A ZBD-05 amphibious armored infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) attached to a brigade of the PLA Navy Marine Corps moves forward into the sea during a live-fire training exercise in mid-August, 2017.
The guided-missile frigate Handan attached to a destroyer flotilla with the North China Sea Fleet under the PLA Navy fires its rocket-propelled depth charges at simulated sea targets during the live-fire training at an undisclosed sea area on August 15, 2017.
A Su-30 fighter jet attached to an aviation regiment with the PLA air force takes off from a military airfield for a sortie during the flight training in central China's Hebei Province in early August, 2017.
Multi-type helicopters attached to an army brigade with the PLA 79th Group Army fly under the cover of smoke shells deployed by Type 96 main battle tanks (MBT) during a realistic training exercise on August 17, 2017.
PHL-03 300mm rocket launcher systems attached to an army brigade under the PLA 75th Group Army are ready to launch during a live-fire training exercise on August 16, 2017.
Missile frigate Huangshan (Hull 570) attached to a destroyer flotilla with the South China Sea Fleet under the PLA Navy fires its close-in weapons system at simulated sea targets during the live-fire training in waters of the South China Sea in mid-August.
A group of Z-10 attack helicopters attached to an army aviation brigade with the PLA Eastern Theater Command fly over the East China Sea at an extremely-low altitude during the flight training on August 16, 2017.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with visiting Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 17, 2017.
Soldiers assigned to an army brigade with the PLA Eastern Theater Command navigate a combat rubber raiding craft towards the beach-head during the littoral craft operations at an undisclosed sea area on August 13, 2017.
Gen. Fang Fenghui (R), member of China's Central Military Commission (CMC) and chief of the Joint Staff Department under the CMC, meets with Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Beijing on the afternoon of August 15, 2017.