Gen. Fang Fenghui (R), member of China's Central Military Commission (CMC) and chief of the Joint Staff Department under the CMC, meets with Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Beijing on the afternoon of August 15, 2017.
Soldiers assigned to an army brigade with the PLA Eastern Theater Command navigate a combat rubber raiding craft towards the beach-head during the littoral craft operations at an undisclosed sea area on August 13, 2017.
Z-8 transport helicopters prepare to depart from the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship Kunlunshan as a LCAC exits the well deck of the dock landing ship during a maritime joint training exercise in waters of the South China Sea in early August.
Soldiers in MOPP gears erect a DF-21 medium-range ballistic missile system at night during a realistic training exercise conducted by a brigade under the PLA Rocket Force on August 12, 2017.
Soldiers assigned to a surface-to-air missile brigade with the air force under the PLA Central Theater Command operate a missile launching truck to erect HQ-9 anti-aircraft missiles system during a military training assessment on August 13, 2017.
A JH-7 fighter bomber attached to an aviation brigade with the air force under the PLA Southern Theater Command taxis towards the runway as other aircraft receive pre-flight checks during the flight training on August 10, 2017.
A PLZ-09S self-propelled howitzer system attached to a regiment with the PLA Xinjiang MC sends its 122mm shells down range during the live-fire training in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on August 9, 2017.
The Sky Wing Air Demonstration Team performs in the sky during the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force Aviation Open Day in Changchun, capital city of northeast China's Jilin Province, Aug. 11, 2017.
A H-6K fighter bomber attached to the Chinese PLA Air Force fires missiles at targets during the third stage of the Aviadarts event of the International Army Games 2017 in northeast China's Jilin Province.
A J-8DF fighter jet attached to the Chinese PLA Air Force soars over the sky during the second stage of the Aviadarts event of the International Army Games 2017 in northeast China's Jilin Province.