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US military's frequent close-up air recons on China's coastal area 'dangerous'

US military aircraft reportedly conducted close-up reconnaissance operations on China's southern coast for three consecutive days, which is a dangerous sign, as the moves could let the US grasp the technical parameters, locations and movements of the Chinese military's weapons and equipment over the South China Sea and Taiwan island, Chinese military experts warned on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 23:08:41

Huge gap between Chinese and US nuclear arsenals causes concerns

US officials have been making a lot of noises about China joining the US-Russia negotiation on nuclear arms reduction, but China has no interest in joining, given the huge gap between the nuclear arsenal of China and those of the US and Russia, and China has the need to improve its military capabilities, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 17:31:08

Advanced weapons deployed at China's plateau regions

China had deployed a variety of advanced weapons fit for high-altitude combat to the country's western plateau regions as India continued to move forces and hold drills amid border tensions between the two countries, media reported.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 21:21:34

China delivers armed drones, missiles to Serbia, first deal to Europe

Serbia has reportedly taken delivery of a batch of CH-92A armed reconnaissance drones plus missiles recently, the first time China has exported military-use aviation equipment to a European country and a milestone for Chinese arms firms in the European market, analysts said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 23:03:40

US military drills in S.China Sea have ulterior motives, meant to flex muscle: FM

The US has ulterior motives by intentionally sending heavy forces into the South China Sea for large-scale drills and flexing its muscles, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 17:13:40

US redeployment of B-52H in Guam a blatant show of muscle: expert

The move by the Pentagon to relocate the B-52H strategic bomber to Guam in the western Pacific and dual US aircraft carriers staging exercises in the South China Sea amid large-scale exercises conducted by the People's Liberation Army's Navy in the South China Sea is not a coincidence but a blatant "show of muscle."
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/5 23:48:40

Rare US dual aircraft carrier drills in South China Sea 'a show' for allies

At a time when relations between China and the US are further deteriorating over a series of topics including trade, the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan and Hong Kong, the US has deployed two aircraft carriers and other warships to the South China Sea for its largest-scale exercises in the region in years, which also coincided with Chinese military drills taking place in the same area and time frame.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/5 19:23:40

China has wide selection of anti-aircraft carrier weapons at South China Sea: experts

The US is sending two aircraft carriers and other warships to the South China Sea for exercises on Saturday at a time when the Chinese military is also conducting drills in the South China Sea's Xisha Islands.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/4 16:34:27

China 'prepared against military provocation from Australia'

Australia released two papers on Wednesday that define the country's future defense strategy and military development. According to the papers, Australia will invest heavily in the development and procurement of weapons and equipment, including aggressive, long-range items.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 23:58:40

China's helicopter carrier expands capability with drone

China's Type 075 amphibious assault ships, the largest warships second only to aircraft carriers, are receiving drone helicopters that can significantly expand their combat capability by providing strong situational awareness, reports suggest, after a full-scale model for an unknown type of drone helicopter was recently spotted on a Type 075 in Shanghai.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 20:49:12

China to honor Korean War veterans with 70th anniversary medals

China on Thursday announced that it will issue commemorative medals on the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army's participation in the Korean War (1950-53) against the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 14:48:41

Chinese diplomat slams US accusation at disarmament conference

Chinese diplomat expressed strong opposition to the US at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva on Tuesday, saying its accusations against China regarding epidemic control and arms control policy were complete nonsense, and called for the US to abandon its Cold War mentality.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 15:12:33

China's new-generation fighter jet scheduled to make maiden flight in 2021: report

China's new-generation fighter jet is scheduled to make its maiden flight in 2021, an aviation industry report revealed on Monday. Analysts speculate that it will be China's new aircraft carrier-based fighter jet.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/30 18:08:39

CPC, central military commission to lead reserve forces

The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the Central Military Commission will lead reserve military forces starting July 1, in a move which analysts said will help bring out the best in reserve forces, especially in border areas of its Tibet and Xinjiang regions, improve combat capability and facilitate their cooperation with active-duty units.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/29 22:45:22

PLA bombers approach Taiwan island from the east

Two bombers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly approached the island of Taiwan from the east after crossing the Miyako Strait on Sunday, after PLA aircraft conducted at least eight sorties to Taiwan's southwestern "airspace" in June alone.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/28 23:24:55

India's wishful thinking an illusion as PLA is prepared on all fronts

As senior Indian military officers are expecting a prolonged standoff in the China-India border region with the US reportedly voicing support for India, the Chinese military is demonstrating high military readiness on all fronts, as the intensive, simultaneous military exercises in the South China Sea, near Taiwan island and near the China-India border show India's wishful thinking of taking advantage of US support is merely an illusion, Chinese analysts said Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/28 21:44:45

Chinese military reveals rifle-sized railgun prototypes

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has miniaturized an electromagnetic railgun and developed pistol- and rifle-sized synchronous induction coilgun prototypes. These weapons' technical capabilities were recently revealed to the general public for the first time in a demonstration session.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/28 18:46:21

PLA flies aircraft to Taiwan, both US and Taiwan military activities targeted

For the eighth time in June, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly sent military aircraft to Taiwan's southwestern “airspace” on Friday. Chinese mainland military experts said the regular exercises are beginning to show strategic significance, as they are not only aimed at intercepting US military aircraft flying through the area or sending messages to Taiwan secessionists, but also serve as practical trainings, with the aim of gathering military information from Taiwan, and suppressing potential US and Japanese reinforcements coming from the Miyako Strait and Bashi Channel.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/26 18:27:06