Military news

Japan should 'get used to' Chinese military in strait

2017-07-15 08:20:00

Japan should "get used to" the Chinese military's legal passage through the Miyako Strait, the Defense Ministry said on Friday. Full Story

China says Western Pacific military overflight 'routine'

2017-07-14 16:21:00

The Chinese Ministry of National Defense on Friday dismissed concerns over reports of military aircraft passing through the Miyako Strait in the Western Pacific, saying they were "routine exercises." Full Story

'No cause for alarm': China downplays military flights over Japanese strait

2017-07-14 15:45:00

Chinese military planes flying over the Miyako Strait is a routine exercise and no cause for alarm or speculation, the Defense Ministry said on Friday. Full Story

1 year into anti-THAAD rally in S Korea, ordeal lasts for local residents

2017-07-14 11:00:00

One year has passed since people in Seongju, a county in South Korea's southeast region, launched their protest rally against the deployment of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile interception system. Full Story

Chinese naval fleet returns from escort mission

2017-07-14 10:08:00

After a 208-day sail, covering nearly 120,000 nautical miles, a Chinese fleet wrapped up its escort mission Wednesday morning. Full Story

China's Djibouti base not for military expansion

2017-07-14 09:06:00

The support base China has just opened in Africa, which is meant for supply missions, is not a military outpost built to boost the country's military presence and play deterrent roles in the region. Full Story

Mobile phone fun helps soldiers relax, but can be a distraction: officers

2017-07-14 09:01:00

It seems that those in uniform are unable to defend themselves from the growing popularity of mobile games, though officers have warned that soldiers should combat the urge to neglect their duties. Full Story

Chinese aircraft carrier formation conducts coordination training

2017-07-14 08:54:00

A flotilla including China's aircraft carrier Liaoning embarked on a new training mission upon arrival at an unidentified sea area Thursday. Full Story

Defense industry adopts market role

2017-07-13 09:31:00

China's defense sector is taking bold steps to be more competitive and innovative, as it prepares to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army on Aug 1. Full Story

PLA base in Djibouti to help China better perform int'l obligations

2017-07-13 08:40:00

China on Wednesday said the establishment of a Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) support base in Djibouti is a decision made by the two countries after friendly negotiations and will be conducive to China's performance of international obligations. Full Story