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US decision to disinvite China to naval drills 'unconstructive'

The US has disinvited China from participating in this year's maritime exercises in the Pacific, citing island construction as an excuse, but leading Chinese military experts say the real reason is US' concern over the growing strength of the People's Liberation Army (PLA).
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/24 21:13:41

PLA to get missile-borne anti-jamming antenna

China's missile-borne anti-interference antenna for its State-own BeiDou Navigation Satellite System will be delivered to the country's People's Liberation Army (PLA) within this year, according to a defense technology firm spokesperson on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/24 14:18:40

Chinese air force begins regular combat exercise

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) air force on Wednesday began its regular annual combat exercise in the country's northwest desert.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/24 0:15:00

PLA Ground Force training in Xinjiang advancing capabilities: observer

Intensified military training by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Ground Force in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is aimed not only at testing weaponry but also advancing commanders' capabilities, a military observer said Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/23 21:18:40

China confirms use of mature stealth testing technology

China can comprehensively test the stealth capability of its aircraft and apply the mature technology to the design and manufacture of naval vessels, a military expert said Tuesday in response to a report in a technical review magazine.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/22 19:58:40

Home safe

After completing its first sea trial, China's first domestically made aircraft carrier returns to Dalian Shipyard for further tests on Monday. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2018/5/21 22:58:40

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: | 2018/5/13 10:05:09