Observers and participating troops attend the opening ceremony of the ASEAN-China Joint Maritime Exercise-2018 on Oct. 22 in the city of Zhanjiang, south China's Guangdong Province.
A soldier sights in on targets during the "Sharp Blade 2018" International Sniper Competition on October 20, 2018.
Four J-10 fighter jets attached to the August 1st Aerobatics Team of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force perform aerobatic stunts during the aviation open day at an airport in North China on October 20, 2018.
Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe (R) meets with his Lao counterpart Chansamone Chanyalath in Singapore Oct. 18, 2018.
A J-10 fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Southern Theater Command takes off for a combat sortie during a live-fire training exercise on October 16, 2018.
Infantrymen assigned to an armored detachment with the PLA 76th Group Army advance to assault mock enemies' positions under the cover of Type-96A main battle tanks (MBTs) during an actual combat training exercise in northwest China's Gansu Province on October 16, 2018.
A J-10 fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade under the PLA Air Force prepares to receive fuel from a tanker aircraft during a recent flight training exercise.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with visiting Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 19, 2018.
A convoy of military trucks carrying weapons and equipment is en route to a designated training area during a driving skills training exercise in northwest China's Gansu Province on October 17, 2018.
A J-11 fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Western Theater Command fires at simulated ground targets during a live-fire training exercise on October 16, 2018.