-35 fighter jet if needed by giving up some stealth capability in exchange for larger weapons loads, reports said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/3 20:43:40

US deploys weapons of war in bid to control protests

The US has turned to a wide selection of weapons originally intended for war in an attempt to quell the rampant riots triggered by the death of African American George Floyd, a move that shows US authorities' inability to handle the situation and which could lead to more casualties, Chinese experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/3 19:01:58

PLA Tibet military command holds nighttime high-altitude drills

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command recently sent troops to a high-altitude region at an elevation of 4,700 meters at night for infiltration exercises behind enemy lines and tested their combat capability under a harsh environment.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/2 21:13:41

US attacks China's defense sector with more 'lies'

Even as the US political establishment is under siege amid nationwide riots that have plunged the country into chaos, US officials, instead of addressing profound domestic woes, waged a new series of attacks against China targeting Chinese students and companies based on what Chinese officials and experts dismiss as lies about nonexistent links between ordinary students, businesses and the Chinese military.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/2 20:18:40

PLA expands high-altitude arsenal to address border threat

Since the Doklam standoff with India in 2017, the Chinese military has expanded its arsenal with weapons like the Type 15 tank, Z-20 helicopter and GJ-2 drone that should give China the advantage in high-altitude conflicts should they arise, Chinese analysts said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/31 18:28:41

PLA expels US warship illegally trespassing into S.China Sea

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Thursday expelled a US warship that trespassed into Chinese territorial waters off the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea, and the US operation amid the COVID-19 pandemic showed the US is the source that sabotages peace and stability in the South China Sea, a Chinese military spokesperson said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/28 16:43:27

China's 2nd aircraft carrier Shandong conducts testing, training mission in wake of COVID-19

China's second aircraft carrier, the country's first domestically built one, the Shandong, is now conducting testing and training missions at sea, the state broadcaster confirmed on Wednesday, after local residents saw the warship leaving a shipyard on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 21:57:44

China's giant wind tunnel to accelerate development of warplanes

Under development for more than eight years, China's latest, world-leading wind tunnel is now ready to help develop new warplanes after reaching a milestone on Tuesday by successfully testing and receiving data for an in-development aircraft. With its help, China will be able to develop new warplanes faster and perform better, experts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 19:09:03

Situation in China-India border area is stable and under control: Chinese FM

The overall situation in the China-India border area is stable and under control, and the two countries are capable of resolving border issues through dialogue and negotiations, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said, following reports claiming China had moved 5,000 troops to the China-India border area.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 16:50:12

Netizens identify China's 2nd carrier leaving port from online images

A series of photos and videos uploaded on China's social media platforms have set Chinese internet abuzz as they were identified by Chinese military enthusiasts and netizens as showing China's second aircraft carrier, the country's first domestically built one, leaving its shipyard for sail on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 17:30:09

Steady defense spending growth proper, necessary: spokesperson

China has set its 2020 defense budget growth target at 6.6 percent, and a military spokesperson said on Tuesday that a moderate and steady increase in the nation's defense expenditure is right, proper and necessary.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 16:05:59

PLA HK Garrison supports national security legislation for HK, confident in safeguarding national sovereignty: commander

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison firmly supports the draft decision to introduce national security legislation for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region(HKSAR) and the troops have the determination, confidence and capability to safeguard the national sovereignty, security, development interests and long-term prosperity and stability in Hong Kong, affirmed the commander of the garrison.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 12:18:03

China's FC-31 stealth fighter jet making new progress, photos show

New photos of a prototype FC-31, China's second type of stealth fighter jet, have been appearing frequently on Chinese social media since May, years after disappearing from the public eye. Now painted in a silver gray coating, its development is making smooth progress, experts said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/25 18:18:16

China's first plateau-focused unmanned helicopter makes maiden flight, missions along border with India expected

China's first domestically developed unmanned helicopter focused on plateau operations recently made its maiden flight. Capable of conducting missions including reconnaissance, communication relay, electronic disruption and fire strike at high altitude, this versatile and easy-to-operate drone could help safeguard China's southwestern borders with India, analysts said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/24 21:54:45

China slows defense budget growth to 6.6 % in 2020

China set its 2020 defense budget growth target at 6.6 percent, lower than the 7.5 percent growth in 2019.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 9:56:42