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PLA's 'unprecedented drills' in Taiwan Straits for deterrence, actual combat: observers

The Chinese mainland openly warned Taiwan secessionists by conducting massive military drills in the Taiwan Straits on Thursday. Chinese experts said this is a clear and unprecedented deterrence toward secessionists of the island as well as the US, as the Trump administration has increased its links with the Taiwan secessionist authority, and the possibility of peaceful reunification is decreasing sharply.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/13 23:03:40

Chinese H-6J bomber's S.China Sea deployment 'to suppress US provocations'

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's newly revealed bomber, the H-6J, was recently deployed on Yongxing Island in the South China Sea for the first time, foreign media reported on Wednesday. The move will enable the PLA to suppress and jam provocative US military activities in the region, and its weapons load, potentially including anti-ship ballistic missiles, provides a huge deterrence to US aircraft carriers, experts said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/13 20:03:40

Taiwan's potential deployment of US-made missiles, mines easy to counter: experts

The island of Taiwan is reportedly in discussions with the US over the purchase of cruise missiles and sea mines, and claimed they will potentially be deployed as coastal defense and amphibious landing deterrence. The intention to purchase these weapons only emphasized Taiwan's outdated war concepts and military technologies, and their potential deployment can be easily countered by the People's Liberation Army (PLA), Chinese mainland experts said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/13 15:33:44

PLA holds consecutive, realistic drills in Taiwan Straits in response to secessionist moves

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command recently systematically sent troops from multiple military branches into multiple directions and organized consecutive, realistic drills in the Taiwan Straits and its northern and southern ends, the command announced on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/13 15:15:15

PLA holds consecutive, realistic drills in Taiwan Straits in response to secessionist moves

PLA holds consecutive, realistic drills in Taiwan Straits in response to secessionist moves
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/13 14:50:41

US spy plane following civilian aircraft in S. China Sea risks confrontation: experts

A Hong Kong-based media outlet on Wednesday reported that the US military spy aircraft E-8C was first recognized as a civilian flight during a night sortie in the South China Sea, and experts reached by the Global Times noted such a move, if confirmed, will risk involving civilian flights in military confrontations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/13 0:36:57

PLA holds anti-aircraft drills amid frequent US reconnaissance sorties

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently held a series of anti-aircraft drills off the South China Sea, a sensitive location to which the US has been frequently sending warplanes for close-up reconnaissance.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/12 19:32:29

High-mobility howitzers, anti-tank missiles make plateau debut

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently held live-fire drills in a high-elevation region in the Himalayas, where some of the PLA's latest weapons, including a new 122-millimeter caliber wheeled howitzer and the vehicle-mounted version of the HJ-10 anti-tank missile system, made their first public appearances.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/11 20:43:28

China recruits more pilots for carrier-based fighter jets

About 16,000 people signed up for the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's recently completed annual pilot recruitment drive, and among those who have passed the tests to become pilot cadets, nearly half will be trained to fly aircraft carrier-based fighter jets in the coming years. This is expected to satisfy China's future aircraft carrier programs.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/10 19:52:18

PLA fighter jets cross 'middle line' of Taiwan Straits an hour before US official's meeting with Tsai Ing-wen

Fighter jets from Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force reportedly crossed the "middle line" of the Taiwan Straits at around 9 am Monday morning, an hour before top US health official met with Taiwan regional leader Tsai Ing-wen.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/10 18:36:11

PLA forces hold landing drills amid US military provocations

Ground and naval forces of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) have been on concentrated schedules in amphibious landing and maritime exercises in the past weeks and will continue to do so in the weeks to come, at a time when the US has been frequently conducting provocative military activities near the island of Taiwan and in the South China Sea.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/9 18:18:18

China's defense minister holds phone conversation with US counterpart at request

At the invitation of his US counterpart, Chinese National Defense Minister Wei Fenghe had a phone call with US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Thursday. The two sides discussed ties between the two militaries and exchanges during the next phase.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/7 0:08:57

PLA Rocket Force launches DF-26 'aircraft carrier killer' missile in fast-reaction drills

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Rocket Force recently launched a DF-26 intermediate-range anti-ship ballistic missile in an ongoing months-long exercise, after the US provocatively sent two aircraft carriers to the South China Sea for exercises and held joint naval drills with India, Japan and Australia in the Indian Ocean and Philippine Sea respectively in an attempt to contain China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/6 18:38:40

PLA Army's attack helicopters conduct sea-crossing assault drills on Navy warship

Z-10 attack helicopters attached to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Army recently conducted a series of sea-crossing assault drills on a Navy warship. The combination of Army helicopters and Navy warships can significantly boost the PLA's amphibious, vertical landing capability and will play a vital role in potential military operations on the island of Taiwan, military analysts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 18:10:41

PLA 1st amphibious assault ship appears on maiden voyage, photos show

China's first Type 075 amphibious assault ship appears to have embarked on its first sea trial on Wednesday, judging from online videos, pictures, and a sea trial notice in relevant waters by the Maritime Safety Administration.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 15:50:53

PLA fighter jet breaks flight duration record in first 10-hour patrol mission to South China Sea

By having a Su-30 fighter jet completing a 10-hour armed patrol mission to the most remote islands and reefs of the South China Sea, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force recently broke its record on flight duration in a single sortie by a fighter jet.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 18:43:40

Chinese military expert says Kyodo misinterprets his words over Dongsha Islands drill

A Chinese professor said his words have been misinterpreted after Japanese media quoted his article and wrongly inferred that the Chinese mainland "is expected to carry out a large-scale landing drill" aimed at seizing the Taiwan-controlled Dongsha Islands in the South China Sea in August.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 21:53:41

Interview with South China Sea think tank head shows three possibilities risking China-US military conflict

In an exclusive interview with the Global Times reporters Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan on Thursday, Hu Bo, director of SCSPI, introduced why the SCSPI platform releases the information to the public, and the characteristics of US military activities in the South China Sea.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/2 18:28:40