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Xi stresses army restructuring to enhance combat readiness Xi stresses army restructuring to enhance combat readiness

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R, front), also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the CMC, meets with senior officers of the 71st Group Army of the PLA in Xuzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Dec. 13, 2017.

Chinese hospital ship Peace Ark visits Timor-Leste Chinese hospital ship Peace Ark visits Timor-Leste

The Chinese PLA Navy's hospital ship Peace Ark enters the Dili port of Timor-Leste on Dec 14, 2017.

Armored troops train in snow field Armored troops train in snow field

An armored regiment under the PLA Xinjiang Military Command stages a long-distance maneuver drill in the depth of the Tianshan Mountain in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on December 6, 2017.

Multi-type helicopters lift off for training Multi-type helicopters lift off for training

Multi-type attack helicopters attached to an army aviation brigade of the PLA 73rd Group Army lift off from a military airfield for a coordinated flight training exercise on December 13, 2017.

Operations in Xizang high plateau area Operations in Xizang high plateau area

A military truck convoy carrying weapons and equipment is en route to the designated area during a recent long-distance maneuver exercise in mountainous high plateau area in southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region.

China holds state memorial ceremony for Nanjing Massacre victims China holds state memorial ceremony for Nanjing Massacre victims

Photo taken on Dec. 13, 2017 shows the scene of state memorial ceremony for China's National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre Victims at the memorial hall for the massacre victims in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province, Dec. 13, 2017.

Chinese air force conducts patrol exercise Chinese air force conducts patrol exercise

Aircraft of Chinese air force take part in a regular patrol exercise on Dec. 11, 2017. A Chinese air force formation conducted a regular patrol exercise that passed the Bashi Channel and Miyako Strait on Monday, an air force spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.

Tanker aircraft pass fuel to fighter jets Tanker aircraft pass fuel to fighter jets

A J-10B fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Northern Theater Command arrives to receive fuel from a multi-point system of an HU-6 aerial refueling tanker during a midair refueling training exercise on December 9, 2017.

Paratroopers demonstrate parachute skills Paratroopers demonstrate parachute skills

A paratrooper assigned to an airborne brigade under the PLA Air Force gets pulled by his parachute after landing at a drop zone during a parachute training exercise in central China's Hubei Province on December 8, 2017.

Chinese, Russian soldiers fire rockets in Chinese, Russian soldiers fire rockets in "Cooperation-2017"

Participating soldiers learn to use Chinese weapons and equipment prior to the second day's joint training of the "Cooperation-2017" joint anti-terrorism training between the Chinese People's APF and Russian Federation National Guard on December 4, 2017.

Xi stresses army restructuring to enhance combat readiness
Chinese hospital ship Peace Ark visits Timor-Leste
Armored troops train in snow field
Multi-type helicopters lift off for training
Operations in Xizang high plateau area
China holds state memorial ceremony for Nanjing Massacre victims
Chinese air force conducts patrol exercise
Tanker aircraft pass fuel to fighter jets
Paratroopers demonstrate parachute skills
Chinese, Russian soldiers fire rockets in
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Xi stresses army restructuring to enhance combat readiness Xi stresses army restructuring to enhance combat readiness

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R, front), also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the CMC, meets with senior officers of the 71st Group Army of the PLA in Xuzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Dec. 13, 2017.

Chinese hospital ship Peace Ark visits Timor-Leste Chinese hospital ship Peace Ark visits Timor-Leste

The Chinese PLA Navy's hospital ship Peace Ark enters the Dili port of Timor-Leste on Dec 14, 2017.

Armored troops train in snow field Armored troops train in snow field

An armored regiment under the PLA Xinjiang Military Command stages a long-distance maneuver drill in the depth of the Tianshan Mountain in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on December 6, 2017.

Multi-type helicopters lift off for training Multi-type helicopters lift off for training

Multi-type attack helicopters attached to an army aviation brigade of the PLA 73rd Group Army lift off from a military airfield for a coordinated flight training exercise on December 13, 2017.

Operations in Xizang high plateau area Operations in Xizang high plateau area

A military truck convoy carrying weapons and equipment is en route to the designated area during a recent long-distance maneuver exercise in mountainous high plateau area in southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region.

China holds state memorial ceremony for Nanjing Massacre victims China holds state memorial ceremony for Nanjing Massacre victims

Photo taken on Dec. 13, 2017 shows the scene of state memorial ceremony for China's National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre Victims at the memorial hall for the massacre victims in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province, Dec. 13, 2017.

Chinese air force conducts patrol exercise Chinese air force conducts patrol exercise

Aircraft of Chinese air force take part in a regular patrol exercise on Dec. 11, 2017. A Chinese air force formation conducted a regular patrol exercise that passed the Bashi Channel and Miyako Strait on Monday, an air force spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.

Tanker aircraft pass fuel to fighter jets Tanker aircraft pass fuel to fighter jets

A J-10B fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Northern Theater Command arrives to receive fuel from a multi-point system of an HU-6 aerial refueling tanker during a midair refueling training exercise on December 9, 2017.

Paratroopers demonstrate parachute skills Paratroopers demonstrate parachute skills

A paratrooper assigned to an airborne brigade under the PLA Air Force gets pulled by his parachute after landing at a drop zone during a parachute training exercise in central China's Hubei Province on December 8, 2017.

Chinese, Russian soldiers fire rockets in Chinese, Russian soldiers fire rockets in "Cooperation-2017"

Participating soldiers learn to use Chinese weapons and equipment prior to the second day's joint training of the "Cooperation-2017" joint anti-terrorism training between the Chinese People's APF and Russian Federation National Guard on December 4, 2017.

Xi stresses army restructuring to enhance combat readiness
Chinese hospital ship Peace Ark visits Timor-Leste
Armored troops train in snow field
Multi-type helicopters lift off for training
Operations in Xizang high plateau area
China holds state memorial ceremony for Nanjing Massacre victims
Chinese air force conducts patrol exercise
Tanker aircraft pass fuel to fighter jets
Paratroopers demonstrate parachute skills
Chinese, Russian soldiers fire rockets in
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Chinese, Russian soldiers fire rockets in
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Deadly relics:
We followed the minesweeping troops, recorded the living status of those people who sought food in the mine area, and witnessed the difficult conditions faced by the Yunnan minesweeping squadron under the army of the PLA Southern Theater Command. We look forward to the peaceful life here after the operation.
Polished military unit guards the heart of republic
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Int'l Media on China

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Int'l Militaries on China

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