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Navy might convert airliner into surveillance plane: report

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy might acquire a type of domestically developed airliner and convert it into a maritime surveillance aircraft, as military analysts said on Thursday the move could rapidly boost China's naval surveillance capability at a low cost.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 22:44:10

China to soon commission 1st homemade aircraft carrier: reports

A full year has passed since China's second aircraft carrier, or the first domestically made, the Type 001A, conducted its first sea trial, leading analysts to suggest the ship might soon officially join the country's naval service.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/14 17:21:40

China conducts maritime exercise with advanced amphibious assault vehicles

China recently conducted a maritime exercise featuring what is being hailed as the world's most advanced medium-sized amphibious assault vehicle, the ZTD-05s, a weapon that can join amphibious landing ships in land assault missions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/13 17:05:34

Chinese guided missile destroyer suitable for mass production: experts

China is expected to build even more guided missile destroyers, Chinese military analysts said on Sunday as China launched two new Type 052D guided missile destroyers on Friday in Dalian, a coastal city in Northeast China's Liaoning Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 16:55:01

China further regulates military expenditure

The General Office of the Central Military Commission (CMC) has issued a provisional plan to further regulate military expenditure.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/11 20:54:54

Chinese helicopter drones capable of intelligent swarm attacks

China's domestically developed helicopter drones carrying proximity explosive mortar shells, grenade launchers and machine guns can now form swarms and engage in coordinated strikes.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 16:28:43

China, Thailand conclude joint naval training

China and Thailand's naval forces on Wednesday concluded a week-long joint training exercise at a military port in Zhanjiang, south China's Guangdong Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/9 14:22:37

China develops armored vehicle capable of launching suicide drones

China has developed a highly mobile armored vehicle that can fire dozens of drones capable of conducting reconnaissance operations and deliver accurate suicide attacks on targets. The low-cost drones can easily distract and swarm the enemy, military analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/8 17:38:06

US firms won't strengthen Taiwan military: expert

Taiwan regional leader Tsai Ing-wen asked US defense industry companies to help the island produce aircraft and vessels at a recent meeting, and Chinese mainland military observers said on Tuesday that this will damage regional peace but will not narrow the gap in military strength between the mainland and the island.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/7 21:38:41

PLA conducts live-fire exercise north of Taiwan Straits

The ongoing live-fire exercise of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) north of the Taiwan Straits is an annual arrangement to show China's ability to uphold its national sovereignty and territorial integrity, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/7 19:43:39

Warship names show Navy's growth

China is running out of provincial capitals to name new destroyers, and it might have to turn to other big domestic cities, which reflects the country's rapid naval development in recent years, military experts said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/6 22:58:41

China warns US ships to leave sea

A military spokesperson said that the People's Liberation Army will stay on high alert and take all necessary measures to protect national sovereignty and security and safeguard peace and stability in the South China Sea, after two US ships illegally entered the area.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/6 22:48:41

CMC issues guideline on advancing military vocational education

The general office of the Central Military Commission released a guideline on promoting military vocational education on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/6 9:14:27

Arctic version of China threat theory another show of US double standard: experts

Reports published by US defense authorities labeling China a strategic competitor in the Arctic are selling a new polar version of the China threat theory, Chinese observers warned on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/5 21:48:40

China, Russia conduct first ever joint warship-based live-fire missile exercise

Chinese and Russian navies conducted their first ever joint warship-based live-fire missile exercise on Saturday, as naval vessels from both sides launched surface-to-air missiles and successfully intercepted incoming anti-ship cruise missile dummies.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/5 17:03:40

China-Russia joint naval exercise concludes

A six-day joint naval exercise held by Chinese and Russian navies concluded Saturday in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/4 23:09:23

'Mysterious' nuclear institute opens to public

The mysterious 909 base, where China's first-generation nuclear-powered submarine was developed, was recently opened to visitors for the first time.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/4 22:48:39

'Mysterious' Chinese nuclear institute opened to visitors for the first time

The mysterious 909 base, where China's first-generation nuclear-powered submarine was developed, was recently opened to visitors for the first time.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/3 23:36:17