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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

Chinese arms companies race to keep up with production schedule delayed by virus outbreak

Chinese arms enterprises have been racing to keep up with their production schedule after resuming work following an extended Spring Festival holiday due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak with a key amphibious assault ship maker scrambling to outfit an "important" ship and aviation companies running test flights for newly built warplanes.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/18 18:04:26

Naval drills enhance ability in Pacific Ocean

A warship fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently conducted an air defense exercise in the far seas of the Pacific Ocean, a move experts said on Monday showed the Navy's high capability in the Pacific waters.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 23:58:41

Chinese Air Force's strategic projection capability proven in epidemic: experts

In the fourth of a series of missions, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force on Monday transported military personnel and supplies via cargo planes to Wuhan to help control the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 23:22:28

PLA unveils latest Z-10 attack helicopter upgrade

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has unveiled its latest edition of the Z-10 attack helicopter, featuring exhaust openings that face upward instead of outward, with experts claiming the chopper's infrared signal will make it harder to target.
Source: | 2020/2/17 4:03:18

Homemade strategic cargo plane Y-20 joins battle against epidemic

China's domestically developed large transport aircraft Y-20 for the first time conducted a large-scale military operation in a situation other than war, arriving Thursday in Wuhan with medical reinforcements and supplies to join the battle against the COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 11:55:25

PLA sends 2,600 medical staff to fight coronavirus in Wuhan

On the approval of President Xi Jinping, who is also the Chairman of the Communist Party of China's Central Military Commission, Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) sends an additional 2,600 medical personnel to support the fight against the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 11:02:57

Xi approves sending 2,600 military medical workers to Wuhan

Approved by Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xi Jinping, 2,600 medical staff from the armed forces will be sent to the city of Wuhan to combat the novel coronavirus.
Source: CGTN | 2020/2/13 10:03:30

PLA conducts drills near Taiwan island for 2 days in a row

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Monday launched joint drills featuring naval and air forces near the island of Taiwan, one day after it conducted a combat readiness drill which saw its warplanes encircle the island.
Source: | 2020/2/11 2:07:39

PLA's patrol encircling Taiwan island sends stern warning to secessionists: source

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Sunday organized warships and warplanes in a combat readiness patrol, with aerial forces crossing through the Bashi Channel and Miyako Strait, a move Chinese mainland experts said showed that mainland military capabilities were hindered not one jot by the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak and was sending a warning to Taiwan secessionists.Naval and aerial forces of the PLA Eastern Theater Command systematically organized warships, bombers, fighters and early warning aircraft in a patrol on Sunday in which the troops tested their joint operation capability, said Senior Colonel Zhang Chunhui, a spokesperson for the PLA Eastern Theater Command, in a statement released on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/9 20:17:40

Experts call for epidemic evacuation zones, dedicated military unit to handle crises

A dedicated permanent military unit, big-city epidemic evacuation zones and a central information exchange platform were suggested by Chinese experts as they sought to learn and share the key lessons from the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/9 19:28:42

Postponement of military recruitment to have no impact on results: expert

China had to suspend its military recruitment program for this year due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, but the postponement will lead to no significant impact on the number or quality of the eventual recruits, an expert with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) predicted on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/6 23:10:39

PLA Air Force to perform in Singapore despite epidemic

An aerobatic team of the Chinese Air Force will perform at a Singaporean air-show as scheduled despite the coronavirus outbreak, while Singapore did not quarantine Chinese pilots who arrived in the country on Wednesday, a move shows its high level of trust in China's epidemic control measures.
Source: | 2020/2/6 12:31:23

Netizens urge use of homemade cargo plane amid epidemic

After the Chinese military used several Russian-made Il-76 large transport aircraft to send medical teams and supplies to Wuhan, epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, online military enthusiasts said they hope to see China's independently developed aircraft like the Y-20 being used in future missions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/5 20:43:52

Type 15 tank runs extreme challenge, shows high accuracy

China's recently debuted tank, the Type 15, has a very powerful fire control system to enable a very high accuracy, experts said on Tuesday, as the tank recently run through a challenge to demonstrate its gun stability.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/5 12:21:59

Safety prioritized for aircraft carrier, fighter jet developers amid virus outbreak

Chinese armaments companies have postponed planned work in order to concentrate on controlling the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), including those building the country's new aircraft carrier and fighter jets, as well as those in Wuhan, Hubei Province, the epicenter of the virus outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/3 19:08:40

China develops new gyroplane for border plateau operations

The latest gyroplane commissioned by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has increased plateau capabilities for a wider variety of missions and is expected to be deployed along China's southwestern border regions, experts said on Sunday.
Source: | 2020/2/3 0:11:30

China's Type 055 warship larger, more powerful than expected

It has emerged that China's most advanced destroyer, the 10,000-ton-class Type 055, is larger than previously reported as the Chinese Navy recently revealed it has an actual displacement of more than 12,000 tons. Experts said on Friday that the difference between 10,000 and 12,000 tons could be huge and indicate the warship is even more powerful than expected.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/31 17:16:47