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China launches its first home-made aircraft carrier China launches its first home-made aircraft carrier

The launching ceremony of China's second aircraft carrier was held at the Dalian Shipyard of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation(CSIC) on the morning of April 26, 2017.

Y-20 transport aircraft take off for a sortie Y-20 transport aircraft take off for a sortie

A Y-20 transport aircraft sits on the flightline prior to a flight training exercise in southwest China’s Sichuan Province on April 25, 2017.

Landing ships fire close-in weapon systems Landing ships fire close-in weapon systems

The amphibious dock landing ship Jinggangshan attached to a landing ship flotilla of the South China Sea Fleet under the PLA Navy fires its close-in weapons system at simulated targets during a live-fire training exercise at an undisclosed sea area on April 25, 2017.

China's retired nuclear-powered submarine opens to public China's retired nuclear-powered submarine opens to public

The decommissioned "Long March-1" nuclear-powered attack submarine, pennant number 401, berths at the port of the Chinese Navy Museum in Qingdao City, east China's Shandong Province, on April 23, 2017.

Chinese defense minister meets with Malaysian counterpart Chinese defense minister meets with Malaysian counterpart

Chang Wanquan (L), Chinese state councilor and defense minister, holds a welcome ceremony for the visiting Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein (R) in Beijing, April 21, 2017.

China's first homemade aircraft carrier Type 001A ready to enter the water China's first homemade aircraft carrier Type 001A ready to enter the water

China will shortly launch its first home-built aircraft carrier as part of its strengthened naval forces.

Landing craft air cushion steams into amphibious dock landing ship Landing craft air cushion steams into amphibious dock landing ship

A LACA prepares to steam into the amphibious dock landing ship Jinggangshan during a maritime training exercise at an undisclosed sea area in the waters of the South China Sea on April 21, 2017.

South China Sea Fleet holds warships open day South China Sea Fleet holds warships open day

Pupils pose for a group photo with a guided-missile frigate during an open day event held by the South China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy at a naval base in Sanya on April 23, 2017.

Chinese peacekeeping engineer detachment to Mali passes UN assessment Chinese peacekeeping engineer detachment to Mali passes UN assessment

A UN inspector checks small-sized equipment of the 4th Chinese peacekeeping engineer detachment to Mali during the combat-readiness assessment conducted by the MINUSMA on April 19, 2017, local time.

Xi inspects PLA Southern Theater Command, vows to build strong army Xi inspects PLA Southern Theater Command, vows to build strong army

Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the CMC, meets with military officers during an inspection of the Southern Theater Command of the PLA, April 21, 2017.

China launches its first home-made aircraft carrier
Y-20 transport aircraft take off for a sortie
Landing ships fire close-in weapon systems
China's retired nuclear-powered submarine opens to public
Chinese defense minister meets with Malaysian counterpart
China's first homemade aircraft carrier Type 001A ready to enter the water
Landing craft air cushion steams into amphibious dock landing ship
South China Sea Fleet holds warships open day
Chinese peacekeeping engineer detachment to Mali passes UN assessment
Xi inspects PLA Southern Theater Command, vows to build strong army
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China launches its first home-made aircraft carrier China launches its first home-made aircraft carrier

The launching ceremony of China's second aircraft carrier was held at the Dalian Shipyard of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation(CSIC) on the morning of April 26, 2017.

Y-20 transport aircraft take off for a sortie Y-20 transport aircraft take off for a sortie

A Y-20 transport aircraft sits on the flightline prior to a flight training exercise in southwest China’s Sichuan Province on April 25, 2017.

Landing ships fire close-in weapon systems Landing ships fire close-in weapon systems

The amphibious dock landing ship Jinggangshan attached to a landing ship flotilla of the South China Sea Fleet under the PLA Navy fires its close-in weapons system at simulated targets during a live-fire training exercise at an undisclosed sea area on April 25, 2017.

China's retired nuclear-powered submarine opens to public China's retired nuclear-powered submarine opens to public

The decommissioned "Long March-1" nuclear-powered attack submarine, pennant number 401, berths at the port of the Chinese Navy Museum in Qingdao City, east China's Shandong Province, on April 23, 2017.

Chinese defense minister meets with Malaysian counterpart Chinese defense minister meets with Malaysian counterpart

Chang Wanquan (L), Chinese state councilor and defense minister, holds a welcome ceremony for the visiting Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein (R) in Beijing, April 21, 2017.

China's first homemade aircraft carrier Type 001A ready to enter the water China's first homemade aircraft carrier Type 001A ready to enter the water

China will shortly launch its first home-built aircraft carrier as part of its strengthened naval forces.

Landing craft air cushion steams into amphibious dock landing ship Landing craft air cushion steams into amphibious dock landing ship

A LACA prepares to steam into the amphibious dock landing ship Jinggangshan during a maritime training exercise at an undisclosed sea area in the waters of the South China Sea on April 21, 2017.

South China Sea Fleet holds warships open day South China Sea Fleet holds warships open day

Pupils pose for a group photo with a guided-missile frigate during an open day event held by the South China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy at a naval base in Sanya on April 23, 2017.

Chinese peacekeeping engineer detachment to Mali passes UN assessment Chinese peacekeeping engineer detachment to Mali passes UN assessment

A UN inspector checks small-sized equipment of the 4th Chinese peacekeeping engineer detachment to Mali during the combat-readiness assessment conducted by the MINUSMA on April 19, 2017, local time.

Xi inspects PLA Southern Theater Command, vows to build strong army Xi inspects PLA Southern Theater Command, vows to build strong army

Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the CMC, meets with military officers during an inspection of the Southern Theater Command of the PLA, April 21, 2017.

China launches its first home-made aircraft carrier
Y-20 transport aircraft take off for a sortie
Landing ships fire close-in weapon systems
China's retired nuclear-powered submarine opens to public
Chinese defense minister meets with Malaysian counterpart
China's first homemade aircraft carrier Type 001A ready to enter the water
Landing craft air cushion steams into amphibious dock landing ship
South China Sea Fleet holds warships open day
Chinese peacekeeping engineer detachment to Mali passes UN assessment
Xi inspects PLA Southern Theater Command, vows to build strong army
Although our aircraft carriers can strengthen our military power if we have to solve the Taiwan Question by force, there are more important missions in the open seas.
Criticizing China for adding aircraft carriers to its naval capabilities simply raises the question of why it should be a concern to those questioning an action that is long overdue.
China reiterates sovereignty over Diaoyu, Nansha islands
China on Wednesday reaffirmed its sovereignty over the Diaoyu Island and adjacent islets as well as the Nansha islands, saying it will firmly respond to any challenge to its sovereignty and national security.
China urges parties to stay calm over Korean Peninsula situation
China on Monday urged all related parties to stay calm and exercise restraint and not to take any moves that may further escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
Chinese forces in normal training along China-DPRK border
Chinese forces are keeping their standard operational readiness and conducting normal training along the border between China and the DPRK.
Commander of the Air Force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army General Ma Xiaotian met Monday with visiting Commander of the Air Force of the Tanzania People's Defense Force Major General William Ingram in Beijing.
China launches its first home-made aircraft carrier
The launching ceremony of China's second aircraft carrier was held at the Dalian Shipyard of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation(CSIC) on the morning of April 26, 2017.
Chinese peacekeeping engineer detachment to Mali passes UN assessment
The 4th Chinese peacekeeping engineer detachment to Mali passed a combat-readiness assessment conducted by the United Nations MINUSMA on April 19, 2017, local time.
Chinese peacekeeping medical team to Mali passes UN combat-readiness assessment
The 4th Chinese peacekeeping medical team to Mali passed the 5th combat-readiness assessment conducted by the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) on April 18, local time.
Chinese peacekeeping medical team rescues wounded Mali government soldiers
The 4th Chinese peacekeeping medical team to Mali rescued three seriously wounded soldiers of Mali government forces on April 18, 2017.
Chinese peacekeeping infantry battalion to S. Sudan passes UN combat-readiness assessment
The 3rd Chinese peacekeeping infantry battalion to South Sudan passed the first comprehensive combat-readiness assessment carried out by the UNMISS on April 13, local time.
Chinese naval escort taskforces conduct escort mission command handover
The 25th and 26th Chinese naval escort taskforces conducted their second joint escort operation in the Gulf of Aden on April 25 after their rendezvous and mission handover on April 21.
25th, 26th Chinese naval escort taskforces hold mission-handover ceremony
The 25th and 26th Chinese naval escort taskforces held a mission-handover ceremony in the Gulf of Aden on the afternoon of April 21, local time.
26th Chinese naval escort taskforce arrives in Gulf of Aden
The 26th Chinese naval escort taskforce arrived in the Gulf of Aden and waters off the Somali coast at 06:00 on April 21, local time.
Chinese navy rescues Panamanian ship from pirates in Gulf of Aden
A convoy sent by the Chinese PLA Navy rescued a Panamanian ship that was being attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden on Saturday.
Second China-UK joint nationals evacuation tabletop exercise held in London
The second China-UK Joint Noncombatant Evacuation Operations Tabletop Exercise kicked off in London on March 8, according to a news report on the official website of China's Ministry of National Defense.
Navy ship rescues fishermen stranded in South China Sea
Eight fisherman from Hainan Province have been rescued with the help of Chinese navy after their fishing boat grounded in waters near the Fiery Cross Reef in the South China Sea.
PLA frigates search for fishing boat crew in East China Sea
China's People's Liberation Army Navy on Friday sent frigates to search for the crew of a wrecked fishing boat in the East China Sea, according to navy sources.
Troops and reservists rush to earthquake relief in Yunnan
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province at 7:11 p.m. on Feb. 8. The PLA troops and militiamen rushed to the affected area for rescue soon after the earthquake.
China's Xinjiang resolutely fights terrorism as risks remain: officials
Senior officials from northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Sunday said the region has maintained a high-pressure crackdown to ensure stability as destabilizing factors remain.
Air forces join Xinjiang counter-terror drills
Air and land forces staged joint counter-terrorism drills on Monday around the TianshanMountains in Northwest China's XinjiangUyghur Autonomous Region.
Armed police tests anti-terror capabilities in elite skills contest
The first “Pinnacle” professional skills competition involving special service units of the Chinese People's Armed Police Force was unveiled at a training base in Beijing on Sunday.
China, Pakistan hold joint anti-terrorism training
The "Friendship-2016" joint anti-terrorism training of the Chinese and Pakistani armies was held at Pakistani national anti-terrorism training center on October 18.
China focuses more on
The great powers have their own responsibilities. The relationship between China and neighboring countries needs to develop in a way beneficial to regional security and the development of neighboring countries. The ultimate goal is to achieve win-win cooperation and to carry out the principle of amity, sincerity, mutual benefit and inclusiveness.
Naval academy goes global at sea
What does a Chinese warship captain do when his vessel encounters an American one on the open sea and the US captain tries to start a conversation?

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Int'l Media on China

A “First” for the People’s Liberation Army: A Navy Admiral Becomes a Joint, Regional, Commander
Among recent changes in the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) leadership, the appointment of Vice Admiral Yuan Yubai to Commander of the Southern Theater Command is particularly noteworthy.

Int'l Militaries on China

Hisham: China-M'sia defence, diplomatic ties strengthened
Diplomatic relations and defence directions between Malaysia and China Malaysia have been further enhanced with the setting up of a high-level committee among the two countries.
U.S. military action in Afghanistan stirs criticism. concern over military race
The U.S. military in Afghanistan on Thursday dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat by the force to strike an Islamic State target, sparking different responses from various sides.
Impacts of US sudden attack in Syria
Analysts believe that the Syrian situation involving many aspects is very complex, so the United States' attack on Syria may have multiple influences.