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Situation in China-India border area is stable and under control: Chinese FM

The overall situation in the China-India border area is stable and under control, and the two countries are capable of resolving border issues through dialogue and negotiations, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said, following reports claiming China had moved 5,000 troops to the China-India border area.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 16:50:12

Netizens identify China's 2nd carrier leaving port from online images

A series of photos and videos uploaded on China's social media platforms have set Chinese internet abuzz as they were identified by Chinese military enthusiasts and netizens as showing China's second aircraft carrier, the country's first domestically built one, leaving its shipyard for sail on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 17:30:09

Steady defense spending growth proper, necessary: spokesperson

China has set its 2020 defense budget growth target at 6.6 percent, and a military spokesperson said on Tuesday that a moderate and steady increase in the nation's defense expenditure is right, proper and necessary.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 16:05:59

PLA HK Garrison supports national security legislation for HK, confident in safeguarding national sovereignty: commander

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison firmly supports the draft decision to introduce national security legislation for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region(HKSAR) and the troops have the determination, confidence and capability to safeguard the national sovereignty, security, development interests and long-term prosperity and stability in Hong Kong, affirmed the commander of the garrison.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 12:18:03

China's FC-31 stealth fighter jet making new progress, photos show

New photos of a prototype FC-31, China's second type of stealth fighter jet, have been appearing frequently on Chinese social media since May, years after disappearing from the public eye. Now painted in a silver gray coating, its development is making smooth progress, experts said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/25 18:18:16

China's first plateau-focused unmanned helicopter makes maiden flight, missions along border with India expected

China's first domestically developed unmanned helicopter focused on plateau operations recently made its maiden flight. Capable of conducting missions including reconnaissance, communication relay, electronic disruption and fire strike at high altitude, this versatile and easy-to-operate drone could help safeguard China's southwestern borders with India, analysts said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/24 21:54:45

China slows defense budget growth to 6.6 % in 2020

China set its 2020 defense budget growth target at 6.6 percent, lower than the 7.5 percent growth in 2019.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 9:56:42

China's defense budget stays moderate and restrained: NPC spokesperson

China pursues defensive policies and the defense budget is moderate and restrained in regards to the total amount of the budget, per capita spending and the rate of GDP, Zhang Yesui, spokesperson for the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) told a press conference on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 0:42:32

US torpedo sales to Taiwan island 'useless' against Chinese mainland military: expert

The US latest plan to sell arms to the island of Taiwan of 18 torpedoes is overpriced and cannot make any difference in a potential military conflict between the island and the Chinese mainland, and sent a wrong signal to Taiwan secessionists on the day of regional leader Tsai Ing-wen's inaugural speech, mainland military experts said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 19:48:40

Sinister intentions behind mud-flinging at China

As of May 19, Beijing Time (GMT +8), the US has reported more than 1.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases cumulatively with over 90,000 deaths, both figures are the highest in the world.
Source: China Military Online | 2020/5/21 11:56:23

Cross-Straits ties likely to see 'a decoupling future' as Tsai enters 2nd term

The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council has responded to the "inauguration speech" made by the separatist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairperson Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday, saying that the mainland wants to create broad space for peaceful reunification but will leave no space for any act of separatism.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/20 18:08:41

Harvesting vegetables with 'sand-to-earth' tech on S. China Sea island beach

Chinese navy garrisoned on an island in the Xisha Islands of the South China Sea recently harvested 1.5 tons of vegetables on sandy beaches for the first time, using technology which experts said could support communities on islands.
Source: | 2020/5/19 23:54:20

Major Chinese shipyard launches first large floating work dock

Shanghai-based Jiangnan Shipyard, responsible for the construction of warships that reportedly include China's third aircraft carrier, launched its first large floating work dock on Monday. This new platform can help with the launch and transport of large or ultra large ship modules.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/19 17:13:51

Experts predict 3 pct growth in China's military budget amid rising defense needs

China's defense budget draft for 2020 is expected to be released on Friday, the first day of the annual National People's Congress (NPC), with most Chinese military observers reached by the Global Times believing the figure will continue to rise amid the "black swan" COVID-19 pandemic that has impacted China's economy but also raised additional national defense demands.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/19 13:39:46

China-made machine guns boost weaponry capabilities for combat vehicles, boats, and helicopters

China's newest Gatling-style machine guns are expected to provide light combat vehicles, motor boats, and helicopters with heavier firepower.
Source: | 2020/5/19 2:46:37

Will China's 2020 defense budget increase or decline?

The defense budget, namely the military spending, will be a focus of public opinion at home and abroad as the two sessions begin this week. Will China's military spending this year increase on the basis of last year, or will it decline?
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/19 0:41:04

China-India border tension flares up in Galwan Valley, won't lead to another 'Doklam standoff': experts

In a resolute response to India's recent, illegal construction of defense facilities across the border into Chinese territory in the Galwan Valley region, Chinese border defense troops have made the necessary moves and enhanced control measures, a source close to Chinese military told the Global Times on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/18 17:02:27

China's PLA beefing up talent pool by hiring new university graduates

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has launched online applications to officers' positions on Friday, marking the first time to recruit graduates from non-military universities across the country in 2020, which experts believe will fill the talent gap.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/16 15:03:41