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'China conducted nuclear tests' a US trick to push West-led treaty: Chinese expert

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday rubbished the US' accusation that China may have secretly conducted nuclear tests, and a Chinese nuclear disarmament expert said the groundless accusation is a US attempt to push China into a Western countries-led nuclear treaty while also diverting domestic pressures caused by the novel coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/16 21:13:40

Epidemic hinders US military presence near China

Despite four aircraft carriers being affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the US is still holding naval operations near China in an attempt to maintain its presence in the Asia-Pacific region, but a Chinese expert said on Wednesday that the moves cannot conceal the US Navy's weak position and may also lead to further infections.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/15 22:56:59

Robot warriors join Chinese military arsenal, will free soldiers from dangerous missions

More robot warriors are entering the arsenal of the Chinese military, with the latest additions being a small model that's equipped with a machine gun and a crane-like missile-loading robot, and experts said on Tuesday that robots will free human soldiers from heavy physical work and unnecessary danger.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/14 20:14:42

Chinese space industry insiders debunk Western media claims launch failures due to US chip restrictions

Chinese space industry insiders on Monday debunked Western media claims that attest China's recent rocket launch failures to US chip export restrictions on China, pointing out that the country's rocket control systems have mastered complete localization for a long time, and China's space development sector is independent of any Western influence.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/13 20:46:27

World's largest cargo plane joins convoy to transport medical supplies from China amid pandemic

The world's largest cargo plane, the An-225, has joined the international convoy to transport medical supplies from China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/13 19:29:20

Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning conducts exercises in South China Sea: PLA Navy spokesperson

The Chinese Navy recently organized the Liaoning aircraft carrier group in a cross-regional mobilization, which saw the flotilla led by the aircraft carrier crossing through the Miyako Strait, Bashi Channel and entering the South China Sea for exercises, the PLA Navy announced on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/13 18:36:00

China's latest aircraft wind tunnel completes major test

China's wind tunnel project remains in development which is expected to reshape the country's future warplanes, and hit another milestone after running a main compressor test, project developers said on Saturday.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/4/13 0:55:41

Aircraft carrier group's voyage shows PLA Navy's great job in virus control: expert

A Chinese naval flotilla led by an aircraft carrier reportedly sailed through the Miyako Strait and headed toward the Pacific Ocean, prompting Chinese military experts to say on Sunday that the fleet demonstrated success in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic control work.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/12 17:30:15

Fire on China's first amphibious assault ship to have no major impact: sources

China's first Type 075 amphibious assault ship reportedly caught on fire on Saturday at the Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai. Although thick smoke was seen on the ship, sources in the know said the accident was not significant and will not wield any major impact on further construction.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/12 0:20:29

Chinese PLA holds 'regular' drills near Taiwan in preparation for military struggle: experts

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly held military drills featuring warplanes near the island of Taiwan on Friday, and such drills, having taken place at least four times since the traditional Spring Festival holiday in January, have become regular and are now a part of military struggle preparations against the island, mainland experts said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/10 15:30:16

Live-fire drills by stealth missile boats enhance China's coastal combat capability

Type 022 stealth missile boats affiliated with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command Navy recently held live-fire combat-oriented drills that featured guns being fired, shooting of jamming rounds and the release of smoke, showing what analysts said the ships' new support role in coastal combat.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/9 19:33:41

Y-20 cargo plane-Type 15 tank combination enhances Chinese military capability

One domestically made Y-20 large cargo aircraft can reportedly carry two newly commissioned Type 15 tanks for long-range transport operations, and this new combination will enhance the Chinese military's strategic transport capability, experts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/8 19:28:43

Amphibious AG600 airplane plans sea test

The AG600, China's large amphibious airplane that will be capable of covering all of the South China Sea, is preparing in Hubei Province to conduct its first maritime test flight this year as planned, despite the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 20:18:41

Chinese Navy holds drills amid US violation

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy conducted combat-oriented drills featuring surface vessels, submarines and fighter jets in the South China Sea in late March, a month in which the US frequently sent warships and warplanes to intrude the waters.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/2 23:28:40

Wuhan's military industry back in action as epidemic situation eases

As the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) epidemic begins to subside in Wuhan, the city most severely affected by COVID-19 in China, the military industry of the city is now going back to normal and making up for time lost during the city's lockdown.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/2 19:15:04

Fate of virus-hit US aircraft carrier worsened by Cold War mentality

With the spread of the novel coronavirus accelerating on US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, the warship faces a fate much worse than the Diamond Princess cruise ship as most of the crew members remain in close quarters on the carrier to maintain its combat readiness. Chinese experts said on Wednesday that the US should shift focus to epidemic control, because no one would attack the US even if the carrier goes out of action.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/1 18:58:40

Airshow China schedule unchanged despite COVID-19, major improvement expected

While several air shows around the world have been cancelled due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) pandemic, the most important one in China, the Airshow China, remains set to take place in November, and will be "considerably different and significantly improved" from previous editions, the organizer said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 19:53:40

Fisherman injured in Chinese ship collision with Japanese destroyer

A Chinese fishing boat collided with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer Shimakaze Monday evening in the East China Sea, in China's coastal waters, resulting in the injury of a fisherman and a hole in the destroyer. China has expressed concerns to Japan over the collision and is investigating the cause of the incident, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 18:31:28