Military news

China reshuffles 84 corps-level military units

2017-04-19 08:40:00

China announced Tuesday a military reshuffle with 84 corps-level units newly adjusted or established, a move hailed by President Xi Jinping as another major step in strengthening the country's armed forces. Full Story

Japan's defense ministry looking to attract more female SDF personnel

2017-04-18 16:02:00

Japan's Ministry of Defense said Tuesday it was launching an initiative to attract more female personnel to join and serve alongside their male counterparts in the Self-Defense Forces as part of a broader governmental push to address gender disparity in Full Story

China, Vietnam to hold joint fishery inspection

2017-04-18 09:35:00

Two Chinese maritime police vessels on Monday left Sanya for a China-Vietnam joint fishery inspection. The inspection in the Beibu Gulf involves two police vessels from each side and will be conducted over three days, ending Thursday. Joint inspections be Full Story

Early THAAD rollout decried

2017-04-18 09:28:00

Beijing has urged "an immediate halt" to deployment of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-missile system in the Republic of Korea after Washington and Seoul agreed on its early deployment. Full Story

Military offers 2,000 research projects to private companies

2017-04-18 08:40:00

China's military is offering to fund 2,000 projects to private Chinese firms and institutes for research on equipment and weapons, a move that experts said will further boost military-civilian integration and upgrade military technologies. Full Story

U.S. VP says strategic patience is over on DPRK's nuclear issue

2017-04-17 15:26:00

Visiting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday that an era of strategic patience is over on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s nuclear issue. Full Story

Naval forces save commercial ship from pirate attack

2017-04-17 10:31:00

Chinese naval sailors saved a Panamanian ship on Saturday night that had come under attack from pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the second such rescue mission this month, China's Defense Ministry said on Sunday. Full Story

DPRK missile test provocative, destabilizing: U.S. official

2017-04-17 09:15:00

The latest missile test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is provocative and destabilizing, U.S. national security adviser said Sunday. Full Story

Chinese navy rescues Panamanian ship from pirates in Gulf of Aden

2017-04-17 08:36:00

The Chinese navy rescued a Panamanian merchant ship from pirates in the Gulf of Aden over the weekend, the second time it has helped a vessel under threat this month. Full Story

China delivers third maritime patrol ship to Pakistan

2017-04-14 16:00:00

China officially handed a 600-ton patrol ship over to Pakistan's maritime safety authority in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. Among other things, the ship will be used to safeguard Pakistan's maritime interests. Full Story