Military news

UN peacekeeping chief extends greetings for Chinese Lunar New Year

2018-02-17 15:34:00

United Nations (UN) peacekeeping chief, missions and ambassadors on Friday extended Chinese Lunar New Year greetings on social media to peacekeepers celebrating the festival. Full Story

U.S. defense budget with lavish purchase plan faces doubts

2018-02-14 23:24:00

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on Monday rolled out its budget for fiscal year 2019, asking Congress for 716 billion U.S. dollars for arms purchases and a staff expansion, and bringing a slew of questions and doubts. Full Story

Major markets beckon as China tests solar-powered UAV

2018-02-13 08:56:00

China's new generation solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Caihong (CH), or Rainbow, has successfully run a live-ammunition test under extreme environmental conditions recently. Full Story

More support bases to be built to assist PLA Navy: analyst

2018-02-13 08:47:00

More overseas logistic bases will be built in the future to assist the PLA Navy to conduct operations globally. Full Story

Xi calls for improvements to launches in visit to space center

2018-02-13 06:18:00

President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, urged officers at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province to further improve their space-launch Full Story

China's newest stealth drone takes to the sky for its maiden flight

2018-02-12 16:16:00

China's top aircraft research center on Monday announced the successful test flight of the country's newest stealth drone, a long-endurance unmanned aircraft that can fly under the radar. Full Story

PLA deputies elected to top legislature

2018-02-12 10:41:00

A total of 269 deputies from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) have been elected to the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature. Full Story

Far away from home, Chinese peacekeepers in Lebanon risk their lives for peace

2018-02-12 10:03:00

Over 6,000 kilometers away from his home and family, 25-year-old Li Junying waked up at 6 a.m. in southern Lebanon and prepared to search for idle mines scattered along the United Nations Blue Line. Full Story

PLA growing in ability to win a war in South China Sea: Chinese expert

2018-02-11 08:49:00

The People's Liberation Army is making remarkable progress in its ability to safeguard national sovereignty and win a war in the South China Sea. Full Story

Trump nominates new commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet

2018-02-10 11:00:00

U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated Vice Admiral John Aquilino for the rank of four-star admiral and the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced Friday. Full Story