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China's Y-20 large transport aircraft is expected to generate more variants and get more powerful engines after a series of successful development and mission deployments since its first flight a decade ago, experts said on Friday.
By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/1/27 19:52:09
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  • PLA fighter planes track, monitor foreign aircraft on Chinese New Year in S.China Sea airspace

    On Sunday, the day of the Chinese New Year, two fighter planes of a naval aviation brigade under the PLA Southern Theater Command took off from Yongxing Island in the Xisha Islands to track and monitor foreign aircraft over the South China Sea, the PLA Southern Theater Command revealed on Tuesday on WeChat.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/25 23:11:06
  • PLA Navy's 7th Type 055 large destroyer Zunyi makes public debut after commissioning

    The Zunyi, the seventh Type 055 10,000 ton-class destroyer of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, recently made its first public appearance after entering service, with analysts saying on Saturday the powerful warship is expected to become combat-ready within this year.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/1/21 16:13:11
  • Xi inspects combat readiness of armed forces

    President Xi Jinping on Wednesday inspected combat readiness of the armed forces via video link ahead of the Spring Festival, or the Chinese New Year.

    By Xinhua | 2023/1/19 19:04:23
  • PLA air defense missile unit tests quick deployment with Y-20 transport aircraft for 1st time

    A top surface-to-air missile unit of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force recently took part in a systematic confrontational exercise, in which it for the first time tested its quick deployment capability by flying with Y-20 large transport aircraft. This method will significantly enhance China's air defense flexibility, analysts said on Wednesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/1/18 22:01:30
  • PLA Air Force's Wang Hai Air Group fully equipped with J-20 fighter jets, expels foreign aircraft by giving full play to stealth capability

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force recently expelled foreign aircraft threatening China's territorial airspace with J-20 fighter jets, giving full play to the aircraft's stealth capability. Experts said on Tuesday that PLA forces are well-equipped and well-trained in dealing with all sorts of threats.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/1/17 21:18:03
  • Japan, India start fighter jet drills 'with growing military ambitions instigated by US against China'

    Japan and India on Monday launched their first joint fighter jet exercise, a move analysts said exposed the two countries' growing military ambitions against China under the instigation of the US.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/1/16 20:35:11
  • PLA aircraft carrier Shandong holds confrontational drills in South China Sea amid US carrier strike group's entry of region

    The Shandong aircraft carrier group of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently held a series of confrontational drills in the South China Sea at a time when a US carrier strike group had entered the region, with analysts saying on Sunday that the Chinese carrier has practically enhanced its combat readiness, while the US carrier only stirred up tensions and had limited military significance.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2023/1/15 21:35:37
  • Closer military ties with US after '2+2' talks put Japan in riskier and sacrificial position

    The US and Japan are continuing to undermine regional peace and stability in 2023, as top defense and diplomatic officials from both countries vowed to strengthen their military alliance and security cooperation, citing the "greatest strategic challenge" from China. Chinese experts said that a closer military alliance with the US, while adopting a more aggressive posture, would mean a more dangerous position for Japan, and the provocative military alliance would not be welcomed by regional countries.

    By Wang Qi and Liu Xuanzun | 2023/1/12 22:35:57
  • China's Type 052D destroyer gets upgraded propulsion system

    China's independently developed Type 052D destroyer has reportedly received an upgraded propulsion system, a move analysts said on Wednesday is a normal progression with the technological development and the continued production of ships of this class. The 43rd escort task force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy set out on Tuesday from a naval port in Zhanjiang, South China's Guangdong Province for the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somali to succeed the mission of the 42nd escort task force, the PLA Navy said in a statement on the day.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/1/11 22:40:57
  • War game instigates US intervention in possible Taiwan Straits conflict

    A recent war game scenario run by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is not worthy of reference, as it was designed to hype the “China threat” theory, and to suggest the US should fully arm the island of Taiwan preemptively, and instigate the US military to immediately intervene if a conflict breaks out, Chinese mainland experts said on Tuesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/1/10 23:45:00
  • Exclusive: PLA Navy on its way to becoming one of the finest and leading navies: Pakistani naval chief

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy is on its way to becoming one of the finest and leading navies after showing remarkable progress over the last two decades, including operating three aircraft carriers, said Admiral M Amjad Khan Niazi, Chief of the Naval Staff of the Pakistan Navy, looking forward to strengthening the Pakistan Navy's historic relationship with PLA Navy and cooperating closely to promote peace and stability in the Indian Ocean region while preserving good order at sea.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/1/10 0:14:09
  • Exclusive: China-Pakistan AIP submarine project progressing steadily: Pakistani naval chief

    The Hangor-class submarine project between China and Pakistan is progressing steadily, and the air independent propulsion (AIP) system-equipped boats are now under various stages of construction in the two countries, Admiral M Amjad Khan Niazi, Chief of the Naval Staff of the Pakistan Navy, told the Global Times in a recent exclusive interview.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/1/9 23:40:15
  • Exclusive: Pakistan Navy to receive two more Type 054A/P frigates from China in 2023: Pakistani naval chief

    With two hulls already inducted and two more scheduled to be delivered in 2023, the Type 054A/P frigates built by China are expected to become a mainstay in the Pakistan Navy, Admiral M Amjad Khan Niazi, Chief of the Naval Staff of the Pakistan Navy, told the Global Times in a recent exclusive interview.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/1/9 22:51:32
  • PLA announces 1st joint drill around Taiwan island in 2023, countering provocations from external, 'Taiwan independence' forces

    In a first of such move in 2023, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) announced on Sunday it conducted joint alert patrol and combat exercises around the island of Taiwan on the day countering collusions between external and “Taiwan independence” forces, with Chinese mainland experts saying that the PLA will only intensify its drills this year if provocations do not stop.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/1/8 23:28:27
  • Launch ceremony held in Shanghai for China-built landing platform dock for Thailand

    The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) recently organized a ceremony in Shanghai for its new landing platform dock from China, which indicates that it will be delivered to Thailand and put into service soon, experts said.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/7 0:11:20
  • China's 2nd aircraft carrier Shandong carries out realistic combat-oriented training in South China Sea

    China's second aircraft carrier, the Shandong, recently conducted realistic combat-oriented training in the South China Sea, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Wednesday. The announcement came amid the reported fighter jet drills of China's first aircraft carrier Liaoning in the West Pacific. Two aircraft carriers hosting drills in two different directions demonstrated China's aircraft carriers' enhanced capacity and the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's strong capability, analysts said.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/5 2:08:00
  • PLA kicks off annual training for 2023 amid security challenges; new weapons, integrated combat capacity stressed

    After a busy year of intensive exercises in 2022, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has kicked off annual training in 2023 with highlights in combat forces of new qualities and integrated combat capacity, which experts said are vital capacities for the PLA to win warfare in the future, facing the security challenges represented by military provocations by Western countries led by the US, the Taiwan question, and potential instability in the southwestern border.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/1/4 22:01:00
  • China's Liaoning aircraft carrier group returns from far sea training in West Pacific, setting new records

    The Liaoning aircraft carrier group of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy has reportedly returned from its far sea training in the West Pacific, where it set new records in terms of aircraft sortie rate, vessels involved in the group and areas covered, as the drills displayed and enhanced the PLA's capabilities in safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity, analysts said on Tuesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/1/3 21:14:07
  • US spy plane makes dangerous maneuvers against monitoring PLA airplane during close-in recon on China

    It was a US RC-135 spy plane that engaged in dangerous maneuvers against a Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy J-11 fighter jet which was monitoring the US aircraft during the latter's close-in reconnaissance over the South China Sea, and the US intentionally misled the public, the PLA Southern Theater Command said on Saturday, releasing a video documenting the incident.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/12/31 22:56:15
  • Latest US-Taiwan arms sale slammed, 'will face mainland countermeasures'

    The US announced another batch of arms sales to the island of Taiwan on Wednesday, featuring anti-tank mine-laying systems, a type of weapon that can be used to slow down potential amphibious landing operations from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA). However, the PLA is well-equipped with minesweeping equipment, including robots, that can nullify these threats, and the latest US-Taiwan collusion will face resolute countermeasures from the Chinese mainland, experts said on Thursday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/12/29 22:34:58
  • China's aircraft carrier Liaoning spotted edging close to Guam for first time amid US strategic threats

    The Liaoning aircraft carrier group of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy was recently spotted for the first time sailing close to Guam, a key US military node in the second island chain, during its ongoing exercises in the West Pacific, a move analysts said on Thursday showed that the Chinese carrier is ready to defend the country against potential US attacks launched from there, including military interference attempts over the Taiwan question.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/12/29 21:46:14
  • Japan to deploy missile defense unit near Taiwan island, 'removing pacifist mask' as it ramps up military presence

    Japan is removing its pacifist mask as it continues attempts to strengthen its military presence in the Asia-Pacific region, Chinese experts said on Wednesday, following reports that Tokyo is likely to deploy a surface-to-air missile defense unit at Japan's closest self-defense force base to China's Taiwan region.

    By Wang Qi | 2022/12/28 23:03:22
  • Chinese military aircraft manufacturers complete annual production

    Multiple major Chinese military aircraft manufacturers have announced completion of their annually scheduled production plans by the end of December, which will lay a solid foundation for the aviation forces of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) next year.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/12/28 21:35:41
  • China, Russia conclude week-long naval drills in East China Sea

    Chinese and Russian naval forces successfully concluded their weeklong routine joint drills in the East China Sea on Tuesday, with Chinese navy commanders revealing to the Global Times that actual combat performances and innovation were highlights during the exercise, which focused on joint maintenance of maritime security.

    By Guo Yuandan and Deng Xiaoci | 2022/12/27 22:36:02
  • GT Yearender: PLA wraps up year 2022 with intensive drills, rapid development

    In an epitome that highlights a busy year of missions and development, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) carried out several concurrent major military exercises at the end of 2022, including the China-Russia joint naval drill, far sea training of the Liaoning aircraft carrier group and the cross-service joint exercises around the island of Taiwan, with observers expecting the PLA to continue making strides and achieve its centenary goal in 2027, safeguarding the country's sovereignty, territorial integrity and development interests.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/12/27 20:11:13
  • PLA drills around Taiwan break August record targeting US move

    The joint drills by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) around the island of Taiwan on Sunday in response to the recent escalation in the US-Taiwan collusion were record-breaking, surpassing even the peak number observed in the large-scale PLA drills held in August following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's provocative visit to Taiwan, as the PLA again demonstrated its capabilities in blockading the island and shutting down all external interference attempts, experts said on Monday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/12/26 20:51:14
  • New improvements expected for China's J-20 stealth fighter jet

    Chinese military analysts said constant upgrades are expected for China's J-20 fighter jet, after foreign media reported recently that a new and more powerful variant of the stealth aircraft has appeared. The new J-20 features changes to the shape of the aircraft, which might improve its aerodynamic and performance capabilities as well as low-observable qualities, US media outlet thedrive.com reported on Friday, citing unverified photos circulating on social media.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/12/25 23:05:46
  • PLA holds fire strike drills around Taiwan island after US defense bill provokes China

    PLA Eastern Theater Command holds cross-service joint alert patrol and fire strike drills around Taiwan island on Sunday.

    By Xu Keyue, Zhang Changyue and Liu Xuanzun | 2022/12/25 19:27:19
  • US, Japan hiking defense budgets to target China is dangerous: experts

    The US and Japan both announced on Friday increases in their defense budgets for next year, naming Taiwan question among reasons for the spending hikes. This reflects that the two countries are preparing to interfere in the Taiwan question militarily, and it requires China to enhance combat readiness and be ready to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity, experts said on Sunday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/12/25 19:06:53
  • PLA Navy's carrier Liaoning ramps up aircraft sortie training in West Pacific

    The aircraft carrier Liaoning of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy reportedly hosted about 130 aircraft sorties in four days after it entered the West Pacific for far sea drills last week, more than twice as intensive as the exercises held in the same region in May, displaying the carrier's high level of combat readiness, analysts said on Thursday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/12/22 22:30:37
  • China, India agree to work out mutually acceptable resolution of remaining issues in LAC Western Sector

    China and India have agreed to work out a mutually acceptable resolution of the remaining issues in the Western Sector along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at the earliest by staying in close contact and maintaining dialogue through military and diplomatic channels.

    By Zhang Changyue and Du Qiongfang | 2022/12/22 21:37:16
  • China, Russia kick off joint naval drill in East China Sea, promote new steps in tackling maritime security threats

    China and Russia on Wednesday launched the Joint Sea 2022 naval drill in the East China Sea, a move naval officers and experts said reflected a high level of strategic mutual trust and will further promote the two navies' capabilities in jointly dealing with maritime security threats, and contributing to the safeguarding of peace and stability in the region and the world.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2022/12/21 20:16:14
  • China, Russia to hold joint naval drill in East China Sea, displaying capability amid US, Japanese provocations

    China and Russia will hold a week-long joint naval drill in the East China Sea starting Wednesday, in a move which analysts said on Tuesday displays the two countries' capabilities in tackling maritime security threats and safeguarding peace and stability at a complicated time when the US keeps promoting its “Indo-Pacific Strategy” and Japan has broken away from its defense-only principle, instigating tensions in the Taiwan Straits.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/12/20 21:30:33
  • Chinese vessel sails through territorial strait for international navigation rather than entering Japan's territorial waters: expert

    A Chinese Navy survey ship sailed through the Tokara Strait, a strait for free international navigation, rather than Japan's territorial waters, the Global Times learned on Monday after Japan had accused the Chinese vessel of entering its territorial waters.

    By Guo Yuandan | 2022/12/19 23:48:35
  • Aircraft carrier Liaoning hosts fighter jet drills in West Pacific

    After sailing across the Miyako Strait on Friday, the aircraft carrier Liaoning of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy has reportedly started to host fighter jet exercises in the Philippine Sea, with analysts saying on Monday that the ongoing drills could feature more sophisticated and realistic combat-oriented courses than last time in May.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/12/19 19:58:11
  • PLA holds live-fire long-range rocket artillery drills in Xizang

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently conducted a series of tactical drills in the high-altitude plateau region of Southwest China featuring the live-fire shooting of long-range rocket artillery, a type of weapon analysts said on Sunday works particularly well in such terrain and will help the PLA safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/12/18 18:03:46
  • China's 'most powerful' carrier group enters West Pacific for drills amid Japan's breakaway from defense-only principle

    The aircraft carrier Liaoning of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, featuring a record number of Type 055 10,000 ton-class large destroyers as its escorts, reportedly sailed across the Miyako Strait and entered the West Pacific for routine exercises on Friday, the same day that Japan broke away from its defense-only postwar principle and announced plans to equip itself with first attack-capable missiles, allowing itself to hit China.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/12/17 0:04:54
  • Type 055 large destroyer leads PLA warships in island chain-breaking voyage

    Led by a 10,000 ton-class large destroyer, a group of warships of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy reportedly sailed beyond the first island chain on Wednesday via two strategically important straits near Japan, a routine exercise experts said on Thursday sent a signal amid Japan's recent militaristic moves, including updates to its national security strategies with the plan to increase military spending and referring to China as a "strategic challenge."

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/12/15 20:27:05
  • Record PLA bomber group trains near Taiwan island, deterring collusion between secessionists, external forces

    ​The defense authority on the island of Taiwan on Tuesday reported the activities of a whopping 18 H-6 bombers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), a record high in terms of PLA bomber sorties in drills around the island in a single day.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/12/14 22:01:46
  • US succeeds in hypersonic missile test launch, technology China has long mastered

    After a series of failures, the US Air Force on Monday announced that it has finally succeeded in the test launch of its air-launched hypersonic missile, a technology China has long mastered and even put on public display at a recent air show.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/12/13 18:58:46
  • China urges India to restrain frontline troops, work together to maintain border peace

    When asked to comment on alleged clash around China-India border, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said the current situation is “generally stable,” and asked India to abide by the spirit of relevant agreements signed by the two sides.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/13 18:51:10
  • Warplanes of PLA Air Force, Navy share airfield in joint exercise

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently organized a joint exercise in which warplanes of the Air Force and the Navy used the same airfield and received ground maintenance.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/12/12 22:00:06
  • PLA submarines uses adversary forces in South China Sea as practice partners

    Submarines of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy are using adversary forces operating in the South China Sea as practice partners, a move analysts said on Sunday is a pragmatic approach that can not only enhance the boats' combat capabilities under real conditions, but also deter those hostile forces from making provocative moves on China's doorsteps.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/12/11 20:42:28
  • China's new high-altitude, high-speed demonstrator drone makes first flight

    China recently carried out the maiden flight for a type of new high-altitude, high-speed demonstrator drone, which can help test and verify a number of new technologies including artificial intelligence, loyal wingman and drone swarm, the aircraft's maker announced on Thursday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/12/9 0:34:07
  • US increases arms sales to Taiwan island, 'only consolidates morale for Chinese reunification'

    The US, in consecutive provocative moves over the Taiwan question, has in the past few days approved another arms sale to the island of Taiwan and advanced its National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) through Congress, which includes direct military loans and fast-track weapon sales.

    By Zhang Han and Xu Yelu | 2022/12/8 21:57:46
  • First commander of Chinese PLA support base in Djibouti awarded highest medal

    The first commander of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Support Base in Djibouti was awarded the country's highest-level medal on Wednesday, according to an official release published by the PLA Navy on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/8 21:19:34
  • Arrival of Japanese warplanes in Philippines adds more uncertainty in South China Sea: experts

    Although Japan claimed that the two F-15 fighter jets it sent on Tuesday arrived in the Philippines for friendly exchanges, Chinese military experts believe that Japan's actions may add more insecurity and instability in the South China Sea.

    By Guo Yuandan | 2022/12/8 0:19:48
  • Type 071E landing platform dock China built for Thailand completes sea trial

    The Type 071E landing platform dock China built for Thailand recently completed its sea trial, with experts saying on Wednesday that the large warship's construction is going smoothly and the vessel is expected to be delivered soon.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/12/7 19:39:47
  • US' latest arms sale proposal to Taiwan island may hinder China-US military exchanges; little help for secessionists to gain a military edge

    The provocative arms sale to China's Taiwan region will make it more difficult to restore China-US military cooperation and exchanges, Chinese experts warned Tuesday, following reports that Washington has proposed arms sale to the secessionist Taiwan authorities, less than a month after two heads of state met face-to face in Bali, when US President Joe Biden reaffirmed that the US does not support "Taiwan independence,” and has no intention to engage in conflict with China.

    By GT staff reporters | 2022/12/6 21:48:45
  • PLA Army brigade holds urban warfare drills integrating drones, robots

    An army brigade of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently held a series of urban warfare exercises in which troops integrated drones and robots for reconnaissance, combat support and logistics support tasks, with experts saying on Monday that the use of unmanned equipment could significantly enhance combat effectiveness and lower casualties.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/12/5 20:56:32
  • US' newly unveiled B-21 stealth bomber raises new defense challenges to China, expected to be responded to by Chinese counterpart: analysts

    The world finally got its first glimpse on the B-21, the US' first new bomber in more than 30 years, after it made a high-profile debut in a ceremony on Friday, an event analysts said on Sunday is an attempt to flex its muscles and deter China.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/12/4 22:03:30
  • China-Japan defense hotline to start next spring, expected to benefit regional stability

    A defense hotline between China and Japan is expected to be launched next spring, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi revealed on Tuesday. Chinese observers said the move can avoid escalation of tensions if miscalculation or other frictions happen between the two sides in their maritime and air relations.

    By Xu Keyue | 2022/12/1 0:08:00
  • Chinese, Russian air forces hold 2nd joint strategic patrol of the year with 1st warplane exchange visits

    Chinese and Russian militaries conducted a joint aerial strategic patrol in the Asia-Pacific region on Wednesday, the first time Chinese aircraft have landed in Russia and Russian aircraft have landed in China in such a joint patrol, and the first time the two countries have organized joint aerial patrols twice in a year. Analysts said it reflects a high level of increasing military cooperation and mutual trust that contributes to peace and stability in the region and the world.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/11/30 17:10:40
  • PLA warns away trespassing US warship near Nansha Islands; trajectory shows US warship makes sharp turn in provocative move

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Southern Theater Command on Tuesday morning discovered that the vessel USS Chancellorsville had trespassed into waters around the Nansha Islands in the South China Sea without China's authorization, and followed and warned away the guided-missile cruiser.

    By GT staff reporters | 2022/11/29 11:09:02
  • Experts to engage in heated exchanges over solutions to intl security issues in expert videoconference of Beijing Xiangshan Forum

    Global experts, including those from China and the US, will likely engage in heated exchanges over different solutions to international security issues in the upcoming expert videoconference of the Beijing Xiangshan Forum, Senior Colonel Zhao Xiaozhuo, deputy director of the Beijing Xiangshan Forum Secretariat, told the Global Times on Monday in an exclusive interview.

    By Guo Yuandan | 2022/11/28 22:34:04
  • PLA's first two amphibious assault ships complete full training, form operational capability

    China's Type 075 amphibious assault ships Hainan and Guangxi have recently completed full-course training tests including an evaluation on the use of weaponry, enhancing the vessels' amphibious operational capabilities, which analysts said is of great significance for China to safeguard its national territorial integrity and national sovereignty in the Taiwan Straits and the South China Sea.

    By Leng Shumei | 2022/11/27 20:19:00
  • World-leading 3D printing tech widely used on China's newly developed warplane

    China's aviation industry has started applying world-leading 3D printing technologies on new-generation warplanes, with 3D printed parts widely used on a newly developed aircraft that made its maiden flight not long ago, said a leading developer.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/11/26 15:08:50
  • PLA Navy's another Type 055 large destroyer Anshan achieves operational capability, 'ready for far sea missions'

    Another Type 055 large destroyer of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, the Anshan, has achieved operational capability after having recently passed an acceptance test, marking that the 10,000 ton-class warship is ready for voyages to distant waters, experts said on Saturday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/11/26 14:28:48
  • Worries increase as Russia-Ukraine conflict enters stalemate

    Exactly nine months since the Russia-Ukraine conflict broke out on February 24, it is now not only Russia and Ukraine that have been severely impacted in the crisis, Europe and the US that stand behind it have also been deeply mired. As the conflict continues to further drag in a stalemate, it has been triggering more worries from the international community especially after the latest airstrikes on Ukraine cities, knocking out power and water service, and according to media reports, this is the largest strike that Russia has launched against infrastructure in Ukraine since November 15.

    By Liu Xin and Xu Yelu | 2022/11/24 23:41:19
  • China's intensive military diplomatic activities highlight cooperation

    China on Thursday announced even more military diplomatic activities with Southeast Asian countries following the country's defense chief's attendance of the ninth ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus) this week, in a move experts said will bolster trust, cooperation and joint defense capability in the region, and which will build immunity against external instigations and fears that a Ukraine-like crisis could happen in the Asia-Pacific in the form of the Taiwan question or the South China Sea issue.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Yu Xi | 2022/11/24 22:09:55
  • China's defense chief urges unity, rejects hegemony; 'ASEAN, China have wisdom to resist attempt to recreate Ukraine crisis in Asia'

    In attending the 9th ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting-Plus in Cambodia, China's defense chief on Wednesday called for world solidarity and fairness instead of hegemony and division, and called on countries to practice the Global Security Initiative and work together to build a solid barrier for universal security. He also stressed that the Chinese military's growth and strength will always be in favor of world peace but the Chinese military has the confidence and capability to defeat any intruders, reaffirming China's bottom-line on the Taiwan question.

    By Liu Xin and Liu Xuanzun | 2022/11/24 0:52:42
  • PLA Eastern Theater Command's J-10C fighters hold interception exercise in far sea, show growing skills, confidence

    Two J-10C fighters have conducted interception training in the far sea recently organized by the Eastern Theater Command of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), China Central Television reported.

    By Leng Shumei | 2022/11/23 22:00:39
  • China's J-15 carrier-based fighter jet to get domestic engines: report

    A newly produced J-15 carrier-based fighter jet was fitted with what seems to be a pair of China's domestically developed engines, according to an official media report on Wednesday, which marked the 10th anniversary of the aircraft's first takeoff and landing on the Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/11/23 21:49:20
  • Red line over Taiwan question reiterated in talks between Chinese, US defense chiefs

    The defense chiefs of China and the US met face to face for the first time in Cambodia on Tuesday since US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's provocative visit to Taiwan island in early August, which was responded with large-scale military exercises around the island by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA).

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/11/22 14:41:28
  • PLA Air Force's YU-20 tanker aircraft conducts aerial refueling for J-10 fighter jet, 'displays versatility'

    The YU-20, the latest large tanker aircraft of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force, recently hosted aerial refueling exercises for the J-10 fighter jet in a move experts said further displayed the tanker's versatility after it has shown its compatibility with J-20 and J-16 fighter jets.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/11/21 19:36:30
  • China remains open to defense chief dialogue with US during ADMM-Plus meeting

    The Chinese and US sides are "communicating and coordinating" with each other on bilateral exchanges on the sidelines of the upcoming ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus), said the Chinese Defense Ministry on Sunday morning, as experts said that to what extent the meeting would bring positive outcomes that could benefit regional and world peace and stability depends on whether or not the US military will implement the US president's reaffirmed promise of not seeking conflict with China.

    By Yang Sheng and Guo Yuandan | 2022/11/20 21:04:40
  • US hypes China's JL-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile deployment 'with ulterior motives'

    The US recently claimed that China has fielded new, longer-range submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) to threaten the US, but Chinese military experts said on Sunday that China's SLBM development aims to defend itself from nuclear blackmail, and that the US military's speculation has ulterior motives which would see it gain more funds to enhance its capabilities.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/11/20 17:41:30
  • George Hatem: True pioneer of CPC's great cause

    In October 1949, a foreigner was invited to the Tian'anmen Rostrum for the founding ceremony of the People's Republic of China (PRC). The foreigner was George Hatem, known as Ma Haide in China, the first Westerner to ever become a CPC member and later obtain Chinese citizenship.

    By Global Times | 2022/11/17 0:07:51
  • China displays advanced weapons, equipment at Pakistani defense expo

    China is displaying many advanced weapons and equipment, including drone and anti-drone systems, at an ongoing defense expo in Pakistan, a move analysts said on Wednesday indicates that the two countries' defense cooperation will continue to deepen under their ironclad friendship, with Pakistan's armed forces already operating advanced main battle equipment of Chinese origin.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/11/16 19:23:34
  • China-US military exchanges may resume after Xi-Biden meeting: experts

    China-US military exchanges and communication may soon resume after a suspension of several months, and the two militaries may already be in contact at the working level, Chinese experts said on Tuesday, following the first face-to-face meeting between the leaders of the world's two biggest economies since US President Joe Biden took office in early 2021.

    By GT staff reporters | 2022/11/15 22:36:17
  • Display of J-20 fighters' abilities at air show 'deters potential opponents'

    After six days of intensive flying display performances by J-20 fighter jets at the Airshow China 2022, which concluded on Sunday in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province, military observers pointed to more details that reflect the stealth aircraft's strong and increasing combat capabilities in terms of techniques and tactics as well as the number produced, which they believed can deter potential opponents including "Taiwan independence" secessionists and external interference forces.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Lin Luwen in Zhuhai | 2022/11/15 21:04:09
  • Robot prototype capable of clearing space debris shines at Airshow China

    The model of a robotic platform that had been launched into low-Earth orbit by a Chinese space-mining start-up made its debut at Airshow China, drawing wide attention from space fans for its wild vision of how to lead the world on space debris removal techniques and to pave the way for technologies capable of mining on asteroids. The NEO-01, developed by Nanjing-based Origin Space Technology Co, which claims to be the first Chinese company dedicated to exploring and utilizing space resources, was launched on a Long March 6 rocket for space debris removal and asteroids mining experiments in deep space in April 2021.

    By Cao Siqi in Zhuhai | 2022/11/13 21:44:27
  • China debuts latest air defense missiles, laser at Airshow China 2022

    China unveiled several of its latest air defense missile and laser systems at the Airshow China 2022 held in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province from Tuesday to Sunday, in a move experts said showed that China is building a world-class comprehensive air defense system that can safeguard the country's sky from potential attacks. Despite having been exhibited to the general public in the past, the HQ-9B surface-to-air missile weapon system of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force on display at the Airshow China featured for the first time a new type of missile in addition to the previously known one.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Fan Wei in Zhuhai | 2022/11/13 19:44:23
  • China debuts container-type missile launch system; weapon can 'effectively improve defense capabilities of coastal countries'

    China's leading missile developer exhibited a container-type sea defense combat system at the ongoing Airshow China in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province, which could effectively improve the defense capabilities of coastal countries for its outstanding mobility and capability to disguise itself.

    By Fan Wei and Cao Siqi in Zhuhai | 2022/11/12 21:28:41
  • China unveils 'drone killer' laser weapon at Airshow China, can shoot down target at low cost

    A laser weapon used against drones attracted wide attention at this year's Airshow China. Dubbed the killer of UAVs, the weapon can launch effective strikes on low, slow and small (LSS) targets, which refer to those that fly below an altitude of one kilometer, at speeds of around 200 kilometers per hour and have a radar cross-section smaller than one square meter.

    By Cao Siqi, Liu Xuanzun and Fan Wei in Zhuhai | 2022/11/11 20:47:39
  • Chinese PLA Navy's hospital ship Ark Peace arrives in Indonesia for goodwill visit

    The Chinese PLA Navy's hospital ship Ark Peace arrived at the port of Tanjung Priok in Jakarta, Indonesia, at 10 am on November 10, for an eight-day goodwill visit as part of "Mission Harmony-2022." The Ark Peace was warmly welcomed by the Indonesian navy and local people, as well as the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia and representatives of Chinese institutions and overseas Chinese.

    By Global Times | 2022/11/11 2:34:06
  • PLA Navy's 3rd Type 075 amphibious assault ship makes training debut

    The Anhui, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's third Type 075 amphibious assault ship, recently conducted realistic combat-oriented training, the PLA Navy announced on Thursday. This indicates that the vessel has entered active service, analysts said.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/11/11 1:07:18
  • China exhibits fighter jet engine with 2D thrust vectoring control nozzle

    China for the first time exhibited a turbofan engine with a 2D thrust vectoring control nozzle at the ongoing Airshow China 2022 held in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province, with experts saying on Thursday that such an engine could provide aircraft, particularly fighter jets, with enhanced maneuverability and stealth capability, and it reflects the rapid development of China's aero engine sector overall.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Cao Siqi in Zhuhai | 2022/11/10 21:09:53
  • China displays powerful space monitoring radar for first time at Airshow China

    China's leading radar developer exhibited a giant space monitoring radar, which is believed to be the "most powerful radar," at this year's Airshow China. It's about 10 meters high, and it attracted wide attention not only from military enthusiasts but also from foreign visitors.

    By Cao Siqi, Liu Xuanzun and Ma Jun in Zhuhai | 2022/11/10 21:59:18
  • Exclusive: China's new Wing Loong 3 drone has intercontinental range, to make first flight soon

    China's newly unveiled Wing Loong 3 drone has intercontinental range and can be heavily armed with a wide collection of pods, bombs and missiles including air-to-air ones, with the chief designer of the aircraft at an ongoing airshow stating that the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is scheduled to make its maiden flight soon.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Fan Wei in Zhuhai | 2022/11/10 15:27:40
  • Xi stresses combat preparedness during inspection of CMC joint operations command center; peace and natl security rely on strength

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday inspected the joint operations command center of the Central Military Commission (CMC), during which he stressed that the entire military should devote all its energy to and carry out all its work for combat readiness, enhance its capability to fight and win, and effectively fulfill its missions and tasks in the new era.

    By GT staff reporters | 2022/11/9 22:51:59
  • Chinese arms firm offers army brigade combat team solution

    China's leading arms producer exhibited its new-generation army brigade combat team for the first time at this year's Airshow China, which kicked off on Tuesday in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province, reflecting the latest achievements of the integrated development of mechanization, information technology and intelligence of the Chinese army, and the concepts of manned-unmanned coordination and air-ground coordination.

    By Cao Siqi, Liu Xuanzun and Ma Jun in Zhuhai | 2022/11/9 22:51:52
  • New rifle series named Type 20, to improve military's combat capability

    The Chinese military's next-generation service rifle, which used to be called the QBZ191 series, has been formally named the Type 20 series, and the spokesperson of the manufacturer said at the Airshow China 2022 that this shows that the new rifles are just like the 20 aircraft family, which include the J-20 stealth fighter jet, Y-20 transport aircraft and Z-20 helicopter. They will become the next-generation firearms to greatly improve the Chinese military forces' combat capability.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/11/9 21:43:53
  • Exclusive: China's new loyal wingman drone to greatly change air combat: designer

    China's FH-97A loyal wingman, a type of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can accompany manned aircraft and provide it with intelligence, information and firepower support, made its debut at the Airshow China 2022 held in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province in early November, with its chief designer saying that this new technology is expected to greatly change conventional air combat.

    By Liu Xuanzun, Cao Siqi and Fan Wei in Zhuhai | 2022/11/7 22:03:34
  • New drones of Wing Loong family debut at Airshow China

    A number of new drones of the Wing Loong family, including the Wing Loong 1E, Wing Loong 3 and Wing Loong 10A, made their debuts at Airshow China, fully demonstrating the comprehensive strength of China's aviation industry in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

    By Fan Wei and Cao Siqi in Zhuhai | 2022/11/8 21:25:27
  • China holds high-profile display of advanced warplanes, weapons at airshow, 'deters Taiwan secessionists, external interference forces'

    When the six-day Airshow China 2022 kicked off on Tuesday in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province, spectators were greatly amazed by the country's most advanced J-20 fighter jets' outstanding flight performances with challenging maneuvers of tactical significance in a very humid weather, as well as their landing before the general public for the first time, which experts said, together with flight performances of the YU-20 aerial tanker and the J-16 heavy fighter jet among others, constituted a confident and high-profile move that not only showed the capabilities of the aircraft, but also served as a deterrence to “Taiwan independence” secessionist and external interference forces.

    By Liu Xuanzun, Cao Siqi and Lin Luwen in Zhuhai | 2022/11/8 19:45:45
  • Caihong UAVs make changes to serve more missions in modern warfare

    With Airshow China 2022 in Zhuhai, East China's Guangdong Province, about to start on Tuesday, exhibitors worldwide have displayed their new products in the exhibition hall, and due to the performance of military drones in ongoing military conflicts worldwide, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) have become a hot topic at the airshow, with Chinese manufacturers displaying multiple types of advanced drones.

    By Yang Sheng and Ma Jun in Zhuhai | 2022/11/7 21:42:27
  • Intelligent marine equipment shines in Airshow China, helps safeguard China's maritime security

    Various types of marine equipment, especially intelligent unmanned high-speed vessels, which are playing an important role in safeguarding the country's maritime security and scientific research, are one of the highlights of this year's Airshow China, scheduled to be held from November 8 to 13.

    By Cao Siqi and Liu Xuanzun in Zhuhai | 2022/11/7 20:43:11
  • China's J-20 fighter jet to keep receiving upgrades: designer

    China will continue to upgrade the J-20 stealth fighter jet, including deploying the latest artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive technologies, to make it perform at its best in a combat system, announced the aircraft's chief designer, who also said that the country's warplane makers are well aware of what military enthusiasts want to see.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Fan Wei in Zhuhai | 2022/11/7 19:07:12
  • PLA Air Force displays three 'firsts' at Airshow China

    Two members in the 20-series aircraft - the J-20 stealth fighter jet and the YU-20 aerial tanker - will be displayed in the sky and on the ground at the highly anticipated Airshow China, which will be held from November 8 to 13 in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province, with the J-20 scheduled to display its first landing and flight to the public.

    By Cao Siqi, Liu Xuanzun in Zhuhai and Guo Yuandan in Beijing | 2022/11/6 21:33:37
  • Airshow China 2022 ready to open as top equipment for air, sea & space plus flight performances 'to reflect Chinese achievements'

    With the Airshow China 2022 to kick off on Tuesday in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province, the Zhuhai International Air Show Center was on Sunday almost ready to welcome visitors with some of the most attractive exhibits already in place, and many aircraft had already conducted rehearsals for flight performances.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Cao Siqi in Zhuhai | 2022/11/6 20:56:14
  • Exclusive: New anti-drone defense system to debut at Airshow China, offering smart and effective solutions to unmanned modern warfare

    In response to new challenges in the modern warfare brought by drones with low flight altitude, slow flight speed and small radar reflection area, China has come up with a new indigenous air defense system and put it on display at the upcoming 14th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province.

    By Deng Xiaoci and Fan Wei | 2022/11/6 17:33:15
  • PLA Air Force's H-6K bomber with suspected air-launched ballistic missiles arrives at Airshow China site

    An H-6K bomber of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force carrying two new-type missiles arrived in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province on Thursday in preparation for the upcoming Airshow China 2022. Military observers said that this is the first time the bomber has displayed what seems to be its air-launched ballistic missiles to the public.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/11/3 21:32:43
  • Over 200 Chinese CH-4 drones sold on international market; new facility to expand production capacity: manufacturer

    Production of China's CH series unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is running at maximum capacity thanks to heavy market demand, with the bestselling CH-4 drone having sold more than 200 units on the international market, the Global Times learned from the drone manufacturer on Wednesday. With increasing market demand, the CH UAV company is expanding its production capacity by building a modern, intelligent production line in Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, which will be operating by 2023, the company said.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/11/2 21:21:29
  • PLA Navy hospital ship sets out for Indonesia visit

    The hospital ship Peace Ark of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy will set out on Wednesday for a friendly visit to Indonesia to provide medical services to the locals there, marking the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic that the PLA Navy has sent a vessel for such a foreign visit.

    By Guo Yuandan and Liu Xuanzun | 2022/11/2 1:02:18
  • US 'fortifying Australia into a forward operating base' with B-52 bomber deployment

    The US is reportedly preparing to deploy up to six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers in northern Australia, a move Chinese military experts said on Monday will fortify Australia into a forward operating base of the US, tying Australia onto the chariot of the so-called great power competition and bringing security threats it could have avoided.

    By Guo Yuandan and Liu Xuanzun | 2022/10/31 23:33:51
  • Chinese drone, anti-drone systems to shine at upcoming Airshow China

    Aircraft and equipment to participate in Airshow China 2022 have been arriving over the past few days in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province where the expo will be held next week, with observers eagerly anticipating the exhibition of China's drone and anti-drone systems at a time when the importance of the two is highlighted in the Ukraine crisis. A pair of J-16 heavy fighter jets landed in Zhuhai on Sunday in preparation for the upcoming air show, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Monday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/10/31 21:26:01
  • China's Z-20 helicopter surpasses Black Hawk in technologies, chief designer says

    China's domestically developed Z-20 utility helicopter has surpassed the US' Black Hawk, as it has adopted many advanced technologies the Black Hawk does not have, said the chief designer of the Chinese chopper on state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV).

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/10/30 18:02:29
  • China's Type 075 amphibious assault ships 'can form task groups with aircraft carriers, landing ships'

    The Type 075 amphibious assault ships of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy can reportedly form task forces by joining up with aircraft carriers, amphibious landing ships and other warships, which experts believed can enhance their amphibious assault capabilities.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2022/10/30 17:40:14
  • Defense ministry urges Japan to honor political commitments, refrain from interfering in Taiwan question as Tokyo eyes revising national security strategy

    China's Ministry of National Defense on Thursday urged Japan to honor its political commitments, refrain from interfering in the Taiwan question, and stop playing up the so-called China military threat after the Japanese government was reported to be considering hyping the Taiwan question in its National Security Strategy, which is likely to be revised by the end of 2022.

    By Xu Keyue and Wan Hengyi | 2022/10/27 22:04:21
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