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China mass-produces special mission aircraft

China is mass-producing special mission aircraft, including anti-submarine aircraft, early warning aircraft, surveillance aircraft and electronic warfare aircraft, a genre of warplanes that Chinese experts said on Sunday will help create a full information system that allows the Chinese military to recognize every hostile movement and even sabotage enemy communications.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/8 23:31:10

China, India stage counter-terrorist drills

China and India launched a joint counter-terrorism exercise on Saturday not far from the Chinese-Indian border, a move which Chinese experts said will boost the strategic mutual trust of the two countries' militaries.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/8 18:53:39

China's polar icebreaker Xuelong 2 works in Antarctica's Prydz Bay to recover, deploy sea-based buoys

China's polar icebreaker Xuelong 2 works in Antarctica's Prydz Bay to recover, deploy sea-based buoys
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/6 14:03:29

Arms firm makes artificial diamonds that could be used in laser weapons

After a top Chinese arms firm showcased multiple types of artificial diamonds at a recent jewelry exhibition, military experts on Wednesday said the gemstones could also be used in military equipment, including laser weapons and other precision machines.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/4 19:08:40

Soldiers conduct fierce military exercise in Xinjiang

Soldiers conducted fierce military exercise in China's?Xinjiang?Uyghur Autonomous Region under a grueling condition of minus 10 degrees Celsius, to augment the will of soldiers on Tuesday. Photos: VCG
Source: VCG | 2019/12/4 11:44:18

Armed Police unit conducts year-end military assessment

A unit of the Chinese People's Armed Police conducted a year-end military assessment on a makeshift battlefield. The Military pentathlon consisted of pistol shooting, cross country running (5km), climbing buildings, live-fire training exercises, among others. (Photos: 81.cn)
Source: 81.cn | 2019/12/4 10:35:04

Grueling flying exercises

Grueling flight training under challenging conditions in the PLA Naval Aviation University, to perfect the flying skills of pilots. Photos: 81.cn
Source: 81.cn | 2019/12/3 18:47:58

China to improve service, support system for military retirees

The Central Military Commission has issued an official document calling for greater efforts to ensure that China's military retirees are well taken of.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/3 15:54:37

Chinese troops head to Pakistan for joint drills

China is sending its troops to Pakistan for a month-long joint military exercise, a move that will boost the two countries' military cooperation and capability to jointly deal with terrorist threats including those targeting joint projects with China, experts said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/2 21:58:40

Chinese military exploring new ways of replenishment support at sea

The Taihu, a military supply ship, conducted a replenishment docking with civilian container ship Fuzhou in an offshore area in mid-November amid the Chinese People's Liberation Army's (PLA) exploration of new ways to replenish ships at sea, the PLA Daily reported Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/2 15:07:31

DF-17 may not sole hypersonic missile program: media

The DF-17, China's hypersonic missile that was first revealed at the National Day military parade on October 1, might not be the only hypersonic aircraft program China possesses, a report by the state broadcaster suggested.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/1 23:53:40

China, Pakistan to hold joint naval drills in January

China will send warships to Pakistan in January in a scheduled joint naval exercise with Pakistan, a move that will deepen the two countries' military cooperation and enhance their all-weather strategic cooperative partnership, China's Ministry of National Defense has announced.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/28 22:43:40

China needs more aircraft carriers for national security: analysts

The development of four or more aircraft carriers was only natural in order to satisfy China's burgeoning national security needs, Chinese military analysts said on Thursday as the country's second carrier close to commissioning and a third under construction.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/28 21:23:41

Xi stresses cultivating new type of military personnel

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called for efforts to cultivate a new type of military personnel who are competent, professional and possess both integrity and ability.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/28 10:34:01

Chinese military sets up think tank to guide reform, could feature top weapon makers: analysts

The Central Military Committee (CMC) on Monday announced a new think tank consisting of military and civilian experts to evaluate drafts on military policies and institutional reform, with analysts saying on Tuesday that top weapon and equipment developers could be involved, potentially providing valuable opinions to deepen the comprehensive military reform.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/26 21:08:40

Chinese warship showcases vertical launch missile system

After returning from a major refit, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy destroyer Shenzhen showcased its air defense firepower by displaying its new missile vertical launch system on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/26 20:38:40

China-Russia-S.Africa naval drills to help safeguard sea lanes, maritime security

The Chinese navy is participating in its first-ever joint naval drills with Russia and South Africa in southern African waters, a move that will boost the countries' capability to face maritime security threats, secure sea lanes and contribute to world peace, Chinese experts said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/26 0:08:39

240 Chinese peacekeepers return from South Sudan after mission

The first echelon of China's fifth peacekeeping infantry battalion to South Sudan has returned after finishing a one-year United Nations peacekeeping mission.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/25 14:21:06