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PLA starts real combat-oriented drills in Taiwan Straits amid Krach's visit, approaches island from four directions

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is holding joint maritime and aerial exercises and combat-readiness patrols in the region starting Friday, as media on the Taiwan island reported concentrated PLA warplane activities near the island's "airspace" in four directions around the island on Friday morning. The news came against the backdrop of US Undersecretary of State Keith Krach's visit in Taiwan island and he will reportedly attend the memorial service for former Taiwan regional leader Lee Teng-hui, known as "Godfather of Taiwan secessionism."
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/18 13:38:31

China issues white paper on its armed forces' participation in UN peacekeeping operations

China's Armed Forces:30 Years of UN Peacekeeping Operations
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/18 11:12:55

Pentagon vows 'more new ships' in pursuit of absolute military superiority

Chinese experts refuted the US Defense Secretary's remarks on China's attempt to shift the balance of power through a military buildup, saying that it misjudges China, which has never pursued global hegemony as the US, but to meet the country's national defense needs.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 20:53:40

Chinese PLA loudspeakers tactic signals isolated, besieged Indian army: insider

The People's Liberation Army has reportedly installed loudspeakers at areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and played Punjabi songs to Indian soldiers, a move which sends a message to India that the Indian army is isolated and besieged on all sides, an insider told the Global Times on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 20:22:42

India boasts winter war supplies, but its logistics are 'not as good as it claims'

India is engaging in psychological warfare by claiming that its army is preparing for winter as tensions between China and India rise, observers said, noting that neither the transportation nor the supplies of the Indian army in the glacier-covered region is as good as India claims.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 20:33:40

China-India border tension could 'extend to winter'

In a speech in the Indian parliament on Tuesday, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh asserted that the border dispute with China remains "unresolved" for now, and blamed China for "violating" the border agreement with India. Chinese experts warned on Tuesday that such a hard-line attitude may see border tensions extend into winter.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 22:50:34

China's Y-20 cargo planes hone strategic power projection capability in Russian drills

China has deployed groups of domestically developed Y-20 large cargo aircraft for transporting heavy equipment including infantry fighting vehicles and self-propelled howitzers to Russia for the first time, as all Chinese forces that will participate in Russia's Kavkaz-2020 strategic military drills starting next week arrived in the country on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 17:43:40

China's J-20 fighter jets show superiority over previous generation counterparts

Despite being heavily outnumbered, a Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) pilot scored a 17:0 victory against opponents with a newly commissioned fighter jet in a recent combat exercise. Many clues suggest that the aircraft the pilot flew was likely the J-20, China's most advanced stealth fighter jet. If the speculation turns out to be true, the exercise result again demonstrated the absolute superiority the J-20 has over its previous generation counterparts, media and experts said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 16:56:33

Chinese navy escorts Indian oil tanker in dangerous waters amid strained ties

The Chinese navy on Saturday successfully escorted an Indian oil tanker carrying 31 Indian crew members to a designated sea area in the Gulf of Aden and received a thank-you note from the tanker's captain, the Global Times learned on Monday. The escort came amid the recently strained diplomatic ties between China and India on the border dispute.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/14 23:25:16

PLA launches more than 30 sea drills amid US, Taiwan exercises

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) announced new maritime exercises in the Yellow Sea on Monday, as the US launched the Valiant Shield exercises around Guam, and the island of Taiwan started the computer-aided war games phase of the Han Kuang drills, with media saying both the US and Taiwan drills are aimed at the PLA.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/14 18:48:40

China lodges representation over Pentagon report on China's military development

China has lodged stern representation to the US after the US Department of Defense released the 2020 report on China's military and security developments, another example of the US defaming China's national defense and military modernization, the Chinese Ministry of National Defense said Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/13 21:12:01

China's 3rd aircraft carrier 'progressing smoothly'

It has been nearly two years since the Xinhua News Agency revealed that China's third aircraft carrier was under construction, and recent media reports suggest that work is progressing smoothly and the launch of the warship is near.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/13 20:38:40

Chinese Defense Ministry slams US report on China's military and security developments

Chinese Defense Ministry slams US report on China's military and security developments
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/13 10:15:07

Five Indians 'missing' in south Tibet region are India's intelligence personnel disguised as hunters: source

Five Indians, who were allegedly “kidnapped” by the China's People Liberation Army or as some called went missing in the south Tibet region, are India's intelligence staff who had disguised themselves as hunters, a source told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/12 12:08:20

PLA carriers crucial in reunification-by-force Taiwan operation

After the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) conducted intensive aerial and naval exercises near Taiwan for two consecutive days on Wednesday and Thursday, the military on the island is fearing a potential island encirclement patrol by the PLA's two aircraft carriers, Taiwan media said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/11 17:53:40

PLA Tibet military command adopts drones for logistics support in drills amid China-India border clash

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command recently adopted UAVs — or drones — to provide logistics support for its troops that are currently stationed at an elevation of 4,500 meters completing exercise drills, with some military analysts believing the decision to employ such innovative technologies showcases the PLA's new modernized logistics support means while also exhibiting that China is prepared for potential conflict while engaging in negotiations with India.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/11 9:46:06

Chinese military tests drone swarm-armored vehicle integration

China has successfully tested a new combat system that integrates armored vehicles and drone swarms, Chinese media reported on Wednesday. This technology will allow armored troops to acquire more battlefield information and launch deadly attacks, analysts said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/10 18:22:00

PLA to join Russian strategic drills, highlighting bilateral military ties

China will participate in the Kavkaz-2020 strategic military drills to be held later this month in Russia, with troops attached to the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Western Theater Command joining militaries from Russia and other participating countries in elimination, joint strike and battlefield control exercises, the Chinese Defense Ministry announced on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/10 15:32:01