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China's Western Theater Command recruitment of civilians has nothing to do with China-India border tensions: expert

China's western Theater Command announced Monday it is recruiting civilian personnel for professional posts as part of a regular recruitment plan and should not be hyped as being related to China-India border tensions, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/29 0:06:27

China's unmanned plateau helicopter completes high-altitude maiden flight

China's first independently developed unmanned helicopter that will focus on plateau operation successfully completed its maiden flight in a plateau region on Sunday, a milestone that demonstrates the capability of this agile drone. The aircraft is expected to join missions in the high-altitude China-India border region including logistics support and armed reconnaissance amid tensions, analysts said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/28 19:58:48

Martyrs return home with state's highest greeting ceremony

Transported via China's domestically developed strategic cargo plane Y-20, which was greeted by arcing jets of water as it taxied to a halt at Taoxian international airport in Shenyang, capital of Northeast China's Liaoning Province, the remains of 117 Chinese soldiers killed in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53) returned home on Sunday, reflecting the country's unprecedented respect for its martyrs.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/27 21:41:31

PLA conducts recon on both sides of Taiwan to gather intel for real combat: experts

During its real combat-oriented exercises and combat-readiness patrols in the Taiwan Straits since last week, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has conducted intensive aerial and maritime reconnaissance missions of the island of Taiwan from both its west and east, with the number of operations surpassing that of fighter jets and bombers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/27 17:47:58

Y-20 transport aircraft repatriates remains of Chinese soldiers killed in Korean War

China repatriated the remains of 117 Chinese soldiers from South Korea killed in the Korean War (1950-53) on Sunday, dispatching the domestically developed Y-20 transport aircraft to carry out the task for the first time.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/27 10:05:42

PLA's J-20 stealth fighter deployment near Taiwan stokes fear, delivers warning to separatists

A J-20 stealth fighter jet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) was reportedly spotted soaring through the skies above an East China city only 500 kilometers away from the island of Taiwan, sparking fear on the island and delivering a powerful warning to Taiwan separatists and the US, as the island's media reported on Saturday that Taiwan warplanes were only minutes away from entering its kill range if it flew toward the island.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/26 16:13:40

Returning US forces to Taiwan will 'trigger reunification-by-force operation'

Amid ongoing large-scale exercises by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) in the Taiwan Straits targeting foreign interventions and Taiwan secessionists, an article recently published in a US military journal urged the US to consider returning US forces to the island, a move that would break the Three Joint Communiqué between China and the US that stipulated all US forces and military installations withdrawn from the Chinese island.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/24 21:23:01

Tibet live-fire drills part of annual training: defense ministry

China's National Defense Ministry said Thursday the recent combat training conducted by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command were part of the annual regular training program, and not targeted at any particular country.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/24 21:06:55

Update: Senior Colonel Tan Kefei debuts as new defense ministry spokesperson

China's Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Thursday welcomed its new spokesperson Tan Kefei, the seventh person took the post since the establishment of the ministry's spokesperson system in 2007.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/24 17:03:40

China's two aircraft carriers wrap up exercises, trials

The two aircraft carriers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, the Liaoning and the Shandong, have recently completed regular exercises and sea trials respectively, China's Ministry of National Defense announced on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/24 16:03:55

Senior Colonel Tan Kefei to debut as new defense ministry spokesperson

China's Ministry of National Defense (MND) is welcoming a new spokesperson Tan Kefei, the seventh person to take the post since the establishment of the ministry's spokesperson system in 2007.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/24 12:51:20

Chinese observers remain cautiously optimistic on border issues with India after latest military talks

China, India agree to stop sending more border troops: China's Defense Ministry
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/22 23:19:38

PLA Eastern Theater Command disciplines soldier for leaking classified intelligence

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command, responsible for the Taiwan Straits and one of the most exercise-intensive PLA commands this year, has disciplined a soldier for leaking classified intelligence by mobile phone, the command recently revealed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/23 14:25:11

PLA videos show combat readiness, not warmongering

A music video released by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Monday has gone viral, stoking passion in Chinese netizens, as the PLA soldiers vowed to be ready to fight and safeguard the country if a war breaks out.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/22 19:18:28

PLA minesweepers to break Taiwan sea mines threat

Multiple minesweeper flotillas attached to the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Southern Theater Command and Eastern Theater Command recently held live-fire exercises, honing their capability to effectively and rapidly clear sea lanes from mines, and open passages for other warships and landing forces, amid Taiwan secessionists' attempt to surround the Taiwan Straits with mines.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 21:21:36

PLA soldiers on border patrol given new high-tech outfits to withstand harsh winter

A new article published by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Daily revealed that Chinese soldiers on border patrol have been equipped with new clothes that feature advanced design, high technology and practical functions, which can help them better enforce their task of safeguarding border regions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 22:25:17

PLA warplanes featured in drills in Taiwan Straits 'capable of seizing air superiority and command of sea'

In two consecutive days of military drills in the Taiwan Straits on Friday and Saturday, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly conducted nearly 40 sorties featuring four major types of warplanes - air superiority fighters, multirole fighters, bombers and an anti-submarine warfare aircraft, which Chinese mainland analysts said on Sunday are capable of seizing air superiority and command of the sea over the island of Taiwan and in the Straits.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 19:44:04

Chinese police inject vitality into UN operations

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the participation of Chinese police in peacekeeping missions of the UN. In the past two decades, the Chinese police have presented to the world a just, professional, civilized and confident image.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 18:08:40