Military news

Nation's top military body appoints new general

2017-11-03 08:31:00

Zhang Shengmin, the top anti-corruption official in China's armed forces, was promoted to the rank of general on Thursday. Full Story

China promotes military anti-graft chief to general

2017-11-02 22:56:00

The Central Military Commission (CMC) on Thursday promoted Zhang Shengmin, secretary of its discipline inspection commission, to the rank of general, the highest rank for officers on active service in China. Full Story

China, ASEAN hold joint maritime rescue drill

2017-10-31 23:14:00

China and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) jointly held a maritime rescue drill off the coast of south China's Guangdong Province on Tuesday. Full Story

Top military officials pledge loyalty to CPC, Xi

2017-10-31 08:33:00

Top Chinese military officials Monday said the People's Liberation Army (PLA) must follow the command of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, the Central Military Commission, and its chairman Xi Jinping "at any time and in any circumsta Full Story

Namibian president commissions Chinese-built naval vessels

2017-10-28 09:02:00

Namibian President Hage Geingob on Friday commissioned two state-of-the-art Chinese-built naval vessels at the harbor town of Walvis Bay. Full Story

U.S. defense chief says 'does not seek war' but 'denuclearization' of Korean Peninsula

2017-10-27 14:16:00

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said on Friday that the United States does not seek war but denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Full Story

China's military leadership undergoes reshuffle

2017-10-27 10:07:00

The Communist Party of China (CPC)'s new Central Military Commission is ready to run the world's biggest military. The seven-member lineup was revealed Wednesday, after the close of the 19th Party Congress. The CPC Central Committee voted on a list of c Full Story

China explores deeper military cooperation with ASEAN, U.S.

2017-10-27 09:33:00

China is deepening its military relations with Asia-Pacific countries through drills and dialogues, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday. Full Story

PLA to be world-class force by 2050

2017-10-27 08:39:00

Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission, told the Chinese military on Thursday to follow the road maps set for it at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. Full Story

China stresses lawful, justified island building in S China Sea

2017-10-27 08:36:00

China reiterated on Thursday that island construction in the South China Sea is "lawful and justified" and not a military expansion. Full Story