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 a live-fire training exercise at an undisclosed training range in south China’s Jiangxi Province on August 21, 2016.
An artilleryman assigned to an air-defense brigade of the Army under the PLA Northern Theater Command observes with an range finder during an air-defense training exercise in northwest China's desert area on August 20, 2016.
Chinese and Pakistan frontier defense forces pose for a group photo after a joint patrol at a mountainous region in Khunjerab of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on August 19, 2016.
Seven months after its establishment on December 31, 2015, the PLA Rocket Force shows its military flag to the public for the first time on August 1, 2016, in a ceremony to commemorate the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China and the 80th anniversary of the victory of the Long March of the Red Army.
A landing craft air cushion (Hull Number 3325) assigned to the South China Sea Fleet under the PLA Navy arrives ashore during a 4-day long-distance landing exercise in the South China Sea from August 14 to 17, 2016.
Soldiers aboard the Type 037-IS submarine chaser Jinjiang fire smoke flares during a live-fire training exercise conducted by a maritime garrison command with the East China Sea Fleet under the PLA Navy in mid-August, 2016.
A JH-7 fighter bomber assigned to an aviation regiment of the Air Force under the PLA Northern Theater Command taxies on the runway in the rain before taking off from a military airfield during a flight training exercise on August 17, 2016.
A corpsman gives first aid to a wounded soldier while another soldier provides security for them during the Stride 2016•Zhurihe B exercise in the Zhurihe Training Base in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region from August 1 to 3, 2016.
A Y-8 transport aircraft (L) and a Y-9 transport aircraft (R) taxi on the runway before taking off from a military airfield during a flight training exercise in complex environment in early August, 2016. The aircraft are assigned to an aviation division with the North China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy.
Artillerymen assigned to an airborne regiment with the Chinese PLA Air Force prepare mortar bombs for a live-fire training exercise on Type PCP001 82mm Vehicle-mounted Rapid Fire Mortars on an undisclosed plateau area on August 15, 2016. (81.cn/Chen Lichun)