President Xi Jinping has called for efforts to comprehensively strengthen the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Party building in the country's armed forces to ensure a solid political guarantee for the building of a strong military.
Artillerymen assigned to a brigade under the PLA 76th Group Army fire their PCP-001 82mm vehicle-mounted self-propelled mortar system at mock targets during a live-fire test in the hinterland of the Kunlun Mountains on August 18, 2018.
Artillerymen assigned to a brigade with the airborne troops under the PLA Air Force practice firing towed howitzer systems during a round-the-clock live-fire training exercise from August 18 to 19, 2018.
A JJ-7 fighter trainer airplane attached to a brigade with the PLA Air Force Xi'an Flight Academy takes off from a military airfield for a flight training course near the Qilian Mountains in northwestern China's Gansu Province on August 16, 2018.
Multi-type attack helicopters attached to an army aviation brigade under the PLA 72nd Group Army hover over vehicle-mounted air defense radar systems, air defense missile systems and communications systems of an air defense brigade during a joint training exercise on August 18, 2018.
Anti-tank missile systems attached to a ship group of a coastal defense brigade with the army under the PLA Eastern Theater Command disembark from landing ships at a beachhead during a recent beach-landing operation in waters of the East China Sea.
PGZ-07 twin 35mm self-propelled anti-aircraft gun systems attached to an air-defense detachment of a brigade under the PLA 76th Group Army maneuver in a snow-covered plateau area at an altitude of 4,000 meters on August 15, 2018.
Special operations soldiers descend over a designated zone after jumping out of Mi-171 transport helicopters during a parachute training exercise at an altitude of 3,600 meters in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on August 14, 2018.
An HJ-10 anti-tank missile system attached to an anti-tank missile detachment under the PLA 72nd Group Army fires at mock targets during a recent live-fire training exercise in northwest China's desert area.
Dongfeng Mengshi off-road 4×4 vehicles attached to a brigade under the PLA 77th Group Army maneuver in a valley during a round-the-clock training exercise on southwest China's Western Sichuan Plateau from August 8 to 11, 2018.