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China urged to expand nuclear arsenal to deter US warmongers

Facing rising strategic threats from the US, China needs to increase its number of nuclear warheads and complete a technologically advanced nuclear triad by developing the H-20 strategic stealth bomber and JL-3 submarine-launched ballistic missiles to deter potential impulsive military action by US warmongers, experts said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/8 16:23:40

Photos spark talk of 2nd stealth fighter's PLA commissioning

The maker of the FC-31, China's second stealth fighter jet following the J-20, recently revealed photos of a scale model of the aircraft painted with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) insignia, a move military observers said suggested the warplane might join PLA service, despite being a made-for-export model.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/7 20:08:52

China's Marine Corps to operate in all terrains around globe to serve nation

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Marine Corps is striving to become a multidimensional force that operates beyond oceans and fights in all terrains around the world to serve as a fast-reacting force to protect China's growing overseas interests, in addition to the conventional task of conducting amphibious landing missions, like securing islands and reefs close to the mainland, potentially including those in the South China Sea and the island of Taiwan, experts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/6 18:51:29

China conducts naval drills in S.China Sea, prepares for post-pandemic US military provocations

With an ace pilot of an aircraft carrier-based fighter jet flying above, warships sailing below and anti-submarine aircraft conducting surveillance in the South China Sea, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is ready to defend against any US military provocation, even if the US resumes use of its aircraft carriers that are affected by COVID-19, analysts said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/5 19:33:40

Liaoning aircraft carrier task group wraps up South China Sea exercises

The Liaoning aircraft carrier task group of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on Thursday wrapped up its deep sea cross-regional mobilization exercises featuring comprehensive back-to-back attack-defense mock battles in the South China Sea, which enhanced the carrier group's systematic combat capabilities, media reported on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/1 19:17:39

China's latest, most advanced howitzer enters Eastern Theater Command service

China's most advanced vehicle-mounted howitzer, the PCL-181, recently entered service with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command, the theater command confirmed on Thursday. With technical details revealed for the first time, experts say the weapon is one of the best in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/30 15:12:49

PLA expels trespassing US warship from Xisha Islands, urges it to fight COVID-19 at home

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Tuesday expelled a US warship that trespassed into Chinese territorial waters off the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea as the US' move could have easily caused an accident, a Chinese military spokesperson said on Tuesday, who also urged the US side to focus on COVID-19 prevention and control at home rather than destabilizing regional security and peace.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/28 21:59:48

COVID-19 may hit military budget, only mildly

China's military budget for 2020 could maintain a steady increase even though foreign reports have suggested that an economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will hit military spending, but a slight decrease is also possible, Chinese analysts said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/28 21:08:40

China expands Marine Corps' aerial assault capabilities following Type 075 ship launch

In addition to intensive training, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy is boosting the aerial assault capabilities of its Marine Corps by systematically expanding it with combat-proven former Army units, a timely move to ready personnel in advance to maximize the power of the two recently launched Type 075 amphibious assault ships, analysts said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/27 22:04:15

Latest VT4 battle tanks delivered to foreign buyer: report

China is delivering two customized VT4 main battle tanks to an undisclosed foreign buyer.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/4/27 2:24:48

US military victim or spreader of virus?

Even as casualties in the US military caused by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) keep on rising, Chinese military experts noted on Sunday that the US is still reluctant to investigate and disclose when and how these confirmed cases arose.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/26 20:28:40

Paratroopers hold fully armed parachute jump exercises

More than a thousand paratroopers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force recently held fully armed parachute jump exercises, a type of mission experts said on Thursday can enable large numbers of troops to arrive in locations that are otherwise difficult to gain access to, and they can infiltrate deep into hostile territory.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/24 1:22:31

Aircraft carriers, destroyer prepare for Chinese Navy's 71st anniversary

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy is conducting intensive exercises with its new combat forces including two aircraft carriers and a 10,000 ton-class destroyer, with the Navy preparing to celebrate the 71st anniversary of its founding on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/22 21:40:36

China launches second amphibious assault ship

China on Wednesday launched its second Type 075 amphibious assault ship, only a little more than half a year after the launch of the first one, leading Chinese military experts to say China has mas-tered mature technologies, prepared related aviation equipment and needs the ships in safe-guarding sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/22 16:09:03

China's modified trainer jet prototype ready for maiden flight

The prototype of the newly modified version of the Naval Mountain Eagle trainer jet is now preparing for its maiden flight after its production was completed on Sunday, the aircraft's maker announced on Monday. This type of aircraft is expected to serve as an aircraft carrier-based trainer, which China is in desperate need to train more aircraft carrier-based fighter jet pilots, analysts said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/21 18:50:16

China's Hudong Zhonghua shipyard to launch new ship on Wednesday

China's Hudong Zhonghua shipyard in Shanghai is expected to launch a new ship on Wednesday. Some military observers believe it could be China's second Type 075 amphibious assault ship.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/21 0:51:00

China hones carrier fighter jet skill amid epidemic

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently held training sessions for aircraft carrier-based fighter jets and helicopters in the Bohai Bay area, and experts said on Mon-day the training was crucial in boosting the combat capability of aircraft carriers, including China's second one, the recently commissioned Shandong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/20 20:08:40

China's FTC-2000G multirole combat aircraft bags first export contract

With its first export contract for delivery of the FTC-2000G multirole combat aircraft to an undisclosed Southeast Asian country, Guizhou Aviation Industry Corp can expect a surge in interested customers, aviation experts predicted on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/19 17:52:50