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PLA Rocket Force launches DF-26 'aircraft carrier killer' missile in fast-reaction drills

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Rocket Force recently launched a DF-26 intermediate-range anti-ship ballistic missile in an ongoing months-long exercise, after the US provocatively sent two aircraft carriers to the South China Sea for exercises and held joint naval drills with India, Japan and Australia in the Indian Ocean and Philippine Sea respectively in an attempt to contain China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/6 18:38:40

PLA Army's attack helicopters conduct sea-crossing assault drills on Navy warship

Z-10 attack helicopters attached to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Army recently conducted a series of sea-crossing assault drills on a Navy warship. The combination of Army helicopters and Navy warships can significantly boost the PLA's amphibious, vertical landing capability and will play a vital role in potential military operations on the island of Taiwan, military analysts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 18:10:41

PLA 1st amphibious assault ship appears on maiden voyage, photos show

China's first Type 075 amphibious assault ship appears to have embarked on its first sea trial on Wednesday, judging from online videos, pictures, and a sea trial notice in relevant waters by the Maritime Safety Administration.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 15:50:53

PLA fighter jet breaks flight duration record in first 10-hour patrol mission to South China Sea

By having a Su-30 fighter jet completing a 10-hour armed patrol mission to the most remote islands and reefs of the South China Sea, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force recently broke its record on flight duration in a single sortie by a fighter jet.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 18:43:40

Chinese military expert says Kyodo misinterprets his words over Dongsha Islands drill

A Chinese professor said his words have been misinterpreted after Japanese media quoted his article and wrongly inferred that the Chinese mainland "is expected to carry out a large-scale landing drill" aimed at seizing the Taiwan-controlled Dongsha Islands in the South China Sea in August.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 21:53:41

Interview with South China Sea think tank head shows three possibilities risking China-US military conflict

In an exclusive interview with the Global Times reporters Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan on Thursday, Hu Bo, director of SCSPI, introduced why the SCSPI platform releases the information to the public, and the characteristics of US military activities in the South China Sea.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/2 18:28:40

Xi stresses modernization of national defense, armed forces

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has stressed advancing the modernization of the national defense and armed forces.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/1 9:12:21

Chinese PLA handles diverse missions in tough 2020

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) will celebrate its 93rd anniversary on Saturday. In 2020, the PLA underwent extremely tough missions, including fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and massive floods, and responded to military threats from other countries in the South China Sea, the Taiwan Straits, and the China-India border region
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/31 20:28:40

India's Rafale fighter jets have no chance against China's J-20: experts

India has recently received delivery of five Rafale fighter jets, with a former Indian air chief marshal boasting that the French-made warplanes' capability is superior to China's J-20 stealth fighter jet. Chinese experts said that the Rafale is only a third-plus generation fighter jet, and does not stand much of a chance against a stealth, fourth generation one like the J-20.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/30 23:31:08

PLA Navy's new bomber debuts in South China Sea drills

New warplanes affiliated with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, including H-6G and H-6J bombers, recently conducted intensive round-the-clock drills in the South China Sea, China's Ministry of National Defense announced on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/30 22:34:03

Chinese cities publish army recruiting publicity video ads ahead of Army Day, draw fans

China's Ministry of National Defense on Thursday released a military recruitment video for 2020, showcasing the country's military capability and its armed forces, domestically developed weapons and aircraft, which has already racked up millions of views on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/30 20:14:54

US military provocations in S.China Sea to strengthen China's resolve: defense ministry

Disregarding the facts and history, the US has made unfounded accusations against China, sowed discord in the South China Sea and sent two US Navy aircraft carriers for dual exercises in the region, which fully exposed its hegemony mentality and double standards, China's Ministry of National Defense spokesperson Ren Guoqiang told a press conference on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/30 17:50:59

Australia likely to face unbearable consequences

The US and Australia are teaming up to levy criticism against China and vow to strengthen military cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region, especially after the meetings between their foreign and defense ministers. Experts warned that by cooperating with the US' anti-China policies, Australia, as an opportunist, would not climb to a more important position in the region as it has always longed for, but will face unbearable consequences by undermining its ties with China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/29 23:48:40

New generator unit application assists China's future warship development

China's domestically developed 20-megawatt turbo generator unit has been put into actual use for the first time. It is widely expected to be used on China's future warships to support the advanced integrated electric propulsion (IEP) technology that would enable the use of high energy weapons, including electromagnetic railguns and lasers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/29 20:28:19

Xi presents order to promote military officer to rank of general

Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), Wednesday presented a certificate of order at a ceremony to promote Xu Zhongbo, political commissar of the Rocket Force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, to the rank of general.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/29 20:16:36

As China 'will definitely retaliate' military provocation, experts warn US not to escalate tensions

The increasing tensions between China and the US, and the worsening COVID-19 epidemic situation, as well as the declining approval ratings of President Donald Trump have raised concerns, among strategists and experts, of a military conflict between the two nuclear-armed powers caused by the dangerous US attempts.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/28 23:28:40

Chinese aircraft carriers get power boost by fighters' nighttime buddy refueling capability

China's aircraft carrier-based J-15 fighter jets have now become capable of conducting nighttime buddy refueling, one of the most challenging tactical moves by carrier-borne fighter jets, the PLA Navy revealed after recent successful exercises.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/28 17:57:09

China, India complete troops disengagement in most border locations: FM

Chinese and Indian border troops on the frontline have completed disengagement in most locations following close communications between the two sides via military and diplomatic channels, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/28 17:00:40