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Maiden voyage of China's first amphibious assault ship coming soon: report

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy 's first Type 075 amphibious assault ship, which is believed to be built to play a vital role in island seizing operations, is expected to soon make its maiden voyage, as outfitting work is progressing smoothly, media reported on Tuesday, at a time when Taiwan island is holding its annual Han Kuang exercises.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 20:24:33

PLA's upgraded Type 052D destroyer makes training debut in E.China Sea amid tensions in Taiwan Straits

Amid rising tensions across the Taiwan Straits with the US military's increasingly frequent operations in the region, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently held drills in the East China Sea, with the latest, more powerful, anti-stealth aircraft-capable version of the Type 052D destroyer making its first public appearance, according to military reports over the weekend.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/12 19:56:40

US arms sales to Taiwan more 'symbolic' than of military value: expert

After stirring up tensions in the Taiwan Straits by frequently sending military aircraft and warships near the island, and meeting countermeasures by the People's Liberation Army (PLA), the US on Thursday announced the approval of yet another arms deal to Taiwan involving the recertification of air defense missiles for $620 million.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/10 21:26:39

US arms sales to Taiwan more 'symbolic' than of military value: expert

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) of the US announced Thursday that the US State Department approved a request by Taiwan for the recertification of its Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) air defense missiles, at an estimated cost of $620 million. On the same day, the DSCA also approved a planned purchase by Japan of 105 F-35 joint strike fighters worth roughly $23 billion.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/10 18:33:40

Chinese Defense Ministry slams Pentagon for South China Sea drill accusation

By accusing China's military exercises near the Xisha Islands of causing instability in the South China Sea, the US Defense Ministry disregarded the facts, confused right from wrong, and attempted to alienate countries in the region and reap unfair gains, China's Ministry of National Defense said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 23:48:59

PLA holds mock air defense battles amid frequent US aerial reconnaissance

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is holding mock air defense battles in the coastal region of South China's Guangdong Province, a location that has seen frequent aerial close-in reconnaissance operations by US military aircraft in the past few days.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 18:42:39

US military's frequent close-up air recons on China's coastal area 'dangerous'

US military aircraft reportedly conducted close-up reconnaissance operations on China's southern coast for three consecutive days, which is a dangerous sign, as the moves could let the US grasp the technical parameters, locations and movements of the Chinese military's weapons and equipment over the South China Sea and Taiwan island, Chinese military experts warned on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 23:08:41

Huge gap between Chinese and US nuclear arsenals causes concerns

US officials have been making a lot of noises about China joining the US-Russia negotiation on nuclear arms reduction, but China has no interest in joining, given the huge gap between the nuclear arsenal of China and those of the US and Russia, and China has the need to improve its military capabilities, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 17:31:08

Advanced weapons deployed at China's plateau regions

China had deployed a variety of advanced weapons fit for high-altitude combat to the country's western plateau regions as India continued to move forces and hold drills amid border tensions between the two countries, media reported.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 21:21:34

China delivers armed drones, missiles to Serbia, first deal to Europe

Serbia has reportedly taken delivery of a batch of CH-92A armed reconnaissance drones plus missiles recently, the first time China has exported military-use aviation equipment to a European country and a milestone for Chinese arms firms in the European market, analysts said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 23:03:40

US military drills in S.China Sea have ulterior motives, meant to flex muscle: FM

The US has ulterior motives by intentionally sending heavy forces into the South China Sea for large-scale drills and flexing its muscles, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 17:13:40

US redeployment of B-52H in Guam a blatant show of muscle: expert

The move by the Pentagon to relocate the B-52H strategic bomber to Guam in the western Pacific and dual US aircraft carriers staging exercises in the South China Sea amid large-scale exercises conducted by the People's Liberation Army's Navy in the South China Sea is not a coincidence but a blatant "show of muscle."
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/5 23:48:40

Rare US dual aircraft carrier drills in South China Sea 'a show' for allies

At a time when relations between China and the US are further deteriorating over a series of topics including trade, the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan and Hong Kong, the US has deployed two aircraft carriers and other warships to the South China Sea for its largest-scale exercises in the region in years, which also coincided with Chinese military drills taking place in the same area and time frame.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/5 19:23:40

China has wide selection of anti-aircraft carrier weapons at South China Sea: experts

The US is sending two aircraft carriers and other warships to the South China Sea for exercises on Saturday at a time when the Chinese military is also conducting drills in the South China Sea's Xisha Islands.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/4 16:34:27

China 'prepared against military provocation from Australia'

Australia released two papers on Wednesday that define the country's future defense strategy and military development. According to the papers, Australia will invest heavily in the development and procurement of weapons and equipment, including aggressive, long-range items.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 23:58:40

China's helicopter carrier expands capability with drone

China's Type 075 amphibious assault ships, the largest warships second only to aircraft carriers, are receiving drone helicopters that can significantly expand their combat capability by providing strong situational awareness, reports suggest, after a full-scale model for an unknown type of drone helicopter was recently spotted on a Type 075 in Shanghai.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 20:49:12

China to honor Korean War veterans with 70th anniversary medals

China on Thursday announced that it will issue commemorative medals on the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army's participation in the Korean War (1950-53) against the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 14:48:41

Chinese diplomat slams US accusation at disarmament conference

Chinese diplomat expressed strong opposition to the US at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva on Tuesday, saying its accusations against China regarding epidemic control and arms control policy were complete nonsense, and called for the US to abandon its Cold War mentality.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 15:12:33