Liu Xuanzun
Reporter, Beijing
Defense reporter at the Global Times covering weapons and military development.
LATEST STORIES
  • PLA's J-10C fighter makes training debut with domestically made engine: reports

    A J-10C fighter jet equipped with a domestically developed WS-10 Taihang engine reportedly made its first public appearance in a live-fire training session after entering service with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/5/13 21:18:49
  • Joint drill by US, allies on Japanese land insignificant: analysts

    The ongoing joint exercises by Japanese, US, French and Australian troops, claimed to 'serve as a deterrent to China,' is only symbolic and of little military significance, as the drill was put together by participants that have different agenda or are too weak, experts said on Wednesday, while also slamming Japan's outdated mindset of rallying alliances for confrontation.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2021/5/12 20:38:39
  • PLA practices drone-guided beyond-visual-range helicopter attack

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently conducted a live-fire exercise in which reconnaissance drones guided helicopters in missile attacks on maritime targets beyond visual range, a technique that can boost combat efficiency, bring up the maximum potential of missiles and increase the survival rate of helicopters, a military analyst said on Wednesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/5/12 19:41:33
  • PLA holds mock battle between carrier-borne, land-based aircraft over Yellow Sea

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently held a mock battle between a group of aircraft carrier-borne fighter jets and a land-based joint warplane formation, as the two sides became the whetstone for each other and honed the forces' capabilities in both countering and using aircraft carriers, experts said on Tuesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/5/11 20:07:42
  • Civilian ship suspected of spying on China for the US military

    The US military apparently hired a mysterious Norwegian civilian ship for close reconnaissance in China, near the island of Taiwan, and in the South China Sea, analysts warned on Monday.

    By Guo Yuandan and Liu Xuanzun | 2021/5/11 0:45:28
  • PLA holds joint cross-sea landing drill, 'revealing details of Taiwan secessionist-deterring tatics'

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently held a joint cross-sea landing drill with multiple service branches and practiced the coordinated operations among several amphibious landing units, including dock landing ship, armored vehicle and hover landing craft, boosting the troops' combat capabilities in amphibious landing missions.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/5/10 20:01:03
  • New rocket launcher system delivered to PLA's high-altitude plateau unit

    A unit affiliated with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Xinjiang Military Command deployed in a high-altitude plateau recently replaced its outdated rocket launchers with digital, long-range heavy rocket artillery, greatly enhancing its all-weather combat capability in the border region.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/5/10 1:09:00
  • China's newly commissioned amphibious landing ship joins exercises, 'to form powerful partnership with amphibious assault ship'

    China's eighth Type 071 amphibious landing ship recently made its first publicly known maritime exercise appearance, and it has gained operational capabilities in troops delivery, air defense, anti-ship and land attack after entering service with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy late last year, reports said.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/5/6 18:58:39
  • China's 2nd aircraft carrier group holds 1st drill in 2021 in S.China Sea, 'training for combat preparedness'

    An aircraft carrier group led by China's second aircraft carrier, the Shandong, is conducting a series of exercises in the South China Sea in its first known voyage of the year, almost immediately after the country's first carrier, the Liaoning, left the region, and Chinese analysts said on Sunday that the move highlighted the fact that the two aircraft carriers that China currently operates are actively training for combat preparedness.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/5/2 12:10:03
  • JF-17 fighter jet gets J-20's combat missile: reports

    The latest, upgraded version of the JF-17 fighter jet has recently been spotted equipped with China's most advanced air-to-air combat missile that is also used by China's J-20 stealth aircraft, with military observers saying on Thursday that the weapon will give the China-Pakistan jointly developed light fighter the upper hand against its counterparts in dogfights and make it one of the world's best in its class.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/4/29 18:19:45
  • UPDATE: PLA warns away 'accident-risking' US destroyer stalking Liaoning carrier group

    Chinese warships warned away a US warship stalking the Liaoning aircraft carrier task group when the Chinese carrier was holding exercises near the island of Taiwan and in the South China Sea recently. The provocative move by the US could have resulted in misjudgment and accidents, Chinese experts said on Thursday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/4/29 15:49:39
  • China's Liaoning aircraft carrier group crosses Miyako Strait, patrols Diaoyu Islands, 'warning to Japan'

    The Liaoning aircraft carrier task group of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy reportedly crossed the Miyako Strait again on Monday and sent an aircraft near the Diaoyu Islands on Tuesday, which Chinese experts said sends a warning to Japan amid the country's recent, repeated wrong statements on China's Diaoyu Islands. Similar PLA activities will likely become routine depending on China-Japan relations, experts said.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/4/28 20:28:47
  • China's new amphibious assault ship to carry multi-type helicopters, 'enters world-class' ranks

    The newly commissioned amphibious assault ship of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy will carry multiple types of helicopters including those for assault, transport and reconnaissance, and analysts said on Tuesday that the vessel is of world-class standard and can serve its purpose well in islands and reefs close to the Chinese mainland despite the lack of fixed wing fighter jet like the US' F-35B.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/4/27 20:05:29
  • Newly commissioned PLA warships 'show powerful deterrent'

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) showed a powerful deterrent to the US, Japan, Taiwan secessionists and others amid their provocations by revealing its new warships' high combat potential and preparedness shortly after the vessels' commissioning, analysts said on Monday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/4/26 20:11:53
  • 3 new world-class warships commissioned together, shoring up 'nuke retaliation, S.China Sea security, island seizing'

    President Xi Jinping commissioned three main battle warships into the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on Friday, the service's 72nd founding anniversary, with analysts saying on Saturday that the unprecedented, concentrated warship commissioning represents the rapid development of the PLA Navy and Chinese shipbuilding industry amid the grave military struggle pressure China is facing.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2021/4/24 23:10:20
  • Chinese developed anti-stealth radar is superior to its foreign counterparts: top radar scientist

    The development of China's radar equipment is on par with the most advanced level in the world, and the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies could bring important changes to the radar industry in the future, as their applications could significantly enhance operational efficiency of radar systems, a top Chinese scientist in the radar industry said.

    By Cao Siqi and Liu Xuanzun in Nanjing | 2021/4/24 12:34:24
  • China unveils latest drone countermeasures at radar expo

    With aerial drones becoming an increasing threat to both traditional and non-traditional security fields, China has developed a series of countermeasures. Some of these new technologies are on display at an ongoing radar show.

    By Cao Siqi and Liu Xuanzun in Nanjing | 2021/4/23 14:41:04
  • China's anti-stealth tech shines at radar expo

    Advanced anti-stealth technologies were in the spotlight at China's radar industry exhibition on Thursday, at a time when stealth aircraft have become an increasingly significant threat to air defense worldwide.

    By Cao Siqi and Liu Xuanzun in Nanjing | 2021/4/22 19:25:10
  • China displays most advanced anti-stealth radar systems at the World Radar Expo in Nanjing

    China displayed on Thursday some of the most advanced air defense systems against aerial threats including stealth airplanes and drones, at the World Radar Expo, a national level radar industry exhibition.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Cao Siqi in Nanjing | 2021/4/22 8:57:31
  • China to display newly developed portable anti-stealth radar at the World Radar Expo 2021

    The World Radar Expo 2021, China's national radar industry expo to be held this week, will feature the country's cutting-edge radar technologies including a newly developed portable anti-stealth radar and multiple sets of large early warning radars, which will give the world a glimpse into China's significant achievements in radar equipment, the organizers revealed.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Cao Siqi | 2021/4/21 2:07:09
  • 1st reported Taiwan arms sales under Biden admin come early, 'further strain situation'

    The Biden administration's first arms sales to the island of Taiwan, featuring some howitzers, is proceeding, Taiwan media reported Monday, which sent a wrong and dangerous signal to Taiwan secessionists and "added fuel" to highly strained China-US and cross-Straits relations, Chinese mainland experts said.

    By Zhang Han and Liu Xuanzun | 2021/4/20 0:11:32
  • Test pilot sees China's J-20 to get 2D thrust vectoring nozzles

    The pilot who first flew the J-20 believes that China's most advanced stealth fighter jet will be upgraded with 2D thrust vectoring nozzles for its engines, according to a recent news report.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/4/19 22:43:18
  • PLA aircraft carrier 'shows confidence' in fighter jet drills despite US warship's stalking attempt

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy showed high confidence and combat preparedness by conducting fighter jet exercises with an aircraft carrier in the South China Sea, despite the stalking attempt of a US warship, which was shadowed by a group of the PLA carrier's escorts, Chinese military observers said on Sunday, after a video allegedly taken on board the US warship went viral on social media on Saturday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/4/18 22:08:40
  • PLA shows determination in opposing Biden's double-dealing trick of sending 'close friends' to Taiwan

    While the US and the island of Taiwan attempt to expand the "grey zone" of "diplomatic ties" through an unofficial visit by Joe Biden's "close friends," including two former deputy secretaries of state, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) responded with a live-fire exercise on the southwest waters of the Taiwan Straits.

    By Wang Qi and Liu Xuanzun | 2021/4/15 22:48:39
  • Biden gropes his way by sending 'close friends' to Taiwan as PLA prepares for the worst

    At US President Joe Biden's request, former US senator Chris Dodd and former deputy secretaries of state Richard Armitage and James Steinberg started visits to the island of Taiwan on Wednesday, a move that shows the Biden administration is still groping its way for its Taiwan policy, testing the Chinese mainland while dodging the red line.

    By Wang Qi and Liu Xuanzun | 2021/4/14 22:34:50
  • Taiwan navy's new amphibious vessel 'no match to PLA counterpart, of minimal threat'

    The island of Taiwan launched its first 10,000 ton-class amphibious landing ship on Tuesday, a move Chinese mainland experts said on Wednesday will only add to the rising military tensions in the Taiwan Straits.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/4/14 18:04:20
  • PLA exercise could be a rehearsal of combat plan over the island: expert

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) conducted an exercise near the island of Taiwan on Monday with the largest number of warplanes ever recorded, which could be a rehearsal of a reunification-by-force operation, again sending a clear warning to Taiwan secessionists and the US that have been making provocative moves to escalate tensions in the region, Chinese mainland experts said on Tuesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2021/4/13 19:12:24
  • PLA carrier enters S.China Sea after American flattop exercise amid Taiwan tensions

    After holding exercises in waters east of the island of Taiwan for about a week, the Liaoning aircraft carrier task group of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy reportedly sailed south on Saturday into the South China Sea, where a US carrier strike group and an amphibious ready group held provocative exercises a day earlier, as tensions between China and the US continue to rise over the island of Taiwan, with the US loosening restrictions on government engagement with the island.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/4/11 22:28:39
  • No joint statement from latest China-India military talks indicates challenges in full disengagement: experts

    Nearly two months after the last round of corps commander-level talks, the Chinese and Indian militaries held the 11th round of the meeting on Friday, with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Western Theater Command releasing a statement on Saturday.

    By Guo Yuandan and Liu Xuanzun | 2021/4/11 13:07:29
  • PLA prepared as US, secessionists provoke

    Multiple branches of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) are continuing large-scale military exercises near the island of Taiwan, at a time when Taiwan secessionists insisted on making provocative statements and holding drills, and the US sent a warship through the Taiwan Straits on Wednesday and voiced support to "Taiwan independence" forces, even as the PLA was exercising around the island with an aircraft carrier task group and warplanes.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/4/8 23:13:40
  • China conducts test flight for airborne unmanned swarm carrier

    A Chinese company recently conducted a test flight for its newly developed airborne swarm carrier, which is an unmanned aerial mother ship that can carry multiple smaller drones and release them in the air for missions like reconnaissance and attack.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/4/7 19:01:09
  • PLA Navy's two newly commissioned minesweepers hold exercises

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently commissioned two new mine countermeasure vessels, or MCMV, and deployed them in a recent all-day exercise. Analysts said on Tuesday that minesweeping capacity is important for the PLA in the Taiwan Straits.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/4/7 0:16:01
  • PLA carrier, warplanes surround Taiwan in drills, in show of capability to cut off foreign intervention

    A Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) aircraft carrier task group was training in the east of Taiwan island as at least 10 PLA warplanes appeared in the west of the island in a routine exercise on Monday, indicating that the island is surrounded from the east with an aircraft carrier task group and by land-based PLA forces on the west.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/4/6 21:21:26
  • China's J-20 stealth fighter jet flies without Luneburg lens, shows combat readiness

    The J-20, the most advanced, stealth-capable fighter jet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force, has entered the next level of combat readiness, analysts said on Monday, after the aircraft was spotted flying without a Luneburg lens, a small device used to intentionally expose a stealth aircraft to others in situations like training or non-combat flights.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/4/5 20:09:17
  • UPDATE: PLA aircraft carrier, Type 055 destroyer hold exercise near Taiwan island amid US warship provocations

    An aircraft carrier task group of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy led by the Liaoning, accompanied by a Type 055 large destroyer for the first time and others in a cross-sea area exercise, on Saturday sailed through the Miyako Strait into the Pacific Ocean, at a time when US warships including an aircraft carrier made pointed provocations near China.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/4/5 14:09:31
  • PLA launches drills in S.China Sea on 20th anniversary of fatal mid-air collision

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) started a series of exercises in the South China Sea on Thursday, as Chinese netizens commemorated the death of a heroic PLA pilot whose plane collided with a US spy aircraft conducting close-in reconnaissance on China 20 years ago.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/4/1 20:11:57
  • PLA commissions new-type robot for bomb disposal

    A new robot type has entered service, as it demonstrated its capacity in a recent bomb disposal exercise by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA). The commissioning of such a device is an example of the PLA's modernization as machines have replaced humans in dangerous missions and increased combat efficiency, analysts said on Wednesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/31 20:03:40
  • PLA's 4th improved Type 052D destroyer makes maiden appearance in maritime exercise

    The fourth improved Type 052D guided missile destroyer of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy made its first appearance in a maritime exercise after its recent commissioning, as Chinese analysts praised the Chinese warships' speed in gaining combat capabilities.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/30 23:36:53
  • PLA aircraft again surround Taiwan in drills with US intervention on mind

    Warplanes of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) again surrounded the island of Taiwan from both west and east in an exercise on Monday after a similar drill on Friday, and this time additional aircraft crossed the Miyako Strait to reach Taiwan's eastern side.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/30 19:46:11
  • Chinese warplane firm lays out plans for new stealth fighter & next-gen aircraft

    A top Chinese warplane-producing company recently announced plans to make technological breakthroughs to ensure the successful development of a new, fourth-generation stealth fighter jet, and conduct test production and research on its next-generation aircraft in 2021.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/29 21:52:28
  • Philippine fighter aircraft's flybys over Chinese fishing boats in South China Sea 'risky': experts

    The daily flybys by Philippine fighter aircraft over Chinese fishing boats taking shelter from the weather near a Chinese reef in the South China Sea are inappropriate, and might inflame tensions and risk accidents, Chinese experts said on Sunday.

    By Guo Yuandan and Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/29 1:29:18
  • PLA's largest near-Taiwan exercise features bombers to island's east, 'blocks foreign interventions'

    The warplane exercise by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) near the island of Taiwan on Friday is not only the largest since the PLA started routine exercises in the region last year, but also a rare one that saw bombers flying to the eastern side of the island.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/29 0:27:18
  • PLA plateau forces commission amphibious rescue vehicle, 'useful in Galwan-like terrain'

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Xinjiang Military Command forces stationed in plateau regions recently commissioned a new type of amphibious armored vehicle for rescue missions, with analysts pointing out on Sunday that its amphibious capability means it could perform well in valley-spread high altitude border regions like Galwan Valley.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/29 0:03:52
  • Chinese Defense Minister visits Europe to boost military ties, 'future joint military drills, exchanges likely'  

    Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe is currently on a visit to four Eastern European countries to boost cooperation with their militaries, at a time when some other European countries are sending warships to the South China Sea.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/25 23:00:24
  • China's J-16 fighter jet is flawless and much superior to the Su-30: pilot

    China's J-16 multi-role fighter jet is flawless and is much superior to other similar aircraft including, the Su-30, revealed a pilot who has experience flying it as well as other types of aircraft.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/25 2:01:34
  • PLA Navy holds consecutive support exercises in S.China Sea; 'crucial to combat'

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently held consecutive support exercises in the South China Sea including maritime re-supply, minesweeping, and search and rescue, with analysts saying on Tuesday that such capabilities are crucial to combat and could decide the outcome of a war.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/23 20:38:39
  • PLA deploys VR tech for more efficient training

    The People's Liberation Army (PLA) has started to use virtual reality (VR) technologies in training as it allows officers and soldiers to gain enhanced combat capability more efficiently, analysts said on Monday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/22 23:14:30
  • PLA to install new, performance-enhancing fire control system on airborne fighting vehicles

    The Type 03 airborne infantry fighting vehicle, currently in service with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force, will soon get a newly developed fire control system that will enable the air-droppable armored vehicle to fire while moving, a capability that can greatly enhance the vehicle's combat performance, analysts said on Sunday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/21 23:12:08
  • China's refitted Sovremenny-class destroyer conducts exercises as combat capability improved

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently held a series of naval exercises that featured two Sovremenny-class destroyers imported from Russia, one recently refitted and modernized by China, a move which will lead to enhanced combat capability, analysts said on Sunday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/21 20:54:42
  • PLA's Type 055 destroyer enters Sea of Japan for 1st time

    A Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy flotilla led by the country's first 10,000 ton-class Type 055 large destroyer sailed through the Tsushima Strait on Thursday and headed toward the Sea of Japan, a few days after US and Japanese foreign and defense ministers hyped the “China threat” in bilateral "2+2" talks in Tokyo.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/19 23:12:53
  • PLA warplanes hold drills despite sandstorm, showing combat readiness

    Warplanes of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force recently conducted flight exercises despite a severe sandstorm, a move military experts said on Wednesday was challenging and demonstrated the service's all-weather combat readiness.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/17 19:23:40
  • China holds naval drills in three maritime areas amid US military threats

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently held combat-oriented naval exercises featuring different types of warships in three major sea areas, at a time when the US secretary of defense is rallying allies in the region and attempting to foster "credible deterrence" against China.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/15 19:28:50
  • China to replace J-7 fighter jets with advanced models

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force has started to gradually decommission its fleet of J-7 fighter jets and replace them with more advanced, next generation ones, recent media reports revealed.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/14 21:14:39
  • US military activities in S. China Sea in 2020 unprecedented

    In unprecedented moves that aimed to deter China, the US military repeatedly deployed strategic weapon platforms, including aircraft carrier strike groups, to the South China Sea in 2020. It is likely that it will continue to rally regional allies and partners to interfere in regional affairs and enhance its frontier military presence, as well as the intensity of its activity in the region in an effort to achieve maritime containment of China, a recent report by a think tank focusing on the South China Sea shows.

    By Guo Yuandan and Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/12 16:48:54
  • PLA reveals new vehicle-mounted anti-tank missile

    A new type of vehicle-mounted anti-tank missile is now being deployed by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), reports show. The new missile is more powerful than its predecessors due to the larger caliber, and is highly mobile when mounted on an off-road assault vehicle that can run in complicated terrain, analysts said on Thursday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/12 1:48:51
  • PLA to strengthen combat readiness as US calls China strategic threat

    As a senior US military commander told lawmakers recently that China is "the greatest long-term strategic threat to security in the 21st century," though China has repeatedly said that it has no intention to challenge the US, Chinese experts warned Wednesday that such a hostile attitude held by the US military could increase the risks of conflicts in the region, and regional countries won't share US hostility against China.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/10 23:03:39
  • Chinese lawmaker urges more private-sector participation in warplane development

    A Chinese lawmaker has proposed at the ongoing two sessions that the country should further open up the industry chains for military aircraft development to private companies. Chinese analysts said on Tuesday that such a move could harness the strengths of the entire Chinese society and accelerate the development of new warplanes, at a time when the US is stirring up an arms race on making sixth-generation fighter jets.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/9 20:12:40
  • Chinese political advisor urges domestic development of military-themed video games

    China should develop military-themed video games that reflect features of the Chinese military and use them for supplementary training for the People's Liberation Army (PLA), according to a national political advisor during the current two sessions.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/8 0:47:33
  • China's 2nd Type 055 large destroyer enters naval service

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently commissioned its second 10,000 ton-class Type 055 large destroyer after the first ship in its class entered service in early 2020, state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) revealed on Sunday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/7 20:09:18
  • China's advanced field air defense missile HQ-17AE cleared for export

    China unveiled its domestically developed, latest generation troop-accompanying field air defense missile system, the HQ-17AE, announcing its availability for export, with analysts saying that it is a perfect choice for its intended mission in modern warfare.

    By Deng Xiaoci and Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/7 15:52:20
  • China projects confidence with over 6% GDP growth target, mild military budget boost

    China's return to a decades-old tradition of setting numeric economic growth targets, after skipping it for the first time in 2020, its ability to balance various priorities to ensure robust economic development and national security as well as its ambitious and yet specific long-term development plans also projected steadiness and a sense of certainty to a world rattled by the pandemic, analysts noted.

    By Wang Cong, Shen Weiduo, Liu Xuanzun and Cao Siqi | 2021/3/5 21:56:57
  • Chinese political advisor suggests more PLA aircraft carrier visits to HK

    China should organize an aircraft carrier task group to visit the country's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2021, a move that can boost the senses of pride, safety and belonging for people in Hong Kong and safeguard Hong Kong's prosperity and stability by displaying China's strong national defense capability, a national political advisor suggested at the ongoing two sessions.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/5 16:00:13
  • China hikes defense budget by 6.8 % in 2021, faster than 6.6% growth last year

    China increased its 2021 defense budget by 6.8 percent to 1.35 trillion yuan ($ 209 billion) in a quicker pace than last year's growth, which analysts believe is normal, steady and restrained as the country resiliently emerges from the wreckage of COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/5 10:19:12
  • PLA Navy holds joint landing exercises far away from mainland

    A Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy joint expeditionary training group recently conducted a series of combat-scenario, cross-service exercises including amphibious landing in waters away from the mainland, and experts said on Wednesday that such far sea training will boost the PLA's capability in defending China's sovereignty and development interests.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/3 20:55:06
  • PLA commissions upgraded destroyer, naval drills show

    A newly commissioned, upgraded variation of the Type 052D destroyer recently made its public debut in a series of maritime exercises by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, and analysts said more warships of this class are expected to join the service soon.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/3/2 19:33:57
  • China to hold month-long military drills in South China Sea

    The exercises come at a time when the US has started to again frequently conduct close-up reconnaissance operations on China's coastal regions as well as on hydrological environments in the South China Sea.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/2/28 23:08:39
  • Chinese legislator urges enhanced drone usage in border regions

    A Chinese legislator who leads a regiment in the country's southwestern border defense frontline will submit a proposal at the upcoming two sessions, suggesting that China should enhance border management and control by deploying more smart equipment like drones, as his experience and research indicate huge room for improvement despite the wide use of such devices by the People's Liberation Army (PLA).

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/2/28 20:13:40
  • PLA Navy expedition group crosses equator

    A Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy expedition group led by a Type 052D destroyer recently crossed the equator as it sailed further into the open sea, and such missions enable the PLA to get familiar with the high seas as China eyes to build a blue-water navy, experts said on Thursday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/2/25 19:58:39
  • PLA bombers practice maritime strike amid foreign provocations in S. China Sea

    At least 10 bombers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Southern Theater Command recently held maritime strike exercises in a move that showed China has more than anti-ship ballistic missiles to deter hostile vessels, analysts said on Wednesday. The drills come at a time when countries from outside the region, including the US and France, are making provocations in the South China Sea.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/2/24 17:49:49
  • Chinese weapons shine at Mideast expo

    China's arms industry has brought a broad selection of weapons and equipment to an ongoing major large-scale international arms expo in the Middle East, attracting wide interest, with analysts saying on Tuesday that Chinese arms have prospects in the defense market in the region despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/2/23 22:36:32
  • China's first carrier-based early warning plane continues flight tests: report

    China's first domestically developed fixed-wing early warning aircraft capable of taking off and landing on aircraft carriers recently conducted another successful flight test, state media revealed for the first time on Sunday, and Chinese military experts said they expect the plane to operate on large aircraft carriers equipped with catapults.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/2/22 17:57:31
  • Honoring martyrs shows nationwide support to PLA, sincerity of easing tensions

    Patriotism and profound respect toward the People's Liberation Army (PLA) martyrs who sacrificed their lives to defend China's territory in the Galwan Valley conflict with India in June 2020 have been the hottest topics trending on Chinese social media networks in recent days, but Chinese authorities and the public are demonstrating sophistication of not letting antagonism overwhelm rationality.

    By Yang Sheng, Chen Qingqing and Liu Xuanzun | 2021/2/21 22:18:39
  • Chinese military to build new-type training system amid external threats

    The Chinese military announced on Saturday that it will build a new type of training system that would improve military training in all respects, strengthen the capability to win wars and build the Chinese military into a world-class one.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/2/21 20:28:38
  • Update: China, India expected to further disengage border troops following latest talks

    China and India reportedly held the 10th round of corps commander-level talks on Saturday, and Chinese analysts predicted on Sunday that the two countries' troops could further disengage at other previous hot spots after smooth disengagement at the northern and southern banks of Pangong Tso days earlier.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/2/21 19:07:24
  • PLA Navy commissions final Type 056A corvettes specialized in coastal defense

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently commissioned its last batch of Type 056A corvettes specialized in coastal defense, with the total number of the Type 056 series reaching 72, as analysts predicted on Wednesday that China could then shift focus to produce more larger warships as part of the country's aim to build a blue-water navy.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/2/17 17:38:40
  • PLA destroyer flotilla joins multinational drills in Pakistan with US, Russian navies

    A Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy flotilla led by a Type 052D destroyer on Thursday started participating in a multinational exercise in Pakistan, a unique platform experts said that provides opportunities for Chinese and Russian navies to come together with their counterparts from the US and other Western countries.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/2/12 18:02:58
  • China, India armies disengage, 'breakthrough in returning to peace'

    The Chinese and Indian armies started to disengage simultaneously on Wednesday after a months-long border standoff, and Chinese experts hailed the move as a key breakthrough that will ease border tensions and hopefully lead to peace and stability.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/2/10 19:03:35
  • China completes construction of medium-thrust aeroengine production line

    A Chinese arms firm has recently completed construction of a third-generation medium-thrust aeroengine production line, and analysts said that China can now mass produce warplanes without having to rely on imported engines.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/2/10 0:00:02
  • US dual carrier drills in S. China Sea 'symbolic, not militarily practical'

    The US dual aircraft carrier operations in the South China Sea on Tuesday has more symbolic and political meanings rather than military significance, as the US is fully aware of the power of China's anti-ship ballistic missiles, Chinese military experts said.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/2/9 22:13:40
  • Gwadar a commercial port, to receive port calls by ships of different navies: Pakistan Navy chief

    The Gwadar Port is a commercial port that may receive port calls by ships of different navies, said Admiral M Amjad Khan Niazi, Chief of the Naval Staff of the Pakistan Navy, in a recent exclusive interview with the Global Times, in response to media reports claiming the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is mulling to build a naval base in Pakistan.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2021/2/8 10:01:30
  • Pakistan Navy welcomes potential exercises with, visits by Chinese aircraft carriers: Pakistan Navy chief

    The Pakistan Navy would like to conduct an exercise with aircraft carriers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and welcome their visits, Admiral M Amjad Khan Niazi, Chief of the Naval Staff of the Pakistan Navy, told the Global Times in a recent exclusive interview.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2021/2/8 9:57:52
  • China, Pakistan strength naval collaboration with arms procurement: Pakistan Navy chief

    Naval collaboration between China and Pakistan is strengthening with a series of arms procurements, as Pakistan is acquiring Chinese-made frigates that will be one of the most technologically advanced platforms of the Pakistan Navy and submarines that would substantially add to the offensive capability of the Pakistan Navy, Admiral M Amjad Khan Niazi, Chief of the Naval Staff of the Pakistan Navy, told the Global Times in a recent exclusive interview.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2021/2/8 9:52:25
  • Xi calls for enhanced combat readiness from Chinese military during holidays

    Chinese President Xi Jinping called for the Chinese military to enhance its combat readiness during the upcoming Spring Festival holidays when he recently inspected an aviation division of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force. And experts said other militaries should not have the illusion that they can make provocative moves during the holidays without meeting PLA's countermeasures.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/2/7 19:32:50
  • China's Type 99A main battle tank deployed in high-altitude border defense frontier: reports

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has deployed its most powerful tank, the Type 99A, in the high-altitude border frontier at Karakoram Mountain, with supplies to celebrate the Spring Festival arriving in the hands of PLA border defense troops, recent media reports said.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/2/4 23:30:56
  • China conducts mid-course antiballistic missile test, system 'becomes more mature, reliable'

    China successfully conducted a land-based, mid-course antiballistic missile (ABM) technical test on Thursday in a move experts said showed China's mastery of the technology as the country's antiballistic missile system gradually matures and becomes more reliable.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/2/4 22:55:03
  • Pakistani, Chinese navies play important roles in maintaining maritime order of Indian Ocean: Exclusive with Pakistan Navy chief

    Global Times reporters Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan (GT) recently had an exclusive interview with Chief of the Naval Staff of the Pakistan Navy (PN) Admiral M Amjad Khan Niazi (Adm. Niazi), during which the Admiral shared his visions on topics including the PN's role in promoting regional maritime security, naval cooperation between the PN and PLA Navy, and the upcoming multinational exercise.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2021/2/4 16:23:39
  • Zhuhai to hold postponed airshow in end of September

    The 13th Airshow China, originally scheduled for November 2020 and postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be held this year. It will likely take place before November, exhibitors said.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/2/3 15:48:06
  • PLA Xinjiang Military Command commissions first Type 15 light tanks

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Xinjiang Military Command recently received delivery of and commissioned its first batch of China's newly developed Type 15 light tanks, which excels at rapid reaction combat in plateau regions, a Chinese expert said on Monday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/2/1 20:33:40
  • PLA holds exercises near Taiwan Straits almost daily in Jan, warning on 'independence'

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly sent warplanes for exercises near the Taiwan Straits almost every day of the first month of 2021, and analysts said that the Chinese mainland has talked the talk by warning that"Taiwan independence" means war, and it is also walking the walk by preparing to fight the possible war through exercises, so foreign and Taiwan secessionist forces should not miscalculate.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/1/31 19:47:37
  • China launches 3rd Type 075 amphibious assault ship

    China launched on Friday its third Type 075 amphibious assault ship — a genre of warship often referred to as helicopter carrier with the ability to conduct amphibious landing missions.

    By Yang Hui in Shanghai and Liu Xuanzun in Beijing | 2021/1/29 15:48:29
  • China launches 2nd Type 054A/P frigate for Pakistan

    China launched the second Type 054A/P frigate for Pakistan on Friday in Shanghai, as the Pakistan Navy Chief Naval Overseer highlighted at the launch ceremony that induction of the Type 054A/P warships will significantly enhance Pakistan's maritime defense and deterrence capabilities.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/1/29 14:58:07
  • China-US military relations at 'new starting point'

    In a move analysts said China sent a signal of communication and cooperation to manage risks, militaries of China and the US recently held a meeting over the search for the remains of US prisoners of war and missing-in-action personnel, as the Chinese Defense Ministry said on Thursday that China-US military relations are at a new starting point with the Biden administration, but warned it is impossible for the US to contain China if it remains determined to do so, and "Taiwan independence" will lead to war.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/1/28 20:06:25
  • Taiwan's display of new missile 'wrongly boosts courage of secessionists'

    Taiwan island's air force on Tuesday conducted a series of exercises, including showcasing a new missile and threatening to attack the Chinese mainland, with mainland experts saying on Wednesday the display of the weapon wrongly boosted the courage of secessionists, and risked accidents amid ongoing exercises by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) near the island. They also said the missile would not even be used if a war breaks out.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/1/27 22:15:26
  • PLA exercises in S.China Sea 'not related to US carrier activity'

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) started a series of exercises in the South China Sea on Wednesday, which Chinese observers said is likely a regular move and not related to the recent activities of a US aircraft carrier in the region, as foreign media had speculated.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/1/27 19:43:39
  • China's western airspace more secure with PLA Army, Air Force integration

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Western Theater Command has begun to integrate air defense systems of the Army and Air Force in a move experts said on Tuesday can complement each other's capabilities and better secure China's air security in joint operations in the region.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/1/26 22:12:57
  • Latest China-India military talks agree to push for early disengagement as spring nears

    China and India on Sunday held the ninth round of the Corps Commander Level Meeting, in which both sides agreed to push for an early disengagement of the frontline troops and continue to stabilize and control the border situation, China's defense ministry announced on Monday.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2021/1/25 23:06:12
  • PLA continues large scale warplane exercises near Taiwan

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly continued large-scale warplane exercises near the island of Taiwan on Sunday by sending 15 warplanes, two more than on Saturday, as Chinese mainland analysts said Monday that the routine drills are becoming increasingly closer to real-life combat.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/1/25 19:07:46
  • PLA bomber swarm near Taiwan 'likely routine operations'

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Saturday reportedly dispatched 13 warplanes including eight H-6K bombers to locations in the middle of the island of Taiwan and the Dongsha Islands in the South China Sea, as the US aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt entered the South China Sea from the south of Taiwan on the same day for "routine operations," in a first since US President Joe Biden assumed office.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2021/1/24 21:33:40
  • PLA builds renewable power grids for border defense outposts in plateau, islands

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has built newly developed micro-power grid systems for more than 80 border defense outposts in remote plateau regions and islands, and troops stationed at these posts are using stable, reliable and renewable solar and wind energy sources in addition to diesel oil and battery storage, ensuring their combat capabilities, analysts said on Thursday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/1/21 20:30:33
  • China's J-15 fighter jets conduct drills in frigid weather, 'prepare for aircraft carrier exercises'

    China's J-15 aircraft carrier-based fighter jets recently conducted a series of free air combat drills in temperatures below -20 C, proving the warplane's strong environmental adaptability, given that Chinese aircraft carriers will need to sail to all kinds of places around the world, experts said on Tuesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/1/19 21:03:18
  • China's 3rd aircraft carrier expected to launch in 2021: reports

    China's third aircraft carrier, expected to be very different from the previous two with much larger displacement and featuring electromagnetic catapults, could be launched in 2021 and enter naval service around 2025, media reports predicted based on recent photos of the ship's construction site.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/1/17 21:55:30
  • PLA plateau special forces adopt low-visibility Starry Sky camouflage uniforms

    Plateau special forces of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command have been equipped with the latest combat uniforms with a camouflage pattern that can perfectly hide them in the surroundings, and analysts said on Sunday that the low-visibility camouflage will have a practical use in border defense missions.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/1/17 19:26:12
  • Official videos, state broadcaster offer hints H-20 bomber might soon be unveiled

    Speculations over China's next generation, long-range strategic stealth bomber, allegedly called the H-20, has again been ignited by recent promotional videos and state broadcaster reports after the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force gave a vague glimpse of the flying wing aircraft in its 2021 recruitment video last week.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/1/14 22:17:24
  • China's WJ-700 drone completes maiden flight, 'creates new drone combat pattern'

    China's WJ-700, a high-altitude, long-endurance and high-speed armed reconnaissance drone said to be able to create a new pattern for drone combat, successfully conducted a maiden flight test recently, as military experts said the unmanned aircraft is characterized by its large payload and ability to launch large munitions from outside hostile anti-aircraft fire coverage zone.

    By Deng Xiaoci and Liu Xuanzun | 2021/1/13 18:48:14
  • China reveals powered exoskeleton suit for carrying ammunition

    China recently revealed another type of military-use exoskeleton suit that is powered and that can be used for carrying ammunition, after a previous type of non-powered exoskeleton suit entered service with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) border defense troops in late 2020 for missions including supply delivery, patrol and sentry duty.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/1/13 2:22:26
  • PLA completes 3D mapping of China's western border with centimeter-level accuracy

    The People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently started deploying China's first panoramic, high-precision spatial datum that covers the uncharted western border region of the country, with leading analysts saying that the system will contribute to the infrastructure construction as well as combat capability enhancement of Chinese forces in the region.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/1/12 20:11:22
  • Twin-seat variation & domestic engine-equipped version of J-20 make official appearances

    A twin-seat variation of China's J-20 stealth fighter jet and a J-20 version equipped with a domestically made engine have been spotted for the first time in official videos recently released by its developer and the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force , only days before the 10th anniversary on Monday of the aircraft's maiden flight.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/1/10 18:43:40
  • Human activities in India threaten Pangong Tso lake ecosystem

    India has not only threatened the peace and stability in the region around Pangong Tso Lake by inciting frequent tussles along the lakeshore, it is also threatening the unique ecosystem of the high-altitude, 134 kilometer-long lake that forms part of the border between China and India.

    By Cao Siqi, Liu Caiyu and Liu Xuanzun | 2021/1/8 2:40:16
  • China's Z-20 helicopter variations for anti-submarine warfare, assault spotted

    Two new variations of China's Z-20 utility helicopter for anti-submarine warfare and assault were recently reported by media.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/1/7 20:31:10
  • China's long-range stealth bomber outlined in PLA Air Force recruitment video

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force for the first time gave a hint on the design of its next-generation, long-range strategic stealth bomber by including it in a scene in the service's 2021 recruitment video released on Tuesday, leading analysts to say that the new bomber, allegedly designated the H-20, could make its public debut soon.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Leng Shumei | 2021/1/6 17:26:11
  • Chinese arms company delivers 50th made-for-export Wing Loong II drone

    The 50th Chinese-made Wing Loong II drone was delivered at the end of 2020, showing China's high-end drone products are fully suitable for the international market, analysts said on Tuesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/1/6 0:14:38
  • China's top warship maker builds new shipyard, phase I project to complete by 2023

    China's major manufacturer of amphibious assault ships, amphibious landing ships and frigates on Monday started constructing an advanced new shipyard in Shanghai, a move analysts said on Tuesday would boost China's technical level and efficiency in building such vessels.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/1/5 20:46:21
  • J-10C, J-11B fighter jets shine in just-concluded China-Pakistan air exercises

    The recently concluded China-Pakistan air exercises benefited both sides, as Chinese pilots could learn from their Pakistani counterparts' maneuvers and experiences, and China's J-10C and J-11B fighter jets could be used to simulate India's Rafale and Su-30 fighter jets in mock battles, Chinese analysts said on Monday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/1/4 23:37:54
  • China's DF-17 hypersonic missile seen to get stealth upgrade, reports show

    One of China's most advanced weapons, the DF-17 hypersonic missile, was seen in media reports to have received an upgrade that experts said on Monday can improve the weapon's capability to disguise itself from hostile reconnaissance and protect itself from complicated battlefield environments.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/1/4 20:23:51
  • From 3rd aircraft carrier to fighter jets: weapons to expect in 2021

    The progress of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) in modernizing and expanding its arsenal will continue over the upcoming year after an unsettling 2020 in which recently developed equipment played major roles in protecting Chinese people from COVID-19, safeguarding national sovereignty and development interests in regions like the China-India border, the South China Sea and the Taiwan Straits.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2020/12/30 19:26:48
  • Aircraft carrier Shandong conducts night exercises, builds up combat-readiness

    China's second aircraft carrier, the Shandong, recently conducted a series of night exercises, as the warship is on its way to becoming combat-ready around-the-clock, analysts said on Tuesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2020/12/29 18:38:40
  • Tactical information system for individual soldiers in service for PLA Tibet Military Command

    Individual soldiers with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command are now equipped with a new type of tactical information system that can share real-time combat dynamics, receive mission objectives and allow the soldiers to comprehensively grasp the battlefield situation, boosting their combat capabilities in cold, mountainous regions, media reported on Monday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2020/12/28 21:03:39
  • PLA receives world's lightest heavy machine gun

    A new type of heavy machine gun, possibly the lightest of its kind in the world, was recently spotted in an amphibious landing exercise held by the People's Liberation Army (PLA), indicating that the weapon with powerful suppressive fire has now entered Chinese military service.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2020/12/27 22:04:00
  • China amends national defense law, shows country's sense of global justice

    After the approval of China's new amendment to the country's national defense law, China is expected to make itself heard more on global justice in addition to its own, and will play a unique role in safeguarding world peace at a time when evil forces are ravaging, Chinese experts said on Sunday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2020/12/27 18:23:40
  • Improved J-11B fighter jet variant enters batch production: reports

    An improved variant of China's J-11B aircraft has reportedly entered batch production, and experts said on Thursday that this type of heavy fighter jet has possibly received upgrades on its radar system that can increase its situational awareness and combat range.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2020/12/24 19:08:31
  • PLA Navy's pilot recruitment program enters new phase as demand on the rise

    The annual pilot recruitment program of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently entered a new phase, in which candidates' physical and psychological potential will be put to test.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2020/12/23 22:57:48
  • PLA Army helicopters switch role from support to main force in cross-sea operations

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Army helicopters are reportedly switching from their original supporting role to a main force in cross-sea operations, as helicopters are expected to play vital roles in amphibious landing operations in regions like the Taiwan Straits and the South China Sea, analysts said on Wednesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2020/12/23 21:47:31
  • H-6K variant seen at China-Russia strategic patrol

    A new variant of China's H-6K bomber, which experts said on Wednesday is more powerful than the original version, was spotted in the second joint aerial strategic patrol by the air forces of China and Russia on Tuesday. Japan's Air Self-Defense Force identified four Chinese H-6 bombers and two Russian Tu-95 bombers when they flew across the South China Sea and the Sea of Japan on Tuesday, according to a statement seen on the website of Japan's Defense Ministry the same day.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2020/12/23 19:38:31
  • China, Russia hold second joint aerial strategic patrol, which could become 'routine'

    The air forces of China and Russia held the second joint aerial strategic patrol in the Asia-Pacific region on Tuesday, the two countries' defense ministries simultaneously announced on the day, following the first one in 2019.

    By Guo Yuandan and Liu Xuanzun | 2020/12/22 23:56:50
  • China's second Type 075 amphibious assault ship starts first sea trial: reports

    China's second Type 075 amphibious assault ship reportedly embarked on its first sea trial on Tuesday, just eight months after its April launch.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2020/12/22 23:41:00
  • PLA expels US warship trespassing South China Sea

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Southern Theater Command on Tuesday warned away a US warship that trespassed the South China Sea, leading analysts to say the PLA has again demonstrated its control over the region and ability to safeguard national sovereignty and security.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2020/12/22 18:22:56
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