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China, Russia and Iran will hold a maritime joint exercise, media reported on Tuesday, citing the Russian navy's Pacific Fleet, without releasing a specific time for the drill.
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  • PLA Xinjiang Military Command gets new air defense missiles, artillery, rocket launch systems

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Xinjiang Military Command recently commissioned a large batch of advanced air defense missiles, artillery and multiple rocket launch systems, which analysts said on Tuesday are expected to enhance the troops' emergency response capabilities under complicated situations.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/1/18 21:30:01
  • Newly commissioned J-20 stealth fighters on combat alert

    J-20 stealth fighter jets that entered service with an ace unit of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Northern Theater Command Air Force last year have now formed combat capabilities and already started to carry out combat alert duties, the unit's commander announced on Monday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/1/17 20:31:51
  • J-20 fighters conduct nocturnal battle drill to hone stealth advantages

    J-20 stealth fighter jets of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force recently conducted a nocturnal battle exercise against other types of warplanes with experts saying on Sunday that the stealthy J-20 demonstrated its all-time and all-weather combat readiness.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/1/16 23:55:15
  • China develops world's largest quadruped bionic robot for delivery, reconnaissance tasks

    China has developed the world's largest electric-powered quadruped bionic robot, which is expected to join logistics delivery and reconnaissance missions in complex environments that have proven too challenging for human soldiers, including remote border regions and highly risky combat zones, analysts said on Sunday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/1/16 20:45:27
  • New Type 052D destroyer Guilin makes training appearance

    The Guilin, a Type 052D guided missile destroyer newly commissioned into the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) South Sea Fleet, participated in a live-fire exercise at the start of 2022, with analysts saying on Thursday that the warship can rapidly achieve initial operational capability.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/1/13 21:26:16
  • Latest China-India military talks show positive sign as both sides agree on efforts to maintain stability

    The 14th round of China-India corps commander level meeting on Wednesday showed positive signs, as the two sides agreed to work for a resolution on the border issue as soon as possible and to take effective steps to maintain security and stability on the ground.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/1/13 20:54:01
  • Aerial refueling-capable Z-20, stealth chopper expected in China: chief designer

    China's Z-20 utility tactical helicopter could get upgrades including the ability to receive aerial refueling, the chopper's chief designer said on Tuesday, who also suggested the possible existence of a stealth helicopter and the development of the country's domestically built heavy-lift helicopter.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/1/11 23:13:40
  • China, India to hold 14th commander-level talks, expect better results than previous round

    China and India are scheduled to hold a new round of military talks over border issues on Wednesday, for which China hopes the two sides will work together to ease the situation despite the failure of the previous round of talks.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2022/1/11 21:35:31
  • China, India to hold 14th round of corps commander-level talks on Wed: FM spokesperson Wang Wenbin

    China, India to hold 14th round of corps commander-level talks on Wed: FM spokesperson Wang Wenbin

    By Global Times | 2022/1/11 16:26:55
  • PLA Navy's 2nd Type 055 large destroyer holds New Year drills, 'forms operational capability'

    The Lhasa, the second Type 055 10,000 ton-class large destroyer of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, has been holding intensive maritime drills since the start of 2022, with experts saying on Monday that the warship has formed operational capability and is expected to join important missions this year.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/1/10 23:54:34
  • Armed police chief of staff in Xinjiang takes command of PLA HK Garrison, to 'focus on countering terrorism'

    People's Armed Police Force (PAP) Major General Peng Jingtang has been named the new commander of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to help safeguard the stability and prosperity of the city.

    By Leng Shumei | 2022/1/10 14:25:55
  • J-20 shows high combat readiness in New Year combat training

    J-20 stealth fighter jets affiliated with multiple Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force units started the year with intensive mock combat training sessions against other types of warplanes including the J-11B and the J-16, with many details revealed by official media reports displaying that China's most advanced aircraft has a high level of combat readiness, experts said on Sunday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/1/9 22:53:17
  • A salute to unsung heroes: China celebrates second People's Police Day

    Fighting crimes, maintaining the momentum on virus prevention operations, patrolling cities, and serving the communities, the Chinese People's Police have a reason to be celebrated by the people they safeguard.

    By Global Times | 2022/1/9 18:53:49
  • New-type rotorcraft from China's key national defense project passes acceptance review

    A type of blended wing body multi-rotor vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, which is a key national defense project of China that's expected to play both military and civilian roles, has passed an acceptance review, with analysts saying on Thursday that the new aircraft could offer higher flexibility and longer endurance than current aircraft.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/1/6 20:59:18
  • Xi urges armed forces to redouble efforts to combine training with combat operations in mobilization order for military training in 2022

    Chinese President Xi Jinping signed on Tuesday a mobilization order for the training of the armed forces, the first order of the Central Military Commission (CMC) in 2022, which stressed the changing situation the country faces and urged armed forces to redouble efforts to better combine training with combat operations.

    By Leng Shumei | 2022/1/5 1:27:55
  • China shows global responsibility on nukes

    China had pushed forward a joint statement by the leaders of the five nuclear weapon states on preventing nuclear war and avoiding arms races issued on Monday by urging the others to join the reaffirmation that a nuclear war cannot be won and shall not be fought, after the process under the framework of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) remained in a state of inaction for a couple of years and despite resistance from the former Trump administration, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Tuesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun, Fan Anqi and Bai Yunyi | 2022/1/4 21:49:42
  • China will modernize, not drastically expand, its nuclear arsenal: senior diplomat

    ​China has no plan to drastically expand its nuclear arsenal but the country will continue to modernize it under the changing security environment, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Tuesday in response to recent foreign reports that have been speculating and hyping China's nuclear weapon development, including those on the alleged missile silo buildups in Northwest China and the alleged hypersonic tests.

    By Liu Xuanzun, Fan Anqi and Bai Yunyi | 2022/1/4 20:34:46
  • Xi signs mobilization order for military training

    Chinese President Xi Jinping Tuesday signed a mobilization order for the training of the armed forces, the first order of the Central Military Commission (CMC) in 2022.

    By Xinhua | 2022/1/4 18:38:58
  • China leads in five-state joint statement on preventing nuclear war, arms race

    For the first time, the leaders of China, France, Russia, the UK and the US on Monday issued a joint statement on preventing nuclear war and avoiding arms races, in which China played a powerful leading role, and pushed for the reaffirmation of not aiming nuclear devices at each other or at any other state.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/1/3 23:18:09
  • Aircraft carrier Liaoning wraps up open sea exercises and deals with foreign close-in reconnaissance

    The Liaoning aircraft carrier group of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on Thursday wrapped up real combat scenario open seas exercises with the flotilla conducting comprehensive confrontational drills in the Yellow Sea, the East China Sea and the West Pacific for 21 days, enhancing the combat capability of the carrier group as a system.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/12/31 1:02:48
  • PLA Navy amphibious assault ship holds drills in South China Sea

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently organized drills in the South China Sea for its first Type 075 amphibious assault ship, as it was announced that the vessel has reached comprehensive operation and management capability with its choppers, landing craft and armored vehicles.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/12/30 20:26:31
  • PLA sent more warplanes near Taiwan island than DPP authority claimed: China's Defense Ministry

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) sent a larger number of warplanes for drills near Taiwan in 2021 than the figure recently claimed by the island's secessionist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority, China's Defense Ministry revealed on Thursday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/12/30 19:00:15
  • PLA Naval Aviation University receives Y-9 transport aircraft

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Naval Aviation University recently received the Y-9 transport aircraft. Analysts said on Wednesday that this will enable cadets to better learn about the Y-9 before they graduate as they are expected to fly the standard version as well as a wide variety of special mission variants when they enter active service.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/12/29 14:13:46
  • US exhausts cards against China despite rising military activities near Taiwan, S.China Sea

    According to monitoring from a Chinese think tank, the US military conducted highly intensive operations near China including aerial close-in reconnaissance, aircraft carrier drills and submarine activities over the past year, posing severe military threats and security risks to China in regions including the South China Sea and the Taiwan Straits, military experts said on Tuesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/12/28 22:59:47
  • Indian media's made-up story about military training of children 'a new low act'

    Citing "intelligence reports and intercepts from Indian security agencies," the Hindustan Times has recently cooked up a new round of a smearing campaign against China. The Indian newspaper maliciously defamed ordinary boarding schools in China's Xizang (Tibet) region as "indoctrination camps" that provide basic military training. The report said these schools helped the People's Liberation Army (PLA) recruit more locals amid border tension with India.

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2021/12/28 18:48:24
  • Chinese defense minister urges Japan to learn from history, after Japanese forces' mock drills concerning Diaoyu Islands

    Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe told Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi on Monday that Japan should face squarely up to and learn from history, and that China will resolutely safeguard its territorial sovereignty and maritime rights in the East China Sea and the Diaoyu Islands, shortly after Japanese media reported that Japan recently conducted an exercise under the assumption that "foreign forces" occupied the Diaoyu Islands.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/12/27 22:40:10
  • China completes record-breaking warplane production goals for 2021

    The Chinese aviation industry is wrapping up the warplane production and test flight work scheduled for 2021 in the last week of the year, with many companies already finishing their missions while others are making their final runs.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/12/26 22:13:03
  • Work on shipyard in Shanghai for Chinese warships goes smoothly, to open in 2023

    Since its start at the beginning of the year, the construction of a new shipyard for a key Chinese warship builder has been going smoothly, and dock basin construction kicked off on Wednesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/12/23 19:48:23
  • China develops world's most powerful Stirling engine

    In a latest highlight of China's efforts to domestically develop high-quality engines of different types, the country recently made a major breakthrough in making the world's most powerful Stirling engine, a type of heat engine with applications in power generation and submarine propulsion.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/12/22 23:24:23
  • PLA reveals details of Z-10 attack helicopter, 'superior to foreign counterparts'

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) revealed many details of the country's domestically developed Z-10 attack helicopter in a recent program aired by the state broadcaster, introducing its outstanding, unique capabilities in modern warfare against tanks, infantry and other choppers.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/12/21 23:50:15
  • Liaoning aircraft carrier group holds drills in 'strategically important' West Pacific

    After entering the Pacific Ocean through the Miyako Strait last week, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's Liaoning aircraft carrier battle group reportedly conducted drills involving fighter jet and helicopter operations in waters east of Japan's Okinawa, a location Chinese analysts said on Tuesday is of strategic importance in safeguarding China's territorial integrity and national sovereignty.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/12/21 21:04:18
  • China's 2nd aircraft carrier conducts exercises in South China Sea

    The Shandong, the second aircraft carrier of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, recently set out for realistic combat-oriented drills in the South China Sea, in a move experts said on Sunday will enhance its capabilities.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/12/19 18:30:47
  • Chinese aircraft carrier battle group enters Pacific for 'routine drills'

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently sent an aircraft carrier battle group through the Miyako Strait into the Pacific Ocean, with analysts saying on Saturday that the voyage is likely a routine exercise that could feature drills near the island of Taiwan and in the South China Sea.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/12/18 14:51:00
  • China reveals upgraded J-15 fighter jet; key aircraft carrier roles expected

    China recently revealed an upgraded version of the J-15 ship-borne fighter jet that has just wrapped up test flights, with reports saying the new aircraft received enhancements in its missile pylons, the infrared search and track system, the radar and the wings.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/12/16 21:44:19
  • PLA holds drills surrounding China's 2nd largest island to 'enhance combat preparedness'

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) launched on Wednesday a series of exercises in three different directions of Hainan Island, China's second largest island only behind the island of Taiwan, in a move analysts said aims to enhance the troops' joint combat preparedness in possible amphibious landing missions on islands.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/12/15 20:08:00
  • China urges regulating military use of AI, first time in UN history, showing global responsibility

    At a time when artificial intelligence (AI) technology is developing fast and has wide prospects in military use, China for the first time proposed to the UN to regulate the military applications of AI during a conference held on Monday, raising concerns over the long-term impact and potential risks in such areas as strategic security, rules on governance and ethics, while also giving suggestions on how to resolve potential problems.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/12/14 19:50:14
  • Where does China's full confidence in resolving Taiwan question come from?

    A senior Chinese official has reaffirmed the determination of the Communist Party of China (CPC) to realize the national reunification at an annual forum to boost people-to-people exchanges cross the Taiwan Straits, further underscoring the CPC's full confidence in achieving this goal.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/12/12 23:08:39
  • China ramps up J-20 stealth fighter production after domestic engine switch

    The maker of the J-20, China's most advanced stealth fighter jet, revealed that it recently broke records in terms of aircraft delivery due to high demand, with experts saying on Sunday that the J-20 has entered a mass production phase after it solved the last missing piece of the puzzle, the domestically developed WS-10 engine.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/12/12 22:34:50
  • China-India border clash martyr remembered on his birthday

    Birthday blessings to Chen Xiangrong, a People Liberation Army (PLA) martyr who died during the China-India border clash in Galwan Valley in June, 2020, were trending on Chinese social media as Thursday marked his 20th birthday. He died at 19.

    By Global Times | 2021/12/9 20:55:24
  • India defense chief's death shows flaws in Indian military, 'deals heavy blow' to its modernization

    The death of India's defense chief in a helicopter crash on Wednesday not only exposed the Indian military's lack of discipline and combat preparedness, but also dealt a heavy blow to the country's military modernization that could linger for a long time, Chinese experts said on Thursday.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Xu Yelu | 2021/12/9 19:33:52
  • PLA's first amphibious assault ship passes multidimensional landing combat assessment

    The first Type 075 amphibious assault ship of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently passed an assessment focusing on multidimensional landing combat that features the integration of sea, land and air units, with experts saying on Tuesday that the vessel is rapidly reaching operational capability shortly after its commissioning a few months earlier, at a time when deterrence is needed against "Taiwan independence" forces.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/12/7 19:50:34
  • WSJ report on China's military base on Africa's Atlantic coast 'not true,' says Chinese military expert

    The report on China's plan to establish its first permanent military base in the Atlantic Ocean is not true and is the latest move of the US to hype the China threat, Chinese military experts said in response to a Wall Street Journal report, which cited US officials as saying China intends to set up a military base in the African country of Equatorial Guinea.

    By Guo Yuandan | 2021/12/6 22:35:16
  • China's Type 055 destroyer holds anti-submarine drills amid US threats

    The Nanchang, the first ship of China's most powerful Type 055 large destroyers, recently held intensive anti-submarine drills and demonstrated its outstanding capabilities in a move that experts said on Monday could keep US submarine threats away from waters near China.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/12/6 18:00:09
  • PLA's new-type bomber practices island bombing, mine-laying in S.China Sea

    The H-6J, the latest type of bomber to enter service with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, recently participated in a live-fire exercise in the South China Sea, practicing bomb dropping on islands and sea mine-laying, which analysts said on Sunday displayed the aircraft's traditional bombing capability in addition to its standoff strike competence.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/12/5 18:33:14
  • Chinese weapons, equipment win interest at Egypt defense expo

    The Chinese arms industry on Thursday wrapped up its exhibition of advanced weapons and equipment, including tanks, artillery, warplanes, air defense missiles, drones and electronic warfare systems, at the largest international defense expo in Egypt.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Deng Xiaoci | 2021/12/2 20:51:01
  • China develops powerful new engine for drone flights in plateau regions

    China has successfully tested a new homegrown powerful turboprop engine especially designed for drones to be used in the country's southwest plateau regions, overcoming a technical barrier that limited the performance of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) at high altitudes, with analysts speculating on Thursday that it will boost the logistics support and monitoring capabilities of border defense troops.

    By Deng Xiaoci and Liu Xuanzun | 2021/12/2 20:18:53
  • PLA warplanes 'score full attendance' on patrols near Taiwan in Nov amid 'enhanced combat preparedness'

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly has sent warplanes near the island of Taiwan every day in November for drills and patrols, and the rare full attendance indicates its enhanced combat preparedness amid provocations by Taiwan secessionists and foreign interference forces, analysts said on Wednesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/12/1 19:35:12
  • US global posture review targets China; exposes weakness in 1st island chain

    US President Joe Biden recently accepted recommendations from the Pentagon in a global posture review to prioritize the Indo-Pacific region, with a particular focus on China, through military infrastructure buildups in Guam, Australia and the Pacific Islands, US media reported on Tuesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/11/30 20:42:18
  • PLA's 3rd Type 075 amphibious assault ship has maiden voyage: reports

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's third Type 075 amphibious assault ship recently embarked on what appears to have been its maiden voyage, media reports said on Sunday. Analysts said on Monday that the sea trial indicates smooth progress in the development of the vessel.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/11/29 22:08:58
  • Aerial refueling variant of Y-20 debuts near the Taiwan Straits, 'to amplify PLA's air superiority'

    The refueling variant of the Y-20 large transport aircraft made its debut near the island of Taiwan in a massive exercise by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Sunday, the same day a Lithuanian parliamentarian delegation arrived in the island, and shortly after a US congressional delegation visited Taipei on Friday.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Fan Wei | 2021/11/29 0:51:33
  • Unmanned high-speed vessel achieves breakthrough in dynamic cooperative confrontation technology: developer

    An unmanned high-speed vessel developed by Yunzhou Tech, a leading developer of unmanned surface vehicles, has achieved a breakthrough in its dynamic cooperative confrontation technology, which could quickly intercept, besiege and expel invasive targets, marking a milestone in maritime unmanned intelligence equipment development, the Global Times learned on Sunday.

    By Cao Siqi in Zhuhai | 2021/11/28 22:31:02
  • Y-20 transport aircraft deliver winter gear to PLA border defense troops, 'displays potential to also send heavy equipment'

    The Y-20 large transport aircraft of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force recently delivered hundreds of thousands of items of newly developed cold-resistant clothing and equipment, which were revealed only a few days ago, to Chinese border defense troops stationed in the plateau regions to brave the winter amid the border standoff with India.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/11/28 18:56:44
  • Xi stresses strengthening military talent cultivation

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed thorough promotion of military talent cultivation to support and lead the progress in strengthening the armed forces.

    By Xinhua | 2021/11/28 18:44:17
  • PLA Eastern Theater Command conducts patrol with combat readiness in Taiwan Straits as US congressional delegation visits island

    The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command has continued organizing naval and air forces to patrol with combat readiness in the Taiwan Straits, and such actions are necessary in response to the cross-Straits situation, Senior Colonel Shi Yi, spokesperson for the PLA Eastern Theater Command, said on Friday.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/27 1:37:50
  • PLA Eastern Theater Command conducts patrol with combat readiness in Taiwan Straits as US congressional delegation visits island

    The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command has continued organizing naval and air forces to patrol with combat readiness in the Taiwan Straits, and such actions are necessary in response to the cross-Straits situation, Senior Colonel Shi Yi, spokesperson for the PLA Eastern Theater Command, said on Friday.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/26 21:37:55
  • China upgrades cold-resistant clothing for border troops

    China recently developed new cold-resistant clothing and equipment for plateau operations, in a move analysts said on Thursday will support border defense troops stationed in high-altitude regions to overcome the harsh winter.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/11/25 19:30:35
  • Taiwan's extra military budget against reunification 'to meet dead end'

    Eyeing the Chinese mainland's military modernization, the island of Taiwan reportedly passed an extra military budget on Tuesday aiming to procure missiles, vessels and drones, but this is just a futile attempt to resist reunification by force and is bound to meet a dead end, Chinese mainland experts said on Wednesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/11/24 21:03:40
  • Japan hypes PLA warships' frequent sorties 'with guilty conscience'

    Japan has ramped up efforts to hype the "China threat theory" as it continued to issue press releases which showed that warships of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy made at least six transits in strategically important straits near Japan in less than two weeks. Experts said on Tuesday that Japan acted it out of its own guilty conscience as an excuse to modify its pacifist constitution and increase its defense budget

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/11/23 23:27:48
  • Will voyage of US warship through Taiwan Straits cast shadow over China-US ties?

    About a week after top Chinese and US leaders exchanged views on fundamental questions concerning China-US relations, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Tuesday had to track and monitor a US warship when it sailed through the Taiwan Straits.

    By Chen Qingqing, Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2021/11/23 18:20:10
  • PLA monitors US warship's provocative Taiwan Straits transit, vows countermeasures

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) tracked and monitored a US warship when the latter transited the Taiwan Straits in a risky and provocative move on Tuesday, despite US President's promise to not support "Taiwan independence" and his commitment to maintain peace and stability in the Straits made during the recent virtual meeting with China's top leader.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/11/24 1:00:25
  • PLA's latest Z-8L transport choppers hold drills, display aerial assault capabilities

    A large number of Z-8Ls, the latest type of large transport helicopter in service with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), recently conducted drills together with Z-20 utility helicopters, displaying the combination's strong aerial assault capabilities, analysts said on Monday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/11/22 21:38:39
  • China's new wind tunnel ready to shape development of hypersonic weapons, equipment

    China's one-meter-class hypersonic aerodynamic wind tunnel recently passed major calibration tests, indicating that the facility is formally capable of conducting tests for development projects. The wind tunnel aims to serve China's aerospace strategy and support the development of hypersonic weapons and equipment, its maker announced on Sunday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/11/21 21:13:39
  • PLA Eastern Theater Command commissions more J-10C fighters

    With the aim of better safeguarding aerial and maritime security as well as national unity, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command Air Force recently replaced some of its old J-7 fighter jets with advanced J-10C fighter jets, the state broadcaster revealed on Sunday, shortly after the island of Taiwan commissioned the first combat wing of F-16V fighter jets on Thursday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/11/21 18:22:19
  • Chinese, Russian bombers hold joint patrol, safeguarding world strategic stability amid Western provocations

    Chinese and Russian air forces have conducted a joint strategic air patrol in the Asia-Pacific region on Friday, the Chinese and Russian defense ministries announced, which shows that all the three major military branches (navy, army and air force) of China and Russia have carried out strategic cooperation in 2021 facing regional instability.

    By Wang Qi | 2021/11/19 20:56:51
  • US congressional body 'plays with fire' on Taiwan after top leaders' summit

    After the Chinese leader drew a red line with the US on the Taiwan question and warned it of not playing with fire, a bipartisan advisory body of the US Congress urged policymakers to take tougher measures in "strengthening the credibility of US military deterrence." Though those proposals, which reflect the body's bias and ignorance about China, are unlikely to turn into US policies, experts said China should remain cautious on further provocation from Washington as growing chaotic voices in its domestic political circle would only increase the risk of strategic miscalculation.

    By Chen Qingqing, Yang Sheng and Liu Caiyu | 2021/11/18 23:59:30
  • China, India prepare for new round of Corps Commander Level meeting

    China and India held a virtual meeting on the working mechanism for consultation and coordination on border affairs on Thursday, in which they agreed to consolidate the disengagement results, and strictly abide by bilateral agreements and consensus, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a press release.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/18 20:33:39
  • With eye on China, US, Japan stage anti-submarine drills in S.China Sea

    Military observers said rarely-seen large-scale anti-submarine drills recently staged by the US and Japan in the South China Sea targeted China and the conventional submarines of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy.

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2021/11/17 22:00:10
  • Canadian warship's provocative acts only seek for attention and of no actual use: military experts

    Canadian warship HMCS Winnipeg stopped for rest at US Naval Facility White Beach in Okinawa on Monday after its transit of the Taiwan Straits with a US destroyer in mid October, as well as joint training with US and UK aircraft carriers and warships of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

    By Zhang Changyue and Wang Qi | 2021/11/17 5:27:06
  • Drones cut task time by a third for Xinjiang border missions

    Drones are helping border soldiers in Tacheng Prefecture, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to conduct missions more effectively as they can shorten the task time by a third, China Central Television (CCTV) reported.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/16 21:23:34
  • Taiwan's new submarine, warplanes cannot change widening military gap with mainland: experts

    The island of Taiwan will reportedly usher in new progress on several types of weapons and equipment, including the island's first indigenous submarine prototype, F-16V fighter jets and an advanced supersonic jet trainer. However, no matter how the island develops or purchases arms, the great disparity in military strength across the Straits cannot be changed, said experts, warning that resisting reunification by force is bound to meet a dead end.

    By Xu Keyue | 2021/11/15 21:14:10
  • China's L-15 advanced jet trainer showcased at Dubai Airshow, reflecting nation's attention to Middle East arms market

    China displayed its L-15 advanced jet trainer at the Dubai Airshow in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday along with other Chinese arms products, the first time that the Chinese military aviation sector has systematically exhibited its products in a large comprehensive international air show outside the country since the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Cui Fandi | 2021/11/14 21:58:33
  • Thermal equipment and food supplies for winter fully prepared for Chinese PLA soldiers in Xinjiang

    Protective equipment and food supplies for winter including thermal shower rooms, environmentally friendly toilets and cellars to store fresh vegetables have been fully prepared for the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers stationed and training in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, as the temperature of the region has dropped to -20 C.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/14 16:18:39
  • PLA Air Force celebrates 72nd anniversary as Taiwan island patrol becomes more frequent

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force celebrated its 72nd anniversary on Thursday, highlighting some of the military branches' recent key missions including bomber patrols around the island of Taiwan and foreign warplane interceptions in the East China Sea.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/11/11 20:15:27
  • Mainland reacts strongly to US lawmakers' Taiwan visit; Provocative moves may speed up reunification process: expert

    The Chinese mainland has made stern warnings after a delegation of US lawmakers sneaked into the island of Taiwan via US military aircraft on Tuesday night, the second time since US President Joe Biden took office. Experts said that the US lawmakers' visit is driven by a mixture of political and business interests, as well as to embolden the pro-secession DPP authority, and it could also speed up the deployment of the mainland and the process of final reunification between the two sides of the Straits.

    By Wang Qi, Chen Qingqing and Zhao Juecheng | 2021/11/11 0:53:39
  • China's latest WZ-7 recon drone deployed for combat training ahead of PLA Air Force's 72nd anniversary

    As an important piece of equipment in the arsenal of the PLA Air Force's unmanned combat system, the domestically developed WZ-7 high-altitude reconnaissance drone has caught much attention since it made its debut at the Airshow China this year. The drone has been deployed for full combat training, the PLA Air Force announced on Wednesday, the eve of its 72nd anniversary.

    By Global Times | 2021/11/10 22:51:53
  • US media hype Chinese aircraft carrier progress and anti-carrier capability 'to boost military funding, rally allies'

    US media outlets fanned speculation over the development of China's third aircraft carrier on Tuesday, claiming the modern mother ship, possibly equipped with electromagnetic catapults, could launch in early 2022, right after some US media reports hyped China's “mock-ups of US carriers” used for the country's anti-ship ballistic missile practice.

    By Leng Shumei and Liu Xuanzun | 2021/11/10 21:38:52
  • Aircraft model from PLA Air Force's anniversary celebration video sparks speculation

    An aircraft model that appeared in the latest promotional video of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force released on Tuesday has sparked speculation among Chinese military enthusiasts, who believe the model with a tailless aerodynamic design could represent an advanced warplane that is yet to be announced to the public.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/11/10 21:22:28
  • Russia Creating New Anti-Aircraft Missile System S-550

    New anti-aircraft missile system S-550 is being created in Russia, the Russian Defence Ministry said.

    By Sputnik News | 2021/11/10 18:24:09
  • PLA Eastern Theater Command conducts combat readiness patrol near Taiwan Straits in response to secessionist activities

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command and the Chinese Defense Ministry consecutively issued coping measures and warnings from both military and informational aspects, after media reported that some US congressmen and senators flew to Taiwan island on a military plane, which experts said shows the PLA's high combat readiness and well-prepared contingency plan.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/11/9 22:06:57
  • China delivers largest, most advanced warship to Pakistan

    China on Monday delivered to Pakistan the largest and most advanced warship China has ever exported, in a move that highlights the friendship between the two countries and will contribute to the two countries' all-weather strategic cooperative partnership.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/11/8 22:22:05
  • PLA conducts multiple drills in western plateau after India's exercises 'targeting China'

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) revealed it conducted multiple drills in its western plateau over the past week. This comes after the Indian military launched a major exercise along the border with China at the start of the month. Chinese experts said on Monday that the response displays the PLA's capabilities in safeguarding national sovereignty and security as it faces India's provocations.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/11/8 19:33:16
  • Innovation of twin-seat J-20 stealth fighter to lead world, military experts say after reported maiden flight

    China has reportedly conducted the maiden flight of the twin-seat variation of the J-20 recently, as the aircraft became the world's first stealth fighter jet with two seats to fly. Chinese military analysts said on Sunday that the new warplane uses innovations that could potentially change warfare and lead the world.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/11/7 19:16:35
  • China's J-16D electronic warfare aircraft starts combat training, 'to team up with J-20 stealth fighter'

    The J-16D electronic warfare aircraft belonging to the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force has recently entered combat training, and it is expected to conduct seamless, accompanying operations with the J-20 stealth fighter jet in moves with the potential to generate tremendous combat efficiency, experts said on Saturday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/11/6 22:36:26
  • New Pentagon report hypes 'Chinese nuclear threat' to serve US hegemonic goals

    The US Defense Department on Wednesday released its annual report on China's military development, which again hyped the "China threat theory," and discussed China's nuclear arsenal, claiming that the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is expanding its nuclear force much faster than the US had predicted, and that it may have 1,000 nuclear warheads by the end of the decade and surpass US global influence by the middle of the 21st century.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2021/11/4 23:42:55
  • Tsai won't deter PLA by hyping US troops' presence in Taiwan: retired Taiwan general

    Will the war break out soon across the Taiwan Straits amid rising tensions between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan island? Xu Li-nong, a 103-year-old retired general of the Taiwan army, told the Global Times on Tuesday that Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen's intention to deter the Chinese mainland by confirming US troops' presence in the island won't work, suggesting that the mainland doesn't need to take it seriously but should adhere to its policy on Taiwan to further influence the people on the island.

    By Fan Lingzhi | 2021/11/4 0:34:20
  • US, allies' subs in S.China Sea could bring 'nuke disaster'

    A senior Chinese expert on the maritime issue raised questions on the announcement the US 7th Fleet made about a US submarine collision in the South China Sea, as well as concerns over the increasing military presence of the US and its allies in the region, as they could bring more danger and accidents to the region, and would even cause a "nuclear disaster."

    By Yan Yuzhu and Yang Sheng | 2021/11/3 21:17:50
  • New regulations to provide PLA with rapid, combat-oriented equipment deliveries

    Signed by Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission, a new set of regulations on military equipment procurement, focusing on war preparedness and combat capabilities, came into force on Monday, with analysts saying that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) will acquire the best weapons and equipment that are most needed on future battlefields at a faster pace.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/11/2 21:58:11
  • US investigation on submarine collision 'untransparent'

    The 'unknown object' the USS Connecticut nuclear-powered submarine collided with in the South China Sea in early October turns out to be an uncharted seamount, the US 7th Fleet announced on Monday. But Chinese military experts said on Tuesday that the US statement is disappointing because it remains short and unclear, leaving many questions unanswered, including the exact location and the impact on the environment, which were demanded by the Global Times in an online petition launched last week and has so far been signed up by 330,000 Chinese and foreign netizens.

    By Guo Yuandan and Liu Xuanzun | 2021/11/2 13:54:45
  • Chinese developers create firefighting electromagnetic railgun

    Deploying an electromagnetic railgun to shoot a fire-extinguishing bomb to put out a forest fire – such a futuristic scenario is becoming a reality in China, with one of the prototypes having been unveiled to the public recently, gathering interest from millions of netizens.

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2021/11/1 22:51:43
  • PLA sent nearly 200 aircraft near Taiwan in record month

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly sent nearly 200 aircraft to the aerial area near the island of Taiwan for exercises in the October, in a move that experts said on Monday has deterred Taiwan secessionist provocations and foreign interference attempts.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/11/1 20:04:24
  • DPP plays 'US card,' hypes military training ties amid rising cross-Straits tensions

    Amid the growing tensions across the Taiwan Straits, media in the island of Taiwan added fuel to the fire by revealing that a small contingent of US special forces will be stationed in the island for some time, and help train Taiwan troops.

    By Wang Qi | 2021/11/1 20:04:24
  • PLA plateau troops get portable individual oxygen supply devices for soldiers

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has been commissioning individual portable oxygen supply devices for soldiers in a move to ensure the troops' top combat capabilities in high-altitude plateau regions.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/10/31 23:35:13
  • China to deliver first rocket launching vessel by 2022

    China's first vessel to support satellite launches from the sea in particular is expected to be delivered by 2022, following a recent ceremony to mark the start of the ship's construction in the city of Haiyang, East China's Shandong Province.

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2021/10/31 20:08:39
  • Maiden flight of China's carrier-based stealth fighter spotted, 'aircraft to rival F-35'

    China's next-generation aircraft carrier-based fighter jet made its long-expected maiden flight recently, foreign media outlets reported, with unverified photos of the prototype warplane in the sky circulating on social media platforms.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/10/31 19:59:21
  • Tsai shows off US military presence in Taiwan,'will be punished eventually'

    In a recent interview with CNN published on Thursday, Taiwan's regional leader Tsai Ing-wen confirmed for the first time that US troops are present on the island for "training purposes." Experts said that this provocative announcement is for Taiwan secessionists to show off that they have got protection from the US, but in fact, there is no chance for them to escape punishment.

    By Yang Sheng, Liu Xuanzun, Chen Qingqing and Yan Yuzhu | 2021/10/28 23:43:39
  • Twin-seat J-20 stealth fighter jet spotted, extra pilot 'to give advantage'

    Photos and videos that give the world the first glimpse of the long-rumored twin-seat variant of China's J-20 stealth fighter jet circulated on social media this week, leading foreign media outlets to say that the aircraft is the world's first stealth fighter jet with two seats.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/10/28 20:19:00
  • Tsai confirms US military presence in Taiwan, 'to face consequences for breaking red line'

    In a recent interview with CNN published on Thursday, Taiwan's regional leader Tsai Ing-wen confirmed for the first time that US troops are present on the island.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/10/28 14:47:40
  • PLA attack, transport helicopters spotted near Taiwan for 1st time, 'provide more tactical options'

    Joining fighter jets and special mission aircraft, attack and transport helicopters of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) were spotted near the island of Taiwan in a drill for the first time on Tuesday, with military experts saying on Wednesday that choppers can provide more tactical options in landing operations, and this displayed the increased combat readiness of the PLA in the region.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2021/10/27 20:46:37
  • President Xi calls to break new ground in weaponry, equipment development, assigns relevant missions in 14th Five-Year Plan

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged efforts to break new ground in the development of the country's military weaponry and equipment, and contribute to the realization of the goals set for the centennial of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), the Xinhua News Agency reported on Tuesday.

    By Yang Sheng and Leng Shumei | 2021/10/26 23:18:39
  • Chinese FM raises four key questions, demanding truth from US on nuclear submarine collision in S. China Sea

    The US must reveal the truth and its intention behind the recent nuclear submarine collision incident in the South China Sea and give a due answer to countries in the region and the international community, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/26 18:13:49
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