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Marines fast-rope from Z-8J transport helicopter Marines fast-rope from Z-8J transport helicopter

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.

LD-2000 close-in weapons system participates in live-fire exercise LD-2000 close-in weapons system participates in live-fire exercise

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.

Submarine chaser and missile corvette in training Submarine chaser and missile corvette in training

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.

Defense Ministry's regular press conference on August 25, 2016 Defense Ministry's regular press conference on August 25, 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.

WZ-9 attack helicopters participate in live-fire training WZ-9 attack helicopters participate in live-fire training

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.

Naval warships perform replenishment-at-sea in Western Pacific Naval warships perform replenishment-at-sea in Western Pacific

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 inspects Qinghai President Xi Jinping inspects Qinghai

President Xi Jinping shakes hands with representatives from troops stationed in northwest China's Qinghai Province in Xining on August 23, 2016.

New carrier-borne fighter pilots earn certification New carrier-borne fighter pilots earn certification

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.

1st Sharp Blade International Sniping Competition kicks off in Beijing 1st Sharp Blade International Sniping Competition kicks off in Beijing

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.

PHZ-89 122mm 40-tube self-propelled multiple rocket launchers in training PHZ-89 122mm 40-tube self-propelled multiple rocket launchers in training

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.

Marines fast-rope from Z-8J transport helicopter
LD-2000 close-in weapons system participates in live-fire exercise
Submarine chaser and missile corvette in training
Defense Ministry's regular press conference on August 25, 2016
WZ-9 attack helicopters participate in live-fire training
Naval warships perform replenishment-at-sea in Western Pacific
President Xi Jinping inspects Qinghai
New carrier-borne fighter pilots earn certification
1st Sharp Blade International Sniping Competition kicks off in Beijing
PHZ-89 122mm 40-tube self-propelled multiple rocket launchers in training
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Marines fast-rope from Z-8J transport helicopter Marines fast-rope from Z-8J transport helicopter

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.

LD-2000 close-in weapons system participates in live-fire exercise LD-2000 close-in weapons system participates in live-fire exercise

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.

Submarine chaser and missile corvette in training Submarine chaser and missile corvette in training

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.

Defense Ministry's regular press conference on August 25, 2016 Defense Ministry's regular press conference on August 25, 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.

WZ-9 attack helicopters participate in live-fire training WZ-9 attack helicopters participate in live-fire training

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.

Naval warships perform replenishment-at-sea in Western Pacific Naval warships perform replenishment-at-sea in Western Pacific

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 inspects Qinghai President Xi Jinping inspects Qinghai

President Xi Jinping shakes hands with representatives from troops stationed in northwest China's Qinghai Province in Xining on August 23, 2016.

New carrier-borne fighter pilots earn certification New carrier-borne fighter pilots earn certification

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.

1st Sharp Blade International Sniping Competition kicks off in Beijing 1st Sharp Blade International Sniping Competition kicks off in Beijing

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.

PHZ-89 122mm 40-tube self-propelled multiple rocket launchers in training PHZ-89 122mm 40-tube self-propelled multiple rocket launchers in training

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.

Marines fast-rope from Z-8J transport helicopter
LD-2000 close-in weapons system participates in live-fire exercise
Submarine chaser and missile corvette in training
Defense Ministry's regular press conference on August 25, 2016
WZ-9 attack helicopters participate in live-fire training
Naval warships perform replenishment-at-sea in Western Pacific
President Xi Jinping inspects Qinghai
New carrier-borne fighter pilots earn certification
1st Sharp Blade International Sniping Competition kicks off in Beijing
PHZ-89 122mm 40-tube self-propelled multiple rocket launchers in training
Think tanks in the United States seem to be excessively creative. The latest example is a study by three researchers of Rand Corporation, which is considered close to the US military. The 116-page paper, "War with China: Thinking through the Unthinkable", says a war between China and the US in the next 10 years is "not unimaginable".
If the greatest challenge to China-US relationship is trust, then the top priority for the two militaries is crisis management.
Defense Ministry's regular press conference on August 25
China, Australia and the U.S. will conduct “Kowari-2016” army skills joint training in Darwin, Australia, from Aug. 24 to Sep. 11.
China to conduct joint training with Australia, U.S.
China, Australia and the U.S. will conduct “Kowari-2016” Army Skills Joint Training in Darwin, Australia, from August 24 to September 11, China’s defense ministry said at a press conference on Tuesday.
China, Russia to hold joint training on maritime defense operation in South China Sea
Chinese and Russian navies conducted the third round of consultation in Zhanjiang City from August 16 to 21 for the Joint Sea-2016 joint maritime exercise.
As millions of Chinese watched the Rio Olympics, members of the PLA were following another international competition -- one with bombs and explosions.
A military competition code-named "Joint Elites-2016" kicked off in Qiliping town, Hongan county, central China's Hubei province on August 23, 2016.
China's first military air ambulance debuts
The Military Transportation Institute under the Logistics Support Department of China's CMC completed the final month-long environmental qualification test on China's first air ambulance jointly developed through military-civilian cooperation on August 19.
Soldiers' live use of smartphones reviewed
As hundreds of millions of Chinese become increasingly dependent on their smartphones for daily affairs, the PLA has been exploring ways to govern its members' use of the omnipresent gadget.
Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment to Mali hosts ICRC workshop
The workshop on humanitarian relief theories organized by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was held at the base of Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment to Mali on August 23, local time.
Injured peacekeeping soldiers leave hospital
Two Chinese UN peacekeepers, who were seriously injured in South Sudan, were discharged from the Army hospital Tuesday.
Chinese peacekeeping force to S. Sudan passes UN combat-readiness assessment
A six-member assessment team from the UNMISS Force Headquarters made a combat-readiness assessment on the 14th Chinese peacekeeping engineers detachment to South Sudan on August 22, local time.
Reporters from Asian and African nations visit Peacekeeping Center in Beijing
A group of foreign reporters in China visited the Peacekeeping Center of China's Defense Ministry on Monday at the invitation of the Information Bureau and the Peacekeeping Affairs Office of the Ministry.
China's 24th naval escort fleet holds training en route to Gulf of Aden
The 24th Chinese naval escort fleet has conducted in the past consecutive days maritime drills of multiple subjects en route to Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia for escort mission since the fleet departed from Qingdao on August 10.
22nd Chinese naval escort taskforce ends visit to South Korea
The 22nd Chinese naval escort taskforce left Port of Busan in South Korea on June 27, and headed home after completing its four-day friendly port visit.
Warships participating in RIMPAC-2016 conduct replenishment-at-sea
The guided-missile destroyer Xi'an (R) receives fuel and water supplies from the comprehensive supply ship Gaoyouhu by way of alongside replenishment. The comprehensive supply ship Gaoyouhu conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the guided-missile destroyer Xi'an and the guided-missile frigate Hengshui in the western Pacific Ocean on June 23, 2016.
Chinese frigate Xiangtan arrives in Germany for Kiel Week
The Chinese naval guided-missile frigate Xiangtan of the escort taskforce arrived at a military port in Kiel, Germany, at 9 a.m. on June 17, local time, to participate in the Kiel Week activities.
Over 59,000 armed policemen join rescue work after floods
Over 59,000 armed police have joined flood rescue work in China, helping to relocate more than 88,000 people across the country.
32,300 armed police in flood relief
More than 32,300 armed police are fighting the floods that have killed more than 160 people.
Xi orders more troops to join flood control
The PLA and armed police will send more troops to support flood control and disaster relief on the direct orders of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Chinese military puts more troops into battle against floods
For days, the military sub-commands in such regions as Suzhou, Wuxi and Changzhou have put more than 3,200 militiamen, more than 80 vehicles and boats into flood-fighting operations, transferring more than 1,500 people, and reinforced more than 5,600 meters of levee.
China, Tajikistan vow to enhance anti-terrorism cooperation
General Fang Fenghui, member of China's CMC and chief of the Joint Staff Department of the CMC, met with Major General E. A. Cobidrzoda, Tajikistan's first deputy defense minister and chief of general staff of Tajikistan Armed Forces in Urumqi on August 4.
Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, Tajikistan issue joint statement on anti-terrorism
A Joint Statement of the Inaugural High Level Military Leader Meeting on Quadrilateral Cooperation and Coordination Mechanism in Counter Terrorism by Afghanistan-China-Pakistan-Tajikistan Armed Forces was issued in Urumqi, capital of China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on August 3, 2016.
China, Russia complete
The "Cooperation -2016" China-Russia joint anti-terrorism drill was successfully completed at the training center of the Independent Division of Russian National Guard on July 14.
Two Chinese national anti-terrorism forces leave for Russia for joint drill
China will send its two national anti-terrorism forces, namely the Falcon Commando Unit and the Snow Leopard Commando Unit of the Chinese People's APF, to Russia for the Cooperation-2016 joint anti-terror drill.
China's female missile launchers, winning battles and hearts
The brigade established China's first female missile launch company in 2011, recruiting about 35 young soldiers, mainly for handling tactical ballistic missiles. Current members have an average age of 24.
PLA Air Force's South China Sea patrol a
The PLA Air Force conducted two patrols over the Huangyan Island, which had something to do with the so-called South China Sea arbitration and also demonstrated Chinese military's stance that it is able to conduct effective management and control in the region.

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Foreign media: China's first indigenous aircraft carrier nearing completion
Airbus Defence and Space imagery captured on 11 August 2016 shows significant activity related to Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy projects at Dalian Shipyard, the Jane’s Defense Weekly of Britain said on its website on August 17, 2016.
Syrian army's progress in Aleppo could entirely change conflict map: expert
The sweeping progress made by the Syrian army against the rebels in the northern province of Aleppo is "strategic and pivotal and will entirely change the conflict map," a Syrian political expert told Xinhua in an interview.
Why Israeli Air Force did well in several Middle East Wars?
Because of its special geo-environment, losing a war may mean losing the country for Israel. In this sense, Israeli Air Force pilots not only have to carry out combats, but also shoulder the responsibility for national survival.