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China warns US warship's transit through Taiwan Straits

Chinese official and experts slammed the transit of a US warship Wednesday through the Taiwan Straits, calling it a provocation timed to coincide with the release on the same day of China's new national defense white paper which identified the opposition and containment of "Taiwan independence" as part of the Chinese military's fundamental goal.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/25 16:55:39

US targets China as main competitor in promotional video for new weapon

US missile maker Raytheon Co. provoked China with a promotional video in which the company showcases new defense technologies to defeat enemy missiles and other threats including China-made missiles. Chinese experts said that showed the US was targeting China as its major opponent and was likely to lead to a boycott by Chinese buyers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/25 19:53:40

China-Russia military ties come first

A newly released white paper said military relations between China and Russia have reached a high and continue to develop, a signal experts said demonstrates the two countries' determination to safeguard regional and international peace and stability.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/24 23:03:41

PLA garrison can conduct public security missions if HK govt requests, says Defense Ministry citing law

China's Defense Ministry said on Wednesday that the military is following closely the recent situation in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), citing a law that allows the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) garrison in Hong Kong to conduct social security missions after the local government makes a request to the central government.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/24 16:06:30

China probes ex-military official for discipline violations, denies espionage claims

Qian is being investigated by the CMC's discipline commission for suspected serious violations of discipline and duty-related crime.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/24 14:53:40

PLA establishes modern weapons, equipment system: white paper

The Chinese military is establishing a modernized weaponry and equipment system by commissioning the likes of Type 15 tanks, Type 052D destroyers, J-20 fighters and DF-26 intermediate and long-range ballistic missiles, according to a white paper issued by defense ministry on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/24 14:21:59

White paper expounds on missions, tasks of China's armed forces in new era

A white paper titled "China's National Defense in the New Era" released by the State Council Information Office Wednesday expounded on the missions and tasks of China's armed forces.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/24 13:28:12

Historic strides made in strengthening Chinese armed forces: white paper

China is advancing defense and military modernization across the board, and deepening reform in national defense and armed forces in all respects with a focus on removing institutional barriers and solving structural and policy-related problems, a white paper said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/24 13:22:00

China keeps active military force at 2 mln after downsizing: white paper

The Chinese military has cut 300,000 personnel to keep the total active force at 2 million, said a white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/24 13:21:27

China establishing modernized weaponry, equipment system: white paper

China's armed forces are optimizing the overall composition of weaponry and equipment and coordinating the efforts of all services and arms in this regard, a white paper said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/24 13:20:55

White paper gives overview of reshuffled armed forces

A white paper titled "China's National Defense in the New Era," released Wednesday by the State Council Information Office, gave a systematic introduction to the reshuffled People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the People's Armed Police Force (PAP) troops.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/24 13:20:26

China's defense expenditure reasonable, appropriate: white paper

China's defense expenditure is reasonable and appropriate, said a white paper released Wednesday by the State Council Information Office.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/24 13:19:59

White paper states global significance of China's national defense

The global significance of China's national defense in the new era is actively contributing to building a community with a shared future for mankind, a white paper said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/24 13:16:04

China will never seek hegemony: defense white paper

China released its 10th national defense white paper on Wednesday, which established a defensive national defense system of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in the new era to demonstrate the Chinese military's peaceful development strategy and slammed the US' unilateralism that has undermined global stability.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/24 12:07:13

White paper explains fundamental goal of China's national defense

Resolutely safeguarding China's sovereignty, security and development interests is the fundamental goal of China's national defense in the new era, said a white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/24 11:18:31

China pursues nuclear strategy of self-defense: white paper

China pursues a nuclear strategy of self-defense, the goal of which is to maintain national strategic security by deterring other countries from using or threatening to use nuclear weapons against China, a white paper said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/24 11:06:28

Peace an irreversible trend, but world not tranquil place: white paper

Peace, development and win-win cooperation remain the irreversible trends of the times, but the world is not yet a tranquil place, said a white paper on China's national defense released Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/24 11:05:57

China will never seek hegemony: white paper

China will never seek hegemony, expansion or spheres of influence, said a white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/24 10:56:16