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Older mainland fighter jets superior to Taiwan's F-16V: experts

The island of Taiwan is spending billions of dollars to upgrade its fighter jet purchased from the US, yet it is still no match for the Chinese mainland's J-11, mainland experts said, as the island conducted its first highway takeoff and landing drill with the F-16V at the annual Han Kuang military exercises on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/29 20:53:40

US laser weapons plan triggers arms race concerns

The US plan to equip its warships with high-energy laser weapons in 2021 is a typical tactic to seek military technological dominance by using China's reasonable military development as an excuse, and the unilateral actions of the US will likely trigger an arms race, Chinese military analysts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/29 17:00:11

Chinese peacekeepers in UNIFIL complete 17th rotation in Lebanon

A new batch of Chinese peacekeepers joined the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Monday following the 17th Transfer of Authority (rotation) ceremony in Lebanon's southern village Hinnieh near the port city of Tyre.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/29 7:49:03

Trump visit to Japan's future carrier causes concern

US President Donald Trump concluded his four-day visit to Japan on Tuesday with an inspection of a helicopter destroyer, which is planned to be converted into an aircraft carrier, and Chinese experts said his move indicates his acquiescence of Japan's military ambitions and may trigger a new arms race.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/28 21:43:40

China's mobile anti-aircraft gun capable of eliminating drones, cruise missiles: experts

China revealed a new self-propelled anti-aircraft gun on Sunday, as military experts said on Monday that the artillery is highly mobile and could eliminate threats from precision weapons such as drones and cruise missiles.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/27 16:44:37

Type 055 destroyer 'pillar' of North China Sea fleet: report

China's first 10,000-ton-class Type 055 destroyer Nanchang is reportedly joining the North China Sea Fleet of the People's Liberation Army Navy, a move that Chinese military experts hailed as crucial to the fleet's combat capability.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/26 19:53:40

China's second aircraft carrier in likely sixth sea trial, comprehensive tests expected: report

China's second aircraft carrier seems to have embarked on its sixth sea trial on Saturday, judging from online videos, pictures, and an announcement of a military exercise in relevant waters. Military experts said on Sunday that the likely trial might feature comprehensive and final tests that could see the warship commissioned soon.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/26 16:11:31

Xi stresses carrying forward spirit of dedication of veteran war hero

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for carrying forward the spirit of dedication of 95-year-old war hero Zhang Fuqing, encouraging people to come together and create a powerful force to forge ahead in the new era.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 14:28:17

Chinese UN envoy advocates conflict prevention and resolution as means of civilian protection

A Chinese envoy on Thursday asked for efforts to prevent conflict or resolve conflicts peacefully to protect civilians.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 10:57:26

China slams US maritime provocations

Provocations from the US around China's territorial waters have grown, and Chinese experts warned on Thursday that such actions will only increase the risk of military conflict and do nothing for regional stability and peace.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/23 23:03:40

BeiDou-powered frontier defense system to cover China border

China arms industry giant China North Industries Group Corp Ltd (NORINCO) on Thursday said it is building a new frontier and coastline defensive system across the country with the home-developed BeiDou Satellite Navigation System, or BDS, at its core.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/23 20:08:40

China's meter wave anti-stealth radar capable of guiding missiles to destroy stealth aircraft: senior designer

China's meter wave anti-stealth radar can not only detect advanced stealth aircraft, but also guide missiles to destroy them, a senior Chinese radar designer said at a recent interview.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/23 17:18:41

Shangri-La Dialogue attendance regardless of whether meeting with US

The Chinese defense minister will speak at an annual international defense forum in Singapore, marking the first time in eight years for China to send a senior military leader to the forum at the end of this month.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/21 20:08:40

China delivers first overhauled JF-17 fighter jet to Pakistan: report

The close cooperation between China and Pakistan was highlighted by the recent delivery of the first overhauled JF-17 fighter jet under a project that experts said on Tuesday will benefit Pakistan's aviation industry.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/21 17:14:40

PLA gets new lethal high-precision sniper rifle: report

China unveiled on Sunday details of its first homemade high-precision sniper rifle, a weapon that could replace the old rifle that has served the People's Liberation Army (PLA) for more than 20 years.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/19 15:26:51

Navy might convert airliner into surveillance plane: report

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy might acquire a type of domestically developed airliner and convert it into a maritime surveillance aircraft, as military analysts said on Thursday the move could rapidly boost China's naval surveillance capability at a low cost.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 22:44:10

China to soon commission 1st homemade aircraft carrier: reports

A full year has passed since China's second aircraft carrier, or the first domestically made, the Type 001A, conducted its first sea trial, leading analysts to suggest the ship might soon officially join the country's naval service.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/14 17:21:40

China conducts maritime exercise with advanced amphibious assault vehicles

China recently conducted a maritime exercise featuring what is being hailed as the world's most advanced medium-sized amphibious assault vehicle, the ZTD-05s, a weapon that can join amphibious landing ships in land assault missions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/13 17:05:34