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China's J-20 fighter jet has 'beast mode' for arms like F-35: reports

China's J-20 fighter jet has been spotted equipped with pylon adapters under its wings, indicating the stealth aircraft may also be able to enter a "beast mode" like the US' F-35 fighter jet if needed by giving up some stealth capability in exchange for larger weapons loads, reports said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/3 20:43:40

US deploys weapons of war in bid to control protests

The US has turned to a wide selection of weapons originally intended for war in an attempt to quell the rampant riots triggered by the death of African American George Floyd, a move that shows US authorities' inability to handle the situation and which could lead to more casualties, Chinese experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/3 19:01:58

PLA Tibet military command holds nighttime high-altitude drills

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command recently sent troops to a high-altitude region at an elevation of 4,700 meters at night for infiltration exercises behind enemy lines and tested their combat capability under a harsh environment.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/2 21:13:41

US attacks China's defense sector with more 'lies'

Even as the US political establishment is under siege amid nationwide riots that have plunged the country into chaos, US officials, instead of addressing profound domestic woes, waged a new series of attacks against China targeting Chinese students and companies based on what Chinese officials and experts dismiss as lies about nonexistent links between ordinary students, businesses and the Chinese military.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/2 20:18:40

PLA expands high-altitude arsenal to address border threat

Since the Doklam standoff with India in 2017, the Chinese military has expanded its arsenal with weapons like the Type 15 tank, Z-20 helicopter and GJ-2 drone that should give China the advantage in high-altitude conflicts should they arise, Chinese analysts said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/31 18:28:41

PLA expels US warship illegally trespassing into S.China Sea

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Thursday expelled a US warship that trespassed into Chinese territorial waters off the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea, and the US operation amid the COVID-19 pandemic showed the US is the source that sabotages peace and stability in the South China Sea, a Chinese military spokesperson said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/28 16:43:27

China's 2nd aircraft carrier Shandong conducts testing, training mission in wake of COVID-19

China's second aircraft carrier, the country's first domestically built one, the Shandong, is now conducting testing and training missions at sea, the state broadcaster confirmed on Wednesday, after local residents saw the warship leaving a shipyard on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 21:57:44

China's giant wind tunnel to accelerate development of warplanes

Under development for more than eight years, China's latest, world-leading wind tunnel is now ready to help develop new warplanes after reaching a milestone on Tuesday by successfully testing and receiving data for an in-development aircraft. With its help, China will be able to develop new warplanes faster and perform better, experts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 19:09:03

Situation in China-India border area is stable and under control: Chinese FM

The overall situation in the China-India border area is stable and under control, and the two countries are capable of resolving border issues through dialogue and negotiations, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said, following reports claiming China had moved 5,000 troops to the China-India border area.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 16:50:12

Netizens identify China's 2nd carrier leaving port from online images

A series of photos and videos uploaded on China's social media platforms have set Chinese internet abuzz as they were identified by Chinese military enthusiasts and netizens as showing China's second aircraft carrier, the country's first domestically built one, leaving its shipyard for sail on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 17:30:09

Steady defense spending growth proper, necessary: spokesperson

China has set its 2020 defense budget growth target at 6.6 percent, and a military spokesperson said on Tuesday that a moderate and steady increase in the nation's defense expenditure is right, proper and necessary.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 16:05:59

PLA HK Garrison supports national security legislation for HK, confident in safeguarding national sovereignty: commander

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison firmly supports the draft decision to introduce national security legislation for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region(HKSAR) and the troops have the determination, confidence and capability to safeguard the national sovereignty, security, development interests and long-term prosperity and stability in Hong Kong, affirmed the commander of the garrison.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 12:18:03

China's FC-31 stealth fighter jet making new progress, photos show

New photos of a prototype FC-31, China's second type of stealth fighter jet, have been appearing frequently on Chinese social media since May, years after disappearing from the public eye. Now painted in a silver gray coating, its development is making smooth progress, experts said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/25 18:18:16

China's first plateau-focused unmanned helicopter makes maiden flight, missions along border with India expected

China's first domestically developed unmanned helicopter focused on plateau operations recently made its maiden flight. Capable of conducting missions including reconnaissance, communication relay, electronic disruption and fire strike at high altitude, this versatile and easy-to-operate drone could help safeguard China's southwestern borders with India, analysts said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/24 21:54:45

China slows defense budget growth to 6.6 % in 2020

China set its 2020 defense budget growth target at 6.6 percent, lower than the 7.5 percent growth in 2019.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 9:56:42

China's defense budget stays moderate and restrained: NPC spokesperson

China pursues defensive policies and the defense budget is moderate and restrained in regards to the total amount of the budget, per capita spending and the rate of GDP, Zhang Yesui, spokesperson for the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) told a press conference on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 0:42:32

US torpedo sales to Taiwan island 'useless' against Chinese mainland military: expert

The US latest plan to sell arms to the island of Taiwan of 18 torpedoes is overpriced and cannot make any difference in a potential military conflict between the island and the Chinese mainland, and sent a wrong signal to Taiwan secessionists on the day of regional leader Tsai Ing-wen's inaugural speech, mainland military experts said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 19:48:40

Sinister intentions behind mud-flinging at China

As of May 19, Beijing Time (GMT +8), the US has reported more than 1.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases cumulatively with over 90,000 deaths, both figures are the highest in the world.
Source: China Military Online | 2020/5/21 11:56:23