China's top legislature holds closing meeting of annual session China's top legislature holds closing meeting of annual session

China's top legislature, the National People's Congress (NPC), on Thursday held the closing meeting of its annual session.

Xi stresses strengthening national defense, armed forces Xi stresses strengthening national defense, armed forces

Chinese President Xi Jinping Tuesday stressed achieving the targets and missions of strengthening the national defense and armed forces for 2020, while maintaining effective epidemic control on a regular basis.

Armored vehicles in long-distance maneuver Armored vehicles in long-distance maneuver

Soldiers assigned to an armored detachment of a brigade under the PLA 76th Group Army guide armored vehicles to be hauled onto the truck trailers prior to a long-distance maneuver on May 14, 2020.

Armored elements rumble in tactical formation Armored elements rumble in tactical formation

Main battle tanks (MBTs) and infantry fighting vehicles attached to an armored brigade under the PLA 76th Group Army maneuver in speed to a designated training field on May 19, 2020.

China's national legislature holds 2nd plenary meeting of annual session China's national legislature holds 2nd plenary meeting of annual session

The third session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), China's national legislature, held its second plenary meeting Monday.

Naval pilots participate in round-the-clock flight Naval pilots participate in round-the-clock flight

A J-10 fighter jet attached to a naval aviation brigade under the PLA Eastern Theater Command taxies on the flightline prior to a round-the-clock flight training exercise on May 20, 2020.

Fighter jets wait in aircraft shelters Fighter jets wait in aircraft shelters

Fighter jets attached to a naval aviation brigade under the PLA Eastern Theater Command sit abreast with each other in their aircraft shelters prior to a night flight training exercise on April 17, 2020.

Ground targets hit by rockets fired by J-10 fighter Ground targets hit by rockets fired by J-10 fighter

A mock ground target is hit by rockets launched by a J-10 fighter jet during a live-fire flight training exercise conducted by an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Southern Theater Command on April 15, 2020.

Night shifts ensure jet engines never stop Night shifts ensure jet engines never stop

A J-10 fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Southern Theater Command prepares to taxi out of the hangar for a night flight training exercise on April 10, 2020.

China's top political advisory body starts annual session China's top political advisory body starts annual session

China's top political advisory body started its annual session Thursday afternoon in Beijing.

China's top legislature holds closing meeting of annual session
Xi stresses strengthening national defense, armed forces
Armored vehicles in long-distance maneuver
Armored elements rumble in tactical formation
China's national legislature holds 2nd plenary meeting of annual session
Naval pilots participate in round-the-clock flight
Fighter jets wait in aircraft shelters
Ground targets hit by rockets fired by J-10 fighter
Night shifts ensure jet engines never stop
China's top political advisory body starts annual session
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China's top legislature holds closing meeting of annual session China's top legislature holds closing meeting of annual session

China's top legislature, the National People's Congress (NPC), on Thursday held the closing meeting of its annual session.

Xi stresses strengthening national defense, armed forces Xi stresses strengthening national defense, armed forces

Chinese President Xi Jinping Tuesday stressed achieving the targets and missions of strengthening the national defense and armed forces for 2020, while maintaining effective epidemic control on a regular basis.

Armored vehicles in long-distance maneuver Armored vehicles in long-distance maneuver

Soldiers assigned to an armored detachment of a brigade under the PLA 76th Group Army guide armored vehicles to be hauled onto the truck trailers prior to a long-distance maneuver on May 14, 2020.

Armored elements rumble in tactical formation Armored elements rumble in tactical formation

Main battle tanks (MBTs) and infantry fighting vehicles attached to an armored brigade under the PLA 76th Group Army maneuver in speed to a designated training field on May 19, 2020.

China's national legislature holds 2nd plenary meeting of annual session China's national legislature holds 2nd plenary meeting of annual session

The third session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), China's national legislature, held its second plenary meeting Monday.

Naval pilots participate in round-the-clock flight Naval pilots participate in round-the-clock flight

A J-10 fighter jet attached to a naval aviation brigade under the PLA Eastern Theater Command taxies on the flightline prior to a round-the-clock flight training exercise on May 20, 2020.

Fighter jets wait in aircraft shelters Fighter jets wait in aircraft shelters

Fighter jets attached to a naval aviation brigade under the PLA Eastern Theater Command sit abreast with each other in their aircraft shelters prior to a night flight training exercise on April 17, 2020.

Ground targets hit by rockets fired by J-10 fighter Ground targets hit by rockets fired by J-10 fighter

A mock ground target is hit by rockets launched by a J-10 fighter jet during a live-fire flight training exercise conducted by an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Southern Theater Command on April 15, 2020.

Night shifts ensure jet engines never stop Night shifts ensure jet engines never stop

A J-10 fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Southern Theater Command prepares to taxi out of the hangar for a night flight training exercise on April 10, 2020.

China's top political advisory body starts annual session China's top political advisory body starts annual session

China's top political advisory body started its annual session Thursday afternoon in Beijing.

China's top legislature holds closing meeting of annual session
Xi stresses strengthening national defense, armed forces
Armored vehicles in long-distance maneuver
Armored elements rumble in tactical formation
China's national legislature holds 2nd plenary meeting of annual session
Naval pilots participate in round-the-clock flight
Fighter jets wait in aircraft shelters
Ground targets hit by rockets fired by J-10 fighter
Night shifts ensure jet engines never stop
China's top political advisory body starts annual session
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China slams US warship's illegal intrusion into China's territorial waters off Xisha Islands
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China warns Taiwan separatists on Hong Kong interference
China warned Taiwan separatists to stop taking advantage of the situation in Hong Kong to undermine the city's prosperity and stability, Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office said on Thursday.
Foundation for
China's national legislature adopting a decision on the national security legislation for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ( HKSAR) makes the foundation for "one country, two systems" more solid and the future of Hong Kong brighter, a central government spokesperson said Thursday.
China reveals large destroyer's replenishment training for 1st time
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China's FC-31 stealth fighter jet making new progress, photos show
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Chinese military launches pilot program on non-staple food supply
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Chinese peacekeeping medical contingent to Lebanon marks
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Chinese peacekeepers in Lebanon pass UN exams
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UN Security Council adopts China-sponsored resolution on peacekeepers' safety and security
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Chinese peacekeepers to Sudan transport UNAMID emergency supplies
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China sends new naval fleet for escort mission
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Chinese naval 33rd escort taskforce escorts eight Chinese fishing boats
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Missions completed, 32nd Chinese naval escort taskforce returns home
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Chinese naval 33rd escort taskforce starts 2nd round of in-port replenishment
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Over 1,400 military personnel battle forest fire in China's Xichang
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Chinese military sends additional 2,600 medical personnel to Wuhan
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PLA dispatches helicopters to deliver medical supplies in coronavirus-hit Wuhan
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PLA logistics force swings into action to boost flow of medical supplies
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Clip shows determination, confidence in anti-terrorism in Xinjiang
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China, India stage counter-terrorist drills
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Anti-terrorism efforts effectively protect human rights in Xinjiang
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Joint exercises among ASEAN states bolster region's counterterror skills
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Museums proposed to remember battle with COVID-19
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Officer, lawmaker notes PLA Navy's success in pirate-infested waters
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