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China's defense budget stays moderate and restrained: NPC spokesperson

China pursues defensive policies and the defense budget is moderate and restrained in regards to the total amount of the budget, per capita spending and the rate of GDP, Zhang Yesui, spokesperson for the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) told a press conference on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 0:42:32

US torpedo sales to Taiwan island 'useless' against Chinese mainland military: expert

The US latest plan to sell arms to the island of Taiwan of 18 torpedoes is overpriced and cannot make any difference in a potential military conflict between the island and the Chinese mainland, and sent a wrong signal to Taiwan secessionists on the day of regional leader Tsai Ing-wen's inaugural speech, mainland military experts said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 19:48:40

Sinister intentions behind mud-flinging at China

As of May 19, Beijing Time (GMT +8), the US has reported more than 1.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases cumulatively with over 90,000 deaths, both figures are the highest in the world.
Source: China Military Online | 2020/5/21 11:56:23

Cross-Straits ties likely to see 'a decoupling future' as Tsai enters 2nd term

The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council has responded to the "inauguration speech" made by the separatist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairperson Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday, saying that the mainland wants to create broad space for peaceful reunification but will leave no space for any act of separatism.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/20 18:08:41

Harvesting vegetables with 'sand-to-earth' tech on S. China Sea island beach

Chinese navy garrisoned on an island in the Xisha Islands of the South China Sea recently harvested 1.5 tons of vegetables on sandy beaches for the first time, using technology which experts said could support communities on islands.
Source: | 2020/5/19 23:54:20

Major Chinese shipyard launches first large floating work dock

Shanghai-based Jiangnan Shipyard, responsible for the construction of warships that reportedly include China's third aircraft carrier, launched its first large floating work dock on Monday. This new platform can help with the launch and transport of large or ultra large ship modules.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/19 17:13:51

Experts predict 3 pct growth in China's military budget amid rising defense needs

China's defense budget draft for 2020 is expected to be released on Friday, the first day of the annual National People's Congress (NPC), with most Chinese military observers reached by the Global Times believing the figure will continue to rise amid the "black swan" COVID-19 pandemic that has impacted China's economy but also raised additional national defense demands.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/19 13:39:46

China-made machine guns boost weaponry capabilities for combat vehicles, boats, and helicopters

China's newest Gatling-style machine guns are expected to provide light combat vehicles, motor boats, and helicopters with heavier firepower.
Source: | 2020/5/19 2:46:37

Will China's 2020 defense budget increase or decline?

The defense budget, namely the military spending, will be a focus of public opinion at home and abroad as the two sessions begin this week. Will China's military spending this year increase on the basis of last year, or will it decline?
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/19 0:41:04

China-India border tension flares up in Galwan Valley, won't lead to another 'Doklam standoff': experts

In a resolute response to India's recent, illegal construction of defense facilities across the border into Chinese territory in the Galwan Valley region, Chinese border defense troops have made the necessary moves and enhanced control measures, a source close to Chinese military told the Global Times on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/18 17:02:27

China's PLA beefing up talent pool by hiring new university graduates

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has launched online applications to officers' positions on Friday, marking the first time to recruit graduates from non-military universities across the country in 2020, which experts believe will fill the talent gap.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/16 15:03:41

China deploys AEW, anti-submarine aircraft on South China Sea's Yongshu Reef: report

Recent foreign satellite images suggest that China has deployed early warning aircraft and anti-submarine aircraft on the Yongshu Reef in the South China Sea amid increased US military activities in the region, as Chinese experts said on Thursday that China has the right to deploy defensive weapons there according to military threats China is facing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/14 22:35:16

PLA kicks off drills on northern coast

China on Thursday kicked off a two-and-a-half month series of military exercises on the northern coast. The drills are more likely to be a regular period of internal training aimed at boosting the combat ability of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and putting its advanced air defense weapons to the test, rather than targeting the island of Taiwan as some reports by Taiwan media have suggested, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/14 19:56:38

China's newly modified trainer jet takes to the skies

A prototype of China's newly modified version of the Naval Mountain Eagle trainer jet on Tuesday made a successful test flight, its maker announced on Wednesday.
Source: | 2020/5/13 23:08:10

Rumored PLA drills plan on Dongsha Islands sparks fear in Taiwan

Japanese media on Tuesday claimed in a report that the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) will hold military drills for a "takeover of Dongsha Islands occupied by Taiwan" in August, resulting in heated discussions on the island of Taiwan. While the Taiwan defense authority claimed they could secure the Dongsha Islands, experts in Taiwan speculate the PLA is aiming to open a passage for aircraft carriers into the Pacific Ocean and prepare for the establishment of an air defense identification zone in the South China Sea.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/13 19:10:45

Probe into former aircraft carrier program commander unlikely to impact China's naval devt

Hu Wenming, former chairman of China's shipbuilding conglomerate and former chief commander of China's aircraft carrier program, is being investigated for suspected serious violations of discipline and law, China's top anti-graft agency said Tuesday.
Source: | 2020/5/13 1:47:40

China reveals large destroyer's replenishment training for 1st time

The Nanchang, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's first Type 055 large destroyer, recently completed its first known maritime replenishment training, an operation that military experts said is crucial for the newly commissioned warship's combat capability.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/12 19:32:48

First homemade airdrop-capable wheeled armored vehicle enters military service

China's first batch of homemade airdrop-capable four-wheeled armored vehicles have entered service, which will boost the all-terrain mobilization capacity of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force and provide paratroopers enhanced firepower, mobility and protection. First homemade airdrop-capable wheeled armored vehicle enters military service
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/10 18:01:58