Y-8 reconnaissance aircraft take off in Liaodong Peninsula Y-8 reconnaissance aircraft take off in Liaodong Peninsula

A Y-8 reconnaissance aircraft taxies on the runway in preparation for takeoff during a flight training exercise in northeastern China's Liaodong Peninsula on May 21, 2018.

Armored vehicles rumble at the foot of Tianshan Mountains Armored vehicles rumble at the foot of Tianshan Mountains

Tanks are en route to a designated training area at the foot of the Tianshan Mountains during a long-distance round-the-clock maneuver in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in late May, 2018.

Special operations soldiers conduct tactical movement Special operations soldiers conduct tactical movement

Special operations soldiers wearing Ghillie suits aim their rifles and conduct tactical movement during a reconnaissance and assault operation in a jungle area in mid-May, 2018.

Special operations soldiers engage in comprehensive training Special operations soldiers engage in comprehensive training

Special operations soldiers carrying full rucksacks engage in a long-distance march during a recent round-the-clock comprehensive training exercise.

Night flight's preparation Night flight's preparation

A J-11 fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Eastern Theater Command prepares to taxi out for a night flight training exercise on May 17, 2018.

Special operations soldiers remain suspended from transport helicopter Special operations soldiers remain suspended from transport helicopter

Special operations soldiers advance to assault mock enemies after fast-roping from a transport helicopter during a round-the-clock training mission near the Tianshan Mountains of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in late April, 2018.

Anti-aircraft missiles fired at mock targets Anti-aircraft missiles fired at mock targets

An HQ-12 anti-aircraft missile is fired at a mock aerial target during a live-fire training exercise in northwestern China's Gobi Desert in mid-May, 2018.

China's second aircraft carrier concludes first sea trials China's second aircraft carrier concludes first sea trials

China's second aircraft carrier returns to dock at the Dalian Shipyard in northeastern China's Liaoning Province on May 18 after its first sea trials. The aircraft carrier was launched in April last year and began the sea trials on May 13, 2018.

Pilot cadets fly their JL-8 jet trainers Pilot cadets fly their JL-8 jet trainers

Pilots assigned to a brigade under the PLA Air Force Xi'an Flight Academy pose for a group photo with their JL-8 jet trainers after completing a flight training course on May 12, 2018.

Multi-type fighter jets conduct live-fire training in S. China Sea Multi-type fighter jets conduct live-fire training in S. China Sea

Two fighter jets attached to an aviation brigade of the South China Sea Fleet under the PLA Navy take off in formation for a live-fire training exercise at a shooting range in the South China Sea from May 17 to 18, 2018.

Y-8 reconnaissance aircraft take off in Liaodong Peninsula
Armored vehicles rumble at the foot of Tianshan Mountains
Special operations soldiers conduct tactical movement
Special operations soldiers engage in comprehensive training
Night flight's preparation
Special operations soldiers remain suspended from transport helicopter
Anti-aircraft missiles fired at mock targets
China's second aircraft carrier concludes first sea trials
Pilot cadets fly their JL-8 jet trainers
Multi-type fighter jets conduct live-fire training in S. China Sea
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Y-8 reconnaissance aircraft take off in Liaodong Peninsula Y-8 reconnaissance aircraft take off in Liaodong Peninsula

A Y-8 reconnaissance aircraft taxies on the runway in preparation for takeoff during a flight training exercise in northeastern China's Liaodong Peninsula on May 21, 2018.

Armored vehicles rumble at the foot of Tianshan Mountains Armored vehicles rumble at the foot of Tianshan Mountains

Tanks are en route to a designated training area at the foot of the Tianshan Mountains during a long-distance round-the-clock maneuver in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in late May, 2018.

Special operations soldiers conduct tactical movement Special operations soldiers conduct tactical movement

Special operations soldiers wearing Ghillie suits aim their rifles and conduct tactical movement during a reconnaissance and assault operation in a jungle area in mid-May, 2018.

Special operations soldiers engage in comprehensive training Special operations soldiers engage in comprehensive training

Special operations soldiers carrying full rucksacks engage in a long-distance march during a recent round-the-clock comprehensive training exercise.

Night flight's preparation Night flight's preparation

A J-11 fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Eastern Theater Command prepares to taxi out for a night flight training exercise on May 17, 2018.

Special operations soldiers remain suspended from transport helicopter Special operations soldiers remain suspended from transport helicopter

Special operations soldiers advance to assault mock enemies after fast-roping from a transport helicopter during a round-the-clock training mission near the Tianshan Mountains of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in late April, 2018.

Anti-aircraft missiles fired at mock targets Anti-aircraft missiles fired at mock targets

An HQ-12 anti-aircraft missile is fired at a mock aerial target during a live-fire training exercise in northwestern China's Gobi Desert in mid-May, 2018.

China's second aircraft carrier concludes first sea trials China's second aircraft carrier concludes first sea trials

China's second aircraft carrier returns to dock at the Dalian Shipyard in northeastern China's Liaoning Province on May 18 after its first sea trials. The aircraft carrier was launched in April last year and began the sea trials on May 13, 2018.

Pilot cadets fly their JL-8 jet trainers Pilot cadets fly their JL-8 jet trainers

Pilots assigned to a brigade under the PLA Air Force Xi'an Flight Academy pose for a group photo with their JL-8 jet trainers after completing a flight training course on May 12, 2018.

Multi-type fighter jets conduct live-fire training in S. China Sea Multi-type fighter jets conduct live-fire training in S. China Sea

Two fighter jets attached to an aviation brigade of the South China Sea Fleet under the PLA Navy take off in formation for a live-fire training exercise at a shooting range in the South China Sea from May 17 to 18, 2018.

Y-8 reconnaissance aircraft take off in Liaodong Peninsula
Armored vehicles rumble at the foot of Tianshan Mountains
Special operations soldiers conduct tactical movement
Special operations soldiers engage in comprehensive training
Night flight's preparation
Special operations soldiers remain suspended from transport helicopter
Anti-aircraft missiles fired at mock targets
China's second aircraft carrier concludes first sea trials
Pilot cadets fly their JL-8 jet trainers
Multi-type fighter jets conduct live-fire training in S. China Sea
A year since an inspection by President Xi Jinping, also chairman of the Central Military Commission, the PLA Navy has made massive strides in transforming itself into a world-class force, experts said.
Reports that China's mining operations are turning the Himalayas into "another South China Sea" were dismissed as completely groundless hype by Chinese observers on Monday.
China slams US disinvitation from RIMPAC-2018 exercise as
No matter whether China is invited to participate in the RIMPAC-2018 exercise or not, it is impossible to shake China's determination to safeguard its sovereignty and security interests.
Chinese FM criticizes disinvitation from U.S. military drill
The Chinese Foreign Minister on Wednesday blasted the U.S. for excluding China from a multinational military exercise to be held in June, noting that the decision was "imprudent and unconstructive."
PLA general to lead delegation at 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue
Lieutenant General He Lei, vice-president of the Academy of Military Science of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, will lead the Chinese delegation for the upcoming 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.
Organized by China's Ministry of National Defense, military attachés from more than 50 countries made an observation tour to the Western Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army from May 21 to 23.
Chinese military equipment to be exhibited in Kazakhstan
Seven Chinese military trade companies will take their best products to participate in an exhibition of weapons and military equipment to be held in Kazakhstan from May 23 to 26.
PLA general to lead delegation at 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue
Lieutenant General He Lei, vice-president of the Academy of Military Science of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, will lead the Chinese delegation for the upcoming 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.
UN delegation visits peacekeeping base built by Chinese peacekeepers
A group of 23 heads of UNAMID's sub-departments to inspect the Mission's temporary operational base in Golo, where the Chinese peacekeeping engineers had just finished infrastructure construction.
Chinese engineers complete UN peacekeeping base construction in Darfur
Eighty-three Chinese peacekeeping engineers returned to their base camp in Nyala on May 19, local time, after completing the construction of a UN peacekeeping base in Marra Mountains.
16th Chinese peacekeeping force to Lebanon awarded top citation
The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Headquarters conferred the Certificate of Appreciation on the multifunctional engineering detachment and the construction detachment of the 16th Chinese peacekeeping force to Lebanon on May 17.
6th Chinese peacekeeping force to Mali sets out
The 190-strong first echelon of the 6th Chinese peacekeeping force to Mali departed from Ji'nan Yaoqiang International Airport in Ji'nan, capital city of eastern China's Shandong Province for the west African nation on May 16.
Chinese naval ships make technical stop in Spain
The 28th escort taskforce of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy comprising the guided missile frigates Yancheng and Weifang and the comprehensive supply ship Taihu arrived at the Port of Valencia in Spain on May 13 for a three-day technical stop.
Chinese naval escort ship arrives in Djibouti for replenishment
The guided-missile frigate Xuzhou of the 29th escort taskforce of the PLA Navy arrived at the Port of Djibouti on Monday, for five days of rest and replenishment.
Chinese naval escort taskforces conduct mission handover
The 28th Chinese naval escort taskforce handed over the mission of escorting merchant ships sailing in the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somali coast to its successor, the 29th Chinese naval escort taskforce on Tuesday.
PLA fleet continues escort missions in Gulf of Aden, Somalia
Another fleet of the Chinese PLA ships out on Thursday to continue its escort missions in the Gulf of Aden and the waters off Somalia.
Chinese navy rescues 2 crew members from sinking Mongolian ship
A vessel of the Chinese PLA Navy rescued two drowning crew members from a sinking Mongolian cargo ship in waters off Wenzhou in east China's Zhejiang Province around midnight Sunday.
PLA Hong Kong Garrison participates in maritime search-and-rescue drill
The Chinese PLA Hong Kong Garrison sent a frigate and a helicopter to participate in the air crash search-and-rescue drill at sea held on Dec. 12.
The "Cooperation Spirit 2017" joint HADR tabletop exercise concluded in Nanjing on Dec 8, with all participants saying that the exercise has achieved remarkable results and expected goals.
China-US military exercise to enhance rescues
US and Chinese soldiers not only exchanged rescue methods but also commands during a joint exercise on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
China, Russia conclude joint counter-terror exercises
Chinese and Russian forces concluded their joint counter-terror exercises Wednesday at a training base near Yinchuan, capital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in northwest China.
Chinese, Russian soldiers fire rockets in
The "Cooperation-2017" joint anti-terrorism training between the Chinese People's APF and Russian Federation National Guard kicked off on Dec. 2, 2017 in a military training base near Yinchuan, capital city of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
China, Russia hold joint anti-terrorism training
The "Cooperation-2017" joint anti-terrorism training between the Chinese People's APF and Russian Federation National Guard kicked off on Saturday in a training base near Yinchuan, capital city of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
Chinese, Russian armed police hold joint anti-terrorism training
Chinese armed police and Russian national guard on Saturday began a joint anti-terrorism drill near Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
Navy strives to be modern, strong as commander urged
A year since an inspection by President Xi Jinping, also chairman of the Central Military Commission, the PLA Navy has made massive strides in transforming itself into a world-class force, experts said.
Wenchuan quake survivor follows his hero's footsteps
Oct 19, 2017, marked the 65th anniversary of the death of Huang Jiguang. On that day, Cheng was officially named as the 38th squad leader of Huang Jiguang heroic squad.

CMC

Int'l Media on China

China, Myanmar Hold High-Level Talks on Border Violence
China's special envoy on Asian affairs met with Myanmar's military chief on Tuesday in the aftermath of clashes along the border between Myanmar and China that left at least three Chinese citizens dead.

Int'l Militaries on China

UNIFIL Force Commander praises the work done by Chinese de-mining team
UNIFIL Force Commander praised the work done by UNIFIL's core de-mining teams from Cambodia and China. "I wish to publicly acknowledge their professionalism and courage as they set about this work," he said.
IS-inspired Indonesian homegrown militant groups re-gain power
Suicide bombings on Sunday and Monday in Indonesia's second-largest city Surabaya killed more than 20 people, while a police headquarters in Sumatra Island's Riau province was also attacked on Wednesday, with five people dead.
U.S. experts see DPRK's release of U.S. prisoners
Pyongyang this week released three U.S. prisoners in the lead-up to the upcoming meeting between leaders of the two countries, and experts say it's the first step forward in a series of obstacles, speedbumps and hurdles.