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Reports reveal major achievements in Chinese naval weaponry

Official media reports on two scientists during China's Two Sessions period have revealed that the Chinese navy is making notable achievements on advanced weapons, including sea tests of electromagnetic railguns, and noise-reduction of its nuclear submarines.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/12 18:13:40

China readies world's largest amphibious aircraft for take-off from water

The world's largest amphibious aircraft will conduct its maiden flight from water in the second half of the year, its developer announced at the two sessions over the weekend.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/11 23:18:40

China's development does not threaten others: senior military officer

A senior Chinese military officer on Thursday defended the proposed rise of China's annual defense budget against a new round of "China threat theory."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/9 8:47:33

NPC military deputies call for investment in training of border staff

Foreign language, culture and communication training should be bolstered for border staff to strengthen and safeguard the Chinese frontier and coastal regions, military deputies to the 13th National People's Congress said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/8 22:43:39

PLA lawmakers propose motivational mechanism for troop preparedness

National lawmakers from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the Armed Police Force have suggested a motivational mechanism and more frequent military training exercises to further prepare them for combat.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/7 23:13:40

Chinese army has right to build at Sino-Indian border: analyst

China has the right to build military facilities within its own territory and complaints from New Delhi made "no sense," a Chinese expert said after the Indian defense minister was quoted as saying that China was building its army presence in Doklam.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/6 23:13:40

China hikes defense budget by 8.1 percent

China increased its 2018 defense budget by 8.1 percent to 1.1 trillion yuan ($175 billion), the third year that the country raised the budget by single digits, which analysts believe will become standard.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/5 21:23:40

China's defense budget in 2018 grows by 8.1%

China's defense budget in 2018 will be 1.1069 trillion yuan ($174.5 billion), an 8.1 percent increase from last year. The third year that the country set a single-digit growth rate, which analysts believe will become a "new normal" in China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/5 9:13:07

PLA non-battle personnel downsized as part of military reform: report

A report in the newspaper of the People's Liberation Army of China implied a large reduction in non-battle personnel has been conducted, a move Chinese military experts said would improve combat capability, quality and efficiency.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/4 23:13:40

China's defense input rate lower than other major countries: spokesperson

China's defense input rate is lower than other major countries, a spokesperson for the annual session of the country's national legislature said Sunday, stressing China's development will pose no threat to any other country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/4 15:20:16

China's defense budget lower than other major countries: NPC spokesperson

China has increased its defense spending in recent years mostly to upgrade arms and equipment, and the country's defense budget is lower than other major countries, a spokesperson for the annual session of China's top legislature said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/4 13:06:25

Chinese planes entitled to fly in intl air zone: ministry

China's foreign ministry on Wednesday slammed Seoul's accusation that Chinese military aircraft entered South Korea's air defense identification zone, asserting the event "conformed with international law."
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/28 20:33:39

China eyes nuclear-powered carriers: defense firm

China's future aircraft carrier may be nuclear-powered as a State-owned defense company identified relevant research in its agenda.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/28 15:53:39

Zhejiang selects SWAT reserve members

Armed police participate in a test to select SWAT reserve members in Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province, Feb. 27, 2018. The test included rapid shooting, combat and climbing skills.
Source: Ecns.cn | 2018/2/28 14:00:39

China to further deepen national defense education with opening military facilities

China plans to deepen national defense education into the whole of society, aiming to stimulate public enthusiasm and affection toward the Chinese military.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/27 23:03:39

China joins 272 maritime rescue operations in 2017

The China Coast Guard participated in 272 maritime rescue operations in 2017, saving 62 ships and 425 people.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/27 8:48:50

Chinese scientists develop polar bear fur-inspired thermal textile, used in military

Chinese scientists have developed a thermally insulating textile inspired by polar bear fur, which could possibly be used in producing military clothing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/26 22:58:39

PLA Navy S.China Sea Fleet holds peaceful path training in seas

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's South China Sea Fleet on Sunday completed a 25-day training exercise in the open seas, which experts said shows the peaceful development path of the Chinese navy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/26 20:43:39