Military news

Navy training exercises deemed success

2017-04-24 09:20:00

The Chinese Navy has disclosed a series of exercises and missions carried out this month as part of long-term efforts to hone the operational capabilities of its combat forces. Full Story

Chinese navy fleet begins half-year friendship visits

2017-04-24 09:14:00

A fleet of three Chinese naval ships left Shanghai Sunday morning for public relations visits to more than 20 countries. Full Story

Home built aircraft carriers a strategic need

2017-04-24 08:57:00

China's first domestically built aircraft carrier, the second such vessel, will soon be commissioned, say reports. Designed to be a base for fighter jets and helicopters, the country's second aircraft carrier is the first of the Type 001A class. Full Story

Japan destroyers to start joint drill with U.S. carrier group from Sunday

2017-04-24 08:40:00

Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) destroyers are to begin a joint drill with the U.S. aircraft carrier Carl Vinson Strike Group in the western Pacific Ocean from Sunday, Japan's defense ministry said. Full Story

PLA navy expands mission, protects interest in open seas

2017-04-24 08:34:00

The Chinese navy has expanded its capability to not only safeguard the country's coastal areas, but also to secure China's interests in the open seas, 68 years after the establishment of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) navy, experts said. Full Story

Chinese submersible Jiaolong tested ahead of South China Sea dive

2017-04-24 08:33:00

Jiaolong, China's manned submersible, went through a dive simulation in Sanya, Hainan Province on Saturday to prepare for a deep descent in the South China Sea. Full Story

Xi inspects PLA Southern Theater Command, vows to build strong army

2017-04-23 08:31:00

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspected the Southern Theater Command of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Friday and stressed building a strong army. Full Story

U.S. aircraft carrier Carl Vinson to arrive in Sea of Japan by end of this month

2017-04-22 12:39:00

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said here on Saturday that an aircraft carrier strike group led by USS Carl Vinson will arrive in the Sea of Japan by the end of this month. Full Story

WWII shells unearthed in Northeast China

2017-04-22 09:48:00

Four shells suspected to have been left by the Japanese army during World War II have been unearthed in Qiqihar, a city in Northeast China's Heilongjiang province, local police said Friday. Full Story

Abe's gift to shrine 'strongly opposed'

2017-04-22 08:39:00

Beijing voiced its strong opposition on Friday after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the infamous Yasukuni Shrine and a number of Japanese politicians also visited the shrine. Full Story