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Xi attends commissioning of first Chinese-built aircraft carrier

President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, attended the commissioning ceremony of China's first domestically-built aircraft carrier, the Shandong, here Tuesday afternoon.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/17 18:56:41

China commissions 2nd aircraft carrier

China's second aircraft carrier, the country's first domestically built one, the Shandong (hull 17), was delivered and commissioned to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on Tuesday in Sanya, South China's Hainan Province, after refitting and sea trials since its launch in 2017.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/17 18:02:14

Clip shows determination, confidence in anti-terrorism in Xinjiang

China showed determination and confidence in anti-terrorism, as well as the improvement of China's emergency counter-terrorism capability, a Chinese expert said Monday after military media released a clip of China's seven-day counter-terrorism exercise in a grueling cold desert in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/16 22:38:40

Aerial early warning, reconnaissance training boosts PLA Navy's capability in S. China Sea

A naval aviation division of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Southern Theater Command wrapped up an aerial early warning and reconnaissance training exercise recently, which experts said will boost China's defense capability in the South China Sea as US warships and aircraft have trespassed frequently into Chinese territorial waters and airspace.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/15 19:38:39

China begins development of new stealth fighter jet: report

China is developing a new type of fighter jet, according to the country's top aircraft design institutes on Thursday. Military observers predict, based on publicly available information, that the aircraft will be stealth-capable and feature the significant use of advanced composite materials.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/13 18:43:40

SCO carries out online anti-terrorism drill

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) launched on Thursday a joint online anti-terrorism exercise in China, in which competent authorities of eight SCO member states simulated a complete crackdown against online terrorist propaganda amid rising cybersecurity challenges.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/12 23:18:40

7 Chinese military officers promoted to rank of general

Seven Chinese military officers have been promoted to the rank of general, the highest rank for officers in active service in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/12 21:09:55

Chinese navy trains fighter pilots into aircraft carrier commanders

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy is training jet fighter pilots to sail and command warships, a move that aims to create more capable commanding officers for aircraft carriers, according to military experts.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/9 18:58:39

Chinese navy ship Weifang docked in Kenya

The missile frigate Weifang from the 33rd escort fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy arrived at the port of Mombasa, Kenya for technical docking Sunday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/9 9:30:23

China mass-produces special mission aircraft

China is mass-producing special mission aircraft, including anti-submarine aircraft, early warning aircraft, surveillance aircraft and electronic warfare aircraft, a genre of warplanes that Chinese experts said on Sunday will help create a full information system that allows the Chinese military to recognize every hostile movement and even sabotage enemy communications.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/8 23:31:10

China, India stage counter-terrorist drills

China and India launched a joint counter-terrorism exercise on Saturday not far from the Chinese-Indian border, a move which Chinese experts said will boost the strategic mutual trust of the two countries' militaries.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/8 18:53:39

China's polar icebreaker Xuelong 2 works in Antarctica's Prydz Bay to recover, deploy sea-based buoys

China's polar icebreaker Xuelong 2 works in Antarctica's Prydz Bay to recover, deploy sea-based buoys
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/6 14:03:29

Arms firm makes artificial diamonds that could be used in laser weapons

After a top Chinese arms firm showcased multiple types of artificial diamonds at a recent jewelry exhibition, military experts on Wednesday said the gemstones could also be used in military equipment, including laser weapons and other precision machines.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/4 19:08:40

Soldiers conduct fierce military exercise in Xinjiang

Soldiers conducted fierce military exercise in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region under a grueling condition of minus 10 degrees Celsius, to augment the will of soldiers on Tuesday. Photos: VCG
Source: VCG | 2019/12/4 11:44:18

Armed Police unit conducts year-end military assessment

A unit of the Chinese People's Armed Police conducted a year-end military assessment on a makeshift battlefield. The Military pentathlon consisted of pistol shooting, cross country running (5km), climbing buildings, live-fire training exercises, among others. (Photos: 81.cn)
Source: 81.cn | 2019/12/4 10:35:04

Grueling flying exercises

Grueling flight training under challenging conditions in the PLA Naval Aviation University, to perfect the flying skills of pilots. Photos: 81.cn
Source: 81.cn | 2019/12/3 18:47:58

China to improve service, support system for military retirees

The Central Military Commission has issued an official document calling for greater efforts to ensure that China's military retirees are well taken of.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/3 15:54:37

Chinese troops head to Pakistan for joint drills

China is sending its troops to Pakistan for a month-long joint military exercise, a move that will boost the two countries' military cooperation and capability to jointly deal with terrorist threats including those targeting joint projects with China, experts said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/2 21:58:40