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China's new-generation fighter jet scheduled to make maiden flight in 2021: report

China's new-generation fighter jet is scheduled to make its maiden flight in 2021, an aviation industry report revealed on Monday. Analysts speculate that it will be China's new aircraft carrier-based fighter jet.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/30 18:08:39

CPC, central military commission to lead reserve forces

The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the Central Military Commission will lead reserve military forces starting July 1, in a move which analysts said will help bring out the best in reserve forces, especially in border areas of its Tibet and Xinjiang regions, improve combat capability and facilitate their cooperation with active-duty units.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/29 22:45:22

PLA bombers approach Taiwan island from the east

Two bombers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly approached the island of Taiwan from the east after crossing the Miyako Strait on Sunday, after PLA aircraft conducted at least eight sorties to Taiwan's southwestern "airspace" in June alone.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/28 23:24:55

India's wishful thinking an illusion as PLA is prepared on all fronts

As senior Indian military officers are expecting a prolonged standoff in the China-India border region with the US reportedly voicing support for India, the Chinese military is demonstrating high military readiness on all fronts, as the intensive, simultaneous military exercises in the South China Sea, near Taiwan island and near the China-India border show India's wishful thinking of taking advantage of US support is merely an illusion, Chinese analysts said Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/28 21:44:45

Chinese military reveals rifle-sized railgun prototypes

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has miniaturized an electromagnetic railgun and developed pistol- and rifle-sized synchronous induction coilgun prototypes. These weapons' technical capabilities were recently revealed to the general public for the first time in a demonstration session.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/28 18:46:21

PLA flies aircraft to Taiwan, both US and Taiwan military activities targeted

For the eighth time in June, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly sent military aircraft to Taiwan's southwestern “airspace” on Friday. Chinese mainland military experts said the regular exercises are beginning to show strategic significance, as they are not only aimed at intercepting US military aircraft flying through the area or sending messages to Taiwan secessionists, but also serve as practical trainings, with the aim of gathering military information from Taiwan, and suppressing potential US and Japanese reinforcements coming from the Miyako Strait and Bashi Channel.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/26 18:27:06

PLA participation in Russian V-Day parade shows 'solid strategic partnership'

Russia staged a grand Victory Day military parade in Moscow's Red Square to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War on Wednesday, and members of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) honor guard participated, with analysts saying China-Russia strategic ties remain unshakable amid rising pressure from the West.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/24 20:55:37

India knows 'it can't have a war with China'

After the border clash in the Galwan Valley, nationalism and hostility against China within India are rising sharply, while Chinese analysts and some reasonable voices inside India warned that New Delhi should cool down the nationalism at home.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/21 21:48:40

China releases report on US military presence in Asia-Pacific, warns of increased conflict risk

China is set to release its 2020 research report on US military presence in the Asia-Pacific region amid US' recent increased military activities near China, including repeated trespassing into China's territorial waters in the South China Sea by warships this year. The possibility of a conflict could substantially increase, which must be managed and prevented, the report says.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/21 20:44:51

India should be cautious about West instigation: analysts

The recent border clash, the biggest military confrontation between China and India in four decades that led to casualties on both sides, has brought the past flashpoint Galwan Valley into the spotlight.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/18 22:08:40

PLA fighter jets conduct sortie as US military aircraft approaches Taiwan

Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) fighter jets on Thursday again approached Taiwan island, media reported, citing Taiwan's defense authority, leading Taiwan media to speculate that the PLA aircraft were monitoring a US plane flying near the island around the same time.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/18 20:47:45

Intensive, multidimensional drills show PLA capability in border region

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has been conducting intensive military exercises of multiple dimensions, including high altitude tank and anti-tank drills in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, large-scale, long-distance maneuver of an army brigade to Northwest China, and nighttime group parachute infiltration, following the fatal clash between China and India in the border region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/18 17:02:10

China urges India to investigate border incident

China urged India to thoroughly investigate the incident occurring in the border region, punish harshly the personnel responsible and strictly discipline its military forces in the area to prevent any provocative acts, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the Indian foreign minister during a phone call on Wednesday regarding the Monday border confrontation that caused casualties on both sides in the Galwan Valley.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/17 22:23:40

'Soft landing' expected for China-India border clash: analysts

The latest border conflicts between China and India will likely see a "soft landing" just like many previous ones, despite the deadly clash on Monday, as both countries have kept a clear and careful mind to keep all frictions in check, which was highlighted by both sides' restrained statements and the fact that both countries' troops did not use guns, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/17 18:23:22

Update: PLA warplanes conduct consecutive missions near Taiwan

Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) warplanes have approached Taiwan island at least three times in just eight days, with the latest being a J-10 fighter jet again entering the island's southwestern "airspace," said Taiwan's defense authority. This shows that this kind of operation by the PLA has become normalized and will put huge pressure on secessionists, analysts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/17 12:35:09

China urges India to restrain

In an event that Chinese experts call the most severe situation China and India have experienced along the border in decades, a fatal physical clash broke out on Monday between the two countries' border defense troops in the Galwan Valley.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/16 23:03:40

PLA Tibet military command conducts drills targeting hostile hubs in mountainous region amid border tensions

The Chinese military recently conducted joint exercises aimed at the destruction of key hostile hubs in a high-elevation mountainous region, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command revealed on Tuesday after a fatal clash broke out on the China-India border on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/16 23:59:41

PLA Western Theater Command urges Indian army to stop provocative action on border

The PLA Western Theater Command spokesperson said Tuesday Indian troops again crossed the line of actual control in the Galwan Valley region and purposefully launched provocative attacks, leading to severe clashes and casualties.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/16 20:27:07