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J-10, Su-30 fighter jets conduct mock dogfights to coordinate naval aircraft

J-10 and Su-30 fighter jets of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently conducted mock dogfights that experts said on Tuesday not only let pilots better understand other types of aircraft as teammates but also simulated potentially hostile aircraft.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 20:33:41

Chinese, Japanese defense ministers vow to establish a liaison mechanism

Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe told Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi during a video call that both sides should speed up the construction of the maritime and air liaison mechanism to deal with potential disputes, according to the Chinese Ministry of Defense.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 21:39:23

Aircraft carrier Shandong wraps up year's 3rd voyage, exercises with submarine speculated

China's second aircraft carrier, the Shandong, reportedly wrapped up its third voyage of this year, and returned to the Dalian Shipyard in Northeast China's Liaoning Province on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 20:53:41

Plateau-operable Z-20 helicopters enter service in PLA Tibet Military Command

China's latest and fully home-manufactured utility helicopter, the Z-20, which is designed to operate in plateau regions, recently made its long-expected first public appearance under the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command. Analysts said on Monday that the new chopper is likely to be commissioned in large numbers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 18:25:23

Newly commissioned PLA destroyers form combat capability with intensive exercises

Two Type 052D destroyers that entered Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) naval service only a few months ago are gaining combat capabilities at a very fast pace, as they were brought to the fore in a recent round of highly intensive exercises that put the ship's hardware and personnel to the test.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/13 20:03:40

Update: PLA border troops in Tibet receive exoskeleton suits: report

Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) border defense troops in Ngari, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, recently received a type of exoskeleton suit that enables them to conduct tasks in harsh, high altitude environments more efficiently, state media reported.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/10 20:31:00

PLA introduces new, highly mobile assault vehicle-based howitzer: report

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently introduced a type of newly developed assault vehicle-based howitzer, which experts said on Wednesday is more mobile than truck-based howitzers and can operate in challenging, off-road terrains where other types of other artillery cannot.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/9 22:18:40

PLA holds drills in South China Sea amid US warship transits

Warships of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently conducted real scenario-oriented exercises in the South China Sea and comprehensively honed their combat capabilities, media reported on Monday, a day after the US sailed warships into the region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 19:40:53

US plans latest arms sale to Taiwan, 'PLA will be ready'

The US is planning the sale of a battlefield communications system to Taiwan island, marking the sixth US arms sale to the island this year, as the Taiwan authorities claimed on Tuesday such exchanges have become "routine."
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 17:42:17

Friendship underscored in China-Pakistan joint air force training amid pandemic

A batch of Chinese air force soldiers left for Pakistan for a joint air force training on Monday, a week after the Chinese Defense Minister's visit to the country. Experts believe that the joint training amid the COVID-19 pandemic shows the profound friendship between China and Pakistan, which is conducive to improving the comprehensive combat capability of the two militaries.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 23:24:49

PLA anti-submarine warfare aircraft conducts depth charge attack drills, seen as deterrent to Taiwan secessionists

In a rare report shared with media, an anti-submarine warfare aircraft of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) was shown dropping a new type of depth charge in a recent training exercise, demonstrating its capability to not only detect, but also launch attacks on submarines, analysts said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/6 22:12:10

Chang'e-5 completes China's first docking in lunar orbit

After a successful liftoff from the lunar surface and rendezvous in lunar orbit, China's Chang'e-5 lunar probe docked with the orbital module on Sunday, with the lunar samples safely transferred to the return capsule, China's first successful attempt at such a maneuver made possible by cutting-edge technologies.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/6 21:56:27

Military pressure essential for reunification with Taiwan: experts

As the tension between the Chinese mainland and the island of Taiwan grows and some foreign media even predicted that the US could make more provocations to escalate the matter, experts from the two sides of the Taiwan Straits said that reunification between the mainland and the island of Taiwan will not be realized without military pressure.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/6 19:49:25

Plans of UK, India to deploy aircraft carriers against China of 'no military significance'

China's surroundings could soon be infested with foreign aircraft carriers targeting China, with the latest media reports saying the UK is planning to send an aircraft carrier strike group to the western Pacific as soon as early 2021, while India is eyeing the development of a third aircraft carrier.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/6 18:28:40

China-US security issues may lead to subversive changes, experts warn

Taiwan and the South China Sea, the two most important issues in China-US security ties, need to be taken seriously in the Biden era a, as they could lead to subversive changes in bilateral relations, Chinese analysts warned on Saturday, while attending the annual forum of the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/5 12:25:51

China's first vessel-borne lightweight helicopter drone makes maiden flight

China's first domestically developed vessel-borne lightweight helicopter drone has recently made its maiden flight, its maker announced. It is designed to conduct maritime monitoring and identification tasks, and is expected to be used on board smaller vessels including corvettes and coast guard ships for missions like patrol and search and rescue, analysts predicted.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/3 19:16:39

PLA commissions hospital ship at Nansha Islands, showcases regional presence

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently commissioned a newly developed hospital ship, which will serve as a mobile medical force in the Nansha Islands in the South China Sea in missions including military and civilian medical support, international humanitarian aid and emergency rescue.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 20:14:38

Australia 'binds to US chariot' by developing hypersonic missiles

After Australia announced plans to develop hypersonic cruise missiles with its ally the US on Tuesday, Chinese military experts said on Wednesday that China has no intention to make Australia a "military foe" but the latest move of developing missiles with the US could make Australia a potential threat to China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 20:14:14