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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

Indian troops' tactics won't help with negotiations with China: experts

Before the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) foreign ministers' meeting on Thursday to be attended by China and India, Indian troops in the border region continued with provocative actions against China, such as firing in the air, to increase leverage in its negotiations with China. But experts warned on Wednesday that this could make it difficult for the two sides to reach an agreement to de-escalate tensions, and would even spark a conflict before winter.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/9 22:10:52

PLA sorties in Taiwan Straits routine, not related to island missile test: experts

Multiple fighter jets of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Wednesday approached the island of Taiwan, the island's defense authority said, as Taiwan media said the PLA mission is the most intense this year, and speculated that it was aimed at "disrupting" the island's air defense missile test launch.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/9 18:53:41

PLA bombers, air defense troops, paratroopers deployed in plateau region amid border tensions

Following renewed border tensions between China and India over the past two weeks due to the latest Indian provocations, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has been reportedly mobilizing forces, including bombers, air defense troops, artillery, armored vehicles, paratroopers, special forces and infantry units, from different parts of the country to the bordering plateau region, a move that shows the PLA's capability and determination to safeguard the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity, analysts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/9 17:17:06

India 'fired first' in fresh border clash with China, overrates own strength by pushing for talks with force

Indian troops again illegally crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on Monday and outrageously fired warning shots at Chinese border patrol soldiers who were about to negotiate. Chinese troops were forced to take countermeasures to stabilize the situation, a Chinese military spokesperson announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/8 12:27:10

US sets Taiwan up as a 'human bomb': former vice chairman of Straits Exchange Foundation

From continuing to approve arms sales to Taiwan, to high-level officials visiting Taiwan, to sending warships and aircraft near the island, the US government frequently played the "Taiwan card" to hinder peace of the Taiwan Straits. Many are worried about the chances the Taiwan Straits will become the tipping point of a military conflict between China and the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/8 19:08:40

China's new AWACS ready for South China Sea missions

A latest variation of China's KJ-500 airborne early warning and control system (AWACS), equipped with a probe that can allow the plane to receive aerial refueling and greatly extend its range and endurance, was recently spotted at a naval aviation regiment base under the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Southern Theater Command.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/7 18:27:50

China's two aircraft carriers in apparent simultaneous exercises for 1st time: reports

After China's second aircraft carrier, the Shandong, embarked on a training voyage in the Bohai Sea last week, the country's first carrier, the Liaoning, was spotted leaving its base and sailing in the Yellow Sea during the weekend. This was the first time known to the general public that China had two active aircraft carriers out at sea for apparent simultaneous exercises.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/6 18:32:27

Pentagon report shows China's nuke strength key deterrence

The latest Pentagon report on the Chinese military development shows that China's nuclear strength is key to deterring US hegemonic activities, Chinese military experts said on Wednesday. The Chinese national defense ministry also criticized the report for stigmatizing China's military modernization, and groundlessly hyping the "China military threat theory."
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/2 22:58:40

Taiwan military's 'overreaction' to report shows it's 'guilty': Beijing think tank

The island of Taiwan on Wednesday said a Beijing think tank report on Sunday which claims a US military aircraft took off from a Taiwan-based airfield and flew to Japan was fake news. This is the third time that the Taiwan military authority has responded to the report by the think tank, which recently gained prominence for closely tracking US military activities in the Taiwan Straits.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/2 22:18:41

Indian troops first to cross LAC; blame for border issues lies with New Delhi

India's habitual boasts about its military strength, fabrication of victories and cover-ups of its provocations in recent border clashes with Chinese troops, which arise from its domestic need to divert public attention from its government's failure to improve the economy and contain COVID-19, make the whole world question its sincerity in maintaining the stability of the border area, Chinese analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/2 21:28:01

China's defense ministry denounces Pentagon report for hyping 'Chinese military threat theory'

China's defense ministry denounces Pentagon report for hyping 'Chinese military threat theory'
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/2 16:42:34

China's first carrier-based, fixed-wing early warning aircraft makes maiden flight: reports

China's first aircraft carrier-based, fixed-wing early warning aircraft, reportedly called the KJ-600, successfully made its maiden flight in late August, foreign and Chinese media reported. This type of plane will become far-reaching eyes and significantly boost the comprehensive combat capability of Chinese aircraft carriers, which currently only have helicopters for early warning purposes, Chinese experts said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/1 21:16:34

US-led NATO-like alliance not reliable for India in border talks with China: experts

The US has brought up again the idea of building an alliance, similar to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with India, Australia and Japan to form anti-China network in the Indo-Pacific region, a move that Chinese analysts said will face obstacles, as the regional countries may prefer to remain a certain level of independence to maximize benefits from strained China-US ties.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/1 20:58:40