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US refuses to use hospital ships to quarantine Grand Princess passengers. Here is why.

The US Navy's state-of-the-art hospital ships can't do much to help the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) stricken Grand Princess cruise ship because they simply cannot quarantine thousands of people, experts said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/10 15:57:52

Speculating on Jimmy Lai's arrest disrespects law: HK delegate to UN

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region representatives were in Geneva, Switzerland, to give an update on human rights efforts in the city at the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council on Friday amid Western attempts to use riots in the city to attack China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/9 17:33:40

Chinese Air Force intensifies jet training for pilots

Jet fighter pilot cadets at a Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force flight school have received intensified training with the newly commissioned JL-10 Falcon, an aircraft designed to familiarize cadets with the country's top combat planes like the J-16 and J-20.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/3/9 0:56:43

Upgraded Type 053H3 frigate joins real combat scenario exercise

With a new anti-aircraft missile system and a new type of close-in weapon system, an upgraded Type 053H3 frigate participated in a recent naval exercise, and analysts expect it to become a powerful addition to China's offshore defense force.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/5 21:54:00

China's newly commissioned destroyer, frigate achieve battle readiness

Two recently commissioned warships of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy are now ready to do batte after passing an all-subject training examination, the Navy announced on Wednesday, as experts said the service has done well in its sailor training program while receiving more and more warships.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 19:48:40

Vietnamese boats increasingly intruding into Chinese waters for espionage: report

Vietnamese fishing boats have been increasingly intruding into Chinese territorial waters near Hainan Island and Guangdong Province, both are home to many Chinese military bases.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 13:55:38

PLA top epidemiologist-led team achieves breakthrough in COVID-19 vaccine R&D: report

A research team led by a Chinese military major general who is a veteran in fighting SARS and Ebola has achieved a major breakthrough in developing a vaccine to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Chinese military media reported on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 1:14:50

China's J-10C fighter jet uses homemade engine: report

A newly built J-10C fighter jet is reportedly equipped with a domestically developed WS-10 Taihang engine and ready to join military service, a sign that the homemade engine has become technically mature and reliable, experts said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/3 21:33:40

Establishment of national defense force on biosecurity urged amid COVID-19 outbreak

A permanent national defense force on biosecurity should be established and led by China's military, as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak shows that China is not fully prepared to efficiently deal with a biological disaster or even potential warfare, which can have as great an impact as a conventional regional war, Chinese experts said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/2 19:53:40

Chinese arms company develops versatile combat robot vehicle

A Chinese arms company has revealed a new unmanned ground vehicle that can transport ammunition and supplies in complicated terrains or provide fire cover when armed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/1 18:50:52

J-15 aircraft carrier-based fighter jet gets new anti-corrosion paint: reports

The latest batch of China's J-15 aircraft carrier-based fighter jet is getting new, green priming paint instead of the previous yellow one. Reports speculate it is a new anti-corrosion material that can enhance the aircraft's capabilities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/27 22:09:49

Chinese naval fleet wraps up far sea exercise deep in Pacific Ocean

A far sea joint training fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy returned to base after sailing 14,000 nautical miles and crossing the International Date Line deep into the Pacific Ocean for the first time, a move that challenges US hegemony in the open waters and will become increasingly frequent in the future, experts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/26 17:09:11

Y-20 aircraft tanker's variant to debut soon, AEW variant to follow: Air Force officer

China's long-expected aerial tanker variant of the domestically developed Y-20 large transport aircraft will make its debut to the general public soon, and an aerial early warning (AEW) variant is also under development, making the Y-20 and its variants the pillars of the Chinese Air Force's strategic capabilities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 17:29:50

China participates in largest joint military exercise in Southeast Asia

The Chinese military has arrived in Thailand and will participate in the 2020 Cobra Gold multilateral joint military drills, the largest joint military exercise in Southeast Asia which will be led by Thailand and the US, starting Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 22:18:03

China's military manufacturing unlikely impacted by semiconductor ban: insiders

As 42 countries including the US are reportedly planning to restrict weapon-capable semiconductor parts exports in a move to prevent technologies from "leaking" to China, insiders said on Monday that the restriction will unlikely hinder development of China's military manufacturing, but will only further promote the country's independent efforts in the sector.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 20:08:33

Chinese Army to procure 1.4 million body armor units in 2 years

As the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is striving to enhance its combat readiness and preparing for military conflicts, potentially against Taiwan secessionists and US provocations, the PLA Army announced its plan to procure a whopping 1.4 million units of high-quality body armor with plates for a top limit price of about 13 billion yuan ($1.85 billion) in the coming two years, which is expected to keep PLA casualty numbers as low as possible.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/23 18:33:41

Intensive missions signal Chinese Air Force's transformation into strategic force

The Chinese Air Force conducted three major missions in February, namely combat readiness patrols around Taiwan, large-scale medical deliveries to Wuhan and flight performances in Singapore, which is an initial indication that the service is on track to become a strategic force this year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 22:43:41

Chinese military adopts new rules against cybersecurity risks

The Chinese military will adopt a new regulation on confidentiality in a move to better manage cybersecurity risks amid the increasingly intense strategic games between China and the US, experts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 18:22:42