Military news

Ministry: Chinese jets' intercept of U.S. recon plane 'legitimate and professional'

2017-07-26 10:44:00

China's defense ministry on Tuesday rejected U.S. accusations that two Chinese fighter jets conducted an "unsafe" intercept of a U.S. EP-3 reconnaissance plane flying in international airspace over the East China Sea. Full Story

Chinese naval fleet visits Greece

2017-07-26 10:36:00

Chinese naval fleet has arrived at Greece's port city of Piraeus for a friendly four-day visit. Full Story

Robust PLA needed to better defend nation

2017-07-26 10:27:00

The ongoing China Central TV documentary Carrying the Reform Through to the End emphasizes the importance of a strong military to realize the Chinese Dream. China needs to synchronize its military strength with its economic and social development to bette Full Story

Military modernization aimed at promoting peace

2017-07-26 10:07:00

China's defense budget has increased in line with its rapid economic development. In accordance with that trend, China's defense budget this year has exceeded 1 trillion yuan ($151 billion) for the first time, but foreign media outlets are using it as a Full Story

China calls on U.S. to stop surveillance activities over Chinese territory

2017-07-26 08:50:00

China's foreign ministry reiterated that U.S. should immediately stop its naval surveillance activities in China's territorial airspace. Full Story

PLA upgrades combat ability

2017-07-26 08:42:00

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) is upgrading its combat capability by pushing military reform because of the growing possibility of military conflict, experts said. Full Story

China urges U.S. to stop dangerous military acts

2017-07-26 08:36:00

China on Tuesday urged the United States to stop "unsafe, unprofessional, unfriendly" actions after a close encounter between Chinese and U.S. military planes over the East China Sea. Full Story

Chinese, Russian warships conduct gun firing exercises in Baltic Sea

2017-07-26 08:33:00

Chinese and Russian warships held gun firing exercises in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday as part of the "Joint Sea 2017" naval drills. Full Story

Xi calls for united efforts to deepen military reform

2017-07-26 08:32:00

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for all-out efforts to push forward military reform with the support of the entire nation and the Communist Party of China (CPC). Full Story

China issues stern rebuke over flight

2017-07-26 08:29:00

China urged the United States to immediately stop its "unsafe, unprofessional and unfriendly dangerous military activity" after a US Navy surveillance plane flew in airspace over the East China Sea on Sunday. Full Story