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PLA undergoes intensive combat trainings in 2019

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) undertook intensive combat training in the first two months of 2019 after Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered the military to enhance combat readiness in January.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/26 16:19:24

China unveils national service center for veterans

A national service center to provide better services and safeguard veteran's welfare formally started operation in Beijing Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/26 14:29:51

Liaoning ends maintenance, leaves shipyard

China's first aircraft carrier Liaoning appears to have left the maintenance bay of the Dalian Shipyard on Sunday, as the country's second carrier, the Type 001A, is also expected to soon begin a new sea trial, reports said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/24 21:38:40

China issues work plan on national defense education

China will push forward reform in national defense education in 2019, according to a circular released by the national defense education office Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/24 12:39:58

Myanmar ethnic group wants greater role from China in peace process in the country

As the political reconciliation is underway in Myanmar, Shan State Army-South (SSAS) chair, Lieutenant General Yawd Serk, hopes China could play a greater role in the process of achieving peace in the country.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/22 23:38:40

Chinese, Cambodian troops exchange mine-sweeping experience in Lebanon

The Chinese peacekeeping troops from the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) exchanged experience in mine-sweeping with the Cambodian troops.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/21 13:46:04

China displays unmanned mini Aegis ship with vertical launch missile cells in Abu Dhabi

Chinese arms companies are exhibiting a series of advanced weapons including an unmanned 20-ton "Aegis-class destroyer" with vertical launch missile cells and a heavy infantry fighting vehicle derived from a VT4 main battle tank at the 14th International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi from Sunday to Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/20 17:08:40

PLA Rocket Force releases first promotional video showcasing DF ballistic missiles

China's core strategic deterrence force on Tuesday released its first promotional video on social media platforms, showcasing the country's DF ballistic missiles and vowing to protect the country's sovereignty.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/19 16:28:27

China to test magnetized plasma artillery

The Chinese military is looking to procure test systems for magnetized plasma artillery, according to a notice on the People's Liberation Army (PLA) weapon and equipment procurement website weain.mil.cn last week.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/18 14:47:00

China-Vietnam border county town flourishes

Hou Xingping, a 78-year-old villager in Malipo, a county in Southwest China's Yunnan Province bordering Vietnam, is brimming with hope and high expectations for the future.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/17 22:39:44

PLA Rocket Force opens first social media accounts with a bit of humor

Long considered one of China's most inscrutable armed forces, the tight-lipped People's Liberation Army (PLA) Rocket Force opened its first social media accounts, with one humorously named "DF Express," a nickname conjured up by military enthusiasts years ago in praise of Dongfeng ballistic missiles' ability to strike a global target both quickly and accurately.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/17 15:38:39

China hopes U.S., Russia will return to INF Treaty: official

China hopes that the United States and Russia will return to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, a senior Chinese official said here Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/17 9:47:57

Senior official calls for advances in strict governance over military

A senior military official on Friday called on the military to make new advances in the work of political and legal affairs and ensure strict governance over the military.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/15 20:30:12

China mulls criminal law amendments to curb online military-related slander

China is considering including a proposal to amendments to the country's Criminal Law to curb military-related rumors online to better protect the image of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), PLA Daily reported on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/15 17:08:40

Xi signs order on trial regulation to supervise military training

Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission, has signed an order to release a trial regulation on the supervision of military training, the first of its kind in the country.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/12 22:13:42

China 'likely' to see steady increase in 2019 defense budget

As China continues to push forward its military reform to achieve modernization in an unpredictable and volatile international security environment, the country is likely to see a steady increase in its defense budget in 2019 to about 1.2 trillion yuan ($179 billion), Chinese military experts said Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/12 16:48:39

Xi signs order to release regulation on military training supervision

Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission, has signed an order to release a trial regulation on the supervision of military training, the first of its kind in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/12 8:26:08

China eyes building next-generation fighter jets by 2035

China will not fall behind in the global race toward sixth-generation fighter jets and is expected to build its own next-generation fighter jets by 2035, said a leading Chinese fighter jet specialist.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/11 17:18:39