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China launches powerful destroyers, delivery expected in two years

China reportedly launched an additional Type 055 destroyer and a Type 052D destroyer right before the year draws to an end, a move Chinese experts called on Sunday an astounding achievement in shipbuilding, as they expect the ships to enter military service in two years.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/29 20:27:10

Harvest year for military equipment

The year 2019 has been a year of harvest for China's military equipment, as the country revealed and showcased a massive selection of the latest, advanced and powerful weapons that operates on land, sea and in the air.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/29 19:02:39

Shandong sails through Taiwan Straits

China's second aircraft carrier Shandong reportedly sailed through the Taiwan Straits on Thursday in its apparent first-ever mission after joining the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy last week.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/27 0:30:24

China-Russia-Iran joint military drill cautions US: analyst

Chinese Navy, together with their Russian and Iranian counterparts, will conduct a four-day military drill on the Gulf of Oman starting Friday, which analysts said would improve China's ability in responding to security challenges in distant oceans and help safeguard stability in the Persian Gulf amid escalating tensions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/26 21:04:08

Navy pilot recruitment campaign enters new stage, ensures aircraft carrier capabilities

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's 2020 pilot recruitment campaign has moved into a new stage, as more pilot cadets are needed to master carrier-based fighter jets following the commissioning of the country's second aircraft carrier, the Shandong, experts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/25 18:18:40

China drafts law to control arms sales

China is reviewing a draft law that will see arms sale properly controlled, a measure that came at a time when Beijing is beginning to master world-leading military technologies which should not fall into the wrong hands, experts said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/23 20:18:40

China's 10,000 ton-class destroyer equipped with long-range land-attack missiles

China's latest 10,000 ton-class guided missile destroyer, the Type 055, is capable of launching long-range land-attack cruise missiles, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy revealed as experts said on Sunday the new weapon could let the destroyer launch more precise attacks against land targets at greater range.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/22 22:53:12

Advanced supply ship conducts carrier group supplement mission

China's latest domestically developed comprehensive supply ship conducted its first aircraft carrier battle group supplement mission during a high sea exercise, prompting experts to say that Chinese aircraft carriers are ready to sail farther into deep blue waters.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/22 21:43:40

China's third aircraft carrier in 2 years: report

China's third aircraft carrier could be launched within the next two years, be combat ready by 2025 and feature an electromagnetic catapult and stealth fighter jets, a professional Chinese military magazine predicted Wednesday following the commissioning of the country's second carrier Shandong on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/18 21:48:40

Senior Chinese military officials meet Japanese defense chief

Senior Chinese defense and military officials and the Japanese defense chief agreed to boost mutual trust and improve ties between the two countries' militaries following their meeting in Beijing as the first visit of a Japanese defense chief to China in over 10 years kicked off Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/18 23:03:40

Chinese netizens proud of homemade aircraft carrier, encourage India to follow

Chinese netizens were thrilled by the commissioning of the Shandong, China's first domestically developed and second overall aircraft carrier, as they reminded themselves of difficult times in the past and felt proud of the country's achievement.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/18 22:22:41

Xi attends commissioning of first Chinese-built aircraft carrier

President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, attended the commissioning ceremony of China's first domestically-built aircraft carrier, the Shandong, here Tuesday afternoon.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/17 18:56:41

China commissions 2nd aircraft carrier

China's second aircraft carrier, the country's first domestically built one, the Shandong (hull 17), was delivered and commissioned to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on Tuesday in Sanya, South China's Hainan Province, after refitting and sea trials since its launch in 2017.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/17 18:02:14

Clip shows determination, confidence in anti-terrorism in Xinjiang

China showed determination and confidence in anti-terrorism, as well as the improvement of China's emergency counter-terrorism capability, a Chinese expert said Monday after military media released a clip of China's seven-day counter-terrorism exercise in a grueling cold desert in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/16 22:38:40

Aerial early warning, reconnaissance training boosts PLA Navy's capability in S. China Sea

A naval aviation division of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Southern Theater Command wrapped up an aerial early warning and reconnaissance training exercise recently, which experts said will boost China's defense capability in the South China Sea as US warships and aircraft have trespassed frequently into Chinese territorial waters and airspace.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/15 19:38:39

China begins development of new stealth fighter jet: report

China is developing a new type of fighter jet, according to the country's top aircraft design institutes on Thursday. Military observers predict, based on publicly available information, that the aircraft will be stealth-capable and feature the significant use of advanced composite materials.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/13 18:43:40

SCO carries out online anti-terrorism drill

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) launched on Thursday a joint online anti-terrorism exercise in China, in which competent authorities of eight SCO member states simulated a complete crackdown against online terrorist propaganda amid rising cybersecurity challenges.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/12 23:18:40

7 Chinese military officers promoted to rank of general

Seven Chinese military officers have been promoted to the rank of general, the highest rank for officers in active service in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/12 21:09:55