Military news

DF-26 missile enters service

2018-04-26 16:58:00

The DF-26, China's new intermediate-range ballistic missile, has officially entered service, a defense ministry spokesman said on Thursday. Full Story

Home-made aircraft carrier outfitting going smoothly

2018-04-26 16:19:00

The outfitting process and system calibrations for China's first domestically designed aircraft carrier are going smoothly, and the defense ministry will announce the "good news" ― referring to its sea trial ― in the future. Full Story

Chemical weapon inspectors visit Damascus' Douma for 2nd time

2018-04-26 10:42:00

The chemical weapon inspectors visited Syrian capital Damascus' eastern district of Douma on Wednesday, marking their second visit to the site since arriving in Syria on April 14. Full Story

Russia's upgraded long-range bomber to debut in August: report

2018-04-26 09:57:00

The Tu-22M3M long-range bomber, the newly upgraded version of the Tu-22M3 aircraft, is going to perform its maiden flight in August, Russia's RIA Novosti news agency reported Wednesday. Full Story

U.S. Navy receives initial delivery of its second stealth destroyer

2018-04-26 09:55:00

The U.S. Navy on Tuesday received the initial delivery of the Zumwalt-class destroyer Michael Monsoor, the second of its three stealth destroyers, more than eight years after the start of its fabrication. Full Story

Military drills a show of force to Taiwan

2018-04-26 08:54:00

Beijing will take further action to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity if Taiwan separatists continue to carry out secession activities. Full Story

Embassy criticizes Canadian motion on the South China Sea issue

2018-04-26 08:44:00

The Canadian Senate passed a motion 43-29 sponsored by Senator Thanh Hai Ngo that calls on the Chinese government to cease "aggressive and expansive behaviour" in the disputed South China Sea. Full Story

CMC vice chairman meets with foreign military officials

2018-04-25 10:52:00

Zhang Youxia, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), met with senior military officials from Laos, Uzbekistan, and Belarus on Tuesday. Full Story

President would like deeper SCO defense cooperation

2018-04-25 08:24:00

China is ready to expand defense cooperation with other Shanghai Cooperation Organization member countries to boost their ability to handle threats and contribute to long-term regional stability and prosperity. Full Story

U.S. F-35 fighter makes emergency landing in Japan

2018-04-24 16:38:00

A U.S. F-35 stealth fighter jet made an emergency landing at an Air Self-Defense Force (ASDF) base in Fukuoka Prefecture, southwestern Japan, on Tuesday. Full Story