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PLA tests truck-based rocket-propelled mine launchers in plateau region

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command recently conducted live-fire test training exercises with its latest truck-based multiple rocket-propelled mine launchers at a high altitude. This type of weapon will allow a rapid regional lockdown during combat, and it is much more efficient than manual work, analysts said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/15 19:25:54

PLA monitors US warship transiting in Taiwan Straits: spokesperson

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command organized naval and air forces and tracked and monitored the USS Barry destroyer for the entire course when the US warship sailed through the Taiwan Straits on Wednesday, the command announced on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/15 10:58:18

Latest US arms sale to Taiwan 'cannot change PLA edge'

The US is making another arms sale to the island of Taiwan, featuring aerial drones and anti-ship missiles, a day after it moved ahead with the sales of a truck-based rocket launcher, long-range air-to-ground missiles and F-16 sensor pods.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/14 19:48:15

US attack arms sales shows strategic ambiguity on Taiwan fading: experts

The US remains persistent in pushing forward the sales of several types of attack weapons to the island of Taiwan, which experts say shows the US strategic ambiguity on Taiwan is fading, and its policy is gradually leaning toward Taiwan secession.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/13 19:06:26

Xi stresses war preparedness during PLA Navy Marine Corps visit

President Xi Jinping inspected the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Marine Corps in Chaozhou on Tuesday amid his ongoing trip to South China's Guangdong Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/14 0:49:40

7th round of China-India military commanders' talks positive, constructive: Chinese Defense Ministry

Chinese Defense Ministry's Spokesperson Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang announced on Tuesday night that the 7th round of Senior Commanders meeting of India and China was positive, constructive and had enhanced understanding of each other's positions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/13 20:44:43

Two new guided missile destroyers enter Chinese naval service

Two new and advanced guided missile destroyers have recently entered service with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, official reports show. This takes the tally of new destroyers that have been commissioned into the PLA Navy this year known to the general public up to four, which analysts said shows a strong momentum of growth for the PLA Navy amid external instability and pressure.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/12 15:53:40

PLA holds amphibious landing drills to 'show firm will against Taiwan secessionists'

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently conducted large-scale joint amphibious landing drills off the Chinese mainland's southeastern coast amid increasingly rampant Taiwan secessionist moves, including hundreds of espionage attempts on the Chinese mainland and collusion with the US. Chinese mainland analysts said on Sunday that the PLA drills again demonstrate the mainland's strong capability and firm will against Taiwan secessionists and push for reunification, following PLA aerial and naval exercises and patrols in the Taiwan Straits that have continued for nearly a month.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/11 20:53:41

China's Type 055 destroyer has anti-stealth, anti-satellite capabilities: report

China's domestically developed 10,000 ton-class Type 055 guided missile destroyer can counter stealth aircraft and low-Earth orbit satellites, a state-owned media has recently revealed for the first time, leading Chinese experts to say on Sunday that the capabilities will give Chinese forces a key edge over their opponents in modern warfare.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/11 18:04:41

PLA urges US to stop provocations after US ship's 'voyage hegemony' in South China Sea

The USS John S. McCain entered waters of China's Xisha Islands in the South China Sea on Friday without China's approval, and was warned and told to leave by the People's Liberation Army Southern Theater Command, said Senior Colonel Zhang Nandong, a spokesperson for the command on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/9 23:34:32

Chinese-US military dialogue channels open amid tensions, but US shows unwillingness to talk: source

Communication channels between the Chinese and US militaries remain open despite tensions, the Global Times learned from source, but some experts warned of the possibility of a collapse due to the US' refusal to talk.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/9 23:23:40

Taiwan's military drills 'a futile cover-up show' against PLA operations

The military on the island of Taiwan reportedly started on Friday a set of exercises off the coast where the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) of the mainland have been frequently conducting drills and patrols since mid-September. While analysts on the island claim the exercises were designed to counter those of the PLA, many recent events indicate weaknesses of the Taiwan military and mainland experts say Taiwan drills shall yield no significant changes to the overwhelming advantage the PLA has over it.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/9 17:01:12

PLA border troops given ready-to-assemble thermal shelters amid standoff with India

Chinese border troops stationed in plateau areas were recently equipped with assemblable thermal shelters, which guarantee them to get through the chilly winter and support the military's combat readiness in extreme weather.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/8 15:38:04

PLA drones support Motuo frontline soldiers in Tibet for first time

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) ground forces adopted 10 UAVs — or drones — to provide logistic support for the first time to soldiers stationed at the remote Motuo region in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/4 17:27:08

PLA continues drills, patrols in Taiwan Straits during national holidays

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is apparently continuing its combat-oriented exercises and combat readiness patrols in the Taiwan Straits, as it reportedly sent warplanes to the region again on Sunday, marking the fourth consecutive day since the start of the eight-day National Day and Mid-Autumn holiday period on Thursday. It also seems as if the PLA's sorties are wearing out the military on the Taiwan island, observers said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/4 13:38:22

India's procurement of US rifles 'can't yield border advantage'

India's latest military procurement plan worth Rs 2,290 crore ($310 million) involving US-made rifles cannot help it gain an advantage in the border tensions with China, and recent Indian military moves again revealed its insincerity in solving the dispute through talks, Chinese analysts said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/29 18:58:43

US MQ-9 drones use China as imaginary enemy, 'easy to shoot down'

China can easily shoot down the US' MQ-9 Reaper drones - a type of aircraft designed for anti-terrorism missions and to "bully" armed forces without proper air defense systems - should the US send them and launch attacks on China, Chinese military experts said on Tuesday, after US media reported that the US Air Force is using China as an imaginary opponent of the drones.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/29 17:34:56

HKSAR hands over military dock to PLA Garrison to better tackle terrorism, foreign interference

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) handed over the Central Military Dock to the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison on Tuesday, a move deemed by the HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam as a historic moment that fully demonstrates the HKSAR's relationship with the central authorities under "one country, two systems" and carries important constitutional significance.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/29 11:22:26