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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

Liaoning sale to Pakistan totally false: experts

Media reports on China's decision to sell its only at-service aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, to Pakistan "in order to compete with India" are unrealistic, military analysts told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/11 15:48:39

Senior military official calls for support of strengthening and revitalizing armed forces

A senior military official on Sunday called on media as well as literary and art workers of the military to promote innovation and development in their work, so as to provide solid support for strengthening and revitalizing the armed forces.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/4 10:57:44

China's Chang'e-4 lunar lander and Yutu II rover wake up after long, frozen night on dark side of the moon

China's lunar lander Chang'e-4 and lunar rover Yutu II have woken up after their first night on the dark side of the moon.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/31 16:53:38

US nuclear bombs cause of concern

US President Donald Trump's "usable" low-yield nuclear weapons could cause misjudgments and put the world at risk of a nuclear war, experts warned Wednesday as the US began production of such nukes.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/30 21:03:40

China's Long March-5 rocket to resume flight in July

More than 30 missions and 50 spacecraft will be launched into space in 2019, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/29 20:48:40

J-16 fighter jet stealth-capable, able to carry all types of Chinese air-to-surface weapons

China's multi-role fighter jet the J-16 is now covered by a coating that can provide near stealth capability and the jet is now confirmed to be able to carry all types of air-to-surface weapons in precision strikes, China's state broadcaster revealed on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/29 16:40:27

Xinjiang police squad included in honor roll

An unnamed squadron under the People's Armed Police Force in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is listed on an honor roll released on the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Daily on Monday as a model for strong army construction.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/28 22:18:39

Chinese Air Force debuts online psychological counselling platform

The Northern Theater Command Air force of the PLA launched its first online psychological counselling platform for soldiers and their families on its WeChat account in the middle of January.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/28 18:23:40

US 1,000-mile range 'supergun' may be a de facto intermediate-range ballistic missile: analysts

The US' in-development 1,000-mile range "supergun" that is claimed to be able to outrange Chinese military in the South China Sea could be in fact a cover-up for an anti-ship intermediate-range ballistic missile, since such a weapon would break the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) which the US is trying to pullout from, Chinese experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/28 17:58:40

Missile launch shows China's DF-26 able to adjust position mid-flight, attack moving aircraft carriers: expert

Close-up details of the Chinese anti-ship ballistic missile DF-26 show that the missile can greatly adjust its position mid-flight to accurately attack a moving aircraft carrier, experts said Sunday after China showcased the launch of its new-generation missile for the first time.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/27 16:00:50

China should learn from Su-57: experts

Although many Chinese military observers are pessimistic over Russia's latest fighter jet Su-57's capability, a senior Chinese warplane designer believes the Su-57 has a very unique concept, and China should learn from it despite the country already operating the J-20 fighter.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/24 0:53:40

China settles 480,000 veterans in 2018

China is conducting a census on the number and living conditions of its military veterans as the country strives to arrange for their settlement and improve their life.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/24 0:28:39

China to solicit public opinions on draft law of veterans' welfare

A draft law on veterans' welfare has been sent to relevant departments at the central and provincial governments and the military for opinions and will be open to the public for comments in due time, said China's Ministry of Veterans Affairs Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/23 15:18:59

China helps military veterans find jobs

China has rolled out a host of measures to help military veterans find jobs and protect their legitimate rights and interests.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/23 15:17:50

Xi extends Spring Festival greetings to military veterans

President Xi Jinping on Tuesday extended his Spring Festival greetings to military veterans and retired military officials.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/23 8:26:12