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China's first homemade carrier Shandong sets out for exercises

The Shandong, China's first domestically developed aircraft carrier - the country's second overall - set out from shipyard on Tuesday for military exercises, which will reportedly be held in the Bohai Sea in the next 22 days. Experts expect the carrier to integrate with J-15 fighter jets that were newly produced for it, as it continues to establish actual combat capability, and it will hopefully become combat-ready by the end of 2020.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/1 18:38:40

China enters semi-final in tank biathlon in int'l army games

The tank biathlon's singles of the ongoing International Army Games 2020 concluded in a suburb here Sunday, with the Chinese team entering the semi-final competition in the tank biathlon.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/1 9:00:03

US intends to force China to 'fire first shot' over Taiwan

A US military aircraft appeared in the skies over Taiwan on Sunday, which was suspected of taking off from a Taiwan-based airfield and flew to Japan, with the incident taking place as the island's military claims that the Chinese mainland does not possess "enough capabilities" to launch an all-out attack against Taiwan, the mainland experts warn that Washington is provoking Beijing to fire the first shot, and that current tensions could further escalate.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/31 23:53:40

PLA launches new Type 055, Type 052D destroyers after decommissioning all Type 051 destroyers: reports

China reportedly launched its eighth Type 055 and 25th Type 052D destroyers on Sunday, only two days after the decommissioning of two Type 051 destroyers attached to the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, which marked the retirement of China's all first generation of indigenous destroyers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/30 21:44:00

China's military museum invites US pilots to visit the U-2 wreckage following their trespassing into China's no-fly zone

The Military Museum of The Chinese People's Revolution released a letter on its Sina Weibo account on Thursday and invited US pilots to visit the U-2 wreckage collected at its underground exhibition hall, which has lead to heated discussions among Chinese netizens.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/28 14:02:13

Chinese military expels US destroyer from territorial waters in S.China Sea

The destroyer USS Mustin on Thursday trespassed into China's territorial waters in the Xisha Islands. The PLA Southern Theater Command organized naval and air forces to track it and warn it away: PLA Southern Theater Command spokesperson
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/28 0:18:53

Reported PLA anti-ship ballistic missile launches 'show saturated attack capability'

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Wednesday launched multiple anti-ship ballistic missiles into the South China Sea in a military exercise, overseas media reported. The missile launches, if true, demonstrated the PLA's ability to hit maritime targets with powerful ballistic missiles from multiple directions in coordinated, saturated attacks against which there is no defense, analysts said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/27 20:08:40

Maiden voyage of China-built Type 075 amphibious assault ship a success: Defense Ministry

The Chinese Navy's first Type 075 amphibious assault ship has successfully completed its first sea trial, China's Ministry of National Defense announced on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/27 18:06:53

PLA Navy's first Type 075 amphibious assault ship completes sea trial: Defense Ministry spokesperson Wu Qian

The PLA Navy's first Type 075 amphibious assault ship recently completed its first sea trial: Defense Ministry spokesperson Wu Qian
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/27 17:04:12

US conducts provocative close-up recon on PLA drills two days in a row

By sending an RC-135S ballistic missile-detection plane to spy on Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) drills in the South China Sea on Wednesday, the US has deployed its spy aircraft to gather intelligence on two separate PLA exercises two days in a row, following another occasion on Tuesday that saw a U-2 high-altitude aircraft provocatively trespass into a no-fly zone of a live-fire drill by the PLA Northern Theater Command that risked a misfire accident.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/26 21:28:33

Xi confers flag on China's police force

President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, on Wednesday conferred the flag on China's police force, ordering them to be loyal to the Party, serve the people, and be impartial in law enforcement and strict in discipline.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/26 17:30:47

US provokes again with ballistic missile-detection plane near PLA drills in S.China Sea: think tank

A US RC-135S reconnaissance aircraft on Wednesday flew near ongoing Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) drills in the South China Sea, one day after another US spy plane, a U-2, trespassed into another PLA exercise restricted zone. The US is increasing the frequency of its close-up reconnaissance of PLA drills in order to pry about the PLA's capabilities, which is provocative, brings the risk of accidents, and could lead to escalation, Chinese experts warned.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/26 14:47:35

China protests US spy plane for breaching PLA no-fly zone

The Chinese military strongly protested a US spy plane trespassing into a no-fly zone of a live-fire drill by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), a spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of National Defense said on Tuesday, warning that the move threatened to cause a misjudgment and even an accident, and was a blatant act of provocation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/25 21:37:06

China unveils first indigenous 15 ton-class transport helicopter; amphibious assault role expected

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has unveiled its latest type of transport helicopter, the Z-8L, the first in the 15 ton-class in China. The new helicopter is capable of transporting an all-terrain assault vehicle and other heavy equipment. It is expected to enter service with aerial assault troops and to play a major role in multiple scenarios including amphibious assault missions, experts said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/25 16:45:37

US military tactics over Taiwan exposed as PLA stands ready

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has been holding consecutive, concentrated military drills in all four major Chinese sea regions since mid-August, which is seen as a direct and strong response to the recent negative moves by Taiwan secessionists and the US, but the US military has not restrained its provocations and even bolstered its military operations around the island of Taiwan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/24 21:28:40

PLA holds concentrated military drills to deter Taiwan secessionists, US

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has announced four concentrated military drills across three major Chinese marine regions in the coming days, following a recent announcement of consecutive, realistic drills in the Taiwan Straits and at its northern and southern ends aimed at deterring Taiwan secessionists and the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/23 18:42:32

PLA announces large-scale, live-fire drills in Yellow Sea

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) will hold large-scale, live-fire exercises in the Yellow Sea from Saturday to Wednesday, and Chinese military experts predicted on Friday that the drills could feature anti-ship, air defense and anti-submarine exercises to prepare for possible military conflicts with the US, which has been frequently sending bombers, reconnaissance aircraft and warships near China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/21 23:28:40

PLA sends stern warning to US warship for transit in Taiwan Straits

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command said Wednesday it sent naval and air forces to track and monitor the movements of the USS Mustin destroyer as it sailed through the Taiwan Straits on Tuesday and warned the US against making frequent negative moves on the Taiwan question.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/19 20:25:24