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New carrier-borne fighter pilots earn certification New carrier-borne fighter pilots earn certification

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.

1st Sharp Blade International Sniping Competition kicks off in Beijing 1st Sharp Blade International Sniping Competition kicks off in Beijing

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.

PHZ-89 122mm 40-tube self-propelled multiple rocket launchers in training PHZ-89 122mm 40-tube self-propelled multiple rocket launchers in training

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.

Air-defense brigade conducts training in desert area Air-defense brigade conducts training in desert area

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.

China, Pakistan conduct joint border patrol China, Pakistan conduct joint border patrol

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.

Military flag of Chinese PLA Rocket Force unveiled Military flag of Chinese PLA Rocket Force unveiled

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.

In Pics: New-type landing craft air cushion in landing training In Pics: New-type landing craft air cushion in landing training

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.

Submarine chasers execute live-fire training Submarine chasers execute live-fire training

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.

JH-7 fighter bombers take off in rain JH-7 fighter bombers take off in rain

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.

Stride 2016•Zhurihe B exercise wraps up Stride 2016•Zhurihe B exercise wraps up

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.

New carrier-borne fighter pilots earn certification
1st Sharp Blade International Sniping Competition kicks off in Beijing
PHZ-89 122mm 40-tube self-propelled multiple rocket launchers in training
Air-defense brigade conducts training in desert area
China, Pakistan conduct joint border patrol
Military flag of Chinese PLA Rocket Force unveiled
In Pics: New-type landing craft air cushion in landing training
Submarine chasers execute live-fire training
JH-7 fighter bombers take off in rain
Stride 2016•Zhurihe B exercise wraps up
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New carrier-borne fighter pilots earn certification New carrier-borne fighter pilots earn certification

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.

1st Sharp Blade International Sniping Competition kicks off in Beijing 1st Sharp Blade International Sniping Competition kicks off in Beijing

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.

PHZ-89 122mm 40-tube self-propelled multiple rocket launchers in training PHZ-89 122mm 40-tube self-propelled multiple rocket launchers in training

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.

Air-defense brigade conducts training in desert area Air-defense brigade conducts training in desert area

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.

China, Pakistan conduct joint border patrol China, Pakistan conduct joint border patrol

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.

Military flag of Chinese PLA Rocket Force unveiled Military flag of Chinese PLA Rocket Force unveiled

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.

In Pics: New-type landing craft air cushion in landing training In Pics: New-type landing craft air cushion in landing training

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.

Submarine chasers execute live-fire training Submarine chasers execute live-fire training

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.

JH-7 fighter bombers take off in rain JH-7 fighter bombers take off in rain

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.

Stride 2016•Zhurihe B exercise wraps up Stride 2016•Zhurihe B exercise wraps up

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.

New carrier-borne fighter pilots earn certification
1st Sharp Blade International Sniping Competition kicks off in Beijing
PHZ-89 122mm 40-tube self-propelled multiple rocket launchers in training
Air-defense brigade conducts training in desert area
China, Pakistan conduct joint border patrol
Military flag of Chinese PLA Rocket Force unveiled
In Pics: New-type landing craft air cushion in landing training
Submarine chasers execute live-fire training
JH-7 fighter bombers take off in rain
Stride 2016•Zhurihe B exercise wraps up
"We welcome China in Djibouti, just as we welcomed the west." An article written by Djibouti's foreign minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf was published on America's Defense One website, which refuted the view that "China is elbowing Americans out of Djibouti".
The U.S. still has the illusion that it can intimidate China with military threat, but in fact such an approach is "completely useless", Yin Zhuo stressed.
China denounces Japanese defense minister's denial of Nanjing atrocities
China's Defense Ministry on Friday denounced new Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada's attempts to deny any "killing contest" in Nanjing during WWII.
China refutes Japan's defense white paper 2016
Chinese Defense Ministry Spokesperson Colonel Wu Qian made a statement to the press on Tuesday on Japan's newly published defense white paper.
Defense Ministry's regular press conference on July 28
In accordance with the consensus reached between Russia and China, the two navies will hold the Joint Sea 2016 joint maritime exercise in relevant sea and airspace in the South China Sea in September.
After a 69-day voyage of more than 15,000 nautical miles, a Chinese naval fleet participating in Rim of Pacific -2016 exercise (RIMPAC 2016) in Hawaii, the U.S., returned to a naval port in Zhoushan, east China's Zhejiang province on August 22.
Strait Warriors-2016 sampan invitational wraps up
The five-day Strait Warriors-2016 sampan invitational across the Bohai Strait, hosted by the PLA Dalian Naval Academy, concluded on August 13 with all the 9 participant teams arriving at the terminal in Penglai, east China's Shandong province.
China's first military air ambulance debuts
The Military Transportation Institute under the Logistics Support Department of China's CMC completed the final month-long environmental qualification test on China's first air ambulance jointly developed through military-civilian cooperation on August 19.
PLA Garrison in HK holds blood donation activity
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison organized the 19th non-remunerated blood donation at the Gun Club Hill Barracks in Yau Tsim Mong district of Hong Kong on August 17.
Reporters from Asian and African nations visit Peacekeeping Center in Beijing
A group of foreign reporters in China visited the Peacekeeping Center of China's Defense Ministry on Monday at the invitation of the Information Bureau and the Peacekeeping Affairs Office of the Ministry.
The "PLA in UN Peacekeeping Operations" photo exhibition concluded in the United Nations Headquarters in New York on August 7.
Chinese peacekeepers to South Sudan win UN peace medal
The UNMISS held a medal-granting ceremony at the UN House in Wau in the Sector West of UNMISS on July 26, 2016, conferring the UN Peace Medal of Honor on 331 UN peacekeepers from China.
Remains of Chinese peacekeepers brought home
After a 19-hour trip, a PLA Air Force plane transporting coffins of Chinese martyrs Li Lei and Yang Shupeng arrived at the Xinzheng Airport in Zhengzhou City, central China's Henan Province, at 15:15 on July 20, 2016.
China's 24th naval escort fleet holds training en route to Gulf of Aden
The 24th Chinese naval escort fleet has conducted in the past consecutive days maritime drills of multiple subjects en route to Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia for escort mission since the fleet departed from Qingdao on August 10.
22nd Chinese naval escort taskforce ends visit to South Korea
The 22nd Chinese naval escort taskforce left Port of Busan in South Korea on June 27, and headed home after completing its four-day friendly port visit.
Warships participating in RIMPAC-2016 conduct replenishment-at-sea
The guided-missile destroyer Xi'an (R) receives fuel and water supplies from the comprehensive supply ship Gaoyouhu by way of alongside replenishment. The comprehensive supply ship Gaoyouhu conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the guided-missile destroyer Xi'an and the guided-missile frigate Hengshui in the western Pacific Ocean on June 23, 2016.
Chinese frigate Xiangtan arrives in Germany for Kiel Week
The Chinese naval guided-missile frigate Xiangtan of the escort taskforce arrived at a military port in Kiel, Germany, at 9 a.m. on June 17, local time, to participate in the Kiel Week activities.
Over 59,000 armed policemen join rescue work after floods
Over 59,000 armed police have joined flood rescue work in China, helping to relocate more than 88,000 people across the country.
32,300 armed police in flood relief
More than 32,300 armed police are fighting the floods that have killed more than 160 people.
Xi orders more troops to join flood control
The PLA and armed police will send more troops to support flood control and disaster relief on the direct orders of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Chinese military puts more troops into battle against floods
For days, the military sub-commands in such regions as Suzhou, Wuxi and Changzhou have put more than 3,200 militiamen, more than 80 vehicles and boats into flood-fighting operations, transferring more than 1,500 people, and reinforced more than 5,600 meters of levee.
China, Tajikistan vow to enhance anti-terrorism cooperation
General Fang Fenghui, member of China's CMC and chief of the Joint Staff Department of the CMC, met with Major General E. A. Cobidrzoda, Tajikistan's first deputy defense minister and chief of general staff of Tajikistan Armed Forces in Urumqi on August 4.
Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, Tajikistan issue joint statement on anti-terrorism
A Joint Statement of the Inaugural High Level Military Leader Meeting on Quadrilateral Cooperation and Coordination Mechanism in Counter Terrorism by Afghanistan-China-Pakistan-Tajikistan Armed Forces was issued in Urumqi, capital of China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on August 3, 2016.
China, Russia complete
The "Cooperation -2016" China-Russia joint anti-terrorism drill was successfully completed at the training center of the Independent Division of Russian National Guard on July 14.
Two Chinese national anti-terrorism forces leave for Russia for joint drill
China will send its two national anti-terrorism forces, namely the Falcon Commando Unit and the Snow Leopard Commando Unit of the Chinese People's APF, to Russia for the Cooperation-2016 joint anti-terror drill.
Long March veteran continues fighting
Flanked by his ever-watchful nurse and carer, 101-year-old Red Army veteran Wang Chengdeng slowly but surely made his way towards an applauding Chinese media pack.
Is China deploying its own missile defense system?
Anti-missile test technology is advancing every second and all of the world's major powers are accelerating their development. If our technology is a little stagnant, China will not secure its place at the world area, let alone the capacity to win a war.

CMC

Int'l Media on China

Foreign media: China's first indigenous aircraft carrier nearing completion
Airbus Defence and Space imagery captured on 11 August 2016 shows significant activity related to Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy projects at Dalian Shipyard, the Jane’s Defense Weekly of Britain said on its website on August 17, 2016.
Syrian army's progress in Aleppo could entirely change conflict map: expert
The sweeping progress made by the Syrian army against the rebels in the northern province of Aleppo is "strategic and pivotal and will entirely change the conflict map," a Syrian political expert told Xinhua in an interview.
Why Israeli Air Force did well in several Middle East Wars?
Because of its special geo-environment, losing a war may mean losing the country for Israel. In this sense, Israeli Air Force pilots not only have to carry out combats, but also shoulder the responsibility for national survival.