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Y-20 cargo plane-Type 15 tank combination enhances Chinese military capability

One domestically made Y-20 large cargo aircraft can reportedly carry two newly commissioned Type 15 tanks for long-range transport operations, and this new combination will enhance the Chinese military's strategic transport capability, experts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/8 19:28:43

Amphibious AG600 airplane plans sea test

The AG600, China's large amphibious airplane that will be capable of covering all of the South China Sea, is preparing in Hubei Province to conduct its first maritime test flight this year as planned, despite the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 20:18:41

Chinese Navy holds drills amid US violation

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy conducted combat-oriented drills featuring surface vessels, submarines and fighter jets in the South China Sea in late March, a month in which the US frequently sent warships and warplanes to intrude the waters.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/2 23:28:40

Wuhan's military industry back in action as epidemic situation eases

As the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) epidemic begins to subside in Wuhan, the city most severely affected by COVID-19 in China, the military industry of the city is now going back to normal and making up for time lost during the city's lockdown.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/2 19:15:04

Fate of virus-hit US aircraft carrier worsened by Cold War mentality

With the spread of the novel coronavirus accelerating on US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, the warship faces a fate much worse than the Diamond Princess cruise ship as most of the crew members remain in close quarters on the carrier to maintain its combat readiness. Chinese experts said on Wednesday that the US should shift focus to epidemic control, because no one would attack the US even if the carrier goes out of action.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/1 18:58:40

Airshow China schedule unchanged despite COVID-19, major improvement expected

While several air shows around the world have been cancelled due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) pandemic, the most important one in China, the Airshow China, remains set to take place in November, and will be "considerably different and significantly improved" from previous editions, the organizer said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 19:53:40

Fisherman injured in Chinese ship collision with Japanese destroyer

A Chinese fishing boat collided with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer Shimakaze Monday evening in the East China Sea, in China's coastal waters, resulting in the injury of a fisherman and a hole in the destroyer. China has expressed concerns to Japan over the collision and is investigating the cause of the incident, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 18:31:28

Domestically developed high-end missile sees first export delivery despite pandemic

A leading Chinese arms firm has delivered a batch of advanced portable HJ-12E anti-tank missiles to an undisclosed foreign buyer amid the pandemic of novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) in the first export case of this type of high-end weaponry, prompting Chinese analysts to note on Sunday that this showcased the company's reliability and its potential share of the market.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 21:38:40

Rising infections force US warship into maintenance: analysts

Following the first three confirmed novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) cases on board the US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt on Tuesday, the figure reportedly rocketed to 25 on Thursday, as the warship is heading toward Guam. Chinese military experts said on Friday that this latest move indicates the Theodore Roosevelt has now been into a maintenance condition and decided that scheduled military missions be cancelled.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 15:53:40

US sending destroyer through Taiwan Straits during pandemic a reckless move: experts

Despite eight confirmed COVID-19 cases on US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt and fast increasing number in the US military across the world, the US on Wednesday reportedly sent a warship through the Taiwan Straits.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 1:43:40

Will US aircraft carrier become next Diamond Princess?

Questions have been raised over whether there will be large-scale novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections on a deployed US warship after the US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt reported three confirmed cases on Tuesday in what is believed to be the first such COVID-19 case on the deployed warship.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 21:13:45

COVID-19 to have serious impact on US military's global influence: Chinese experts

As the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) ravages the globe and US Defense Secretary Mark Esper admitted on Monday that the US military's combat readiness could be affected, Chinese military experts said on Tuesday that the US military could be dealt a huge blow and lose its influence over its allies.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 23:00:52

Aircraft carrier Liaoning hosts fighter jet drills amid epidemic

The Liaoning, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's first aircraft carrier, recently set out for a voyage and hosted fighter jets carrying out takeoff and landing exercises, in an attempt to minimize the impact of the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) outbreak on the training of more carrier-based fighter pilots, while experts said on Tuesday the carrier enjoyed success in epidemic control efforts.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 18:02:22

US politicians tweet back fiercely at Chinese Foreign Ministry officials

US State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus Friday picked a fight with China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Twitter as more and more US politicians become involved in escalating diplomatic spats with China over the COVID-19 pandemic, which Chinese analysts assert as acts of pure political calculation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/22 20:43:40

Combined arms battalion becomes basic combat unit of PLA

The powerful combined arms battalion, each one including almost all types of basic military arms and professions, has now become a basic combat unit of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), enabling the service to react much more quickly in the fast-paced dynamic of modern warfare, gaining more advantages, experts said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/22 20:12:29

China's JL-9 Mountain Eagle trainer jet to be modified for aircraft carrier operation: reports

The naval version of the JL-9 Mountain Eagle trainer jet is being modified to enable it to train aircraft carrier jet pilots on an actual aircraft carrier at a time when China is in urgent need of training more aircraft carrier jet pilots, as its second carrier was just commissioned last year, reports said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 17:08:24

US intrusions in S.China Sea can be stopped by electromagnetic weapons: experts

Chinese military experts on Tuesday suggested the use of non-lethal electromagnetic weapons, including low-energy laser devices, in expelling US warships that have been repeatedly intruding into the South China Sea in the past week.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 18:18:38

PLA warplanes conduct rare nighttime exercises near Taiwan: reports

Warplanes of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly conducted rare nighttime exercises near the island of Taiwan on Monday, and mainland analysts on Tuesday predicted that similar drills will become more frequent if Taiwan secessionist forces remain stubborn and continue their secessionist activities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 17:00:17