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Increasing US excursions into South China Sea aim to contain China: expert

US warship's constant excursions into the South China Sea may increase the possibility for military skirmishes with China, and shows that the US is using every arrow in its quiver to contain China, military experts said after the US enhanced its presence in South China Sea region and colluded with Australia and the UK to back its moves.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/24 0:50:19

First pilot cadets from Chinese advanced trainer jet program graduate with high scores

The first batch of People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force pilot cadets trained on the JL-10 advanced trainer jet program recently graduated with high scores.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/23 23:38:07

US sends spy planes to S.China, Yellow seas for info on PLA submarine, aircraft carrier moves: experts

On the same day news came out that the US asked China to close its Consulate General in Houston, the US military sent reconnaissance aircraft to the South China Sea and Yellow Sea, a move likely aimed at gathering intelligence on possible submarine and aircraft carrier movements by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), experts said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/23 17:53:41

PLA shows multi-tasking capabilities in war-readiness and flood relief

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force recently organized an air fleet consisting of early warning aircraft, fighter jets and bombers in a cross-day-and-night strike operation on mock warship targets, a move that experts said on Wednesday showed the PLA is capable of simultaneously contributing to the ongoing flood control and disaster relief missions and safeguarding the country from military threats, as the US rallied India, Japan and Australia for provocative naval drills near China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 17:16:15

PLA conducts maritime attack drills, deploys warplanes in South China Sea amid US aggression

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently conducted maritime target attack drills in the South China Sea and deployed warplanes in an island in the region at a time when the US aggressively sent warplanes for close-up reconnaissance and warships including aircraft carriers for exercises and "freedom of navigation" operations there.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/20 18:38:40

China's latest scientific research ship launched on S.China Sea doorstep

China on Saturday launched the Shiyan-6, its first modern scientific research vessel focusing on geophysical exploration and seismic acquisition and processing, in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province. The launch is believed to be an important step in boosting the country's marine exploration capability in the South China Sea and further safeguarding its maritime sovereignty and interests.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/19 15:57:39

By denying China's legitimate claims, US rips off 'fig leaf' used to cover its vile intention in South China Sea

What are the fallacies and misleading rhetoric from Pompeo's statement? And what is the agenda behind Washington's change of attitude? The Global Times reporters Li Sikun and Zhao Yusha (GT) conducted an exclusive interview with Wu Shicun (Wu), president of the National Institute for the South China Sea Studies, to explain those questions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/16 20:23:40

Maritime version of China's CH-5 drone makes first test flight

China recently conducted the first flight test of a maritime version of the domestically developed CH-5 drone, its developers said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/16 19:44:48

Taiwan's counter-landing drill with PLA in mind a 'naïve, meaningless show'

A counter-landing drill, as part of Taiwan's annual Han Kuang exercises, was held on Thursday. It simulated a joint operation featuring land, naval and air troops against incoming landing forces, which obviously attempted to represent the Chinese mainland's People's Liberation Army (PLA).
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/16 19:13:40

New 'world-leading' helicopter missile tested

China recently test launched a new type of helicopter-based air-to-ground missile, which is at a world-leading level, according to the weapon's developers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/15 18:48:41

China ramps up production of JF-17 fighter jet

China has ramped up production of JF-17 fighter jet, which was jointly developed with Pakistan. In the first half of 2020, the number of aircraft delivered was the most in the past five years, according to industry reports.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/7/15 0:01:03

Lockheed Martin faces China's sanctions over Taiwan deal

China will impose sanctions on US-based arms producer Lockheed Martin, the main contractor of the recertification of its Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) air defense missiles of the island of Taiwan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 21:16:34

Maiden voyage of China's first amphibious assault ship coming soon: report

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy 's first Type 075 amphibious assault ship, which is believed to be built to play a vital role in island seizing operations, is expected to soon make its maiden voyage, as outfitting work is progressing smoothly, media reported on Tuesday, at a time when Taiwan island is holding its annual Han Kuang exercises.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 20:24:33

PLA's upgraded Type 052D destroyer makes training debut in E.China Sea amid tensions in Taiwan Straits

Amid rising tensions across the Taiwan Straits with the US military's increasingly frequent operations in the region, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently held drills in the East China Sea, with the latest, more powerful, anti-stealth aircraft-capable version of the Type 052D destroyer making its first public appearance, according to military reports over the weekend.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/12 19:56:40

US arms sales to Taiwan more 'symbolic' than of military value: expert

After stirring up tensions in the Taiwan Straits by frequently sending military aircraft and warships near the island, and meeting countermeasures by the People's Liberation Army (PLA), the US on Thursday announced the approval of yet another arms deal to Taiwan involving the recertification of air defense missiles for $620 million.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/10 21:26:39

US arms sales to Taiwan more 'symbolic' than of military value: expert

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) of the US announced Thursday that the US State Department approved a request by Taiwan for the recertification of its Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) air defense missiles, at an estimated cost of $620 million. On the same day, the DSCA also approved a planned purchase by Japan of 105 F-35 joint strike fighters worth roughly $23 billion.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/10 18:33:40

Chinese Defense Ministry slams Pentagon for South China Sea drill accusation

By accusing China's military exercises near the Xisha Islands of causing instability in the South China Sea, the US Defense Ministry disregarded the facts, confused right from wrong, and attempted to alienate countries in the region and reap unfair gains, China's Ministry of National Defense said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 23:48:59

PLA holds mock air defense battles amid frequent US aerial reconnaissance

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is holding mock air defense battles in the coastal region of South China's Guangdong Province, a location that has seen frequent aerial close-in reconnaissance operations by US military aircraft in the past few days.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 18:42:39