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China's most powerful howitzers join northwestern exercises amid border tensions

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) 75th Group Army recently received delivery of a batch of new weapons including China's most advanced vehicle-mounted howitzer, the PCL-181, as identified by Chinese military enthusiasts in photos showing the commissioning ceremony when its troops were conducting exercises in northwestern China amid border tensions with India.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/11 15:51:02

China, India move to reduce tensions along border: FM

China and India have taken steps to reduce tensions along the border in accordance with the consensus they reached, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a press conference on Wednesday, in responds to questions on the withdrawal of troops along the border, where a standoff had reportedly taken place in recent days.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/10 19:53:40

PLA Su-30 fighter jets edge near Taiwan as US military aircraft flies through the island

The island of Taiwan's defense authority said fighter jets of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) approached the island on Tuesday, the day a US military aircraft flew over the island that's bound to further raise cross-Straits tensions following a series of US arms sales to the island, and a US warship transit through the Taiwan Straits.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/9 18:13:40

PLA paratroopers hold intensive tactical drills in Northwest China

Since the long-distance maneuver to Northwest China's desert regions was held in mid-May, Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) paratroopers have held intensive tactical drills and mock battles in June, Chinese military media revealed on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/9 14:09:06

China-India border talks prevent another 'Doklam' but standoff unlikely to end immediately: experts

The ongoing border issues between China and India will not likely escalate into another Doklam standoff after military commanders from both sides held talks on Saturday that resulted in positive agreements on peacefully resolving the situation, Chinese experts said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/8 13:31:52

China's hypersonic cruise missile sees technological breakthrough: reports

A top Chinese science institute recently made record-breaking progress in a scramjet program which Chinese media speculate could lead to significant advances in the development of China's hypersonic cruise missile, another type of hypersonic weapon that is more powerful than China's DF-17 hypersonic glide-boost missile.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/8 10:19:44

Zero COVID-19 cases among PLA Navy escort group

Out of the 2,000 officers and sailors from the three People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy escort units deployed to the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia, zero infections were reported during the COVID-19 pandemic as the latest escort division prepares to return, the South China Sea Fleet announced Sunday.
Source: | 2020/6/8 3:13:55

PLA conducts maneuvers in high-altitude NW China amid border tensions with India

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has organized a large-scale maneuver operation featuring thousands of paratroopers plus armored vehicles to the country's high-altitude northwestern region over a long distance from Central China's Hubei Province amid border tensions between China and India.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/7 17:42:03

US warship crosses Taiwan Straits attempting to shift its domestic pressure: analyst

A US warship made a transit through the Taiwan Straits on Thursday, the seventh of such an event in 2020. The move is not only preparing the US military for a potential conflict in the region and an attempt to provoke the Chinese mainland, but also an attempt to shift domestic pressure from widespread protests, COVID-19 and a poor economy, for which the Chinese mainland should maintain its strategic focus and not dance to the US' tune, analysts said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/5 15:23:40

Speculation of military commission rises as FC-31 stealth fighter jet appears in PLA Navy recruitment video

After China's FC-31 stealth fighter jet appeared in the most recent pilot recruitment video for the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, speculation increased that the aircraft could become China's next generation aircraft carrier-based fighter jet.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/4 19:03:41

China's J-20 fighter jet has 'beast mode' for arms like F-35: reports

China's J-20 fighter jet has been spotted equipped with pylon adapters under its wings, indicating the stealth aircraft may also be able to enter a "beast mode" like the US' F-35 fighter jet if needed by giving up some stealth capability in exchange for larger weapons loads, reports said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/3 20:43:40

US deploys weapons of war in bid to control protests

The US has turned to a wide selection of weapons originally intended for war in an attempt to quell the rampant riots triggered by the death of African American George Floyd, a move that shows US authorities' inability to handle the situation and which could lead to more casualties, Chinese experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/3 19:01:58

PLA Tibet military command holds nighttime high-altitude drills

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command recently sent troops to a high-altitude region at an elevation of 4,700 meters at night for infiltration exercises behind enemy lines and tested their combat capability under a harsh environment.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/2 21:13:41

US attacks China's defense sector with more 'lies'

Even as the US political establishment is under siege amid nationwide riots that have plunged the country into chaos, US officials, instead of addressing profound domestic woes, waged a new series of attacks against China targeting Chinese students and companies based on what Chinese officials and experts dismiss as lies about nonexistent links between ordinary students, businesses and the Chinese military.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/2 20:18:40

PLA expands high-altitude arsenal to address border threat

Since the Doklam standoff with India in 2017, the Chinese military has expanded its arsenal with weapons like the Type 15 tank, Z-20 helicopter and GJ-2 drone that should give China the advantage in high-altitude conflicts should they arise, Chinese analysts said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/31 18:28:41

PLA expels US warship illegally trespassing into S.China Sea

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Thursday expelled a US warship that trespassed into Chinese territorial waters off the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea, and the US operation amid the COVID-19 pandemic showed the US is the source that sabotages peace and stability in the South China Sea, a Chinese military spokesperson said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/28 16:43:27

China's 2nd aircraft carrier Shandong conducts testing, training mission in wake of COVID-19

China's second aircraft carrier, the country's first domestically built one, the Shandong, is now conducting testing and training missions at sea, the state broadcaster confirmed on Wednesday, after local residents saw the warship leaving a shipyard on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 21:57:44

China's giant wind tunnel to accelerate development of warplanes

Under development for more than eight years, China's latest, world-leading wind tunnel is now ready to help develop new warplanes after reaching a milestone on Tuesday by successfully testing and receiving data for an in-development aircraft. With its help, China will be able to develop new warplanes faster and perform better, experts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 19:09:03