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Defense ministry denies giving India soft loans

China's defense ministry denied Thursday that it has been providing India with soft loans.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/31 18:08:39

India should get used to China’s military drills: expert

India needs to become accustomed to China carrying out military exercises, said a Chinese military expert, after Indian media accused China of sending India "warning signals" through recent navy and army drills.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/27 23:48:40

Macao govt denies PLA misconduct rumors in wake of Typhoon Hato

The government of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) on Saturday denied a rumor that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison beat local citizens and robbed stores as the troops were mobilized to provide disaster relief.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/27 23:48:39

Appointment of new chief to raise military’s combat ability: expert

The promotion of Li Zuocheng as the new military chief of staff demonstrates China's determination to improve the military's combat capability, experts said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/27 23:03:39

PLA Army starts annual base training exercise

The PLA Army's Firepower-2017 Shandan base training exercise kicked off at a training range in Liaoning province at wee hours of August 19. It is the first of the four base training exercises, code named "Stride-2017 Zhurihe", "Firepower-2017 Qingtongxia", "Firepower-2017 Shandan" and "Firepower-2017 Queshan", organized directly by the PLA Army Headquarters in 2017.
Source: China Military Online | 2017/8/27 10:43:25

China Coast Guard vessels patrol Diaoyu Islands

Four China Coast Guard (CCG) vessels conducted a patrol in territorial waters off the Diaoyu Islands on Friday, according to an online statement by the State Oceanic Administration.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/25 17:05:44

First PLA navy-trained pilots complete night mission in S.China Sea

The People's Liberation Army's (PLA) first batch of navy-trained pilots have successfully completed night missions over the South China Sea in a new type of fighter, a step forward in preparing the naval aviation force in all-weather combat conditions in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/23 20:58:39

Homegrown aircraft carrier ahead of schedule

China's first homegrown aircraft carrier is very likely to start its first sea trials in autumn, as its manufacturer announced that it will present key achievements as a tribute to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/22 23:28:39

Newly-enrolled students attend military training in SW China

Newly-enrolled high school students take part in a military training at the No.2 Middle School of Jianhe County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Aug. 21, 2017. All new high school students of this school take a 10-day military training at the beginning of the semester.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/22 7:52:42

China, Thailand agree to push forward military ties

Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan met with General Surapong Suwana-Adth, Thailand's Chief of Defense Forces, in Beijing Monday, with the two agreeing to push forward military ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/21 23:49:37

High dropout rate in physical exam of PLA raises health concerns

The high failure rate in the physical examination of the annual military recruitment, which began in early August, has drawn attention to the health issues of the young generation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 23:13:39

PLA holds drills amid Doklam tensions

The People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) Western Theater Command has conducted military exercises amid tensions in Doklam from a standoff with trespassing Indian troops.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 22:18:39

China’s new military procurement app to boost efficiency

A mobile app for military procurement has been operational since early August, the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) flagship newspaper, the PLA Daily, reported on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/18 23:08:39

Japan should be clear on Doklam facts before commenting: foreign ministry

The Chinese foreign ministry has warned Japan to ensure it is clear on the facts before commenting on the China-India standoff in Doklam after a Japanese diplomat made a statement on the issue.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/18 21:23:39

Xi stresses importance of China-US military ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that the military relationship between China and the US should be a significant part of Sino-US relations, and that cooperation between the armies could play a positive role in developing bilateral ties.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/18 0:18:39

China’s J-15 fighter jet lands safely after hitting bird

A navy pilot flying China's J-15 fighter jet successfully landed his plane after catching fire after being struck by a bird, China Central Television (CCTV) reported Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/17 23:23:39

Chinese, Thai air forces to conduct joint training

Six aircraft of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) air force arrived at an air base in Thailand Thursday for a joint training exercise with the Thai air force from Thursday to Sept. 3.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/17 17:10:01

Arms exhibition highlights China's weaponry innovation

Tanks are rumbling past and missiles roaring. These are not scenes from a war film, but highlights of a weaponry exhibition held in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/17 1:18:54