Xi Jinping presides over the preparatory meeting for the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 17, 2017.
Jing Haipeng, a delegate to the 19th National Congress of the CPC, receives interview at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 18, 2017. The congress will open Wednesday morning.
A Y-8 maritime early warning aircraft attached to an aviation regiment of the North China Sea Fleet under the PLA Navy prepares to land at a military airfield after a flight training exercise recently.
The guided-missile frigate Zhoushan steams alongside the comprehensive supply ship Poyanghu to conduct a replenishment-at-sea during a maritime realistic training exercise in waters of the East China Sea on October 13, 2017.
Soldiers assigned to a brigade with the PLA 82nd Group Army search for targets with equipment during the mountain offensive operation drill recently.
Soldiers assigned to an air-defense battalion of a combined brigade under the PLA 73rd Group Army assemble a camouflage netting to provide concealment for a command vehicle of artillery systems during a live-fire training exercise on October 12, 2017.
A 122mm towed howitzer system attached to a combined army brigade with the PLA Eastern Theater Command spits fires as it sends shells down range during a live-fire training exercise on October 11, 2017.
Rear Admiral Guan Bailin (L) accompanies Republic of Congo's PM Clément Mouamba (R, Front) to review the guard of honor aboard the Chinese PLA Navy's hospital ship Peace Ark on Oct. 11, 2017.
An HQ-9 anti-aircraft missiles system attached to an air defense brigade of the air force under the PLA Eastern Theater Command fires its surface-to-air missiles at simulated aerial targets during the live-fire training on October 8, 2017.
A pilot assigned to an aviation brigade of the PLA Air Force gets situated and checks equipment inside the cockpit of his J-10 fighter jet prior to a combat flight training exercise in northeast China recently.