Marines keep on guard against raid after landing on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship Kunlunshan during a fast-roping training exercise at a sea area off the western coast of South China's Guangdong Province on August 9, 2016.
A LD-2000 close-in weapons system based on a 8 x 8 cross-country truck chassis, assigned to an air-defense brigade with the North China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy, fires at simulated aerial targets during a live-fire training exercise on August 23, 2016.
The Type 037-IS submarine chaser Lingao steams in formation with other warships during training conducted by a maritime garrison command assigned to the South China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy in an undisclosed sea area in mid-August, 2016.
Colonel Wu Qian, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense (MND) of the People's Republic of China (PRC), answers reporters' questions at a regular press conference on August 25, 2016.
A WZ-9 attack helicopter assigned to a PLA Army Aviation Brigade fires at simulated target during a live-fire training exercise in the Kunlun Mountains of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on August 23, 2016.
Sailors aboard a frigate prepare to perform replenishment-at-sea with the comprehensive supply ship Qiandaohu during a realistic training exercise on August 22, 2016.
President Xi Jinping shakes hands with representatives from troops stationed in northwest China's Qinghai Province in Xining on August 23, 2016.
A J-15 carrier-borne fighter jet makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Liaoning during a test for new carrier-borne fighter pilots in the Bohai Sea in mid-August, 2016.
Snipers sight in on simulated targets with rifles in prone position on unstable platforms during a contest of the 1st Sharp Blade International Sniping Competition hosted by the Chinese Armed Police Force in Beijing on August 22, 2016.
Type PHZ-89 122mm 40-tube self-propelled multiple rocket launchers assigned to an artillery regiment of the Army under the PLA Eastern Theater Command fire at simulated targets during training in south China’s Jiangxi Province on August 21, 2016.