Military news

S Korea denies Trump's comments on THAAD costs

2017-04-28 16:49:00

South Korea on Friday denied U.S. President Donald Trump's comments about the cost of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system that was deployed in the nation's southeast region earlier this week. Full Story

Japanese destroyer arrives in Nagasaki, likely to join new amphibious unit

2017-04-28 16:46:00

A Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer arrived at the Sasebo base in Nagasaki, southwestern Japan, on Friday, where it will likely become part of an new amphibious unit to be stationed there next year. Full Story

Carrier will meet needs of mission

2017-04-28 10:33:00

Asked whether China would build military bases around the world following the launch of its second aircraft carrier, a Ministry of Defense spokesman said, let's not get carried away. Full Story

Chinese fighter swoops into world market

2017-04-28 10:31:00

China conducted the maiden flight of its dual-seat FC-1B trainer/fighter jet on Thursday morning, aiming to seize a bigger share of the global military aircraft market. Full Story

China says it will continue drills, tests of new-type weapons in response to THAAD

2017-04-28 10:29:00

China strongly opposes the deployment of THAAD in South Korea, and will firmly take necessary actions to safeguard its own interests. Full Story

China to reorganize PLA into 13 divisions

2017-04-28 10:27:00

At a press conference at the Ministry of National Defense, spokesperson Yang Yujun said the PLA's 18 divisions would be scaled down to just 13, adding that the move was crucial for the army to transition from "quantity-oriented" to "quality-and effica Full Story

China's naval fleet drills in Western Pacific

2017-04-28 10:20:00

A Chinese naval fleet sailed through the Miyako Strait and carried out drills in the waters Thursday. Full Story

China-developed two-seat fighter trainer succeeds in maiden flight

2017-04-28 10:20:00

China’s new cost efficient two-seat fighter trainer, the Thunder JF-17, also known as the FC-1 in China, successfully carried out its first maiden flight on Thursday. Full Story

China to continue escort mission against pirate threats

2017-04-28 09:26:00

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy will continue escort missions, a long-term task, Yang Yujun, spokesperson of the Ministry of National Defense (MOD) said at a press briefing Thursday. Full Story

China intensifies discipline inspection in the military during holidays

2017-04-28 09:08:00

China will intensify discipline inspection and supervision on misconduct in the military. Full Story