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Hot topics at defense forum

Government and military delegations from around the world are making their way to Singapore for the 17th Asia Security Summit, known as the Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD) - a multilateral platform on Asia-Pacific defense and security, which is sponsored by the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 23:28:41

'US seeking hegemony with command name-change'

China on Thursday urged the US to play a responsible and constructive role in the Asia-Pacific region, after Washington renamed its most expansive military command, a move Chinese analysts warned could be a US attempt at global hegemony.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 23:28:41

China builds new facility in Djibouti base for anti-piracy operations

China will construct a new facility at its base in Djibouti for anti-piracy purposes to safeguard peace and stability in the region and the world, the Ministry of National Defense (MOD) said, after Western media reported that China was building a pier to allow naval vessels to dock.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 18:38:39

Aircraft carrier Liaoning achieves systemic combat capability, able to form carrier-based strike group

China's Ministry of National Defense (MOD) said Chinese first aircraft carrier, Liaoning, has gained the systemic combat capability, and a military experts said that this means the Chinese navy has formally own a aircraft carrier strike group which can execute combat mission jointly with other combat units in the area far from China's territory.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 18:03:39

Plane design software needs upgrading

Chinese experts warn that foreign-developed aircraft design software dominates the world's market, leaving China's aircraft industry vulnerable to foreign manipulation, Science and Technology Daily reported Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/30 22:38:40

China, Russia armed forces hold strategic consultation

The armed forces of China and Russia held their 20th round of strategic consultation in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/30 21:58:24

China's blue helmets help maintain peace

China's decades-long, steadfast commitment to UN Peacekeeping fully displays its status as a leader in maintaining world peace without favor or bias and no hidden agenda, said Chinese observers on Tuesday, which marked the 70th anniversary of UN Peacekeeping missions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/29 23:53:40

China's anti-drone laser weapon could aid counter-terrorism

China showcased an anti-drone laser weapon at an exhibition, as experts said on Tuesday that the weapon could empower counter-terrorism efforts.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/29 22:28:40

China's blue helmets help maintain peace

China's decades-long, steadfast commitment to UN peacekeeping fully displays its status as a leader in maintaining world peace without favor or bias and no hidden agenda, said Chinese observers on Tuesday, which marked the 70th anniversary of UN Peacekeeping missions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/29 21:57:19

Intelligent microgrid in S. China Sea to aid civil, military development

China's first remote-island intelligent micro-grid officially went into operation on Yongxing Island in the South China Sea on Sunday in a move that Chinese experts hailed as beneficial to regional civil and military development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/28 19:23:40

US warships enter Chinese territorial waters without authorization

The Chinese armed forces on Sunday warned two US warships to leave after they entered waters near Xisha Islands in the South China Sea, China's ministry of defense said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/27 23:28:39

PLA ground forces conduct live-fire training in Xinjiang's Gobi Desert

The ground forces of People's Liberation Army conducted live-fire military training in special ops, reconnaissance, electronic countermeasures and air assault at a training base in the Gobi Desert in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on May 23.
Source: 81.cn | 2018/5/27 14:56:10

Chinese military criticizes US withdrawal of naval exercise invitation

A Chinese military spokesperson on Thursday criticized the United States for withdrawing the invitation to China to the Rim of the Pacific 2018 multinational naval exercise.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/24 23:14:55

US decision to disinvite China to naval drills 'unconstructive'

The US has disinvited China from participating in this year's maritime exercises in the Pacific, citing island construction as an excuse, but leading Chinese military experts say the real reason is US' concern over the growing strength of the People's Liberation Army (PLA).
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/24 21:13:41

PLA to get missile-borne anti-jamming antenna

China's missile-borne anti-interference antenna for its State-own BeiDou Navigation Satellite System will be delivered to the country's People's Liberation Army (PLA) within this year, according to a defense technology firm spokesperson on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/24 14:18:40

Chinese air force begins regular combat exercise

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) air force on Wednesday began its regular annual combat exercise in the country's northwest desert.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/24 0:15:00

PLA Ground Force training in Xinjiang advancing capabilities: observer

Intensified military training by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Ground Force in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is aimed not only at testing weaponry but also advancing commanders' capabilities, a military observer said Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/23 21:18:40

China confirms use of mature stealth testing technology

China can comprehensively test the stealth capability of its aircraft and apply the mature technology to the design and manufacture of naval vessels, a military expert said Tuesday in response to a report in a technical review magazine.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/22 19:58:40