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Sources refute reports PLA kidnapped over 20 Indian soldiers on border with China

Global Times sources have refuted posts on overseas social media platforms claiming that 20 Indian soldiers were kidnapped by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) in the boundary area with China, saying they are fake news.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/26 15:30:58

PLA issues new equipment to protect frontline soldiers from extreme weather in Xinjiang and Tibet

Chinese patrol soldiers in the plateau areas have been equipped with new equipment and suits, including glare-reducing lenses, multifunctional kettles and cold protective suits, to protect them from extreme weather, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Daily reported Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/26 14:33:40

China mulls defence law amendments amid profound changes in the world

China is mulling amendments to its Law on National Defence amid profound changes in the world over the past two decades by adding key formulations, including threats to the country's development interests, as reasons for defense mobilization, and involvement in global security governance.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/22 21:04:28

China's amended draft of national defense law to turn military into profession revered by whole of society

China's draft revisions to the National Defense Law aim to make Chinese military service a profession revered by the whole of society, which analysts said will guarantee that they better accomplish missions in emergencies, war and occasions in which national sovereignty, security and development interests are being harmed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/22 15:26:09

China to add threats to its development interests as reason for defense mobilization

China is mulling amending its Law on National Defense amid the profound changes in the world situation over the past two decades by adding key formulations, including citing threats to the country's development interests as reasons for defense mobilization, and involvement in global security governance.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/22 15:18:40

Tibetan militia transport unit sends supplies to PLA troops near border using mules, horses

Besides using advanced technologies like drones, Chinese troops, including Tibetan militia transport units, also use mules and horses as a practical approach to deliver supplies to troops stationed at high-altitude bases with harsh environments near the border.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/21 22:25:54

Prison term, fine for defense firm executive 'deterrent to corruption'

A former senior executive of an aviation institute responsible for the development of China's key large warplanes – including bombers, transport aircraft and special mission aircraft – was recently sentenced to jail and fined for corruption and bribery, a case that will serve as a deterrent for others in the defense sector at a time when the country is facing increasing external military pressure and boosting national defense expenditure, analysts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/21 20:43:40

India returns PLA soldier to Chinese border troops

The PLA soldier, who went missing while helping herdsman find yak near China-India border on Sunday, has been returned to Chinese border troops by Indian army early on Wednesday, PLA News reported.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/21 6:50:30

Video shows PLA jet driving away foreign fighter plane up-close

A video shows an Air Force jet of the People's Liberation Army driving away a foreign plane from its operating space, with the distance between them as close as dozens of meters. Experts said it shows that the PLA is able to deal with such situations, and that there is no space for negotiations on China's sovereignty.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/20 21:09:49

China's latest bomber H-6N spotted carrying hypersonic missile

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force's latest bomber, the H-6N, was recently spotted carrying what seems to be a ballistic missile with a hypersonic warhead, overseas media reported. This new capability will enable the H-6N to become a real strategic bomber capable of covering the entire Indo-Pacific region with air strikes against which there is no defense, Chinese analysts said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/20 20:48:41

PLA soldier went missing while helping herdsman find yak near China-India border

A soldier of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) went missing while helping a herdsman find his yak along China-India border areas on Sunday, Senior Colonel Zhang Shuili, a spokesperson of PLA Western Theater Command said in a statement on Monday night.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/20 0:32:27

PLA's hypersonic missile to target 'foreign military intervention' in reunification-by-force Taiwan operation

Media reports in and outside Taiwan have been hyping that the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is preparing to strike the Taiwan island with new weapon deployment, and Chinese military experts believe weapons like hypersonic missile, the DF-17, should actually target foreign military forces if they intervene in PLA's reunification operations, and that targeting the island would be a waste.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/19 21:58:40

PLA soldiers stationed in Tibet receive new QBU-191 assault rifles

People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers stationed in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region have received new assault rifles QBU-191, which have 30-shot magazine and variable magnification scope that can increase long-distance hit precision.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/19 19:54:48

The Chinese military's new cold-weather quilts effective at minus 40℃

The Chinese military has made a batch of new cold-weather quilts and clothing for troops stationed on the Tibetan plateau border defense posts, the People's Liberation Army News reported Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/19 0:14:12

China unveils first practical drone swarm tech, 'to be used in amphibious landing missions'

China has grasped the technology to practically use a drone swarm, a concept featuring the simultaneous and coordinated operation of a large number of drones that could prove to be very difficult to defend against, a Chinese arms firm recently demonstrated in tests. Capable of deployment from the ground, sea and air, this new tool could play a vital role in challenging missions including amphibious landing operations, analysts said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/18 22:23:40

Rumored PLA deployment of DF-17 hypersonic missiles near Taiwan Straits could deter US meddling in China's internal affairs: analysts

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has deployed its most advanced hypersonic missile, the DF-17, to the Chinese mainland's southeast coast near the island of Taiwan, Hong Kong media reported on Sunday, sparking fear on the island. Although the reports are merely speculation, the PLA missile that is impossible to be intercepted can effectively deter Taiwan secessionists, control the Taiwan Straits and keep foreign interventions away, Chinese mainland analysts said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/18 20:59:20

HK rejects Taiwan charter plane carrying 'defense personnel,' reflects one-China principle: observer

A charter plane carrying Taiwan personnel from "coast guard and defense authority" was reportedly rejected and forced to return by the management authority at Hong Kong's flight information region (FIR) in the South China Sea on Thursday, which observers said reflects the one-China principle and cross-Straits tensions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/15 23:03:40

US warship transit through Taiwan Straits to instigate secessionists, attempt to obstruct China's reunification futile: experts

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) had a US warship under surveillance when it made a provocative transit in the Taiwan Straits on Wednesday, as the PLA was conducting live-fire exercises near the region. The US' high profile move was meant to lend support to Taiwan secessionist forces, but its attempt to interfere in China's internal affairs and obstruct China's reunification will be futile, Chinese mainland experts said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/15 19:57:38