Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), presents the heads of the PLA Academy of Military Science with the military flag in Beijing, capital of China, July 19, 2017.
A Type-86A armored IFV passes through man-made obstacles in a mock anti-tank trench during a driving skills training exercise at a military training base in Korla of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on July 20, 2017.
Chinese soldiers and their Russian peers work together to unload a Russian IFV from the railcar at a railway station in Korla of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on July 19, 2017.
Smoke envelopes two chemical and radiological reconnaissance vehicles as they drive down the sidehill in high speed during a driving skills competition at a military training base in Korla, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on July 19, 2017.
Soldiers unload military vehicles equipped with HQ-16 medium-range surface-to-air missile systems from the railcar after a long distance railway transportation on the night of July 18, 2017. They are assigned to an air-defense brigade with the PLA 72nd Group Army.
Soldiers sight in on targets with their Type-69 40mm rocket launcher systems in kneeling position during the live-fire training on July 18, 2017.
Soldiers assigned to an airborne brigade with the PLA Air Force warm up ashore prior to the maritime training in mid-July, 2017.
A ZBD-04A IFV and a Type-96A main battle tank fire smoke shells during a realistic training exercise on July 17, 2017. They are attached to an army brigade with the PLA 72nd Group Army.
ZBD-05 amphibious IFV attached to an army brigade with the PLA 73rd Group Army moves forward on the beach in high speed during the live-fire maritime amphibious assault training on July 18, 2017.
Chinese Armed Police soldiers and their Belarus peers jointly search mock enemies in the jungle on July 15 during the United Shield-2017 joint anti-terrorism drill.