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Chinese shipbuilder shows 'mysterious' new carrier

China's top shipbuilding firm released a photo on Wednesday of what is believed to be the country's first aircraft carrier equipped with an electromagnetic aircraft launch system, with Chinese military experts speculating that China will have three aircraft carriers in the near future.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 14:48:39

Maintaining harmony

China's Defense Minister Wei Fenghe (center) and Cambodian counterpart Tea Banh (left) look at one of the displays during a visit to a military exhibit, in Phnom Penh on Tuesday. Wei is on a five-day official visit to Cambodia.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/19 22:58:39

New motor to be used for classified weaponry

China has produced a new type of electric motor that would meet the heavy demand from China's latest electromagnetic weapon system, which may involve electromagnetic railgun and ballistic missile technologies, said an expert.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 22:03:40

PLA conducts anti-underwater mine warfare drill to protect maritime sovereignty

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently conducted its first competitive live-munition underwater anti-mine warfare exercise, with experts saying the training focused on future military scenarios.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 19:38:40

Chinese frigate "Binzhou" visits military port of Kiel in Germany

Chinese frigate "Binzhou" visits the military port of Kiel in north Germany on June 15, 2018. The Chinese frigate will also take part in the "Kiel Week" activities.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/18 11:38:26

Xi stresses building elite maritime force during navy inspection

President Xi Jinping has stressed building an elite maritime force to resolutely accomplish various missions entrusted by the Party and the people.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/15 21:58:51

China's coast guard conducts South China Sea drills to sharpen skills in 'complex' waters

The China Coast Guard (CCG) is conducting a seven-day cruising drill in the South China Sea to sharpen its fleet's law-enforcement capability in "strange and complex" waters in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 15:38:39

Chinese military to cease all paid services by 2019

China's Central Military Commission (CMC) will terminate all paid services provided by the military by the end of 2018, with 94 percent of military paid service projects already ended, People's Liberation Army (PLA) Daily reported Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 22:58:40

China develops manned vessel to go 11,000m deep in show of marine technological prowess

As China's deep-sea technological forays keep making international headlines, the Global Times had an exclusive chance to explore the home of China's most advanced equipment in the coastal city of Qingdao, where Jiaolong, the manned submersible that had dived to the world's deepest trench and a constant visitor to the otherwise unreachable depths of the South China Sea, is based.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 19:43:40

Chinese military aircraft arrives in New Zealand for joint exercise

An IL-76 aircraft from China has arrived in New Zealand's Auckland to participate in a joint exercise for transport aircraft. Exercise Skytrain is the first joint exercise between the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force and the Royal New Zealand Air Force, according a PLA statement Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/12 8:29:47

Gaofen satellites reduce China's dependence on foreign data

China's recently launched two Gaofen series satellites mark the establishment of a ground-air observation system that reduces China's dependence on foreign data, according to experts.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 22:58:39

PLA video advertisement seeks to lure talent into Navy

The People's Liberation Army Navy has issued its latest recruitment advert to attract more talent into the armed forces as part of efforts to achieve the country's goal of building a world-class navy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 19:43:39

Nepali warrior tribe contributes sturdy troops for Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

Security for Tuesday's meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is unprecedented with Singapore pulling out all the stops to guard the delegations and the venue. There is none better to do this than the Gurkhas - one of the world's fiercest warrior tribes from Nepal.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/10 19:33:39

Chinese air force to send IL-76 aircraft to participate in New Zealand relief exercise

An Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft from China will land at Royal New Zealand Air Force Base in Auckland on Saturday to take part in Exercise Skytrain18, with the New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF), the Chinese embassy said here on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/6 19:17:01

Unmanned 'shark swarm' to be used in sea battles, military patrols

A Guangdong company has tested 56 unmanned boats and is working with the military to develop a "shark swarm" for sea battles and military patrols.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 22:48:39

China tests unmanned swarm boats with multiple capabilities

China recently tested 56 unmanned vessels in formation, marking China's potential to deploy unmanned swarm boats in future tasks.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 13:53:39

China warns West of S.China Sea provocations

Chinese experts said that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) is fully capable of defending the country's territorial sovereignty in the South China Sea and will not tolerate provocations from any Western country outside the region after the UK and France said they will send warships to the region to counter China's legitimate activity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/4 23:58:40

Taiwan military exercise 'a waste of effort': expert

Taiwan is conducting its latest Han Kuang live-fire military exercise, which Chinese mainland experts said on Monday was a waste of effort.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/4 23:18:40