Fighter jets take off for round-the-clock flight Fighter jets take off for round-the-clock flight

A fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Eastern Theater Command takes off from the runway during a round-the-clock flight training exercise on January 11, 2021. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Fu Gan)

Helicopters' new-year maiden flights Helicopters' new-year maiden flights

Multi-type attack helicopters attached to a regiment of the PLA airborne troops lift off for their maiden flights this year on January 4, 2021.

Armored vehicles en route to training field Armored vehicles en route to training field

Soldiers assigned to a brigade under the PLA 76th Group Army drive their armored vehicles en route to designated areas during a realistic training exercise on January 4, 2020.

Urumqi's battle against COVID-19 epidemic Urumqi's battle against COVID-19 epidemic

As the summer months waned, an outbreak of COVID-19 in Urumqi destroyed the usual tranquility. A documentary filmmaker captured the daily lives of locals during those tumultuous times.

Fighter jets perform aerobatic flight Fighter jets perform aerobatic flight

Two J-10 fighter jets attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Southern Theater Command take off in echelon formation for an aerial combat flight training exercise on December 30, 2020.

Maintenance crews load ammunitions onto fighters Maintenance crews load ammunitions onto fighters

A J-10 fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Southern Theater Command takes off for a flight training mission on January 4, 2021.

Soldiers disembark from Mi-171 transport helicopters in training Soldiers disembark from Mi-171 transport helicopters in training

Soldiers assigned to an army aviation brigade under the PLA 72nd Group Army queue to board a Mi-171 transport helicopter during a realistic training exercise on January 4th, 2021.

Border defense soldiers get ready for exercise Border defense soldiers get ready for exercise

Soldiers assigned to a border defense regiment of the Kashgar Military Sub-command under the PLA Xinjiang Military Command are assembled on the training ground, well-prepared for multi-item military tests on January 4, 2021.

Fighter jets participate in round-the-clock flight Fighter jets participate in round-the-clock flight

A fighter jet attached to an aviation regiment under the PLA Air Force taxies on the flightline before takeoff during a recent round-the-clock flight training exercise.

Guided-missile frigates conduct training in South China Sea Guided-missile frigates conduct training in South China Sea

Three guided-missile frigates attached to the frigate flotilla of a navy base under the PLA Southern Theater Command steam in formation during a training exercise in waters of the South China Sea on Jan. 4, 2021.

Fighter jets take off for round-the-clock flight
Helicopters' new-year maiden flights
Armored vehicles en route to training field
Urumqi's battle against COVID-19 epidemic
Fighter jets perform aerobatic flight
Maintenance crews load ammunitions onto fighters
Soldiers disembark from Mi-171 transport helicopters in training
Border defense soldiers get ready for exercise
Fighter jets participate in round-the-clock flight
Guided-missile frigates conduct training in South China Sea
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Fighter jets take off for round-the-clock flight Fighter jets take off for round-the-clock flight

A fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Eastern Theater Command takes off from the runway during a round-the-clock flight training exercise on January 11, 2021. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Fu Gan)

Helicopters' new-year maiden flights Helicopters' new-year maiden flights

Multi-type attack helicopters attached to a regiment of the PLA airborne troops lift off for their maiden flights this year on January 4, 2021.

Armored vehicles en route to training field Armored vehicles en route to training field

Soldiers assigned to a brigade under the PLA 76th Group Army drive their armored vehicles en route to designated areas during a realistic training exercise on January 4, 2020.

Urumqi's battle against COVID-19 epidemic Urumqi's battle against COVID-19 epidemic

As the summer months waned, an outbreak of COVID-19 in Urumqi destroyed the usual tranquility. A documentary filmmaker captured the daily lives of locals during those tumultuous times.

Fighter jets perform aerobatic flight Fighter jets perform aerobatic flight

Two J-10 fighter jets attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Southern Theater Command take off in echelon formation for an aerial combat flight training exercise on December 30, 2020.

Maintenance crews load ammunitions onto fighters Maintenance crews load ammunitions onto fighters

A J-10 fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Southern Theater Command takes off for a flight training mission on January 4, 2021.

Soldiers disembark from Mi-171 transport helicopters in training Soldiers disembark from Mi-171 transport helicopters in training

Soldiers assigned to an army aviation brigade under the PLA 72nd Group Army queue to board a Mi-171 transport helicopter during a realistic training exercise on January 4th, 2021.

Border defense soldiers get ready for exercise Border defense soldiers get ready for exercise

Soldiers assigned to a border defense regiment of the Kashgar Military Sub-command under the PLA Xinjiang Military Command are assembled on the training ground, well-prepared for multi-item military tests on January 4, 2021.

Fighter jets participate in round-the-clock flight Fighter jets participate in round-the-clock flight

A fighter jet attached to an aviation regiment under the PLA Air Force taxies on the flightline before takeoff during a recent round-the-clock flight training exercise.

Guided-missile frigates conduct training in South China Sea Guided-missile frigates conduct training in South China Sea

Three guided-missile frigates attached to the frigate flotilla of a navy base under the PLA Southern Theater Command steam in formation during a training exercise in waters of the South China Sea on Jan. 4, 2021.

Fighter jets take off for round-the-clock flight
Helicopters' new-year maiden flights
Armored vehicles en route to training field
Urumqi's battle against COVID-19 epidemic
Fighter jets perform aerobatic flight
Maintenance crews load ammunitions onto fighters
Soldiers disembark from Mi-171 transport helicopters in training
Border defense soldiers get ready for exercise
Fighter jets participate in round-the-clock flight
Guided-missile frigates conduct training in South China Sea
What's worth vigilance is that in implementing its plan, the US military may drag potential adversaries into the trap of a protracted arms race, who might end up straying off the strategic path, victimized by "strategic deception".
With the two largest economies of the Asia-Pacific and the world joining the CPTPP, the partnership agreement would become the stepping stone to the growth of an Asia-Pacific free trade agreement. Over time, it would encourage other APEC members to join the grouping. More non-APEC members, such as the United Kingdom, might also be inclined to join it in the future.
China to impose reciprocal sanctions on U.S. individuals acting viciously over Hong Kong-related issues
China has decided to impose reciprocal sanctions on U.S. executive officials, members of Congress and non-governmental organizations, who have performed viciously and take the main responsibility for the U.S. negative actions toward Hong Kong-related issues
China to impose sanctions on U.S. officials acting badly on Taiwan question: spokesperson
In view of the wrong actions of the United States, China has decided to impose sanctions on relevant U.S. officials who have performed badly on the Taiwan question.
HKSAR gov't strongly objects to U.S. commission report
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government has voiced strong objection to the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China's newly released 2020 annual report.
On December 18, 2020, Director-General of the Department of Boundary and Ocean Affairs of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hong Liang and Joint Secretary of the East Asia Division of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs Naveen Srivastava co-chaired the 20th meeting of WMCC on border affairs.
Military exercises conducted in waters around Hainan Island
According to the notice released by China's Sanya Maritime Safety Administration on December 28, military exercises will be conducted in waters around Hainan Island from December 29, 2020 to January 7, 2021.
China's WJ-700 UAV makes maiden flight
The maiden flight of WJ-700, a high-altitude, high-speed, long-endurance integrated unmanned air vehicle (UAV) capable of surveillance and strike, was successfully conducted on January 11.
Intelligentized Warfare Symposium held in Beijing
The second Intelligentized Warfare Symposium was recently held at the National Defense University of the Chinese People's Liberation Army in Beijing, and more than 80 military representatives attended the event.
UNMISS commander praises Chinese contingent as role model of UN peacekeeping
The 6th Chinese peacekeeping infantry battalion to South Sudan (Juba) began their homebound trip after completion of the mission on December 23, local time.
Chinese medical peacekeepers to DRC undertake UN task of COVID-19 test
The COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Testing Lab in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was officially handed over to the Chinese peacekeeping medical contingent to the DRC for use and management on December 22, local time.
Chinese peacekeepers in Lebanon build vehicle-mounted living cabins
Recently, some members of the 19th Chinese peacekeeping construction engineer contingent to Lebanon moved into the vehicle-mounted multi-functional living cabins, which have integrated accommodation, cooking, bathing and other living functions.
Chinese peacekeepers to South Sudan awarded top UNMISS commendation
Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar, Commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, recently granted the collective commendation at the highest level for UNMISS forces to 36 members of the 6th Chinese peacekeeping infantry battalion to South Sudan.
PLA naval escort taskforce conducts in-port replenishment in Djibouti
The comprehensive supply ship Dongpinghu (Hull 960) attached to the 36th escort taskforce of the Chinese PLA Navy left the Port of Djibouti recently after more than 7 hours' in-port replenishment.
Chinese navy fleet returns from escort mission
A Chinese navy flotilla returned to the port city of Zhoushan in east China's Zhejiang Province Wednesday after completing its mission of escorting civilian vessels in the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia.
Chinese naval escort taskforces conduct mission handover in Gulf of Aden
The 35th and 36th Chinese naval escort taskforces held a mission-handover ceremony in the Gulf of Aden on September 23rd local time.
More foreign merchant vessels seek escort from PLA Navy
Recently, the 35th Chinese naval escort taskforce escorted four foreign merchant vessels to a predetermined sea area, successfully completing its 1317th convoy mission.
PLA Western Theatre Command deploys troops for flood rescue in west China
China’s western and southwestern areas have seen frequent heavy rains and floods.The PLA Western Theatre Command made emergency deployment for flood rescue and disaster relief.
Flood relief missions demonstrate strong PLA logistic support capability
Severe floods have occurred in southern China since July, especially in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, and the Chinese military has actively participated in the flood prevention and relief work in areas where they are stationed.
Chinese armed forces rush to flood control after fight against epidemic: Spokesperson
PLA and armed police troops with a total of 725,000 person-time have participated in battling floods in southern China as of July 28 since the flood season this year, said Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang, spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense (MND) at a regular press conference in Beijing on July 30.
96,400 sets of clothing supplies delivered to flood-fighting troops
96,400 sets of clothing supplies were delivered to the anti-flood frontline on the afternoon of July 21.
Positive progress made in anti-terrorism operations in Sahel region
Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under Secretary General of the United Nations Department of Peace Operations said on June 5 that the Joint Force of the Group of Five for the Sahel (G5 Sahel) is strengthening the troop construction and has made "substantial and encouraging progress", and an ongoing major military operation, code-named Sama "progressing well".
Clip shows determination, confidence in anti-terrorism in Xinjiang
China showed determination and confidence in anti-terrorism, as well as the improvement of China's emergency counter-terrorism capability.
China, India stage counter-terrorist drills
China and India launched a joint counter-terrorism exercise on Saturday not far from the Chinese-Indian border, a move which Chinese experts said will boost the strategic mutual trust of the two countries' militaries.
Anti-terrorism efforts effectively protect human rights in Xinjiang
A sequence of counterterrorism efforts necessitated by the situation in Xinjiang have proven effective in protecting people's rights to life, health and development, and maintaining the region's peace and stability.
College students inspired by peers' personal experience to join military
The stories of these college soldiers inspired the audience. It is learned that nearly 10,000 college students have participated in the physical examination for recruitment in the province so far.
Japanese director cast new light on China's epidemic control efforts
A 33-minute documentary titled with "The Post-Pandemic Era" by Japanese director Ryo Takeuchi, features China's efficient pandemic control and economic recovery made its debut on Jan. 1, 2021.

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Int'l Media on China

India's accusation of China providing weapons to its anti-government forces rebutted
New Delhi TV reported that at least four leaders of an anti-government organization wanted by the Indian government were trained and purchased weapons in China's Kunming, but the accusation was quickly rebutted by Chinese Foreign Ministry.

Int'l Militaries on China

US experts criticize Pompeo's announcement to lift restrictions on official contacts with Taiwan
On the afternoon of January 9, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement announcing the lifting of restrictions on US-Taiwan official exchanges, which have been adhered to by the US Department of State for several decades. This announcement has triggered repercussions among scholars on US-China relations to some extent.
Anti-ship missile, Japan’s ambition for offensive capability
In the past month, Japan has taken constant moves on the research and development of anti-ship missiles by proposing plans to buy ASM-3A supersonic air-to-ship missiles, enhance the range of Type 12 surface-to-ship missiles and develop the stealth anti-ship missile with a shooting range of 2,000km.
India makes major step toward theater command reform
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause a severe financial situation, and it will be difficult for the Indian army to obtain the necessary budget in the foreseeable future. All of these will inevitably pose a great constraint on its "drastic" theater system reform. It remains to be seen if India can complete its military reform smoothly.