Military news

Base in Djibouti to help China fulfill international responsibilities

2017-07-13 08:39:00

China's first overseas support base in the East African nation of Djibouti differs from military bases of other countries in its scale, function and the ships stationed there. Full Story

Stronger navy needed to protect interests

2017-07-12 11:01:00

The CNS Liaoning, which docked in Hong Kong on Friday marking the 20th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army Garrison in the special administrative region, was open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, which not only allowed Hong Kong residents to Full Story

U.S. successfully tests THAAD missile defenses as DPRK tension rises

2017-07-12 10:33:00

The U.S. said on Tuesday its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system successfully intercepted its target during a test run over the Pacific Ocean. Full Story

Navy conducts live-fire drill en route to Baltic

2017-07-12 10:32:00

A Chinese naval flotilla carried out a live-fire exercise in the Mediterranean Sea on Monday en route to the Baltic Sea for a joint drill with the Russian Navy, the People's Liberation Army Navy said on Tuesday. Full Story

Fake social media accounts damaging image of Chinese military

2017-07-12 09:19:00

Counterfeit military social media accounts that mislead the public for illicit gains have severely obstructed official information dissemination and damaged the image of the Chinese military, said experts. Full Story

China's Liaoning aircraft carrier leaves Hong Kong after five-day visit

2017-07-12 09:19:00

China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, left here Tuesday after wrapping up a five-day visit to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR). Full Story

PLA establishes base in Horn of Africa

2017-07-12 08:50:00

The People's Liberation Army officially established its Djibouti Logistics Support Base on Tuesday, according to a news release from the PLA Navy. Full Story

Reform to downsize PLA Army, boost navy numbers

2017-07-12 08:38:00

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) will downsize its army to under one million, and evenly proportion the PLA army and other services, the PLA's official media said. Full Story

China sets up base in Djibouti

2017-07-12 08:26:00

Ships carrying Chinese military personnel departed Zhanjiang in southern China's Guangdong Province on Tuesday to set up a support base in Djibouti. Full Story

Death toll rises to 16 in U.S. military plane crash

2017-07-11 16:21:00

A military transport plane crashed Monday in the U.S. state of Mississippi, which has killed 16 people, a local official said. Full Story