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China's new carrier set for sea trials: experts

China's second aircraft carrier may undergo its first sea trials in the Bohai Sea and Yellow Sea areas shortly, and it is likely to be ready for combat two years after its expected delivery to the navy at the end of 2018, Chinese military analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/22 23:28:40

China's opening up makes it target for espionage, say security experts

Zhang Jianguo, 50, is an expert who worked for a military industry research institute in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, conducting crucial research into advanced weaponry. In 2017, he was convicted of espionage.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/22 18:18:39

PLA Navy drill sends warning to Taiwan independence forces: expert

A People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy flotilla including the aircraft carrier Liaoning conducted confrontation exercises on Friday in the sea east of the Bashi Strait in the west Pacific, with a military expert saying that the exercises sent a tough message to "Taiwan independence forces."
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/22 18:13:39

China's aircraft carrier formation conducts exercises in West Pacific

A Chinese navy formation featuring aircraft carrier Liaoning conducted confrontation exercises in the West Pacific on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/22 10:54:50

Close to launch

Huge cranes tower over China's first domestically built aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, at the shipyard of Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co, in Northeast China's Liaoning Province, on Friday.
Source: IC | 2018/4/21 0:48:39

PLA patrols and drills to continue

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) will conduct regular and ongoing exercises at the Taiwan Straits, showing Chinese mainland's determination in safeguarding territorial integrity, experts noted on Friday after the PLA Air Force announced that it has sent jets to patrol around the island.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/21 0:03:39

Media's bias embellishes S.China Sea encounter

Some Western media still view China's legal and normal military actions with bias, said Chinese experts after the Chinese Ministry of National Defense (MOD) slammed foreign media reports saying Australian warships had been "challenged" by the Chinese Navy in the South China Sea.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/20 21:58:40

Chinese air force conducts island patrols: spokesperson

A Chinese air force formation conducted island patrols recently during a training exercise with an aim of improving the ability to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity, an air force spokesperson confirmed Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 9:20:30

Target practice

A People's Liberation Army (PLA) helicopter fires two rockets during live-fire drills on Wednesday in the Taiwan Straits. The drills started at 9:00 am and ended at 11:00 pm on Wednesday. The drills were said to send a warning to “Taiwan independence groups” and the US. Photo: Xinhua
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/19 23:23:40

Live-fire drills shows PLA's amphibious capabilities: expert

The People's Liberation Army's (PLA) live-fire drills off Chinese mainland's southeast coast on Wednesday signals the military's fast growing amphibious capabilities, a military expert said Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 22:53:41

China's aircraft carrier formation conducts exercises in South China Sea

A ship-borne J-15 fighter jet prepares to land at the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Liaoning (Hull 16). A Chinese Navy flotilla including aircraft carrier Liaoning has conducted a series of exercises in the South China Sea since the grand naval parade last Thursday.
Source: China Military Online | 2018/4/19 14:26:40

PLA's live-fire drills in Taiwan Straits a warning to 'independence groups,' US

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) conducted live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Straits on Wednesday, with experts saying that the exercises are a clear and tough signal to “Taiwan independence groups” and the US who are damaging cross-Straits ties.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 22:38:40

PLA Air Force puts multi-role fighter jets J-10C into real combat roles

A J-10C fighter jet flies during a flight training exercise on April 12, 2018. The lightweight, semi-stealth, single-engine, multi-role fighter jets J-10C of the Chinese PLA Air Force have been put into real combat roles, which marks an improvement in the combat and defense capabilities of the Chinese Air Force, according a statement of the Air Force on April 16, 2018.
Source: China Military Online | 2018/4/18 14:45:01

Chinese defense firms display products for Southeast Asia at DSA

Chinese defense firms are displaying their products for Southeast Asia at the ongoing Defense Services Asia (DSA) 2018, a biennial defense and weaponry show held in Kuala Lumpur from Monday to Wednesday, hoping to expand their exports.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/18 8:12:58

China's aircraft carrier formation conducts exercises in South China Sea

A Chinese navy flotilla including aircraft carrier Liaoning has conducted a series of exercises in the South China Sea since the navy review last Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/18 8:07:12

China's weaponry development aimed at offsetting US impact: expert

China's core weaponry that went on show at the 16th Defence Services Asia (DSA) exhibition which started on Monday, demonstrated advanced military competitiveness when compared with American products, military experts said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/17 19:23:39

China developing precision strike weaponry

China and Russia are developing their own precision air strike capabilities as the US, UK and France attacked Syria over the weekend, military experts said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/16 22:43:40

China activates new precision intermediate, long-range missiles

China has activated new intermediate and long-range missiles capable of precision strikes on medium and large warships.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/16 22:48:40