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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
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  • 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 Coast Guard expels Philippine vessel for intruding into S.China Sea waters

    The China Coast Guard (CCG) announced on Sunday that it had expelled a Philippine Coast Guard vessel that illegally intruded into waters adjacent to Huangyan Island in the South China Sea multiple times from February 2 to 9, noting that China's responses were professional and reiterating its firm resolve to safeguard China's national sovereignty

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/2/11 22:40:03
  • J-10 fighter jets make one-stop direct return flight from Saudi Arabia with YU-20, sending Lunar New Year greetings

    After delivering flight performances at the World Defence Show in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, seven J-10 fighter jets of the August 1st Aerobatics Team of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force flew directly back to China, accompanied and supported by the YU-20 aerial tanker, landing at an airport in western China on Saturday.

    By Guo Yuandan | 2024/2/11 20:08:56
  • 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
  • US-Japan command post exercise difficult to put into practice; Washington consumes allies to achieve its goals: experts

    The Japanese Self-Defense Forces and the US military named China as a hypothetical enemy for the first time in their joint command post exercise, Japanese government sources said Sunday, according to Japanese media. Experts noted that there is significant difficulty in putting these operational plans into practice for the US and Japan and will not alter the outcome of the Taiwan question.

    By Xu Yelu | 2024/2/5 19:18:08
  • 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
  • PLA Bayi Aerobatic Team's J-10 fighter jets depart for Saudi Arabia world defense show

    Seven J-10 fighter jets from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force Bayi Aerobatic Team took off on Monday morning from an airport in northwestern China for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to participate in the World Defense Show 2024 that will be held from February 4 to 8, announced Senior Colonel Xie Peng, a spokesperson of the PLA Air Force.

    By Guo Yuandan and Leng Shumei | 2024/1/29 12:14:28
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Chinese military achieves overwhelming victories in anti-corruption: PLA Daily

    The Chinese military has achieved significant victories in fighting against corruption whereas it is necessary to be aware that there still exist occasional instances of violations of laws among officials and soldiers inspite of strict measures and management, the PLA Daily commented recently, noting to the PLA will take preventive measures against the problems in advance.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/7 23:22:04
  • 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
  • China imposes sanctions on five US companies as countermeasures against arms sales to Taiwan island

    As countermeasures on US arms sales to China's Taiwan region and the country's sanctions on Chinese entities, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Sunday that China has decided to impose sanctions on five US defense companies, including freezing movable and immovable assets and other types of property held within China, as well as prohibiting organizations and individuals within China from engaging in transactions, cooperation, and other activities with these companies.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/7 11:07:56
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Global Times visits border outposts in Xizang: New-quality logistical support brings guarantee, happiness to soldiers in harsh conditions

    In the season of heavy snow and freezing cold, the soldiers at the border frontlines remain steadfast while on duty in the snowy mountains, a testament not only to their spirit of sacrifice and dedication but also to the strong logistical support provided by the military. The widespread use of new-quality logistical support equipment demonstrates the care of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee for the soldiers at the border and reflects the PLA's determination to defend China's territory.

    By Shan Jie, Fan Wei, Cao Siqi, and Yang Ruoyu in Xizang | 2024/1/3 20:24:01
  • 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
  • Houthi group says 10 fighters killed by US in spillover of Gaza crisis; 'major escalation so far unlikely'

    The Red Sea - one of the world's most important shipping lanes that links markets in Europe with Asia - saw another bloody incident on Sunday with Yemen's Houthi group stating that 10 of its fighters were killed by US naval forces while they were preventing Israel-related ships from passing through the Red Sea, in solidarity and support for the Palestinian people.

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2024/1/1 20:30:32
  • 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
  • Prolonged Gaza war leads to growing risks of wider regional conflict

    Chinese experts raised concerns on Wednesday about the growing risks of a wider conflict in the Middle East, as Israel's military chief warned that its war on Hamas will likely last for months. Experts said that it is hard to predict when the war will end, but that a prolonged war will be increasingly detrimental to Israel.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/12/27 22:32:19
  • 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
  • Latest control of Maryinka 'hardly break stalemate' of Russia-Ukraine war

    Although some Western media view Russia's latest control of Maryinka in eastern Ukraine, which is a small town in the Donetsk region, as Moscow's "most significant battlefield gains since May," some Chinese experts believe that this single progress will not provide the means to break the military stalemate between the two sides that has persisted for nearly two years. When the world is forecasting what could happen in the Russia-Ukraine conflict in 2024, Chinese experts said there could be "more room for imagination" after the US presidential election in next November.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/12/26 22:12:24
  • Israel's killing of Iranian military advisor to further complicate regional situation

    Israel's killing of a senior adviser in Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is likely to further stimulate anti-Israel and anti-US sentiment in Iran and complicate regional conflicts, as well as the Red Sea situation, said Chinese experts.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/12/26 20:58:23
  • Chances for truce slim as Israeli military actions further widen gap among parties

    Christmas bloodshed in Gaza has resulted in the deaths of at least 70 people, marking one of the deadliest nights in the ongoing battle between Israel and Palestine. Chinese experts believe the Netanyahu government's determination to extend its "aggressive" military actions in the Gaza Strip will only widen the existing gap between the parties, and hopes for agreeing on a new plan proposed by Egypt are slim.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/12/25 22:27:38
  • 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
  • China-US high-level military talk shows willingness to stabilize ties, manage risks despite persisting uncertainty

    Senior military officers from China and the US held a virtual meeting on Thursday night, marking the first high-level military dialogue for more than a year. According to readouts from both sides, senior officers stressed the importance of exchanges and dialogue during the video call, but the Chinese side also stressed the premise of healthy and stable military ties that "genuinely respect China's core interests and major concerns."

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/12/22 22:20:59
  • 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
  • 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
  • UN chief invoking rare clause shows 'dissatisfaction' toward Security Council failure to address intensifying Gaza crisis

    With Israel's intensifying fighting in the Gaza Strip raising concerns over a worsening humanitarian crisis, UN chief Antonio Guterres invoked Article 99 of the UN Charter for the first time in his tenure, warning of severe risk of collapse of the humanitarian system. Some experts believed that invoking a rarely used clause in the UN charter hinted that the UN Security Council has not met its responsibilities in promoting a cease-fire due to the interference of the US, which has not exerted sufficient pressure on Israel.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/12/7 20:47:34
  • Wider US division on aid to Ukraine, Israel amid partisan struggles before election

    The US is entangled in deepened partisan divisions as it is running out of aid for Ukraine while facing growing international pressure on the escalating humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip after Israel renewed its offensive. Some experts said on Wednesday that as both wars continue, those crises will not only become a heavy financial burden on Washington but also serve as a tool for partisan struggles as the elections loom.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/12/6 23:12:44
  • 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
  • Israel expanding offensive in southern Gaza ignites worries

    Given Israel's military has been pushing its operations deeper into southern Gaza, intensifying its airstrikes and even reportedly considering flooding Gaza tunnels with seawater to drive out Hamas fighters, some Chinese experts raised concerns over the worsening humanitarian crisis. They described the offensive as moving toward savage methods, reflecting Israel's determination of expanding its ground operations in Gaza despite mounting pressure from the international community.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Caiyu | 2023/12/5 22:27:33
  • 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
  • Israeli military widens ground offensive to southern Gaza; hopes for new truce still exist: experts

    The Israeli military confirmed Sunday that it has expanded its ground offensive against Hamas militants in Southern Gaza, an area previously considered a "safe zone," sparking deep concern across the international community that nowhere in the Gaza Strip is safe for Palestinians anymore.

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2023/12/4 19:36:59
  • 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
  • Xi inspects command office for East China Sea area of China Coast Guard

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday inspected the command office for the East China Sea area of the China Coast Guard under the People's Armed Police Force.

    By Xinhua | 2023/12/1 18:02:23
  • 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
  • China firmly opposes US' instigation of Philippines' infringement in Ren'ai Jiao: defense ministry

    The Philippines illegally “grounded” a warship on Ren'ai Jiao and has continuously sent ships intruding into the waters of the area, attempting to reinforce the “grounded” warship, which seriously infringes upon China's sovereignty and violates international law and the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea. History has shown that the US' interference always makes things worse, Wu Qian, spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense, said at Thursday's press briefing in response to media reports saying that the US has proposed relevant suggestions to the Philippines.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/30 20:11:06
  • 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
  • US potential intermediate-range missiles deployment 'big provocation' to China

    The US military is reportedly planning to deploy new land-based intermediate-range missiles in the Asia-Pacific region to "defend" the island of Taiwan, a move that "has limited tactical impact" at present but fully demonstrates the US' determination to interfere in the Taiwan question, observers said on Monday.

    By Zhang Han | 2023/11/27 20:54:50
  • PLA conducts drills on border as conflicts continue in north Myanmar

    Live-fire drills and training exercises conducted by the Chinese military force along the Chinese side of the China-Myanmar border are defensive and aimed at safeguarding Chinese sovereignty, stability of border area and safety of personnel from impacts caused by the civil war in Myanmar, rather than an act to intervene in the internal affairs of the neighboring country, experts said on Sunday.

    By Yang Sheng and Xu Yelu | 2023/11/26 20:55:44
  • 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 conducts real combat drill along China-Myanmar border, a necessary act to deal with emergencies, potential escalation: experts

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Southern Theater Command announced on Saturday that it will conduct a series of real combat training and drills along the Chinese side of the China-Myanmar border, which is aimed to test the rapid maneuverability, border sealing and firepower capabilities of locally positioned troops.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/11/25 13:46:11
  • PLA monitors, guards against Australian frigate while the latter transits Taiwan Straits

    The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command has monitored and has been on guard against the activities of the Australian frigate the Toowoomba while it transited the Taiwan Straits on Thursday, and the situation is under control, according to information from sources.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/24 17:58:32
  • 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
  • Chinese Defense Ministry rebuts Australia's claims about recent warship interaction

    Australia's claims about a recent interaction between Chinese and Australian warships are completely inconsistent with the facts, said a spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/21 0:45:12
  • 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
  • China-developed global pioneering tandem flying-wing vertical takeoff and landing UAV unveiled in Shenzhen

    China-developed global pioneering two-wing vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) was unveiled at the 25th China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF), which was concluded on Sunday in China's tech hub of Shenzhen. It can realize takeoff and landing in vertical state, and can fly at normal level after taking off, China Central Television reported.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/20 13:40:37
  • 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
  • China has developed a distinctive model for recruiting cadets to fly carrier-based aircraft: PLA Navy

    The recruitment, selection methods, and training models for naval aviation cadets have been continuously expanded and optimized, gradually forming a distinctive recruitment and selection model for carrier-based aircraft pilots, according to the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's aviator recruitment work conference held on Tuesday. At the same time, the selection and training of carrier-based aircraft pilots have achieved remarkable results.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/15 17:49:49
  • 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
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