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New People's Liberation Army rules stress Xi thought to strengthen armed forces

China has issued a set of revised regulations on fundamental rules governing the People's Liberation Army, which stress Xi Jinping thought to strengthen the armed forces.
Source: Xinhua-Global Times | 2018/4/15 22:43:39

Chinese air force donates 15 mln yuan to children's fund

The Chinese air force has donated 15 million yuan (2.39 million US dollars) to the China Children and Teenagers' Fund.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/15 6:25:12

Live-fire drills to check 'Taiwan independence'

The Chinese mainland is firmly against "Taiwan independence," Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council said on Friday when asked if the planned drill on the Taiwan Straits is targeting "Taiwan independence."
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/13 23:53:41

China's largest maritime military parade showcases aircraft carrier battle group

China's Central Military Commission held the country's largest ever maritime military parade in the South China Sea on Thursday, which for the first time featured the country's aircraft carrier strike group and the most advanced weaponry of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA).
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 21:13:40

President Xi reviews navy in South China Sea

President Xi Jinping reviewed the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy in the South China Sea Thursday morning, saying that the need to build a strong navy "has never been more urgent than today."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/12 20:56:43

Defense ministry defends building on South China Sea islands

China has the right to install necessary defense facilities and station troops on the Nansha Islands in the South China Sea as they are Chinese territory, a Chinese defense ministry spokesman said Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/10 23:58:41

China's new stealth bombers to carry more deterrent power: experts

Chinese military magazine Aerospace Knowledge recently sighted the H-20, the new generation of Chinese bomber aircraft, which was confirmed by experts to be a stealth aircraft and also more powerful as it could be equipped with nuclear and conventional weapons.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/10 17:58:40

China's 'combat' aircraft carrier to undergo sea trials

China's first domestically built aircraft carrier, the country's second, might undergo its first sea trials on April 23, with experts calling it China's first combat carrier.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/10 14:08:39

China firmly opposes US arms sales to Taiwan: spokesperson

China's stance of resolutely opposing the United States selling weapons to Taiwan has been always clear and consistent, a spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense said at a press conference Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/10 1:23:45

PLA air force conducts successful live-fire exercise on high plateau

A brigade from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) air force successfully hit all targets with four rocket-propelled grenades after it conducted its first live-fire drill on a plateau, a move hailed by experts as a significant progress on the military's capability in cross-regional missions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/9 23:03:40

China's new manned submersible finishes new expedition

China's new manned submersible finished the first ocean expedition of its operation stage, according to Science and Technology Daily.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/9 16:39:16

PLA unveils new border defense equipment

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has strengthened its power and management in border defense by developing new types of equipment that can be used in all environments, including those with extremes of temperature and topography.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/8 23:18:40

China has upper hand in South China Sea: expert

The situation in the South China Sea has been developing in favor of China, said Chinese observers after media reported that China is conducting naval drills in the region, at the same time as "three US carrier battle groups passed by" the area.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/8 23:18:40

China's unmanned submersible to be upgraded after 50th dive

China's unmanned submersible Qianlong II has completed 50 dives since its commission, and will have a technology upgrade soon, scientists said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/7 19:56:57

PLA fleet continues escort missions in Gulf of Aden, Somalia

Another fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) ships out on Thursday to continue its escort missions in the Gulf of Aden and the waters off Somalia.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/5 12:56:21

Government support needed for carrier-based UAVs 'to build powerful navy'

China's development of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) has entered a new phase as the technology will allow synchronized operations between UAVs and military aircraft, and carrier-based UAVs are also being developed, Chinese experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/3 22:18:40

China's upcoming drills might improve aircraft carrier's combat capability

China will conduct drills in the South China Sea from Thursday to April 11, an opportunity that might be taken to improve aircraft carrier Liaoning's combat capability.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/3 21:13:40

Advances in military technology give China edge in Asia-Pacific

China has made significant achievements in radar and strategic bomber technology, according to scientists working in the fields, adding that its military radars can now detect all kinds of stealth fighter jets and bombers deployed in the Asia-Pacific region.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/3 17:38:39