A J-15 carrier-borne fighter jet makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Liaoning during a test for new carrier-borne fighter pilots in the Bohai Sea in mid-August, 2016.
Snipers sight in on simulated targets with rifles in prone position on unstable platforms during a contest of the 1st Sharp Blade International Sniping Competition hosted by the Chinese Armed Police Force in Beijing on August 22, 2016.
Type PHZ-89 122mm 40-tube self-propelled multiple rocket launchers assigned to an artillery regiment of the Army under the PLA Eastern Theater Command fire at simulated targets during training in south China’s Jiangxi Province on August 21, 2016.
An artilleryman assigned to an air-defense brigade of the Army under the PLA Northern Theater Command observes with an range finder during an air-defense training exercise in northwest China's desert area on August 20, 2016.
Chinese and Pakistan frontier defense forces exchange presents after a joint patrol at a mountainous region in Khunjerab of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on August 19, 2016.
Seven months after its establishment on December 31, 2015, the PLA Rocket Force shows its military flag to the public for the first time on August 1, 2016.
A landing craft air cushion (Hull Number 3325) assigned to the South China Sea Fleet under the PLA Navy arrives ashore during a 4-day long-distance landing exercise in the South China Sea from August 14 to 17, 2016.
Sailors aboard the Type 037-IS submarine chaser Jinjiang fire smoke flares during a live-fire training exercise conducted by a maritime garrison command with the East China Sea Fleet under the PLA Navy in mid-August, 2016.
A JH-7 fighter bomber assigned to an aviation regiment of the Air Force under the PLA Northern Theater Command taxies on the runway in the rain before taking off from a military airfield during a flight training exercise on August 17, 2016.
A corpsman gives first aid to a wounded soldier while another soldier provides security for them during the Stride 2016•Zhurihe B exercise in the Zhurihe Training Base in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region from August 1 to 3, 2016.