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PLA tracks, monitors US warship's transit through Taiwan Straits: PLA spokesperson

The Chinese PLA Eastern Theater Command sent naval and aerial forces to track and monitor the entire course of USS Mustin destroyer as it sailed through the Taiwan Straits on Tuesday: Eastern Theater Command spokesperson
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/19 16:27:46

Media should not over-interpret J-20 sighting near China-India border: experts

For the first time since the China-India border conflict in May, two J-20 stealth fighter jets of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force were spotted at an airport about 300 kilometers from the border region, foreign media reported. But Chinese military experts said on Tuesday that the deployments, if true, are likely part of the aircraft's regular long distance flight and environmental adaptation training, and foreign media should not over-interpret its significance in the border tensions, which have been deescalating.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/18 19:28:40

China urges global arms sales ban to non-state actors

China has called on countries to refrain from selling arms to non-state actors and to stop interfering in the internal affairs of sovereign countries through arms sales at the sixth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which was convened by written procedure on Monday due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/18 12:44:02

PLA HK Garrison conducts multi-subject maritime military training in S.China Sea

The Hong Kong Garrison of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Sunday posted a video clip on social media showing their Type 056 Huizhou corvette carried out multi-subject maritime military drills in the South China Sea.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/17 12:00:35

Indigenous airborne munitions dispenser can paralyze airfield in one shot

China has revealed a type of domestically developed airborne munitions dispenser, a hybrid weapon that lies between an air-to-ground missile and a guided bomb droppable by an aircraft from a safe distance, that can release hundreds of submunitions that cover a large area. This kind of weapon can effectively paralyze an airfield in one shot, leaving enemy warplanes grounded or destroyed, experts said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/16 19:00:55

F-16 fighter jet deal deemed another US provocation amid rising Taiwan Straits tensions

The island of Taiwan has formally signed an agreement with US arms firm Lockheed Martin to buy 66 F-16V fighter jets, reports said on Saturday, further raising tensions in the Taiwan Straits, and coming just two days after the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) announced large-scale drills in response to US provocations and Taiwan secessionist activities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/15 15:18:04

PLA's 'unprecedented drills' in Taiwan Straits for deterrence, actual combat: observers

The Chinese mainland openly warned Taiwan secessionists by conducting massive military drills in the Taiwan Straits on Thursday. Chinese experts said this is a clear and unprecedented deterrence toward secessionists of the island as well as the US, as the Trump administration has increased its links with the Taiwan secessionist authority, and the possibility of peaceful reunification is decreasing sharply.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/13 23:03:40

Chinese H-6J bomber's S.China Sea deployment 'to suppress US provocations'

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's newly revealed bomber, the H-6J, was recently deployed on Yongxing Island in the South China Sea for the first time, foreign media reported on Wednesday. The move will enable the PLA to suppress and jam provocative US military activities in the region, and its weapons load, potentially including anti-ship ballistic missiles, provides a huge deterrence to US aircraft carriers, experts said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/13 20:03:40

Taiwan's potential deployment of US-made missiles, mines easy to counter: experts

The island of Taiwan is reportedly in discussions with the US over the purchase of cruise missiles and sea mines, and claimed they will potentially be deployed as coastal defense and amphibious landing deterrence. The intention to purchase these weapons only emphasized Taiwan's outdated war concepts and military technologies, and their potential deployment can be easily countered by the People's Liberation Army (PLA), Chinese mainland experts said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/13 15:33:44

PLA holds consecutive, realistic drills in Taiwan Straits in response to secessionist moves

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command recently systematically sent troops from multiple military branches into multiple directions and organized consecutive, realistic drills in the Taiwan Straits and its northern and southern ends, the command announced on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/13 15:15:15

PLA holds consecutive, realistic drills in Taiwan Straits in response to secessionist moves

PLA holds consecutive, realistic drills in Taiwan Straits in response to secessionist moves
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/13 14:50:41

US spy plane following civilian aircraft in S. China Sea risks confrontation: experts

A Hong Kong-based media outlet on Wednesday reported that the US military spy aircraft E-8C was first recognized as a civilian flight during a night sortie in the South China Sea, and experts reached by the Global Times noted such a move, if confirmed, will risk involving civilian flights in military confrontations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/13 0:36:57

PLA holds anti-aircraft drills amid frequent US reconnaissance sorties

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently held a series of anti-aircraft drills off the South China Sea, a sensitive location to which the US has been frequently sending warplanes for close-up reconnaissance.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/12 19:32:29

High-mobility howitzers, anti-tank missiles make plateau debut

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently held live-fire drills in a high-elevation region in the Himalayas, where some of the PLA's latest weapons, including a new 122-millimeter caliber wheeled howitzer and the vehicle-mounted version of the HJ-10 anti-tank missile system, made their first public appearances.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/11 20:43:28

China recruits more pilots for carrier-based fighter jets

About 16,000 people signed up for the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's recently completed annual pilot recruitment drive, and among those who have passed the tests to become pilot cadets, nearly half will be trained to fly aircraft carrier-based fighter jets in the coming years. This is expected to satisfy China's future aircraft carrier programs.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/10 19:52:18

PLA fighter jets cross 'middle line' of Taiwan Straits an hour before US official's meeting with Tsai Ing-wen

Fighter jets from Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force reportedly crossed the "middle line" of the Taiwan Straits at around 9 am Monday morning, an hour before top US health official met with Taiwan regional leader Tsai Ing-wen.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/10 18:36:11

PLA forces hold landing drills amid US military provocations

Ground and naval forces of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) have been on concentrated schedules in amphibious landing and maritime exercises in the past weeks and will continue to do so in the weeks to come, at a time when the US has been frequently conducting provocative military activities near the island of Taiwan and in the South China Sea.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/9 18:18:18

China's defense minister holds phone conversation with US counterpart at request

At the invitation of his US counterpart, Chinese National Defense Minister Wei Fenghe had a phone call with US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Thursday. The two sides discussed ties between the two militaries and exchanges during the next phase.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/7 0:08:57