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PLA holds intensive fighter jet exercises at strategic military location in NW China

A large number of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) warplanes recently conducted a series of intensive exercises around a Western Theater Command Air Force base, which is located at an important strategic point in Northwest China. The drills honed and demonstrated the Chinese military's capability to safeguard the country's western air defense border, analysts said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 20:54:45

PLA warplanes set new record in Taiwan Straits, sorties routine

A warplane of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Monday again approached the island of Taiwan, marking the 26th day the PLA has done so in 30 days in November, and has surpassed the frequency record in October, media on the island reported on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/30 20:06:14

Defense chief's Nepal visit signals resilient friendship

Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe paid a working visit to Nepal, being the highest ranking Chinese official to visit the plateau country after China's top leader visited Kathmandu in October 2019.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/29 22:53:13

Chinese arms firm ready to deliver indigenous helicopter drones

As a top Chinese arms firm was recently cleared to deliver its made-for-export multipurpose helicopter drone system, which can conduct missions including reconnaissance, communication relay and battle damage assessment at a long endurance, analysts referred to it on Sunday as a good partner for tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and self-propelled artillery.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/29 19:34:22

Chinese military urged to modernize theories, organization, weapons to reach PLA's 2027 centennial goal

The Chinese military was urged to modernize military theories, organizations, personnel and weapons and equipment in order to reach its centennial goal by 2027 recently set by the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, the Chinese Ministry of National Defense said on Thursday. It marked the first time that the country's defense ministry explained the goal after it was unveiled in the country's new development plan for the next five and 15 years approved at a key Party meeting in late October and a new military outline released in early this month stressed design on future warfare.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 21:08:40

Shanghai steps up inspection on wharfs receiving international cargo ships

Non-essential personnel will be prohibited from boarding and disembarking from ships.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/25 16:58:40

Amphibious landing ships, stealth missile boats conduct exercises in South China Sea

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently sent three Type 071 amphibious dock landing ships, and multiple Type 022 stealth missile boats to two exercises in the South China Sea, sending a strong message of deterrence to Taiwan secessionists and forces with ulterior motives, analysts said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/25 0:15:49

Taiwan's new submarines 'can't make waves in Straits'

Chinese mainland analysts said Tuesday the Taiwan island does not have what it takes to build advanced submarines, and even with US help, the underwater vehicles could not make waves in the Taiwan Straits, and may suffer from technical difficulties that hinder combat capabilities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 20:18:41

PLA Western Theater Command commissions more J-16 fighter jets: reports

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Western Theater Command is reportedly commissioning more J-16 aircraft, a type of powerful fighter jet capable of controlling air, sea and land, in a move to better safeguard China's territorial integrity in the country's western regions, analysts said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 0:04:47

China's aircraft carrier Shandong holds year's 3rd voyage

The Shandong, China's first domestically developed aircraft carrier, the second in all, recently embarked on its third voyage of the year, after it was declared to have completed regular testing and training missions in late October.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/23 19:00:14

China's Y-20 strategic transport aircraft gets key indigenous engine: reports

China's Y-20 strategic transport aircraft are finally getting its long-awaited domestically developed engines, which recently made their first public appearance, multiple media reports speculated recently. The new engines are expected to boost the Y-20's key performances including range and cargo capacity, in addition to reducing reliance on imported engines, experts said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/22 19:08:21

Assault vehicles, drones assist border control troops in Tibet

China's new-generation off-road assault vehicles, intelligent equipment have been commissioned to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) border defense troops stationed in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region as cold weather descends on the region and border tensions remain high.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/21 13:56:59

Z-20 to be China's most-delivered military helicopter, multiple variants expected

China's latest commissioned and fully domestically made tactical utility helicopter, the Z-20, is expected to become the country's most-delivered chopper by entering service with not only the Chinese army, but also the nation's air, naval and armed police, with additional prospects of export sales, said the chief designer of the helicopter.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/19 21:58:40

US conducts ICBM interception test; 'tech won't work against advanced missiles'

The US recently conducted an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) interception test with a missile launched from a warship. US media said on Wednesday the move could harm the mutual deterrence between major nuclear powers and force China and Russia to expand their capabilities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/19 19:18:49

PLA makes breakthrough by drilling wells to draw water from permafrost in alpine areas

The Chinese People's Liberation Army has successfully drilled wells to draw water from the permafrost in alpine areas at altitudes of more than 4,000 meters, allowing border troops to drink fresh water, and marking a breakthrough in constructions in permafrost.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/19 13:04:13

Unmanned helicopters fit for high-altitude combat aid China's Tibetan military command at the border with India

The most cutting-edge Chinese self-produced unmanned helicopters were recently equipped to People's Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command troops at the border with India. The command had ordered smart weapons and customized equipment - from portable oxygen generators to a multi-purpose dining car - from 22 domestic manufactures, CCTV reported on November 3.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/19 0:10:04

Blaming PLA for fighter jet missing an excuse for weak Taiwan military capacity

Media on the island of Taiwan, citing a retired senior pilot, said that the crash of an F-16 fighter jet on the island on Tuesday was due to increasing pressure on the island's air force because of frequent visits by People's Liberation Army (PLA) planes to the island, which mainland military experts say is only an excuse for the island's untenable military capacity.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/18 23:22:34

Military-civilian mobilization exercise shows China can quick switch industrial output

A city in China recently held a military-civilian mobilization exercise, during which civilian firms temporarily shifted production to make combat vehicles and modified trailers to transport tanks. The move demonstrated China's industrial potential in wartime, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/17 23:15:03