Seven senior officers promoted to military rank of general Seven senior officers promoted to military rank of general

The Central Military Commission held a ceremony to promote seven senior officers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army and the Chinese People's Armed Police Force to the military rank of general in Beijing on January 21.

Bomber soars into sky during flight training Bomber soars into sky during flight training

An H-6 bomber attached to a naval aviation regiment under the PLA Southern Theater Command soars into sky during the flight training on January 5, 2022.

Maintenance men perform examination on anti-submarine patrol aircraft Maintenance men perform examination on anti-submarine patrol aircraft

Maintenance men assigned to a naval aviation regiment under the PLA Southern Theater Command perform inspections on an anti-submarine patrol aircraft during flight training on January 6, 2022.

Armored vehicles rumble for first training Armored vehicles rumble for first training

An armored vehicle attached to a brigade under the PLA 73rd Group Army dashes through a mound of dust during a training exercise on January 4, 2022.

J-20 fighter jets taxi in close formation J-20 fighter jets taxi in close formation

J-20 fighter jets attached to an aviation brigade under the PLA Air Force taxi in close formation during a flight training exercise on January 7, 2022.

Aviation brigade organizes day-and-night flight training Aviation brigade organizes day-and-night flight training

A pilot assigned to an aviation brigade with the air force under Southern Theater Command taxis his fighter jet during a day-and-night flight training exercise on January 5, 2022.

Xi addresses 2022 WEF virtual session Xi addresses 2022 WEF virtual session

Chinese President Xi Jinping started to deliver a special address in Beijing to the 2022 World Economic Forum virtual session.

Combined-arms brigade carries out driving training Combined-arms brigade carries out driving training

A tracked armored vehicle attached to a combined-arms brigade under the PLA 78th Group Army zigzags on a snowy road during a driving training course on January 5, 2022.

Maiden flight of fighter jet in 2022 Maiden flight of fighter jet in 2022

Pilots assigned to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Eastern Theater Command taxi a fighter jet on the tarmac before takeoff during a flight training exercise on January 4, 2022.

Air-cushioned landing crafts conduct beach landing training Air-cushioned landing crafts conduct beach landing training

A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) attached to a naval landing ship flotilla under the PLA Southern Theater Command sails at a high speed to the beach-head during a beach landing training exercise on January 6, 2022.

Seven senior officers promoted to military rank of general
Bomber soars into sky during flight training
Maintenance men perform examination on anti-submarine patrol aircraft
Armored vehicles rumble for first training
J-20 fighter jets taxi in close formation
Aviation brigade organizes day-and-night flight training
Xi addresses 2022 WEF virtual session
Combined-arms brigade carries out driving training
Maiden flight of fighter jet in 2022
Air-cushioned landing crafts conduct beach landing training
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Seven senior officers promoted to military rank of general Seven senior officers promoted to military rank of general

The Central Military Commission held a ceremony to promote seven senior officers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army and the Chinese People's Armed Police Force to the military rank of general in Beijing on January 21.

Bomber soars into sky during flight training Bomber soars into sky during flight training

An H-6 bomber attached to a naval aviation regiment under the PLA Southern Theater Command soars into sky during the flight training on January 5, 2022.

Maintenance men perform examination on anti-submarine patrol aircraft Maintenance men perform examination on anti-submarine patrol aircraft

Maintenance men assigned to a naval aviation regiment under the PLA Southern Theater Command perform inspections on an anti-submarine patrol aircraft during flight training on January 6, 2022.

Armored vehicles rumble for first training Armored vehicles rumble for first training

An armored vehicle attached to a brigade under the PLA 73rd Group Army dashes through a mound of dust during a training exercise on January 4, 2022.

J-20 fighter jets taxi in close formation J-20 fighter jets taxi in close formation

J-20 fighter jets attached to an aviation brigade under the PLA Air Force taxi in close formation during a flight training exercise on January 7, 2022.

Aviation brigade organizes day-and-night flight training Aviation brigade organizes day-and-night flight training

A pilot assigned to an aviation brigade with the air force under Southern Theater Command taxis his fighter jet during a day-and-night flight training exercise on January 5, 2022.

Xi addresses 2022 WEF virtual session Xi addresses 2022 WEF virtual session

Chinese President Xi Jinping started to deliver a special address in Beijing to the 2022 World Economic Forum virtual session.

Combined-arms brigade carries out driving training Combined-arms brigade carries out driving training

A tracked armored vehicle attached to a combined-arms brigade under the PLA 78th Group Army zigzags on a snowy road during a driving training course on January 5, 2022.

Maiden flight of fighter jet in 2022 Maiden flight of fighter jet in 2022

Pilots assigned to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Eastern Theater Command taxi a fighter jet on the tarmac before takeoff during a flight training exercise on January 4, 2022.

Air-cushioned landing crafts conduct beach landing training Air-cushioned landing crafts conduct beach landing training

A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) attached to a naval landing ship flotilla under the PLA Southern Theater Command sails at a high speed to the beach-head during a beach landing training exercise on January 6, 2022.

Seven senior officers promoted to military rank of general
Bomber soars into sky during flight training
Maintenance men perform examination on anti-submarine patrol aircraft
Armored vehicles rumble for first training
J-20 fighter jets taxi in close formation
Aviation brigade organizes day-and-night flight training
Xi addresses 2022 WEF virtual session
Combined-arms brigade carries out driving training
Maiden flight of fighter jet in 2022
Air-cushioned landing crafts conduct beach landing training
An authoritative organization revealed that the US military forked out a lot of money for Starlink as early as 2019 and has already installed its satellite communication system on warplanes and other combat platforms to verify the connectivity. The Pentagon’s efforts to tap Starlink's potential for military purposes may very well go beyond that.
Washington should understand that for a great power, the decline of ideas is more dangerous than that of strength. In the era of multi-polarity and globalization in the 21st century, the US is still thinking about finding tools from the Cold War toolbox, thinking every day about how to contain other countries, pulling "small gangs" and engaging in group confrontation, which will only harm themselves and will eventually be abandoned by the times.
Chinese envoy calls for new impetus for the settlement of Israeli-Palestinian conflict
The new year should bring new hope to the Palestinian people, and the international community should act with a stronger sense of urgency by taking vigorous actions to promote the comprehensive, just and lasting settlement of the Palestinian issue.
US destroyer trespassing in China's territorial waters to stir up trouble in South China Sea
On January 20, the US guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold trespassed into China's territorial waters off Xisha Islands without Chinese government's permission.
China opposes Slovenia's remarks on
A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday that China is deeply shocked by and strongly opposes remarks from Slovenian leaders supporting "Taiwan Independence" in blatant violation of the one-China principle.
General Li Zuocheng, member of China's CMC and chief of the Joint Staff Department under the CMC, had talks via video link with Andrew Bridgman, secretary of defense and chief executive of the Ministry of Defence of New Zealand on January 19.
China, Iran and Russia hold 2nd joint naval exercise
According to the consensus of the armed forces of China, Iran and Russia, the navies of the three countries held their second joint maritime exercise in the Gulf of Oman from January 18 to 20, 2022.
Fishermen awarded for capturing underwater spying devices
An office of the Jiangsu provincial government in East China, which is in charge of national security-related affairs, rewarded 16 people for discovering underwater spying devices on January 17.
Chinese peacekeepers to Lebanon repair defense facilities of other UN troops
On January 10, the 20th Chinese peacekeeping engineering contingent to Lebanon completed the task of repairing the defense facilities around the Nepal peacekeeping camp with high standard, which won high acclaim from officials and troops of the UNIFIL.
12th Chinese peacekeeping medical contingent to S. Sudan all in place
The 2nd echelon's 29 peacekeepers of the 12th Chinese peacekeeping medical contingent to South Sudan (Wau) arrived at the mission area on December 28 after a 14-day medical quarantine in Juba, capital of South Sudan.
Chinese peacekeepers to Lebanon organize night defense exercise
The 20th Chinese peacekeeping engineering contingent to Lebanon organized a night defense exercise against the severe local security situation on December 25, which aimed to temper the emergency response capability of peacekeepers.
Chinese peacekeepers help upgrade Nepali peacekeeping troops' defense facilities
On December 19, local time, the 20th Chinese peacekeeping engineering contingent to Lebanon completed the defense facility upgrade and renovation at the camp of the Nepali peacekeeping troops, reinforcing the camp' capability of fending off security risks.
40th Chinese naval escort taskforce departs for Gulf of Aden
The 40th Chinese naval escort taskforce set sail from a military port in Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province on Saturday, heading for the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters to replace the 39th escort taskforce.
39th Chinese naval escort taskforce completes first escort mission in 2022
On January 4, local time, the 39th Chinese naval escort taskforce safely escorted eight Chinese fishing boats to the southern waters off the Bab El-Mandeb Strait, successfully completing the first escort mission in 2022.
13 years on: PLA Navy continues escorting in Gulf of Aden
The year 2021 marks the 13th anniversary of the PLA Navy performing escort missions at the Gulf of Aden, to where the PLA Navy has now dispatched 39 batches of escort taskforces.
China's 39th naval escort taskforce completes escort mission
The 39th Chinese naval escort taskforce has safely escorted a Qatari oil tanker, a Liberian cargo ship and Singaporean oil tanker to the designated waters in the Gulf of Aden on December 14, local time, completing the 145,7th escort mission conducted by Chinese Navy in this area.
PLA soldiers, militia rush to quake-hit Qinghai
An earthquake of magnitude 6.9, at a depth of 10km, struck the Menyuan Hui Autonomous County in Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Northwest China's Qinghai Province, at 1:45 am, January 8.
First round rescue work completed after Sichuan earthquake
The first round of comprehensive rescue work was completed Friday after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Luxian county in Luzhou, Southwest China's Sichuan province.
Nearly 400 armed police dispatched to quake-hit Luxian County
China has dispatched nearly 400 armed police personnel to the frontline of quake relief following a 6.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Luxian County of Luzhou City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, on Thursday.
Thousands of people bid soldiers farewell in China's Henan Province
Members of the Chinese People's Armed Police Force (PAP) Henan Contingent withdrew from Jun County, Hebi City, central China's Henan Province on August 1, after completing the flood control and disaster relief tasks there. Thousands of local residents spontaneously lined up to see off the troops.
PAP conducts joint counter-terrorism exercise in Yunnan
Recently, a mobile detachment under the People's Armed Police (PAP) Force Yunnan Contingent conducted a large-scale joint counter-terrorism exercise involving multiple specialties.
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.
Fallen border guard and his family reunite in
Major Chen Hongjun,who was commanderof a PLA Army battalion stationed in the border defense frontline in deep Karakoram Range, laid down his life in a fight defending China's border in June 2020.The Central Military Commission conferred posthumously Chen Hongjun the honorary title of "border-defending hero" in February 2021.
Digital composite photo created for 87 Chinese veterans in War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea
Recently, volunteers from Fuyang District, Hangzhou City, East China's Zhejiang Province, traveled over 1,000 km within one month to visit and take photos for 87 Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) veterans who had once participated in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea, and then photoshopped these individual photos into a precious group photo.

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Int'l Media on China

U.S. strategy to counter China in Pacific ineffective, self-defeating: The Guardian
The Biden administration's proposal to spend as much as 1 billion U.S. dollars annually in some Pacific island nations as part of efforts to counter China is a flawed foreign policy initiative likely to fail, The Guardian said in a report on Tuesday.

Int'l Militaries on China

Putin says Russia has no concerns over China's growing defense potential
Russia is not concerned over China's growing defense potential as it enjoys the highest level of relations with the country and is itself ramping up its armed forces, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a plenary session of the Russia Calling! investment forum sponsored by VTB Capital on Tuesday.
U.S.-Russia security talks to start in Geneva amid tensions
The talks are expected to focus on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the rising tensions in Ukraine. Such issues as arms control, cybersecurity and climate change may also be raised. While calling the dialogue a positive signal to improve frayed U.S.-Russia relations, experts are cautious about its outcomes.
Top international hotspots in 2021
The past year of 2021 has witnessed COVID-19 rampaging across the world, changes never seen in a century evolving in acceleration, and the world entering a period of instability and reform. Today let’s take a look back at the major hotspots that will exert far-reaching impacts on the international situation.