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China, Iran to boost military cooperation

2017-12-13 10:36:00

Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan said Tuesday China is willing to work with Iran to maintain friendly military exchanges and strengthen cooperation. Full Story

PLA Air Force jets train over Bashi, Miyako Straits

2017-12-13 08:43:00

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force conducted a routine maritime training on Monday, using various types of jets, including H-6K bombers and J-11 fighter jets over the Bashi Channel and the Miyako Strait. Full Story

Air Force planes fly patrols across strategic waterways

2017-12-13 08:41:00

Chinese Air Force bombers and fighters conducted a regular patrol exercise over two strategic channels near Taiwan on Monday in an effort to further strengthen maneuverability and combat capability during far sea missions. Full Story

Chinese air force conducts patrol exercise

2017-12-12 15:14:00

A Chinese air force formation conducted a regular patrol exercise that passed the Bashi Channel and Miyako Strait on Monday, an air force spokesperson confirmed Tuesday. Full Story

Russia to withdraw majority troops from Syria, keep two bases

2017-12-12 09:10:00

Russia will pull most of its troops out of Syria after claiming a victory against the Islamic State (IS) but will maintain an airbase and a naval base in the war-torn country, President Vladimir Putin announced Monday. Full Story

China, Russia stage missile tracking drills

2017-12-12 08:50:00

China and Russia began their second joint computer-assisted anti-missile drills on Monday as the U.S. and its allies South Korea and Japan simultaneously began joint missile tracking exercises. Full Story

PLA Navy stations women on Nansha Islands for the 1st time

2017-12-12 08:46:00

The People’s Liberation Army has sent 10 of its female members to join the garrison guarding the Nansha Islands in the South China Sea, according to the PLA Navy. Full Story

S Korea, U.S., Japan kick off missile-tracking exercise near Korean Peninsula

2017-12-11 13:54:00

South Korea, the United States and Japan kicked off a two-day maritime exercise to trail ballistic missiles possibly from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in waters near the Korean Peninsula and Japan, local media reported Monday citing S Full Story

PLA stresses combat readiness, reassigns officers based on battle requirements

2017-12-11 08:51:00

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) ground force's top priority is actual combat readiness, experts said, following the PLA's announcement that it had been selecting and deploying officers based on battle requirements. Full Story

76 years later, Pearl Harbor attack still traumatizing U.S.

2017-12-08 14:54:00

At around 13:00 p.m. (1800 GMT) outside the U.S. Navy Memorial Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington D.C., a senior veteran in a camel overcoat began, with the help of a navy officer, to stumble forward and fumble to move a wreath in front of over 100 Full Story