Liu Xuanzun
Reporter, Beijing
Defense reporter at the Global Times covering weapons and military development.
LATEST STORIES
  • Taiwan people call for peace as secessionist Lai to formally take office

    Taiwan regional leader-elect and head of the secessionist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Lai Ching-te, who won the island's election in January with only 40 percent of the vote, is scheduled to formally take office on Monday.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2024/5/19 22:10:25
  • China, Cambodia proceed with joint land, naval exercise

    The ongoing China-Cambodia joint exercise is proceeding smoothly after its launch, as the Cambodian troops got their hands on some of China's latest weapons and equipment, showing a high level of mutual trust between the two militaries, experts said on Sunday. The Golden Dragon-2024 joint drills entered the adaptation phase on Saturday, when the participating troops from both sides practiced their skills and had deep exchanges, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Southern Theater Command said in a press release on Sunday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/5/19 22:01:56
  • Chinese, Mongolian troops hold live-fire training in joint exercises

    The ongoing China-Mongolia “Steppe Partner-2024” joint army training initiative held its first comprehensive, full-process live-fire training on Friday in Dornogovi Province of Mongolia on Friday.

    By Zhang Han and Liu Xuanzun | 2024/5/18 18:49:59
  • Exclusive: Philippine convoy deterred by Chinese forces, stops 50nm away from Huangyan Dao: source

    A Philippine convoy organized by the Atin Ito Coalition has been deterred by Chinese forces, as it stopped 50 nautical miles away from China's Huangyan Dao (also known as Huangyan Island) on Thursday, despite the organization's claim of successfully completing its mission, the Global Times learned from a source.

    By Wang Qi and Liu Xuanzun | 2024/5/16 12:45:46
  • Joint drills by US, Taiwan island 'political stunt' ahead of Lai's inauguration

    Ahead of the scheduled inauguration of Taiwan regional leader-elect Lai Ching-te, Western media on Tuesday sensationalized the so-called joint drills between the navies of the US and the island of Taiwan held in April.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/5/14 18:04:27
  • GT investigates: Who's the Philippine NGO that is inciting Filipino civilians to launch new round of staged provocation near China's Huangyan Dao?

    After recruiting journalists and fisherfolk to launch infringing activities in the South China Sea, the Philippines is about to play a new round of trick in staging another incident. Philippine media outlets recently reported that a Filipino non-governmental organization called Atin Ito, or “This is ours,” is planning to rally a group of so-called Philippine fisherfolk to travel to the waters around China's Huangyan Dao (also known as Huangyan Island) in an attempt to use “fisherfolks” as “human shields, ” to initiate a fresh round of provocation in the South China Sea and deliberately engage in “sadfishing” to the international community.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Fan Wei | 2024/5/13 20:37:57
  • Exclusive: China holds coast guard drills near Huangyan Dao, unveils evidence of Philippine pollution

    The China Coast Guard (CCG) recently held a maritime rescue exercise in waters adjacent to Huangyan Dao (also known as Huangyan Island), a move analysts said on Monday highlighted China's sovereignty and jurisdiction over the island in the South China Sea.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/5/13 19:24:36
  • PLA's Type 055 large destroyers conduct frequent drills in South China Sea

    At least three Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy task forces led by Type 055 large destroyers conducted exercises and combat patrols in and beyond the South China Sea over the past month, with experts saying on Thursday that this type of world-class warship has reached complete operational capability, and their deployment will contribute to peace and stability amid recent tensions in the region.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/5/9 21:29:28
  • China's 3rd aircraft carrier completes maiden sea trials, 'to greatly empower PLA Navy'

    China's third aircraft carrier, the Fujian, returned to Shanghai Jiangnan Shipyard at around 3 p.m. Wednesday after completing its maiden sea trials.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/5/8 14:46:44
  • China's 3rd aircraft carrier the Fujian begins first sea trial

    The Fujian, China's third aircraft carrier, also the first equipped with electromagnetic catapults, on Wednesday started its first sea trial session, a move analysts said will test newly integrated technology and lay a solid foundation for the commissioning of the 80,000 ton-class warship.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/5/1 8:45:18
  • China's JH-7A fighter bomber provides close air support in cross-service exercise

    China's JH-7A fighter bomber provided close air support to ground forces in a recent cross-service exercise, with analysts saying on Monday that the multirole aircraft has demonstrated its versatility in an attack role.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/3/25 18:47:56
  • Chinese Defense Ministry vows to take resolute measures against Philippine provocations

    The Chinese Ministry of National Defense (MOD) on Sunday vowed to take resolute measures against the Philippines should it continue to challenge China's bottom line, with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) announcing a combat exercise being conducted recently in the South China Sea.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/3/24 19:12:52
  • US military ramps up activities in S.China Sea, risking conflicts: report

    The US continued to strengthen its military activities on China's doorstep in the South China Sea and surrounding areas in 2023, including deploying aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines and bombers, holding intensified close-in reconnaissance operations, and holding joint exercises, which poses growing risks to China-US relations, according to a newly released think tank report.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/3/22 20:51:43
  • US intensifies provocative actions to 'build tensions, contain China'

    The US has recently ramped up its trouble-stirring moves in at least three directions around China to build regional tensions and reinforce its containment of China. Analysts said that Washington has always taken advantage of regional conflicts to serve its selfish geopolitical interests and warned of the consequences of serving as Washington's proxies and cannon fodder.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/3/21 22:28:13
  • China-Pakistan relationship remains a source of peace and stability in region and beyond: ambassador

    Pakistan takes "immense pride" in its unique and "time-tested friendship" with China. The two countries are not only connected by land, rivers, and mountains, but also by a heart corridor, founded on the shared values of mutual respect, trust, solidarity, and support, said Pakistani Ambassador to China Khalil-ur-Rahman Hashmi.

    By Xie Wenting and Liu Xuanzun | 2024/3/20 22:11:00
  • PLA Navy, Air Force join China Coast Guard in combat exercise

    The navy and air force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command recently joined the China Coast Guard (CCG) and held a series of combat exercises across several maritime regions amid tensions in the Taiwan Straits, a move experts said on Monday will contribute to the safeguarding of national sovereignty, territorial integrity, as well as peace and stability in the region.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/3/18 19:18:30
  • PLA Navy landing ships hold combat exercises in South China Sea

    A group of landing ships of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently held live-fire exercises in the South China Sea, with analysts saying on Sunday that the flexible vessels capable of carrying tanks in amphibious landing missions are important in the safeguarding of China's territorial sovereignty and maritime rights.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/3/17 20:15:50
  • China, Iran, Russia wrap up sea phase of joint naval exercise

    The five-day China-Iran-Russia joint naval exercise Security Belt-2024 on Wednesday wrapped up its sea phase. The core part of the drill saw warships from the three countries conducting training to rescue civilian ships, which reflected the peaceful nature of the trilateral cooperation, experts said on Thursday.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/3/14 18:14:00
  • China, Iran, Russia launch joint drills near Gulf of Oman, safeguard regional maritime security

    The naval forces of China, Iran and Russia on Monday launched an exercise near the Gulf of Oman in a joint effort to safeguard regional maritime security, without targeting any third country or current regional tensions, experts said on Tuesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/3/12 22:38:11
  • China's in-development H-20 bomber worth the excitement: PLA Air Force deputy commander

    China's long awaited first strategic stealth bomber, the H-20, is worth the excitement, as it faces no technical difficulties in development and will be unveiled to the public soon, said the deputy commander of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force at the two sessions in Beijing.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/3/11 20:02:46
  • Chinese military aims to boost strategic capabilities in emerging areas such as AI, unmanned tech

    The Chinese military has vowed to implement President Xi Jinping's call to enhance strategic capabilities in emerging areas, with military lawmakers and experts stressing the importance of new quality productive forces including artificial intelligence (AI), unmanned technologies, aerospace and cyberspace in modern warfare. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, on Thursday called on China's armed forces to forge a stronger sense of mission, deepen reform and promote innovation to comprehensively enhance strategic capabilities in emerging areas. He made the remarks while attending a plenary meeting of the delegation of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the People's Armed Police Force (PAP) at the second session of the 14th National People's Congress, or China's national legislature, the Xinhua News Agency reported on the day.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/3/10 21:46:58
  • Chinese Foreign Minister urges countries outside the region not to stir up trouble in South China Sea

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday urged countries from outside the region to not stir up troubles in the South China Sea, as he vows to take justified actions to defend China's rights and respond with prompt and legitimate countermeasures.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/3/7 12:53:37
  • China to unveil fourth aircraft carrier soon: PLA Navy political commissar

    China will unveil its fourth aircraft carrier soon and answer the question as to whether it will be nuclear-powered, said the political commissar of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy at the ongoing two sessions in Beijing.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/3/6 22:21:51
  • Exclusive: CCG restricts Filipino ships' Ren'ai trespass in scrape-causing incident; water cannon deployed to warn Philippine vessel

    The China Coast Guard (CCG) on Tuesday took restriction measures, including the use of water cannon, against Philippine vessels that had trespassed into waters off China's Ren'ai Jiao (also known as Ren'ai Reef) in the South China Sea, during which a Filipino vessel intentionally rammed into a Chinese ship and causing a minor scrape.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/3/5 21:47:06
  • China raises defense budget by 7.2% for 2024, 'conducive to peace, stability'

    China on Tuesday announced a defense budget draft for 2024 worth 1.66554 trillion yuan ($231.36 billion), an increase of 7.2 percent from the previous year.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/3/5 10:26:49
  • NPC session to publish draft defense budget; figure maintains reasonable, steady growths in recent years: spokesperson

    The second session of the 14th National People's Congress (NPC) will review the draft defense budget for 2024 and publish the figure, which has maintained reasonable, steady growth over recent years consistent with China's economic and social development to better safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, a spokesperson said on Monday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/3/4 16:31:21
  • China develops bird-like ornithopter with huge application potential

    China has recently developed a new type of ornithopter, an aircraft that flies by flapping its wings, and experts said on Sunday that the small bird-like aircraft has huge military and civilian application potentials.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/3/3 19:13:46
  • China's aircraft carrier Liaoning sets out for sea trial after full year of refurbishment

    China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, reportedly embarked on a sea trial on Thursday after a full year of refurbishment, with observers saying that the lengthy overhaul likely enabled China's next generation stealth fighter jet to operate on the carrier.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/3/1 2:08:04
  • PLA Navy's routine escort operations not related to regional situation: spokesperson

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's routine escort operations in the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia are a practice of implementing the China-proposed Global Security Initiative, and are not related to the current situation in the region, a Chinese Defense Ministry spokesperson said on Thursday.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/2/29 22:13:38
  • China expected to set moderate defense budget growth for 2024

    China will likely continue its trend of moderately increasing its defense budget in 2024, prompted by the country's needs in military modernization, the challenging security environment, and the recovering economic situation, experts predicted shortly before the figure's anticipated announcement next week.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/2/28 22:41:03
  • China's Sky Hawk stealth drone receives upgrades, to conduct outdoors tests

    China's Sky Hawk unmanned flying vehicle (UAV) is scheduled to conduct outdoors tests soon after some of its main parameters have been upgraded. Chinese experts said on Tuesday that the flying wing-configured drone is expected to play major roles in reconnaissance and attack missions.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/2/27 19:57:17
  • Officially organized Philippine vessels trespass into Huangyan Dao waters using fishery activities as cover: sources

    A group of officially organized Philippine fishing ships recently trespassed waters off China's Huangyan Dao (also known as Huangyan Island) in the South China Sea, people familiar with the matter confirmed with the Global Times on Sunday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/2/25 22:50:39
  • Chinese mainland maritime law enforcement authorities conduct patrol near Kinmen

    The Chinese mainland's maritime law enforcement authorities on Sunday conducted more patrols in waters near Kinmen in a move to safeguard the safety of fishermen's lives and property, after Taiwan authorities brutally assaulted a mainland fishing boat in the region earlier this month which led to the death of two crew members. The combined effect of the fatal incident and continued “Taiwan independence” activities by the secessionist Taiwan authorities will see such patrols become routine, experts said.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/2/25 22:24:32
  • CCG capabilities highlighted in intensive law enforcement activities in South China Sea, Taiwan Straits, Diaoyu Islands

    Facing recent rights-infringing moves from the Philippines in the South China Sea, the Taiwan authorities near Kinmen in the Taiwan Straits and Japan around the Diaoyu Islands, the China Coast Guard (CCG) carried out intensive law enforcement activities, displaying its capabilities gained from high-quality development and in firmly safeguarding China's territorial sovereignty and maritime interests, experts said on Thursday.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/2/22 21:52:40
  • Hype over US deploying five aircraft carriers on China's doorstep slammed as unprofessional

    Only one US aircraft carrier is currently deployed in the Western Pacific, not five as claimed by several media outlets, according to monitoring by a Beijing-based think tank.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/2/21 20:08:05
  • China's Z-10ME attack helicopter makes overseas debut at Singapore Airshow

    As China's independently developed Z-10ME attack helicopter made its overseas debut at the Singapore Airshow on Tuesday, analysts said that the helicopter has huge potential on the international market.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Fan Wei | 2024/2/20 20:45:22
  • PLA monitors Philippines-rallied joint patrol in South China Sea

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Monday monitored a Philippines-rallied joint air patrol in the South China Sea, which experts said on Tuesday was a political show aimed at China but had little military significance.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/2/20 19:45:27
  • Aircraft carrier Liaoning to finish upgrade, mockup of stealth fighter spotted on deck

    A mockup of a stealth fighter jet, reportedly the J-35, was recently spotted on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Liaoning, prompting experts to say on Monday that China's next generation carrier-based fighter jet is not exclusive to the catapult-equipped carrier Fujian, but can also be used on ramp-equipped carriers Liaoning and Shandong.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/2/19 19:58:28
  • PLA Navy's eighth Type 055 large destroyer achieves operational capability with training in South China Sea

    The eighth Type 055 large destroyer of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy has achieved operational capability, it was announced in a recent exercise in the South China Sea, marking all eight warships of this class now currently in service are now ready for deployment, experts said on Sunday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/2/18 17:22:06
  • PLA, CCG defend sovereign security, maritime rights in South China Sea during holidays over provocations from Philippine, US

    Facing provocations from the Philippines and the US during the Spring Festival holidays, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the China Coast Guard (CCG) did not let their guards down, took effective measures, and firmly defended China's sovereign security and maritime rights in the South China Sea, experts said on Saturday.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/2/17 18:19:28
  • PLA Air Force trains J-20 pilots at elite combat unit

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force is using an elite combat unit to train J-20 pilots amid deliveries of the stealth fighter jet to multiple units, a move experts said on Saturday will contribute to the fast generation of new combat capabilities which require pilots to not only fight, but also command.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/2/17 17:12:45
  • China's carrier-based fighter jets trains with early warning aircraft

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's aircraft carrier-based fighter jets recently conducted a training exercise with early warning aircraft, a model of warplane currently based only on land but not on aircraft carriers , prompting experts to predict that the Chinese carrier-based early warning aircraft will make its official appearance soon.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/2/7 20:25:26
  • Top Chinese defense products displayed in Saudi Arabia; 'technology transfers enable localized manufacturing'

    Amid Saudi Arabia's pursuit of military procurement localization, top Chinese defense products including fighter jets, drones, and armored vehicles have attracted great interest at an ongoing defense expo in Riyadh on Tuesday, with experts saying that Chinese arms firms can provide technology transfers that contribute to localized manufacturing.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/2/6 21:47:32
  • China's J-20 fighter jets to enhance combat alertness duties during Spring Festival holidays

    The Chinese military, including its J-20 stealth fighter jets, will enhance combat alert duties during the upcoming Spring Festival holidays, a regular but important arrangement that will fend off any potential foreign provocations, experts said on Monday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/2/5 20:12:54
  • PLA Navy, Air Force extend reach with new milestones in replenishment ships, large cargo planes

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy and Air Force are extending their reach with new milestones in replenishment ships and large cargo planes, a move experts said on Sunday contributes to not only China's national defense but also world peace and stability.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/2/4 19:30:58
  • Taiwan's exercise hyping PLA turning drills into attack only political show, exposes guilty conscience of 'Taiwan independence' secessionists: experts

    The armed forces on the island of Taiwan recently simulated the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) "turning drills into an attack," a move Chinese mainland experts said on Thursday is only a powerless political show and exposes the guilty conscience of "Taiwan independence" secessionists.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/2/1 18:53:37
  • PLA holds live-fire missile drill along southeastern coast, 'warns secessionists, external forces'

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently held a live-fire missile exercise along the southeastern coast where it can cover the Taiwan Straits, sending a warning to “Taiwan independence” secessionists and external interference forces, experts said on Wednesday. The navy of the PLA Eastern Theater Command recently conducted an all-element anti-ship missile assault exercise in an eastern coastal region in East China's Fujian Province, with several transporter erector launchers commencing live-fire missile attacks, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Wednesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/1/31 22:18:37
  • Development of China's CH-7 stealth drone to finish in 2024

    After receiving new designs to further enhance effectiveness in information-based combat in modern warfare, China's CH-7 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has completed tests and its development is scheduled to finish this year. Chinese observers expect the drone to make a new appearance at the upcoming Airshow China in November.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/1/30 20:35:58
  • Hurried B-21 bomber production reflects US' obsession with containing China: experts

    In a move experts said on Monday reflects the US' obsession with containing China and risks backfiring, the US recently reportedly started production for the B-21 bomber, which made its first flight only two months ago.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/1/29 19:46:10
  • Philippines continues to provoke with airdropping, fishermen trespass in South China Sea

    Despite the recent easing of tensions in the South China Sea, the Philippines again provoked China by airdropping supplies to its illegally grounded warship on Ren'ai Jiao (also known as Ren'ai Reef) and sensationalizing Philippine fishermen's trespass on Huangyan Dao (also known as Huangyan Island), with experts saying on Sunday that these new methods of provocation increase the risk of triggering accidents, and the only way to resolve the dispute is through dialogue.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/1/28 20:23:16
  • China Coast Guard stops Philippine fishermen's illegal activities on Huangyan Dao: source

    The China Coast Guard (CCG) recently stopped a group of Philippine fishermen from conducting illegal activities on China's Huangyan Dao (also known as Huangyan Island) in the South China Sea, a source confirmed with the Global Times on Friday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/1/26 21:55:05
  • PLA deals with US warship transit in Taiwan Straits, confirms combat patrols

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) tracked and monitored a US destroyer as it made a transit through the Taiwan Straits on Wednesday, with experts saying on Thursday that the provocative US move, the first of its kind since separatist Lai Ching-te won the Taiwan regional election, sent a wrong signal and further raised tensions.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/1/25 23:06:07
  • PLA Navy aircraft carrier Shandong holds port exercises, enhances capabilities

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy announced on Wednesday that the aircraft carrier Shandong recently conducted a series of exercises while moored at its homeport, with analysts saying that the port drills can enhance the carrier's capabilities at sea.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/1/24 16:42:43
  • US keeps hyping military tension around Taiwan Straits

    A US think tank released a report on Tuesday claiming that the "majority of experts" from the US and the island of Taiwan said they believe "a crisis in the Taiwan Straits is likely in 2024," with a "blockade" or "quarantine" of the island by the Chinese mainland seen as the most likely scenario, while analysts from the mainland said this is an old trick of the US to hype regional tensions to spread fear in the region to serve its hegemonic interests.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2024/1/23 20:07:15
  • PLA Navy's 8th Type 055 large destroyer examined in drills

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's eighth Type 055 large destroyer recently received a multi-mission examination that experts said on Monday tested the newly commissioned warship's comprehensive capabilities, as the vessel readies itself for combat.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/1/22 20:44:28
  • Increasing US close-in drone recons on China 'add complexity in military interactions'

    Experts on Sunday said that while the Chinese military is prepared to counter the US' close-in drone reconnaissance attempts on China, the country is ready to establish a set of rules with the international community governing maritime and aerial interactions with drones, after a think tank report suggested that the US is increasing deployment of drones in such missions that will lead to more complexities in the two militaries' maritime and aerial interactions, as well as crisis management and control.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/1/21 23:38:25
  • China's new Type 054B frigate holds voyage test: reports

    China's next generation frigate, the Type 054B, launched only five months ago, reportedly started trials recently, indicating smooth progress, experts said on Sunday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/1/21 19:09:46
  • PLA warplanes, warships spotted in nighttime patrols around Taiwan island

    Recent nighttime exercises and patrols by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) around the island of Taiwan are routine and aim to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity from “Taiwan independence” secessionists and external interference forces, Chinese mainland experts said on Thursday, amid foreign media hype over the “first large-scale military activity” after the island's regional election.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/1/18 22:16:14
  • Pakistan's plan to buy Chinese FC-31 stealth fighter jets 'win-win cooperation'

    Pakistan recently announced a plan to procure FC-31 stealth fighter jets from China, a move experts said will not only significantly enhance the Pakistan Air Force's capabilities, but also open up the international market for the Chinese aircraft, marking a win-win cooperation. The Pakistan Air Force introduced its transformative modernization initiative in a press release posted on its social media platforms on Tuesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/1/17 19:37:10
  • Xi calls for strengthening patriotic united forces as security authority warns secessionists

    The united front work should strengthen the patriotic united forces in Taiwan, and oppose the separatist acts of "Taiwan independence" forces, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, said in an article published in the flagship magazine of the CPC Central Committee on Tuesday.

    By Wang Qi and Liu Xuanzun | 2024/1/16 21:52:40
  • Experts urge Philippines to remain restrained after longest pause of provocation in South China Sea

    It has been apparently more than one month since the Philippines last sent ships to trespass into waters off China's Ren'ai Jiao (also known as Ren'ai Reef), marking the longest pause in Manila's provocations since August.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/1/15 20:23:18
  • PLA Air Force's Red Falcon Aerobatic Team arrives in Laos for first performance abroad

    JL-8 trainer jets of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force's Red Falcon Aerobatic Team arrived in Laos on Saturday in preparation for its first-ever flight performance in a foreign country, with experts saying on Sunday that the visit will contribute to development of the two countries' military ties and expand the international reputation of the Chinese aerobatic team, as well as the Chinese aircraft.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/1/14 21:51:46
  • Over 700 Chinese border outposts connected to national power grid, boosts defense capability

    Under a nationwide upgrade program, more than 700 Chinese frontier outposts have connected to the national power grid, a move experts said on Sunday that has boosted the Chinese military's capabilities in border defense, including improving the living conditions of troops and the deployment of advanced, power-consuming weapons and equipment.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/1/14 20:08:00
  • PLA Navy warships practice defense against low, slow and small aerial targets

    Warships of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently held an exercise in which they practiced defense against low, slow and small aerial targets, which experts said on Thursday pose a significant threat in modern warfare.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/1/11 21:28:36
  • China emphasizes Taiwan question, South China Sea issue in resumed defense policy coordination talks with US

    China and the US resumed the previously suspended defense policy coordination talks with a meeting this week, in which the Chinese side stressed its positions on the Taiwan question and the South China Sea issue, as well as maritime and air security issues.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/1/10 19:42:00
  • China verifies new morphing wing structure for future cross-domain aircraft

    China recently verified a new morphing wing structure that can help build future cross-domain aircraft, with an expert saying on Tuesday that the cutting-edge technology is expected to undergo flight tests before being applied.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/1/9 16:45:02
  • PLA Navy's large destroyer honored after fending off foreign military provocation during drills

    The Party committee of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's first Type 055 large destroyer was honored as a role model on Sunday after the warship completed a series of challenging missions including fending off foreign military provocation in combat drills.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/1/7 18:07:28
  • PLA extends patrol to maritime, aerial joint exercise in S.China Sea as US, Philippines scale down patrol amid tensions

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) extended its two-day routine patrol in the South China Sea into a third day of joint exercises on Friday, in a move experts said displayed China's determination and capability in safeguarding national sovereign security and maritime rights, as the US and the Philippines reportedly scaled down their joint patrol in the region.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/1/5 16:24:00
  • Mainland weather balloons drifting over Taiwan island unintentional, should not be sensationalized as threat: experts

    Taiwan's DPP authorities have continuously sensationalized Chinese mainland balloons flying over the island since the start of 2024 despite knowing that they were for meteorological purposes and drifted due to seasonal winds, a move experts said on Thursday aims to hype up the “mainland threat” theory, stir up confrontation and snare votes in the upcoming regional election.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/1/4 21:39:59
  • PLA holds naval, air patrols in S.China Sea amid provocations

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) held a routine patrol in the South China Sea from Wednesday to Thursday in a move to safeguard national sovereign security and maritime rights and interests amid a concurrent US-Philippines joint patrol and Manila's repeated attempts to permanently occupy Chinese reefs in the region.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/1/4 20:22:54
  • PLA conducts naval, air patrols in South China Sea amid US-Philippine provocations

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Wednesday launched a two-day routine patrol in the South China Sea, concurrently with a US-Philippines joint patrol in the region, with experts saying that the PLA patrol is pointed toward infringement and provocative actions by the Philippines and the US, and displays China's determination and firm will in safeguarding territorial sovereignty and maritime rights.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/1/3 22:03:31
  • China's aircraft carrier Fujian nearly complete, maiden voyage expected soon

    China's third aircraft carrier, the Fujian, is nearly complete and could make its maiden voyage soon, experts said on Wednesday, after the warship was briefly featured in a national media report on Tuesday that indicated smooth progress in its mooring tests.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/1/3 21:07:31
  • China's warplane productions exceed expectation in 2023, contribute to national defense development

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) have received a solid boost to their comprehensive combat capabilities amid a deteriorating security environment, experts said on Tuesday, after China's aviation industry wrapped up 2023 with warplane productions that exceeded expectation.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/1/2 19:33:06
  • Pentagon hyping of 'decisive year' in 'Indo-Pacific' exposes military hegemony, Cold War mentality toward China

    The US Department of Defense's hyping of 2023 being a "decisive year" in the Indo-Pacific region is filled with Cold War mentality and exposes its aggressiveness toward China, analysts said on Thursday, after the Pentagon on Wednesday released a fact sheet summarizing its work in the region.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/12/28 21:28:54
  • Chinese Defense Ministry vows measures against US-backed Philippine provocations

    The Chinese Defense Ministry on Thursday vowed not to turn a blind eye toward the Philippines' repeated provocations and harassment, and demanded that the US immediately stop interfering in the South China Sea issue.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/12/28 21:09:21
  • US aircraft carrier activity adds fuel to South China Sea tensions

    A US aircraft carrier has reportedly entered the South China Sea in a move experts said on Wednesday sends a wrong signal to the Philippines amid the Southeast Asian country's repeated provocations on Chinese islands and reefs in the region.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/12/27 21:26:40
  • PLA Navy steps into deep blue, contributes to global peace and stability with 15 years of overseas escort missions

    China is set to celebrate the 15th anniversary of its overseas naval escort missions on Tuesday, through which the country has been contributing to global peace and stability with concrete actions amid its shift in naval strategy from near seas defense to far seas protection, experts said.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/12/25 20:28:40
  • US, Japan announce record defense budgets targeting China, unsettling analysts amid deteriorating security environment

    After the US and Japan on Friday announced record defense budgets for 2024, with media reporting both have China in mind, experts warned on Sunday that under a deteriorating global security situation, the US is giving tacit permission to Japan to break away from its self-defense-only principle to help maintain the US' global hegemony amid dangerous rises in Japan's right-wing militaristic moves.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/12/24 20:20:35
  • Taiwan question, South China Sea issue stressed in virtual meeting between Chinese, US senior military officials

    A senior Chinese military official on Thursday stressed China's stance on the Taiwan question and the South China Sea issue in a virtual meeting with a US' senior military official, as the two militaries started to resume talks following the recent meeting between the two countries' top leaders.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/12/22 1:19:04
  • Yearender: Chinese military on vigilance amid grave security challenges

    Surrounded by geopolitical security challenges from multiple facets amid a global deterioration in security environment, China in 2023 maintained vigilance, fended off foreign military provocations, and deterred "Taiwan independence" secessionist forces, while contributing to global peace and stability through concrete actions including foreign exchanges, joint exercises and patrols, peacekeeping and escort missions as well as international humanitarian aid.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/12/21 20:55:42
  • Defense authority on Taiwan island hypes drifting mainland weather balloons, attempting to stir panic: expert

    Despite admitting the balloons were for meteorological purposes and were drifting due to monsoon, the defense authority on the island of Taiwan repeatedly announced the presence of mainland balloons near the island over recent days to hype the “threat” of the mainland, analysts said on Wednesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/12/20 17:00:57
  • PLA Air Force pursues fast equipment development with future air combat in mind

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force is pursuing fast equipment development with the aim of adapting to future air combat, which could involve vastly expanded battlefield boundaries, highly dynamic games, greatly enhanced unmanned combat and main battle elements characterized by high altitude and fast speed, said an official recently.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/12/18 21:26:09
  • Latest US arms sale to Taiwan 'creates more risks of conflict'

    Chinese mainland experts on Sunday slammed the collusion between the US and “Taiwan independence” secessionist forces for creating more risks of a conflict, after the US recently approved a sale of military data link equipment to the island of Taiwan.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/12/17 22:17:53
  • Reported launch of 4th Type 075 amphibious assault ship 'able to safeguard sovereignty'

    Overseas media has reported that China recently launched its fourth Type 075 amphibious assault ship, a type of vessel which is believed to be able to not only safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity in regions like the Taiwan Straits and the South China Sea, but also sail to far seas and carry out non-military operations such as international humanitarian aid.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/12/17 21:29:04
  • Chinese, Russian militaries hold 7th joint aerial strategic patrol

    The Chinese and Russian militaries on Thursday held their second joint aerial strategic patrol of the year, the seventh in total since 2019, reportedly adding electronic warfare and reconnaissance aircraft to a group of bombers and fighters, in a move experts said was aimed at safeguarding peace and stability in the region.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2023/12/15 1:17:25
  • Philippine envoy struggles for limited US resources with South China Sea war hype: analysts

    A Philippine envoy recently hyped the possibility of a war in the South China Sea, a move observers said on Thursday aims to win more of the US' limited resources in a futile attempt to seize Chinese islands and reefs.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/12/14 21:03:22
  • PLA Air Force utilizes mixed reality in aircraft maintenance

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force has started to utilize mixed reality in aircraft maintenance, a move experts said on Wednesday can improve training for ground maintenance crews and lead to higher combat capabilities.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/12/13 20:45:16
  • PLA's aircraft carrier Shandong transits Taiwan Straits after operation in the north

    The Shandong aircraft carrier group of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly returned to the south via the Taiwan Straits on Monday following a month-long operation in the north, with experts saying on Tuesday that the Shandong likely helped train pilots for another PLA aircraft carrier, the north-based Liaoning, which has been under routine maintenance.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/12/12 21:44:10
  • China vows to take 'resolute measures' amid Philippine scheme to seize Ren'ai Reef

    China will continue to take resolute counter measures to deal with any acts of infringement and provocation and firmly safeguard its own territorial sovereignty and maritime rights in accordance with domestic and international laws, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/12/11 21:20:39
  • China takes restriction measures amid Philippine vessels trespassing

    The China Coast Guard (CCG) on Sunday took restriction measures on Philippine vessels that again trespassed into waters off a Chinese reef in the South China Sea and intentionally rammed a Chinese ship, with observers slamming the Philippines for breaking a tacit understanding with China and launching unprofessional operations, and also the US for fueling the Philippines' audacity of provocation.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2023/12/10 22:17:05
  • China's first mass-produced WZ-16 engines delivered

    China's first mass-produced WZ-16 turboshaft engines were recently delivered, marking yet another achievement in the country's aero engine sector, which used to trail behind the global top standard, experts said on Sunday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/12/10 18:10:57
  • US' hype on normal China-Cambodia naval cooperation exposes 'hegemonic mentality'

    The US has again hyped the alleged Chinese control of Cambodia's Ream Naval Base amid reports saying Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy warships recently visited the Ream port for the first time since a China-assisted renovation project there started in 2022.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/12/7 21:23:25
  • PLA Navy completes 1,600th escort mission, making concrete efforts to safeguard peace

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently completed its 1,600th escort mission amid emerging signs of danger in the Gulf of Aden, making concrete efforts to safeguard peace and stability in the world as it strides to become a blue-water navy, experts said on Wednesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/12/6 20:29:53
  • US, Japan, Australia hold first joint command post drill 'with China in mind'

    Japan, the US and Australia recently launched their first trilateral command post drill that aims to boost the defense of Japan "with China in mind," a move Chinese experts said on Tuesday reflects the three countries' groundless, dangerous obsession in hyping the "China threat" theory.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/12/5 20:35:31
  • PLA slams US Navy ship for illegally intruding into water near Ren'ai Jiao, violating Chinese sovereignty, regional stability

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Monday slammed the US for violating Chinese sovereignty and described it as "the biggest threat" to peace and stability in the South China Sea, after a US Navy ship illegally intruded into waters adjacent to Ren'ai Jiao (also known as Ren'ai Reef) in China's Nansha Islands, which are at the center of the recent tensions between China and the Philippines.

    By Wang Qi and Liu Xuanzun | 2023/12/4 20:33:35
  • Widened AUKUS deal includes AI, space techs against China, triggering arms race fear

    Using the "China threat" as an excuse to build hegemony, the US, the UK and Australia are reportedly expanding their AUKUS military cooperation from nuclear-powered submarines to anti-submarine systems featuring drones and artificial intelligence (AI) as well as space tracking, all of which are sensitive fields that risk triggering an arms race, experts warned on Sunday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/12/3 18:56:18
  • China's Wing Loong drones to see more applications, become more intelligent: chief designer

    China's domestically developed Wing Loong unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are expected to expand their applications and become more intelligent, the aircraft's developer recently told the Global Times.

    By Liu Xuanzun in Beijing and Fan Wei in Zigong | 2023/12/1 21:14:39
  • Chinese military 'highly concerned' over situation in northern Myanmar: defense ministry

    The Chinese military is highly concerned and will be prepared for all kinds of possible emergencies that might occur along the China-Myanmar border, a Chinese defense ministry spokesperson said on Thursday, urging relevant parties to stop the fighting in northern Myanmar as soon as possible and resolve differences through dialogue.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/12/1 0:53:40
  • PLA's 3rd carrier Fujian holds mooring tests according to plan: MOD

    China's third aircraft carrier, the Fujian, is holding mooring tests and will progress its construction steadily according to plan, the Chinese Ministry of National Defense (MOD) revealed on Thursday, amid speculations by foreign media reports saying that the Fujian recently tested its electromagnetic catapult system with a test vehicle in preparation for its upcoming maiden voyage.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2023/11/30 19:33:44
  • India's new aircraft carrier plan against China exposes its 'tunnel vision'

    India is reportedly set to acquire its second indigenous aircraft carrier to counter China, with analysts saying on Wednesday that being able to build one's own carriers is a great accomplishment, but building them only to "counter China" shows its tunnel vision.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/29 19:50:13
  • Howitzers, counter-battery radars deployed in PLA drills on mountainous border with Myanmar

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) deployed howitzers and counter-battery radars in its ongoing live-fire exercise on the Chinese side of the China-Myanmar border in a move to test and show the troops' combat capabilities in safeguarding national sovereignty and border stability amid an armed conflict in the neighboring country.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/27 23:05:45
  • PLA vigilant against continuous provocations by US, Australian, Philippine forces

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is at high vigilance amid continuous provocations by foreign forces from the sea, displaying its high level of readiness, capabilities and determination in safeguarding China's national sovereignty, safety and maritime rights, experts said on Sunday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/26 19:41:20
  • PLA on high alert amid US-Philippines joint patrols in South China Sea

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) was at the scene and on high alert when the US and Philippines launched a joint patrol in the South China Sea on Tuesday, with experts saying on Thursday that the PLA's presence deterred potential provocations and displayed China's capabilities in safeguarding national sovereignty, security and maritime interests.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2023/11/23 19:39:08
  • China-hosted joint drills with SE Asian countries enter combat phase

    An ongoing military exercise hosted by China and joined by five Southeast Asian countries has entered its actual combat phase. Participated by ground, maritime and aviation forces, the drills will comprehensively enhance participants' interoperability and trust, experts said on Thursday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/23 19:10:29
  • China warns US, Philippines not to harm its sovereignty, rights

    China on Wednesday warned the US and the Philippines that their recent joint naval patrols near Chinese territorial waters should not harm China's sovereignty and maritime interests, with analysts saying the military activities by Washington and Manila showed the two countries have no sincerity to ease tension.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/22 22:48:37
  • Hegemonic mentality behind US media hype of 'China threat' theory: experts

    US media on Monday claimed that the era of total US submarine dominance over China is ending, a move Chinese experts said on Tuesday is yet another hype of the “China threat” theory motivated by the US hegemonic mentality.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/21 19:40:23
  • China's anti-drone gun debuts in joint drills with SE Asian countries

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) deployed a new type of anti-drone gun during an ongoing multinational joint exercise with Southeast Asian countries, as China looks to address threats from small drones that have become common in recent conflicts around the globe, analysts said on Monday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/20 19:56:46
  • Experts refute Australian charge claiming PLA destroyer's use of sonar 'unprofessional,' question Australian frigate's location, purpose in incident

    Chinese experts on Sunday refuted accusations from Australia claiming that a Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) destroyer used sonar to force divers from an Australian frigate to exit the water, saying that the Australian statement is vague and one-sided, and aims to hype the "China threat" theory.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2023/11/19 22:07:16
  • China, Pakistan hold first joint naval patrol to safeguard China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

    Amid an ongoing joint exercise, Chinese and Pakistani naval warships are for the first time conducting a joint maritime patrol in the northern Arabian Sea, a move experts said on Thursday is part of the two countries' concrete actions to safeguard the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/16 21:06:15
  • PLA Navy's newly commissioned Type 055 large destroyer holds drills in South China Sea

    A 10,000 ton-class large destroyer newly commissioned into the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) earlier in 2023 recently carried out a combat-oriented exercise in the South China Sea, displaying its rapid capability generation in defending national sovereignty, security and maritime rights amid tensions in the region, analysts said on Wednesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/15 23:01:05
  • Chinese aviation equipment attracts Middle Eastern interest at Dubai Airshow

    A wide selection of Chinese defense products, including fighter jets and drones, are on offer to international customers at an ongoing aviation expo in the Middle East. Military experts expect Arab countries to show a strong interest in weapons and equipment from China amid restrictions from other suppliers.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/14 20:48:51
  • China to hold military drills with SE Asian countries amid tensions in South China Sea

    China will hold a joint military exercise with five Southeast Asian countries this month, with experts saying on Sunday that the move is conducive to the safeguarding of regional peace and stability amid repeated provocations by the Philippines over Chinese islands and reefs in the South China Sea.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2023/11/12 21:13:35
  • China, Pakistan hold largest-ever joint naval drills

    The largest-ever joint exercise between the Chinese and Pakistani navies began in Pakistan on Saturday as the two countries continue to enhance their capabilities in jointly safeguarding strategic sea lanes as well as regional peace and stability, experts said on Sunday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/12 18:14:28
  • PLA Army's tactical ballistic missile believed to have debuted

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Army is believed to have commissioned a type of tactical ballistic missile, which made its public debut during a recent exercise, according to observers.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/12 18:00:42
  • China displays live-fire missile launch by J-20 stealth fighter for first time ahead of PLA Air Force's 74th founding anniversary

    China for the first time displayed a live-fire missile launch by a J-20 stealth fighter jet in a celebration video released on Friday, a day ahead of the 74th founding anniversary of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force.

    By Guo Yuandan and Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/10 11:45:41
  • PLA Bayi Aerobatic Team's J-10C fighter jets arrive in UAE for Dubai Airshow

    J-10C fighter jets of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force's Bayi Aerobatic Team have arrived in the UAE to participate in the upcoming Dubai Airshow next week, as China looks to deepen defense cooperation with countries in the Middle East, analysts said on Thursday. After traveling more than 7,000 kilometers from China, seven J-10C fighter jets arrived in Dubai on Wednesday to participate in the 18th Dubai Airshow scheduled to be held from Monday to November 17, the PLA Air Force said in a press release on Thursday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/9 23:42:23
  • PLA's aircraft carrier Shandong transits Taiwan Straits following far sea drill

    The aircraft carrier Shandong of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Thursday made a transit in the Taiwan Straits immediately after having completed a far sea exercise in the West Pacific, in a move that observers said deters secessionists on the island of Taiwan and the external interference forces.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/9 18:45:24
  • US shadow grows over South China Sea

    In a video message to the Opening Ceremony of the Symposium on Global Maritime Cooperation and Ocean Governance 2023 held on Wednesday in South China's Hainan Province, China's top diplomat Wang Yi reiterated China's commitment to settling disputes and disagreements through dialogue and consultation while warning against maritime bloc confrontations.

    By Leng Shumei and Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/9 18:22:03
  • Latest US hype on China's overseas military bases 'self-contradictory, untenable'

    Chinese experts slammed recent reports by a US think tank and media outlets on Wednesday, criticizing them for once again hyping China's overseas military bases. They argued that these speculations are self-contradictory and untenable.

    By Guo Yuandan and Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/8 23:15:14
  • Planned Philippines-Japan joint military drill raises alert, warning from Chinese experts

    The Philippines and Japan hope to hold a joint exercise under a new bilateral security pact next year, which Chinese experts said on Wednesday is a dangerous plan that could pose several threats to regional peace and stability.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/8 18:45:23
  • PLA's carrier Shandong doubles aircraft sortie rate record in latest far sea drill

    The Shandong carrier strike group of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly returned to the South China Sea on Monday after having held its third far sea exercise of the year in the West Pacific, in which the carrier doubled the record of its aircraft sortie rates and demonstrated its increasing capabilities in fending off potential external interference attempts and provocations, experts said on Tuesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/7 19:49:27
  • PLA's Z-10 attack helicopter carries out maritime live-fire drills using newly debuted rocket launcher

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently organized a day-and-night live-fire exercise off the coast of East China's Fujian Province for multi-type helicopters carrying multi-type munitions, including a newly debuted airborne rocket launcher.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/5 23:11:05
  • Canada's military provocations on China's doorstep to backfire: experts

    Canada has repeatedly hyped up "dangerous" interceptions by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently, but experts said on Sunday that the PLA's lawful actions took place on China's doorstep, and that Canada's blind confidence could lead to troubles of its own.

    By Guo Yuandan and Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/5 21:46:04
  • PLA handles transit by US, Canadian warships in Taiwan Straits

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) lawfully dealt with a transit by US and Canadian warships in the Taiwan Straits on Wednesday. This comes at a time when the US has deployed two aircraft carriers near China in its attempt to maintain hegemony amid global security tensions, experts said on Thursday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/2 19:59:32
  • PLA carrier Shandong's drill near Taiwan island joined by additional aviation, naval forces

    An ongoing drill by the aircraft carrier Shandong of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy near the island of Taiwan was reportedly joined by additional aviation and naval forces over the past few days, as the PLA continues to enhance its capabilities beyond the first island chain.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/1 21:50:38
  • Avoiding physical conflict in Asia most important task for all security leaders: Singaporean defense minister

    The most important task for the coming decade for all security leaders is to avoid physical conflict in Asia, according to the Singaporean defense minister in a speech delivered at the 10th Beijing Xiangshan Forum on Tuesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/10/31 14:16:41
  • PLA blocks Philippine warship trespassing in waters off China's Huangyan Island

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) blocked a Philippine warship that trespassed into waters off China's Huangyan Dao (Huangyan Island) on Monday, amid escalated provocations by the Philippines around Chinese islands and reefs in the South China Sea, observers said.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/10/30 22:46:02
  • China holds nation's largest emergency rescue aviation exercise

    China recently organized the country's largest comprehensive emergency rescue aviation exercise, demonstrating the systematic achievements in its independent aviation emergency rescue equipment field in recent years and verifying the results of tactics research, scientific innovation, equipment development and actual application.

    By Liu Xuanzun in Jingmen and Fan Wei in Beijing | 2023/10/29 20:07:28
  • US aircraft carrier operations in South China Sea 'send wrong signal to Philippines'

    Recent US aircraft carrier operations in the South China Sea encouraged the Philippines in its escalated provocations over Chinese islands and reefs in the region, with experts saying on Monday that the US again demonstrated its role as a troublemaker in the region.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/10/23 21:56:13
  • CCG intercepts Philippine vessels' bump-leading trespasses off Ren'ai Reef

    Philippine vessels on Sunday dangerously approached Chinese vessels which led to bumps during the China Coast Guard's (CCG) interception on their rights-infringing trespasses in waters off China's Ren'ai Jiao, also known as Ren'ai Reef, in the South China Sea, with experts warning of more aggressive Philippine provocations that could lead to more serious collisions.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/10/22 21:25:09
  • China, India agree to maintain peace at border in 20th corps commander level meeting

    China and India are effectively managing the risk of another border conflict, experts said on Thursday, after the two countries held, earlier this week, the 20th round of corps commander level meetings where they agreed to maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas as the two sides continue to work out a mutually acceptable solution on the issue.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/10/12 20:01:44
  • Maintenance for Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning enters final stages

    Ongoing regular maintenance for China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, has entered the final stages as the ship has recently exited dry dock, with analysts saying on Wednesday that the carrier is expected to return to active service within the year with enhanced combat capabilities.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/10/11 19:57:16
  • China expels Philippine naval gunboat trespassing near Huangyan

    The China Coast Guard (CCG) expelled a gunboat of the Philippine Navy that intruded into waters off China's Huangyan Dao (also known as Huangyan Island) in the South China Sea on Tuesday,

    By Liu Xuanzun and Zhao Yusha | 2023/10/10 20:44:13
  • China, Saudi Arabia launch joint naval special operations exercise

    China and Saudi Arabia on Monday kicked off a joint naval special operations exercise in South China, with experts saying on Tuesday that the two countries have made such joint drills routine in a move to boost military cooperation as well as safeguard peace and stability.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2023/10/10 20:10:42
  • PLA holds cross-regional naval drills in South China Sea amid US-Philippines exercise

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently organized some of its most powerful warships to conduct a series of naval drills across several regions in the South China Sea, a move experts said on Monday displays China's capabilities in safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity amid a US and Philippine joint exercise allegedly targeting Chinese islands and reefs.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/10/9 19:22:20
  • Military escalation through joint drills with US 'to backfire on Philippines'

    The ongoing multilateral military exercises featuring the US and Philippine navies in the South China Sea and the Philippines' continued provocations against China could lead to a military escalation to the tensions that will backfire on the Philippines, experts said on Saturday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/10/7 18:39:44
  • China's J-20 stealth fighter can launch missiles under extreme conditions: test pilot

    Despite having to hide its munitions in an internal weapons bay to achieve a high level of stealth, China's J-20 stealth fighter jet can still launch missiles under extreme battlefield environments, bringing tactical advantages in combat, the chief test pilot of the aircraft revealed recently.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/10/6 21:59:51
  • PLA Air Force's GJ-2 armed recon drone 'spotted' near Taiwan island for first time

    The frequent participation of drones in the Chinese People's Liberation Army's (PLA) routine exercises around the island of Taiwan highlighted the PLA's high level of unmanned capabilities and combat preparedness, experts said on Friday, after the defense authority on the island of Taiwan recently "spotted," for the first time, yet another type of PLA drone, the GJ-2.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/10/6 19:31:24
  • Hyping 'removal of Chinese floating barrier' near Huangyan Island not beneficial to Philippines: experts

    The Philippines said it has removed the "floating barrier" China deployed near Huangyan Dao (Huangyan Island) in the South China Sea, a claim questioned by experts who on Tuesday also said that such hype does not fit the national interest of the Philippines, but that of the US.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/9/26 19:42:16
  • 'Daydreaming' for Taiwan island to block PLA from Pacific with local sub deployment

    The island of Taiwan's submarine deployment plan to block the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) from entering the Pacific Ocean is daydreaming, experts said on Monday, ahead of the scheduled launch of the island's first "indigenous" submarine later this week.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/9/25 19:57:09
  • PLA ground forces exercise deters Taiwan secessionists as long-range rockets, missiles, amphibious troops join 'unusual' drills around island

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly conducted a ground exercise on the mainland side of the Taiwan Straits on Sunday, as the defense authority on the island of Taiwan became aware of the participation of long-range rockets, conventional missiles and amphibious troops in the PLA drills around the island in addition to previously detected aircraft and vessels.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/9/24 22:20:29
  • US offers Vietnam F-16 fighters 'to sabotage peace, stability'

    The US is reportedly in talks with Vietnam on offering the country F-16 fighter jets after the two countries upgraded their diplomatic ties earlier this month, but experts said on Sunday that the potential deal, serving the US' hegemonic goals of containing China, would stir up troubles that sabotage peace and stability in the region, and that Vietnam will not easily accept that.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/9/24 22:10:36
  • PLA Army's newly unveiled armed recon drone likely joined drills around Taiwan island: analysts

    The newly unveiled KVD002 armed reconnaissance drone of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Army has likely participated in patrols and exercises around the island of Taiwan since 2022, identified then as the CH-4, analysts said on Thursday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/9/21 22:56:30
  • China, Pakistan successfully wrap up joint air exercise

    With the return of participating Pakistani forces to their home country on Tuesday, China and Pakistan successfully wrapped up the Shaheen-X joint air exercise in Northwest China, with observers on Wednesday predicting more military interactions and exchanges that will further deepen pragmatic cooperation between the "Iron Brothers."

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/9/20 20:48:24
  • China's Y-9 hospital aircraft holds first mission abroad

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force's Y-9 medical rescue aircraft for the first time participated in a mission abroad during the ongoing military medical services exercise between China and Cambodia in Phnom Penh, with analysts saying that China has built a multidimensional battlefield medical aid system that can offer international public security goods.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/9/19 21:21:13
  • Over 100 PLA warplanes set new record in drill around Taiwan island

    A record-breaking more than 100 aircraft of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) were spotted around the island of Taiwan within 24 hours on Sunday and Monday. The sightings, which came after 20 PLA vessels, also broke their respective record last week. Experts say this shows that PLA exercises around the Taiwan island have reached a new level.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/9/18 20:38:47
  • China's domestically developed engines shine at helicopter expo

    Several of China's domestically developed engines for helicopters and drones made their debuts at the four-day 6th China Helicopter Exposition that wrapped up in North China's Tianjin on Sunday, displaying the country's independent efforts to power all types of aircraft.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Fan Wei in Tianjin | 2023/9/17 17:23:57
  • PLA conducts blitz drill led by aircraft carrier Shandong around Taiwan island

    With the return of the Shandong aircraft carrier group and other warships, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has seemingly wrapped up its five-day blitz exercise around the island of Taiwan, which analysts said on Saturday was characterized by its large scale, joint operations and short duration in what could be a new tactic.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/9/16 14:57:16
  • US warned over provocative drills as enhanced military ties with Seoul during Incheon Landing anniv poses threats to peace

    From joint military drills and arms sales to defense dialogues, the US and South Korea are increasingly enhancing their military alliance, as the two countries commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the Incheon Landing operation in the Korean War (1950-53), shrugging off opposition from North Korea.

    By Wang Qi and Liu Xuanzun | 2023/9/15 23:12:59
  • Latest Chinese helicopter tech debuts at expo in Tianjin

    China debuted some of its latest helicopter technology at an expo that opened on Thursday, including a type of armed reconnais-sance drone that can work with helicopters and a type of hybrid power assault vehicle that can fit into a wide-body helicopter.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Fan Wei in Tianjin | 2023/9/14 20:59:10
  • New energy, intelligent tech future trend for choppers: top designer

    At an upcoming helicopter expo on Thursday, China is set to unveil a type of fully electric hexarotor aircraft that can switch between manned and unmanned modes for multiple types of missions. On Wednesday, a top chopper designer noted that new energy and intelligent technology could greatly change helicopters and their applications.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Fan Wei in Tianjin | 2023/9/13 23:23:57
  • Xi's reply letter inspires momentum in strong 'Chinese hearts' creation for domestic aircrafts

    "A workman must first sharpen his tools if he wants to do his work well," is a Chinese saying that emphasizes not only the importance of tools of a craft, but indicates the vital role of the craftsman who creates the tools.

    By Leng Shumei and Liu Xuanzun | 2023/9/13 21:21:31
  • Large PLA naval task force joins force with Shandong carrier group in West Pacific

    A large naval task force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly entered the West Pacific on Monday in a likely move to join forces with the aircraft carrier Shandong in the region and form what observers said on Tuesday could be an unprecedentedly large carrier group.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/9/12 18:54:31
  • China's aircraft carrier Shandong sails past Taiwan island for second far sea drill of the year, two days after US and Canadian warships' provocative Straits transit

    China's aircraft carrier Shandong reportedly sailed past the island of Taiwan and entered the West Pacific on Monday for its second far sea exercise of the year, two days after US and Canadian warships made a provocative transit in the Taiwan Straits.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/9/11 18:57:59
  • Friendly drills among Chinese, foreign militaries outshine US, Canadian, Philippine provocations

    China recently conducted multiple military exercises with countries including Thailand, Singapore and Pakistan that enhanced joint operational capabilities and deepened friendship, and by comparison, concurrent US and Canadian provocations in the Taiwan Straits and Philippine's trespassing in the South China Sea were insignificant, experts said on Sunday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/9/10 23:27:06
  • PLA Navy's semi-submersible ship holds first nighttime operation training

    A special strategic semi-submersible ship of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently conducted its first nighttime operation training, a move analysts said on Sunday reflects the vessel's round-the-clock combat capability.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/9/10 19:26:08
  • PLA Army's top choppers, drones to debut at upcoming helicopter expo

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Army will for the first time display some of its latest helicopters and drones at an upcoming national helicopter expo, highlighting the integrated operation capabilities between manned and unmanned equipment.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/9/8 0:21:56
  • US aircraft spies on China before military drill in East China Sea

    The US sent a spy plane to China's coastal region for close-in reconnaissance just hours before the launch of a Chinese military exercise in the East China Sea on Wednesday, a move experts said on Thursday was provocative and could have led to misjudgments.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/9/7 21:37:38
  • US naval drill in Yellow Sea 'will destabilize Korean Peninsula, posing laughable threat to China'

    The US Navy will reportedly hold a rare, large-scale exercise on China's doorstep in the Yellow Sea that celebrates the anniversary of a battle in the Korean War (1950-53,) a move experts said on Wednesday is provocative and will escalate tensions in the Korean Peninsula, but it poses only a laughable threat from a military point of view.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/9/6 22:36:08
  • US 'aims to escalate tensions' through joint naval sail with Philippines in South China Sea

    The US recently conducted a joint naval sail with the Philippines in the South China Sea in an attempt analysts said on Tuesday aimed to escalate tensions between China and the Philippines which have eased recently over China's Ren'ai Jiao (also Ren'ai Reef) to tie Manila onto its chariot in confronting China.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2023/9/5 17:14:55
  • China, Thailand hold joint naval drill, promote military cooperation

    The navies of China and Thailand are holding a joint exercise closely following joint drills by the armies and air forces of the two countries, and experts said on Sunday that these consecutive interactions will promote military cooperation, with a latest example being the Thai navy chief's approval of the use of a Chinese engine in a China-Thailand submarine deal.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/9/3 21:53:33
  • US 'keeps creating tension' over Taiwan with new arms funding

    The US intends to keep creating the tension of the Taiwan question to provoke China rather than to ease the tension, analysts said on Thursday, as US President Joe Biden's administration has approved a military transfer to the island of Taiwan under the Foreign Military Financing, or FMF, which is normally used for sovereign states.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2023/8/31 20:59:54
  • Chinese Defense Ministry confirms launch of first Type 054B frigate

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy has launched a new type of frigate, the Type 054B, China's Ministry of National Defense confirmed on Thursday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/8/31 20:35:14
  • PLA holds extensive, nonstop anti-submarine drill in South China Sea

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently conducted an anti-submarine exercise that stretched for more than 40 hours and featured more than a dozen groups of anti-submarine patrol aircraft in the South China Sea, which is a region experts said is infested with foreign submarine activities that potentially threaten China's national defense.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/8/30 19:28:42
  • China, Pakistan launch joint air exercise featuring Chinese warplanes on both sides

    In a first since Pakistan inducted Chinese-made J-10CE fighters into its air force, the two countries kicked off a joint air exercise on Monday, with experts saying on Tuesday that the drill will further enhance exchanges and cooperation between the two militaries and contribute to regional peace and stability.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/8/29 20:02:56
  • China launches new-generation frigate: media

    China reportedly launched the first hull of its new-generation frigate, allegedly designated the Type 054B, in Shanghai last week, with observers expecting it to be an advanced but also cost-effective versatile vessel for far sea operations.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/8/29 17:20:14
  • PLA holds encirclement drills around Taiwan island following US arms sale approval

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently conducted another, unannounced large-scale joint exercise encircling the island of Taiwan featuring sudden actions and sophisticated buildups after the US approved a $500 million arms sale to the island.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/8/27 20:35:25
  • US to sell aircraft tracking systems to Taiwan island with PLA's J-20 stealth fighter in mind; scheme 'futile'

    The US recently approved a possible sale of infrared search and track (IRST) systems for F-16 fighter jets to the island of Taiwan in an apparent move to counter J-20 stealth fighter jets of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), which experts said on Thursday will prove to be futile.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/8/24 20:02:35
  • PLA Southern Theater Command holds fighter exercise from islet-based airfield

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Southern Theater Command recently conducted a maritime strike and air-to-air combat exercise featuring newly enhanced fighter jets operating from an islet-based airfield. Organized by an aviation brigade affiliated with the navy of the PLA Southern Theater Command, the round-the-clock drill focused on the characteristics of the islet-based airfield, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Wednesday, without naming the islet.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/8/23 22:50:50
  • Russian warships visit China following joint naval patrol in Pacific Ocean

    A ship detachment of the Russian Pacific Fleet is visiting China following intensive interaction between the two countries' navies over the past month, which demonstrates a high level of mutual trust and military cooperation, experts said on Tuesday. The Russian warships made a port call in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province, after the third China-Russia joint naval patrol of Pacific Ocean waters, Russia's Ministry of Defense said in a press release on Monday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/8/22 23:59:35
  • Philippines to skip US-Japan-Australia joint drills in South China Sea

    The Philippines will reportedly not participate in a US-Japan-Australia joint exercise in the South China Sea this week, a move analysts said on Monday showed that the Philippines is trying to find a balance under US pressure to take advantage of Manila as a foothold in the region against China.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/8/21 20:30:09
  • PLA's sudden, swift joint drills around Taiwan island highlighted by live munitions, multi-source intelligence support

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) launched a sudden and swift joint exercise around the island of Taiwan on Saturday that was not anticipated by the island's defense authority despite the island's separatist deputy regional leader Lai Ching-te's provocative "stopovers" in the US, as the drills displayed the PLA's growing combat readiness and its capability to completely control the region, experts said on Sunday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/8/20 19:59:26
  • UPDATE: PLA holds joint drills around Taiwan island following separatist Lai's provocative 'stopovers' in US

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) announced on Saturday that it is holding a joint exercise around the island of Taiwan, following the return of the island's separatist deputy regional leader Lai Ching-te from his "stopovers" in the US.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/8/19 12:48:31
  • PLA Eastern Theater Command releases video on combat readiness amid secessionist Lai Ching-te's 'stopovers' in US

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command on Thursday released a video displaying its combat readiness in a move experts said sends a stern warning to "Taiwan independence" secessionist forces amid US "stopovers" by the island of Taiwan's deputy regional leader Lai Ching-te.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2023/8/17 19:33:10
  • Chinese troops arrive in Thailand for upcoming joint military exercise

    Chinese troops arrived in Thailand on Wednesday shortly before a joint army exercise focusing on counter-terrorism, with analysts saying that consecutive military exchanges between China and Thailand highlight a high level of development in the two countries' security cooperation.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/8/16 21:07:56
  • Chinese Defense Minister attends Moscow security conference

    Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Li Shangfu on Tuesday attended the 11th Moscow Conference on International Security in Moscow, where he delivered a speech and lauded China-Russia military relations as a model of non-aligned, non-confrontational cooperation that does not target any third party.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Xu Yelu | 2023/8/15 21:26:54
  • PLA Air Force practices new methods of drone combat

    Starting in 2023, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force has been practicing new methods of drone combat, including remote controlled takeoffs and landings and jointly operating with other military services and branches.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/8/14 21:00:30
  • Chinese defense chief to attend security meeting in Russia, visit Belarus

    Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Li Shangfu is scheduled to visit Russia, attend an international security conference in Moscow and visit Belarus this week, a move experts said on Monday will contribute to peace and stability, help resolve contradictions in the Ukraine crisis and boost China's military cooperation with the two countries.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/8/14 20:32:03
  • VOA's dissent on US arms sales to Taiwan island being 'outdated, overpriced' pale, self-conflicting

    A recent report by Voice of America (VOA) disagreed with a Global Times report that called US arms sales to the island of Taiwan outdated and overpriced, and the VOA arguments attempting to justify the US weapons' high prices and technological capabilities were slammed by military experts on Sunday as pale and self-conflicting, as it further verifies the facts that VOA just wanted to contradict.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/8/13 19:27:58
  • PLA Air Force holds integration training with fighter jets, armed recon drone

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force has carried out joint training between an armed reconnaissance drone and two fighter jets, with experts saying on Thursday that manned-unmanned integration with only a few aircraft can complete operational level strike missions. The undated training at an undisclosed location featured a GJ-2 armed reconnaissance drone and two J-16 fighter jets, according to a report by China Central Television (CCTV) on Thursday, which unveiled such an exercise to the general public for the first time.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/8/11 0:05:32
  • PLA ramps up drills around Taiwan island amid provocative secessionist activities

    The defense authority on the island of Taiwan observed increased activities by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) this week ahead of planned "stopovers" in the US by a die-hard secessionist, and following irresponsible remarks by a former Japanese prime minister during his visit to Taiwan island.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/8/10 20:25:11
  • China's Type 075 amphibious assault ship serves as 'fist' in safeguarding national unity: captain

    Amphibious assault ships are an important combat force of new quality and serve as a "fist" in safeguarding national unity, said the captain of China's first Type 075 amphibious assault ship.

    By Guo Yuandan in Zhanjiang and Liu Xuanzun in Beijing | 2023/8/8 20:56:51
  • US hype of China-Russia joint naval patrol near Alaska is overreaction, exposes double standards

    China and Russia's third joint naval patrol that allegedly reached international waters near Alaska last week has touched the nerves of US media, which hyped the voyage as "highly provocative," ignoring the fact that the US constantly sends warships and warplanes to China's doorsteps for close-in reconnaissance and military exercises under the so-called freedom of navigation.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2023/8/7 21:44:39
  • PLA unveils 'self-repairing' drone swarm, interactive AR tech

    China recently unveiled a number of unmanned intelligent technologies, including a drone swarm system capable of "self-repair" and an augmented reality (AR) interaction system that allows individual infantry soldiers to control multiple unmanned aircraft or vehicles.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/8/6 23:06:29
  • PLA Air Force's YU-20 tanker, Navy's J-15 carrier-based fighter hold first in-flight refueling

    A YU-20 tanker aircraft of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force and a J-15 carrier-based fighter jet of the PLA Navy have conducted their first in-flight refueling exercise. Experts said on Wednesday that this exercise has displayed the systematic integration among different PLA services and will enhance the capabilities of Chinese aircraft carriers.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/8/2 19:13:36
  • China to celebrate Army Day as armed forces urged to boost modernization, enhance preparedness amid severe security situation

    As China's Army Day comes on Tuesday, the Chinese armed forces are called for to continue to modernize and accomplish entrusted tasks at a time when China's security situation is facing rising instability and uncertainty.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/7/31 21:03:21
  • China, UAE to hold 1st joint air force drill, eye cooperation boost

    China announced on Monday that its air force will for the first time hold a joint exercise with its counterpart from the UAE, which is expected to further enhance military cooperation after the signing of a warplane deal between the two countries earlier this year, analysts said.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/7/31 19:20:51
  • China's aircraft carrier Shandong makes new breakthroughs in latest drills

    The aircraft carrier Shandong of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently conducted a series of exercises in which it had made new breakthroughs, with Chinese experts saying on Sunday that the carrier could soon embark on its second far sea voyage beyond the "first island chain."

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/7/30 19:31:57
  • China slams first US military aid to Taiwan island under Presidential Drawdown Authority

    US weapons deliveries to the island of Taiwan are intended to instigate conflict in the Taiwan Straits in a move to contain China while hiding behind the scenes, experts said on Sunday, after China slammed the US for its first military aid package to the island under the US Presidential Drawdown Authority.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/7/30 18:46:30
  • Latest US plan to fund arms to Taiwan island, military aid further endanger peace in the Taiwan Straits

    With the secessionist deputy regional leader on the island of Taiwan Lai Ching-te, who is also a candidate for the election of next regional leader, scheming to make a transit visit to the US in August shortly after the one-year anniversary of then US house speaker Nancy Pelosi's provocative visit to the island, tensions around the island of Taiwan continue to build up.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/7/30 12:38:30
  • China's YU-20 aerial tanker a versatile aircraft: pilot

    China's domestically developed large aerial tanker, the YU-20, is a versatile aircraft capable of not only in-flight refueling, but also transporting, airdropping and medical care, an Air Force pilot explained during an ongoing military open-house event.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan in Changchun | 2023/7/28 13:54:43
  • Chinese Air Force unit that emerged victorious from Korean War vows to be ready for combat

    On Thursday, the 70th anniversary of the victory of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53), a current member of a heroic Chinese Air Force unit that emerged victorious in the war vowed to be ready for combat.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan in Changchun | 2023/7/27 20:43:14
  • PLA Air Force open-day event displays advanced aircraft

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force open-day event and the Changchun Aviation Exhibition kicked off in Changchun, Northeast China's Jilin Province, on Wednesday, with 45 aircraft of 13 types delivering a spectacular visual show to the audience, many of whom said they could feel the atmosphere of combat and the PLA Air Force's readiness and vigilance in safeguarding the country's skies.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan in Changchun | 2023/7/26 22:03:14
  • China, Russia to hold third joint naval patrol in West, North Pacific

    China and Russia will soon launch their third joint naval patrol, which will see both sides' warships sail into West and North Pacific waters following the Northern/Interaction-2023 joint exercises in the Sea of Japan.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2023/7/26 15:26:40
  • China-Russia joint drills wrap up in Sea of Japan, to be followed by joint naval, air patrols in Pacific Ocean

    China and Russia successfully wrapped up the four-day Northern/Interaction-2023 joint exercises in the Sea of Japan on Sunday and are expected to switch to the next phase of joint naval and air patrols in the Pacific Ocean.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/7/24 23:15:06
  • PLA holds cross-sea troop transport drill using large ferry ship

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently conducted a crosssea troop transport exercise using a large ferry ship, which could play a vital role in large-scale amphibious landing missions, experts said on Sunday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/7/23 21:25:41
  • 21-day China-Thailand joint air combat exercises end in success, combat capabilities and collaboration enhanced

    China and Thailand recently wrapped up joint air combat exercises held in Thailand featuring advanced aircraft from both sides, with experts saying on Sunday that the drills boosted the combat and joint operational capabilities of both countries' aviation forces with the sharing of experiences valuable to each other.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/7/23 18:14:13
  • PLA warplanes to deliver mock combat demonstration during open-day event

    Chinese warplanes in active service will deliver mock combat demonstrations among other flight performances to the general public at the upcoming People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force open-day event in a move to show its development on a path toward becoming world-class.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/7/21 20:29:06
  • China's CH UAV develops new-type loitering munition with super-long-range

    China's CH UAV company announced recently that it is developing a new type of super-long-range loitering munition which delivers a number of new functions.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/7/21 13:37:04
  • China, Russia kick off joint military exercise in Sea of Japan

    With a Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy destroyer designated as the command ship, the China-Russia Northern/Interaction-2023 joint military exercise kicked off in the Sea of Japan on Thursday.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2023/7/20 21:29:50
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