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China deploys AEW, anti-submarine aircraft on South China Sea's Yongshu Reef: report

Recent foreign satellite images suggest that China has deployed early warning aircraft and anti-submarine aircraft on the Yongshu Reef in the South China Sea amid increased US military activities in the region, as Chinese experts said on Thursday that China has the right to deploy defensive weapons there according to military threats China is facing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/14 22:35:16

PLA kicks off drills on northern coast

China on Thursday kicked off a two-and-a-half month series of military exercises on the northern coast. The drills are more likely to be a regular period of internal training aimed at boosting the combat ability of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and putting its advanced air defense weapons to the test, rather than targeting the island of Taiwan as some reports by Taiwan media have suggested, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/14 19:56:38

China's newly modified trainer jet takes to the skies

A prototype of China's newly modified version of the Naval Mountain Eagle trainer jet on Tuesday made a successful test flight, its maker announced on Wednesday.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/5/13 23:08:10

Rumored PLA drills plan on Dongsha Islands sparks fear in Taiwan

Japanese media on Tuesday claimed in a report that the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) will hold military drills for a "takeover of Dongsha Islands occupied by Taiwan" in August, resulting in heated discussions on the island of Taiwan. While the Taiwan defense authority claimed they could secure the Dongsha Islands, experts in Taiwan speculate the PLA is aiming to open a passage for aircraft carriers into the Pacific Ocean and prepare for the establishment of an air defense identification zone in the South China Sea.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/13 19:10:45

Probe into former aircraft carrier program commander unlikely to impact China's naval devt

Hu Wenming, former chairman of China's shipbuilding conglomerate and former chief commander of China's aircraft carrier program, is being investigated for suspected serious violations of discipline and law, China's top anti-graft agency said Tuesday.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/5/13 1:47:40

China reveals large destroyer's replenishment training for 1st time

The Nanchang, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's first Type 055 large destroyer, recently completed its first known maritime replenishment training, an operation that military experts said is crucial for the newly commissioned warship's combat capability.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/12 19:32:48

First homemade airdrop-capable wheeled armored vehicle enters military service

China's first batch of homemade airdrop-capable four-wheeled armored vehicles have entered service, which will boost the all-terrain mobilization capacity of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force and provide paratroopers enhanced firepower, mobility and protection. First homemade airdrop-capable wheeled armored vehicle enters military service
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/10 18:01:58

China urged to expand nuclear arsenal to deter US warmongers

Facing rising strategic threats from the US, China needs to increase its number of nuclear warheads and complete a technologically advanced nuclear triad by developing the H-20 strategic stealth bomber and JL-3 submarine-launched ballistic missiles to deter potential impulsive military action by US warmongers, experts said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/8 16:23:40

Photos spark talk of 2nd stealth fighter's PLA commissioning

The maker of the FC-31, China's second stealth fighter jet following the J-20, recently revealed photos of a scale model of the aircraft painted with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) insignia, a move military observers said suggested the warplane might join PLA service, despite being a made-for-export model.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/7 20:08:52

China's Marine Corps to operate in all terrains around globe to serve nation

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Marine Corps is striving to become a multidimensional force that operates beyond oceans and fights in all terrains around the world to serve as a fast-reacting force to protect China's growing overseas interests, in addition to the conventional task of conducting amphibious landing missions, like securing islands and reefs close to the mainland, potentially including those in the South China Sea and the island of Taiwan, experts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/6 18:51:29

China conducts naval drills in S.China Sea, prepares for post-pandemic US military provocations

With an ace pilot of an aircraft carrier-based fighter jet flying above, warships sailing below and anti-submarine aircraft conducting surveillance in the South China Sea, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is ready to defend against any US military provocation, even if the US resumes use of its aircraft carriers that are affected by COVID-19, analysts said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/5 19:33:40

Liaoning aircraft carrier task group wraps up South China Sea exercises

The Liaoning aircraft carrier task group of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on Thursday wrapped up its deep sea cross-regional mobilization exercises featuring comprehensive back-to-back attack-defense mock battles in the South China Sea, which enhanced the carrier group's systematic combat capabilities, media reported on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/1 19:17:39

China's latest, most advanced howitzer enters Eastern Theater Command service

China's most advanced vehicle-mounted howitzer, the PCL-181, recently entered service with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command, the theater command confirmed on Thursday. With technical details revealed for the first time, experts say the weapon is one of the best in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/30 15:12:49

PLA expels trespassing US warship from Xisha Islands, urges it to fight COVID-19 at home

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Tuesday expelled a US warship that trespassed into Chinese territorial waters off the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea as the US' move could have easily caused an accident, a Chinese military spokesperson said on Tuesday, who also urged the US side to focus on COVID-19 prevention and control at home rather than destabilizing regional security and peace.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/28 21:59:48

COVID-19 may hit military budget, only mildly

China's military budget for 2020 could maintain a steady increase even though foreign reports have suggested that an economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will hit military spending, but a slight decrease is also possible, Chinese analysts said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/28 21:08:40

China expands Marine Corps' aerial assault capabilities following Type 075 ship launch

In addition to intensive training, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy is boosting the aerial assault capabilities of its Marine Corps by systematically expanding it with combat-proven former Army units, a timely move to ready personnel in advance to maximize the power of the two recently launched Type 075 amphibious assault ships, analysts said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/27 22:04:15

Latest VT4 battle tanks delivered to foreign buyer: report

China is delivering two customized VT4 main battle tanks to an undisclosed foreign buyer.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/4/27 2:24:48

US military victim or spreader of virus?

Even as casualties in the US military caused by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) keep on rising, Chinese military experts noted on Sunday that the US is still reluctant to investigate and disclose when and how these confirmed cases arose.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/26 20:28:40