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The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) recently held its first joint anti-terrorism drill featuring in China all member states, with experts saying on Tuesday that the large-scale exercise showed the SCO's determination and capabilities in tackling resurging threats from terrorism.
By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/7/23 19:56:16
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  • Taiwan island launches military exercise in 'futile attempt to resist reunification'

    The island of Taiwan on Monday launched the live action phase of its annual Han Kuang exercise, claiming to mimic actual combat in which the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) blockades the island.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/7/22 21:28:48
  • China, Belarus joint army exercise 'reaches preset goals'

    China and Belarus recently successfully wrapped up a joint army exercise, with a Chinese commander saying that the drill reached expected goals.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/7/21 19:23:10
  • China, Russia wrap up joint naval drill, show 'high-level combat orientation'

    China and Russia have wrapped up a naval exercise in which warships from the two navies conducted live gun and missile firing in waters off China's southern coast, with experts on Thursday highlighting the high-level actual combat orientation displayed throughout the drill and the continued boosting of China-Russia military cooperation.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/7/18 21:13:51
  • Aircraft carrier Shandong joined by two large destroyers in far seas drill

    Joined by two Type 055 large destroyers and hosting intensive aircraft operations, the Shandong carrier group of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy displayed full operational capability during the ongoing far seas drill in the West Pacific, experts said on Wednesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/7/17 19:44:39
  • China, Russia navies wrap up joint patrol, start live-fire exercise in South China Sea

    Chinese and Russian navies recently wrapped up a joint naval patrol that stretched from northern Pacific waters to the South China Sea, meanwhile, the sea phase of a live-fire exercise between the two navies started, as experts expect the joint operations to enhance the two navies' interoperability in dealing with maritime security threats.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/7/16 20:15:48
  • US long-range missile deployment in Germany to spur dangerous arms race: observers

    Responding to the plan announced at the NATO summit that the US intends to deploy long-range missiles in Germany by 2026, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov warned on Saturday local time that European countries will be putting themselves at risk if they accept the deployment of long-range US weapons, adding that the move may make European capitals targets for Russia missiles in a repeat of a Cold War-like confrontation.

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2024/7/14 19:59:38
  • China, Russia hold simultaneous joint naval drill, patrol

    The navies of China and Russia are holding a joint exercise in the South China Sea and a joint maritime patrol in the Pacific Ocean in moves experts said on Sunday aim to enhance military cooperation and safeguard peace and stability.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/7/14 19:08:46
  • 11th Beijing Xiangshan Forum to be held in September: defense ministry

    11th Beijing Xiangshan Forum to be held in September: defense ministry

    By Global Times | 2024/7/12 15:20:46
  • PLA Navy's second 10,000 ton-class hospital ship starts South China Sea medical rounds

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's second 10,000 ton-class hospital ship recently embarked on a voyage to islands and reefs in the South China Sea to conduct medical rounds and rescue exercises, with experts saying on Thursday that the vessel will enhance the PLA Navy's logistics capabilities and provide extra public security goods to the international community.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/7/11 18:36:39
  • Aircraft carrier Shandong spotted launching far seas drill amid China-Russia joint maritime patrol

    China's Shandong aircraft carrier group reportedly started its first far seas exercise of the year after it was spotted on Tuesday operating in the West Pacific, where another group of Chinese and Russian warships are conducting a joint maritime patrol.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/7/10 20:32:02
  • PLA shares drone, anti-drone techs in China-Laos joint drill

    Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops participating in an ongoing bilateral exercise in Laos shared drone and anti-drone technologies with their Lao counterparts, a move experts said on Tuesday further displays the PLA's efforts to integrate unmanned equipment and related tactics into combat.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/7/9 19:03:53
  • Chinese training aircraft provide new foundation for aviation forces

    Acting as a foundation in building strong aviation forces, China's training aircraft are sophisticated, reliable, of outstanding performance, and can be built in large quantities, with one of the top products, the intermediate trainer jet K-8, having won a 70 percent international market share, the Global Times learned recently.

    By Liu Xuanzun in Nanchang and Fan Wei in Beijing | 2024/7/8 22:26:17
  • Chinese, Belarusian armies to hold joint anti-terrorism exercise

    The Chinese and Belarusian armies will hold a joint anti-terrorism exercise shortly after Belarus officially joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), with experts saying on Sunday that the drill will contribute to regional peace and stability.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/7/7 17:55:40
  • Exclusive: Evidence shows Philippines attempting to transport construction materials to China's Xianbin Jiao

    After the infringement activities related to Huangyan Dao, also known as Huangyan Island and Ren'ai Jiao (Ren'ai Reef), were severely countered by the China Coast Guard, the Philippines has attempted to assert its presence at China's Xianbin Jiao.

    By Fan Wei | 2024/7/2 1:21:00
  • China's H-6K bomber displays high ballistic missile-carrying capacity

    An official photo recently released by the Chinese military showed the outstanding capability of the H-6K bomber in carrying air-launched ballistic missiles – capable of carrying four instead of two previously shown to the public.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/7/1 21:16:40
  • Joint military drills among Japan, NATO countries orchestrated by US, target not only Russia but also China: experts

    Russia has protested against joint military exercises among Japan and NATO countries, including Germany and Spain, taking place on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, which neighbors Russia's Far East.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/6/30 19:00:45
  • China's aircraft carrier Shandong spotted near Philippines amid tensions

    China's aircraft carrier Shandong was recently spotted sailing near the Philippines in a move media said serves as a deterrence against continuous Philippine provocations on Chinese islands and reefs in the South China Sea.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/6/30 18:19:40
  • US-led RIMPAC drill kicks off, 'with PLA amphibious assault ship in mind'

    The US-led Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2024 was scheduled to kick off on Thursday, with a key part of the drills being sinking a 40,000-ton target ship that analysts said aim to show off the capability to destroy a Chinese amphibious assault ship or aircraft carrier amid current tensions in the Taiwan Straits and the South China Sea.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/6/27 19:41:05
  • China spots US military aircraft deploying submarine detector in South China Sea

    China has reported the deployment of a US military aircraft's submarine detector in the South China Sea, as revealed in a video published Wednesday by Yuyuantantian, a social media account under China Media Group.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/6/27 2:24:41
  • Japan hypes Chinese 'recon activities' amid US-led trilateral drills

    Japan hyped intensified Chinese "reconnaissance activities" amid a US-led trilateral exercise in South Korea. The joint drills on China's doorstep not only show off force against North Korea amid its recent agreement on a security pact with Russia, but also target China, experts said on Wednesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/6/26 22:29:49
  • China Coast Guard initiates new enforcement model in waters near Kinmen

    The Fujian Coast Guard carried out regular law enforcement patrols in the waters near Kinmen on Tuesday. Experts said on Wednesday that the mainland's coast guard adopted a new model of conducting law enforcement by expanding the scope of enforcement, which has seen a transition to “all-weather enforcement” and further enhanced the intensity.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/26 20:58:06
  • Daily PLA flights near Taiwan island see major increase over past week

    The defense authority of the island of Taiwan has reported consecutive double-digit numbers of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) aircraft operating around the island over the past week. This comes as the mainland intensifies regular drills and patrols amid attempts by "Taiwan independence" secessionists to resist reunification by force.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/6/24 23:43:56
  • US keeps stoking tensions despite Philippine's failed latest provocation

    Although the Philippines' latest provocation in the waters off China's Ren'ai Jiao (also known as Ren'ai Reef) in the South China Sea has failed under the decisive law enforcement by the China Coast Guard (CCG), the US is still trying to hype the tension in the region, as it wants more regional countries to be used and seek hegemonic interests from conflicts, said Chinese experts after a senior US diplomat made groundless accusations in Vietnam against China recently.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2024/6/23 23:07:29
  • Plan to establish US Marine regiment in Guam 'to escalate camp confrontation, stir up regional tensions'

    The US Marines plan to deploy to Guam a littoral regiment capable of a flexible and rapid response in a "few years," media revealed on Saturday, which Chinese observers said is aimed at preparing for great power competition, blatantly exposing the US's combat intentions against China.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/6/23 21:59:35
  • China's state security authorities warn of foreign spies hunting military info on messaging app

    China's Ministry of State Security on Saturday posted a short film calling on the public to enhance national security awareness, describing a case of espionage in which a military enthusiast was deceived by a foreign spy disguised as a pretty girl on instant messaging app into giving up sensitive military information.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/23 16:01:42
  • Exclusive: Video footage shows Philippines secretly reinforcing illegally grounded vessel in Ren'ai Jiao

    The recent revelation that the Philippines secretly transferred materials to reinforce the dilapidated military vessel illegally grounded at Ren'ai Jiao underscores the root cause of the current tense situation in the South China Sea - the Philippines' ongoing provocations with US support. Analysts said that the law enforcement measures taken by the China Coast Guard to safeguard China's national interests are legitimate and justified.

    By Liu Xin and Fan Wei | 2024/6/21 23:17:41
  • Exclusive: Philippine personnel ram Chinese boats, spray unknown liquids at China Coast Guard during illegal intrusion near Ren'ai Jiao

    More details about Philippine vessels' illegal intrusion into waters near China's Ren'ai Jiao (also known as Ren'ai Reef) in the South China Sea on Monday have been unveiled. Contrary to Manila's accusations and smears, the actual situation was that, in the face of normal law enforcement actions by the China Coast Guard (CCG), Philippine military personnel engaged in repeated aggressive actions, such as ramming CCG enforcement boats and spraying unknown liquids at CCG enforcement personnel, the Global Times has learned.

    By Fan Wei | 2024/6/21 21:36:40
  • PLA Navy's new submarine makes official debut

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy revealed a new type of submarine in celebration of the 70th founding anniversary of its submarine force, with analysts saying on Thursday that the uniquely designed boat offers enhanced stealth and has already reached operational capability.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/6/20 20:39:25
  • Xi stresses PLA's political loyalty at crucial meeting held in old revolutionary base

    Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasized the armed forces' political loyalty as a crucial meeting on the political work in the military was held in Yan'an, an old revolutionary base in northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

    By Xinhua | 2024/6/20 9:29:30
  • Exclusive: Photos show CCG boarding, inspecting, restricting Philippine vessels intruding into Ren'ai Jiao

    A set of photos the Global Times obtained exclusively from the China Coast Guard (CCG) on Wednesday show the CCG's interception, boarding, inspection and expelling of Philippine supply vessels when the latter illegally intruded into waters near China's Ren'ai Jiao (also known as Ren'ai Reef) in the South China Sea on Monday.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Fan Wei | 2024/6/19 16:13:41
  • Xi stresses enhancing political loyalty in the military

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has underscored the importance of enhancing political loyalty in the military in the new era and providing firm political guarantee for building a strong military.

    By Xinhua | 2024/6/19 18:09:01
  • PLA Navy's submarine force makes historic breakthroughs

    The submarine force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy has made historic breakthroughs in torpedo and missile capabilities. The force is focusing on the development of nuclear-powered boats while also maintaining conventional boats, an officer said on Monday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/6/17 21:29:10
  • US urged to disarm more nukes, stop hyping 'China nuclear threat' theory

    Possessing nearly half of the world's nuclear weapons, much more than China's, the US' hyping of the "China nuclear threat" theory is a ridiculous attempt to further consolidate its nuclear dominance, and it is the US that should disarm more nukes to make the world a safer place, observers said.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/6/17 19:24:23
  • China deploys amphibious assault ship to Nansha Qundao for first time: media

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy reportedly has for the first time deployed an amphibious assault ship to the Nansha Qundao (also known as Nansha Islands) in the South China Sea, a move experts said on Sunday is preparation for any emergency response amid repeated provocations by the Philippines.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/6/16 17:14:02
  • Exclusive: China Coast Guard repels Philippine vessels attempting to land on Xianbin Jiao in SCS

    China Coast Guard (CCG) has taken restrictive measures against Philippine vessels after the Philippine coast guard dispatched boats to illegally land on islets of Xianbin Jiao, or Xianbin Reef, in South China Sea, the Global Times learned from the CCG.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/6/14 21:03:00
  • US Scrambles to Develop Hypersonic Missiles to Catch Up With Russia, China

    Despite the billions of dollars in research and development funding dispensed by Congress in annual defense budgets, the US hypersonic missile programs to date boast a poor track record, marred by test failures and delays.

    By Sputnik | 2024/6/13 17:52:39
  • Group of three Type 055 large destroyers drill in South China Sea

    China recently deployed a group of warships including three Type 055 large destroyers to the South China Sea for a training exercise, a powerful task force experts said on Thursday will contribute to peace and stability amid regional tensions caused by continuous Filipino provocation.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/6/13 17:31:45
  • China's third aircraft carrier's reported second sea trial attracts media attention

    China's third aircraft carrier, the electromagnetic catapult-equipped Fujian, reportedly wrapped up its second sea trial on Tuesday, an expansive and intensive test that experts said on Wednesday reflects the smooth progress made by the 80,000 ton-class warship.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/6/12 20:04:48
  • PLA warns off Dutch naval helicopter over its infringing provocation: spokesperson

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) lawfully repelled a Dutch naval vessel-based helicopter when it conducted infringing provocations near Shanghai last week, a spokesperson from the Chinese Ministry of National Defense said on Tuesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/6/11 19:33:09
  • China develops biomimetic submersibles modeled on manta rays: report

    A series of biomimetic submersibles independently developed by China have started practical deployment in the South China Sea, with larger variants for armed reconnaissance missions under development, media reported.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/6/10 19:08:44
  • Exclusive: On-site pics disprove Philippine claims of 'evacuating sick military member'

    The exclusive on-site photos obtained by the Global Times on Friday disprove the latest claims by the Philippine Coast Guard that they were "evacuating a sick military member."

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/6/7 20:50:33
  • PLA Navy holds maritime response drills in South China Sea amid Philippine provocations

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's maritime border defense forces stationed in Nansha Qundao (also known as Nansha Islands) in the South China Sea recently conducted a maritime response exercise amid repeated provocations by the Philippines in the region.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/6/6 18:04:33
  • Japan reports Chinese drone presence amid US aircraft carrier activities

    Japan's defense ministry said it spotted a Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) drone flying into the West Pacific on Tuesday, with analysts saying on Wednesday that the operation could serve as a countermeasure against US aircraft carrier activities on China's doorstep. A TB-001 armed reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Chinese military on Tuesday flew past the Miyako Strait from the East China Sea into the West Pacific to the south of Okinawa Island, before returning from the same path, Japan's Ministry of Defense Joint Staff said in a press release on Tuesday evening.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/6/5 20:29:35
  • PLA Navy warship wraps up joint drills in Nigeria

    A Chinese warship has recently wrapped up a multilateral joint exercise in Nigeria, a move analysts said on Monday saw the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy sail to far seas in the Atlantic, boosting military ties with other countries and contributing to peace and stability in the region and the world. The PLANS (PLA Navy Ship) Xuchang, a Type 054A frigate in the PLA Navy's 46th escort task force, joined the six-day exercise from May 27 to Saturday as a part of the Nigerian Navy's 68th anniversary celebrations, the PLA Navy said in a press release on Sunday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/6/3 21:12:07
  • Anyone who dares to separate Taiwan from China is engaging in self-destruction: Chinese Defense Minister

    Chinese Defense Minister Dong Jun on Sunday reiterated China's firm stance on the Taiwan question during a speech delivered at the Shangri-La Dialogue, warning that anyone who dares to separate Taiwan from China will be engaging in an act of self-destruction.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/2 10:52:44
  • China's approach to global security elaborated at Shangri-La Dialogue

    Chinese Defense Minister Dong Jun on Sunday introduced China's approach to global security on the closing day of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, as he offered Chinese thoughts on resolving global security issues with a global perspective, while reiterating China's firm stances on the Taiwan question and the South China Sea issue.

    By Li Aixin and Guo Yuandan in Singapore and Liu Xuanzun in Beijing | 2024/6/2 18:42:40
  • China makes history as it nails second landing on Moon's far side

    China has successfully landed its second spacecraft - the Chang'e-6 unmanned probe - on the Moon's far side on Sunday, when no other country has done it once. The feat marks a key milestone in achieving its mission to bring home, for the first time in human history, samples from an unexplored region from Earth's natural satellite, as stargazers around the world hold their breaths for this epic moment.

    By Fan Anqi and Xu Keyue | 2024/6/2 22:16:13
  • Chinese defense chief stresses redline on core issues with Austin

    Chinese Defense Minister Dong Jun and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin had their face-to-face meeting on Friday on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on Friday, marking the first in-person talks between Chinese and US defense chiefs since November 2022 and a further step in resuming military dialogue and consultations amid recent tensions in the South China Sea and the Taiwan Straits.

    By Li Aixin, Guo Yuandan in Singapore and Liu Xuanzun in Beijing | 2024/5/31 21:09:06
  • China's restraint on South China Sea infringements and provocations has a limit: Chinese Defense Minister

    On the South China Sea issue, China has exercised enough restraint in the face of infringements and provocations, but there is a limit, Chinese Defense Minister Dong Jun said on Sunday at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/2 11:45:01
  • Chinese, US defense chiefs hold first in-person meeting since 2022

    Chinese Defense Minister Dong Jun and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin held their first bilateral meeting on Friday noon at Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore, which is the first in-person talk between Chinese and US defense chiefs since November 2022.

    By Li Aixin and Guo Yuandan in Singapore | 2024/5/31 14:07:52
  • China's J-20 stealth fighter jet receiving upgrades; next generation coming soon: test pilot

    An ace test pilot of China's J-20 stealth fighter jet recently revealed that the J-20 is receiving constant upgrades, and a next generation warplane is expected to make its debut soon.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/5/30 21:56:25
  • China building more Type 055 large destroyers: reports

    China is reportedly building more Type 055 large destroyers, reflecting the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's strides toward the blue water and efforts in safeguarding national sovereignty, security and development interests as well as peace and stability in the world, experts said on Wednesday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/5/29 22:14:22
  • Chinese, Cambodian navies conduct 1st joint live-fire drill as part of Golden Dragon-2024

    On Monday local time, the participating forces of the China-Cambodia Golden Dragon-2024 joint exercise conducted live-fire drills in the sea near Sihanoukville Port in Cambodia.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/5/29 10:48:47
  • J-20 stealth fighter jet can easily reach supercruise, PLA confirms

    The Chinese military has confirmed that its J-20 stealth fighter jet can easily reach supercruise, which experts said on Monday can bring significant tactical advantages and reflect the power of China's domestically developed engines.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/5/27 22:04:24
  • Chinese Defense Minister to attend Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore

    Chinese Defense Minister Dong Jun will attend Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore this week and outline China's global security concept, which experts said on Monday will reaffirm China's commitment to pursuing a path of peaceful development and its willingness to deepen international military cooperation despite Western accusations against China over the Taiwan question and South China Sea issue.

    By Li Aixin and Liu Xuanzun | 2024/5/27 12:39:06
  • PLA drills shock 'Taiwan independence' secessionist forces

    The just-concluded large-scale joint exercise by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has shocked “Taiwan independence” secessionist forces, with a pilot of the island's air force reportedly admitting that “the air force will eventually collapse.”

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/5/26 20:25:12
  • PLA's robot dogs demonstrate capabilities at China-Cambodia joint drills

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) deployed robot dogs during the ongoing China-Cambodia joint exercise, a move analysts said on Sunday indicated the technical sophistication of the intelligent equipment that can greatly enhance combat efficiency and reduce casualty.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/5/26 17:32:19
  • Drills of PLA, CCG continue around Taiwan island

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the China Coast Guard (CCG) continued to conduct drills around the island of Taiwan on Friday, forming what some experts call a new normal of "anti-salami-slicing" against provocations by the "Taiwan independence" secessionist forces.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/5/24 20:35:19
  • PLA's Joint Sword-2024A military drills around Taiwan Straits continue on Friday

    The Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army continues to conduct the "Joint Sword-2024A" military exercise around the Taiwan Straits on Friday. This exercise involves integrated operations within and outside the island chain, testing the capabilities of joint seizure of power, joint strikes, and key area control: Li Xi, spokesperson for the theater command

    By Global Times | 2024/5/24 8:45:43
  • Unprecedented CCG-PLA joint operation around Taiwan 'clear intent to deter'

    A coast guard fleet of East China's Fujian Province on Thursday conducted law-enforcement drills in the waters near Wuqiu and Dongyin islands, the China Coast Guard (CCG) confirmed on Thursday. Earlier on the same day, the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) started joint military drills surrounding the island of Taiwan from 7:45 in the morning. The PLA drills are being conducted in the Taiwan Straits, the north, south and east of Taiwan Island, as well as areas around the islands of Kinmen, Matsu, Wuqiu, and Dongyin.

    By Fan Wei | 2024/5/23 11:38:57
  • PLA holds joint drills surrounding Taiwan island to punish secessionist forces

    The Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) started joint military drills surrounding the island of Taiwan from 7:45 a.m. Thursday.

    By Liu Xuanzun, Guo Yuandan and Fan Wei | 2024/5/23 7:49:54
  • PLA Navy hospital ship visits islands and reefs in South China Sea

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently deployed a hospital ship on a mission to support troops stationed on islands and reefs in the South China Sea, with experts saying on Wednesday that physical and mental health is vital to combat capabilities particularly under challenging natural environment in the region.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/5/22 22:27:28
  • PLA Navy's first female carrier-based aircraft pilots aim high

    After the first group of female pilot trainees from the carrier-based aircraft of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy completed their inaugural solo flights in April, one of the female pilots told the Global Times that becoming a female cadet pilot is her quest. "I want to get on the best ship and fly the best aircraft," she said.

    By Guo Yuandan | 2024/5/22 2:19:42
  • Armed Z-20 helicopter revealed in official report

    An armed variant of China's independently developed Z-20 helicopter recently made its first appearance in an official report, with experts saying on Tuesday that even more Z-20 variants are expected to be developed. The PLA Daily on Monday published a story regarding Yuan Yuqiang, a non-commissioned officer in service with a brigade under the 76th Group Army of the Chinese Peoples' Liberation Army (PLA) who realized his dream to become a flight mechanical technician.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/5/21 22:34:39
  • First China-Mongolia joint army drill wrapped up with live-action featuring 100+ armored vehicles

    As the armies of China and Mongolia on Sunday wrapped up their first joint drill with a live-action exercise featuring more than 100 armored vehicles, experts said on Monday that the large-scale exercise could be just a start for more similar drills to in the future.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/5/20 22:31:23
  • China, Cambodia proceed with joint land, naval exercise

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

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/5/19 22:01:56
  • Experts dispel Philippines' malicious misinterpretation of China's new CCG regulations

    The Philippine media associated the promulgation of China's regulations on administrative law-enforcement procedures of Coast Guard agencies (hereafter referred to as Procedures) with Philippine "local fishermen" engaging in provocations in the surrounding waters of China's Huangyan Dao.

    By Guo Yuandan | 2024/5/18 20:34:25
  • Chinese, Mongolian troops hold live-fire training in joint exercises

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

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

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

    By Wang Qi and Liu Xuanzun | 2024/5/16 12:45:46
  • China Coast Guard conducts normalized law enforcement activities in Huangyan Dao waters

    China Coast Guard conducts normalized law enforcement activities in Huangyan Dao waters

    By Global Times | 2024/5/15 19:41:58
  • Joint drills by US, Taiwan island 'political stunt' ahead of Lai's inauguration

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

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/5/14 18:04:27
  • Exclusive: China holds coast guard drills near Huangyan Dao, unveils evidence of Philippine pollution

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

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/5/13 19:24:36
  • PLA monitors, expels US guided-missile destroyer in China's Xisha territorial waters

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey illegally trespassed into the territorial waters of China's Xisha Islands without the Chinese government's permission on Friday, and the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Southern Theater Command organized naval and air forces to track, monitor and warn it off in accordance with the law and regulations, said Air Force Senior Colonel Tian Junli, spokesperson for the PLA Southern Theater Command, in a written statement on Friday.

    By Global Times | 2024/5/10 22:13:38
  • PLA's Type 055 large destroyers conduct frequent drills in South China Sea

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

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/5/9 21:29:28
  • Fujian coast guard conducts routine patrol in waters near Kinmen, 'safeguarding maritime homeland security, fishing interests'

    The Coast Guard of East China's Fujian Province has recently carried out routine law enforcement patrols in the waters near Kinmen, media outlets affiliated to People's Liberation Army (PLA) announced. Facing hype and suspicions from Taiwan island, Chinese mainland experts said on Wednesday the regular operations were aimed at safeguarding the interests of fishermen on both sides of the Taiwan Straits, as well as China's maritime homeland security, which should not be over-interpreted.

    By Wang Qi | 2024/5/8 22:38:07
  • China's 3rd aircraft carrier completes maiden sea trials, 'to greatly empower PLA Navy'

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

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

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

    By Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan | 2024/5/1 8:45:18
  • PLA Navy's first female carrier-based aircraft pilots successfully complete solo flight training

    The first group of PLA Navy's female carrier-based aircraft pilots successfully completed their first solo flight training at a military airport recently, showing their ability to independently pilot an aircraft.

    By Guo Yuandan | 2024/4/29 21:47:11
  • China concerned about Japan's plan to join AUKUS, firmly opposes relevant countries cobbling together exclusive groupings: defense ministry

    China is concerned about Japan's plan to join AUKUS and firmly opposes relevant countries cobbling together exclusive groupings, building bilateral or multilateral military alliances targeting China, creating division and confrontation and stoking bloc confrontation, a spokesperson from China's Ministry of National Defense (MND) said on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/25 22:30:33
  • PLA Navy celebrates 75th founding anniversary as open day events held across the country

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy holds open day events in multiple coastal cities across China around Tuesday to mark the 75th anniversary of its founding, with numerous people getting onboard advanced warships to enjoy the moment of pride and patriotism with naval officers. Military experts said the Chinese navy will keep developing and getting more powerful in the future to meet the demand of safeguarding the nation and world peace.

    By Yang Sheng in Beijing and Guo Yuandan in Qingdao | 2024/4/23 23:14:38
  • Western Pacific Naval Symposium opens in Qingdao, looks to bridge differences

    Senior naval officers from around the world on Monday witnessed the opening of a naval symposium in China which is aimed at bridging differences and seeking global governance on maritime issues, while a senior Chinese defense official reaffirmed China's commitment to resolving disputes with directly involved countries through friendly consultation, but also vowed “countermeasures” against unwarranted provocations.

    By Yang Sheng in Beijing and Guo Yuandan in Qingdao | 2024/4/22 22:49:42
  • China gathers naval leaders worldwide to discuss maritime security while US conducts drills to 'destabilize S. China Sea'

    China is showing the greatest sincerity and making concrete efforts in stabilizing situation and safeguarding peace in the West Pacific region, analysts said, as the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy holds a symposium to gather naval commanders and senior officers from navies around the globe to discuss maritime security from Sunday to Wednesday, while the US is about to conduct military drills with its ally the Philippines starting from Tuesday, which is bound to intensify the current tensions in the South China Sea.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/4/21 21:04:11
  • PLA Information Support Force significant in promoting high-quality development of Chinese military and winning modern warfare: commentary

    The establishment of the Information Support Force will undoubtedly enhance the joint combat capability and all-domain operational capability of Chinese military based on the network information system. It will help achieve the centennial goals of the founding of the PLA and accelerate the transformation of the PLA into a world-class military force.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/20 15:30:42
  • China to host 19th Western Pacific Naval Symposium for the first time in 10 years

    The 19th Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) will be held in Qingdao, Shandong Province from Sunday to Wednesday, with more than 180 foreign representatives from high-level delegations of 29 countries participating, including major leaders of the maritime defense departments of 20 countries.

    By Guo Yuandan | 2024/4/20 13:26:03
  • PLA Southern Theater Command conducts live-fire air defense exercises on China-Myanmar border

    The Southern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) will organize its land and air forces to conduct live-fire air defense exercises on the Chinese side of China-Myanmar border starting from Wednesday, the Southern Theater Command confirmed in a statement on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/17 13:24:19
  • More details of PLA South China Sea joint combat patrol revealed

    The Southern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Tuesday released more details of the recent joint naval and air combat patrol in the South China Sea, which further illustrates the PLA's firm resolve and strong capability to safeguard China's territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests, according to Chinese military analysts on Tuesday.

    By Guo Yuandan and Deng Xiaoci | 2024/4/9 21:23:50
  • PLA Southern Theater Command organizes naval and air forces in South China Sea from Sunday to Monday to maintain high alert at all times

    PLA Southern Theater Command organizes naval and air forces in South China Sea from Sunday to Monday to maintain high alert at all times

    By Global Times | 2024/4/9 8:20:24
  • PLA's Southern Theater Command organizes a joint maritime and aerial combat patrol on Sunday in the South China Sea

    The Southern Theater Command of the People's Liberation Army organized a joint maritime and aerial combat patrol on Sunday in the South China Sea. All military activities that disturb the stability of the South China Sea are under control.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/7 8:52:30
  • Any tactic infringing on China's rights and interests in its jurisdictional waters by the Philippines doomed to be futile: China Coast Guard

    China warns the Philippines that any tactic infringing on China's rights is doomed to be futile and the China Coast Guard (CCG) will continue to regularly enforce the law to safeguard rights and interests in China's jurisdictional waters, CCG said on Saturday, in response to Philippine vessels' illegal activities in the waters adjacent to China's Houteng Jiao (also commonly known as Houteng Reef) in the South China Sea.

    By Fan Wei and Du Qiongfang | 2024/4/6 18:34:42
  • Videos of PLA's live-fire drills along China-Myanmar border released; troop's rapid mobility, precise targeting honed

    China has released videos of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Southern Theater Command's live-fire drills on the Chinese side of the China-Myanmar border. The drill aims to test the rapid mobility, precise targeting, comprehensive blockade, and joint strike capabilities of Chinese forces.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/4/4 12:24:32
  • PLA Southern Theater Command conducts live-fire drills along China-Myanmar border

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Southern Theater Command has deployed the army and air force to conduct live-fire drills on the Chinese side of the China-Myanmar border starting from Tuesday, Tian Junli, a spokesperson at the PLA Southern Theater Command, said in a statement on Tuesday, stressing that the command has been prepared at all times to respond to various emergencies and is committed to safeguarding national sovereignty and border stability.

    By Guo Yuandan | 2024/4/2 20:48:09
  • New US marine regiment impractical in reality to 'strike China': experts

    Military experts said on Sunday that the newly formed 3rd Marine Littoral Regiment of the US military, which claims to target China, will be impractical because the US Marine Corps is equipped with light weapons that are not conducive to coastal operations and it therefore lacks the tactical capabilities to confront countries like China that have long-range and deep-strike capabilities.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/3/31 18:47:25
  • Mainland maritime authorities conduct joint patrol in waters west of Taiwan Straits

    The Fujian Maritime Safety Administration, the Eastern Navigation Service Center of the National Maritime Safety Administration and the Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration conducted a joint patrol activity in the waters west of the Taiwan Straits on Wednesday to further maintain the maritime navigation environment and order in the area, ensuring safety and the stability of water traffic.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/3/29 0:27:45
  • China's JH-7A fighter bomber provides close air support in cross-service exercise

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/3/21 22:28:13
  • PLA Navy, Air Force join China Coast Guard in combat exercise

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

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

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

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/3/17 20:15:50
  • Philippines urged to stop provocations that may escalate tensions at South China Sea

    China urges the Philippines not to further walk down the wrong path, and to immediately stop any provocative actions that may escalate the disputes or complicate the situation at the South China Sea, Zhang Xiaogang, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense said on Friday, also suggesting some non-regional countries stop supporting the provocative and risky acts of the Philippines and refrain from being a disruptor in the South China Sea.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/15 16:56:23
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