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PLA chief of Joint Staff meets with US counterpart PLA chief of Joint Staff meets with US counterpart

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 navigate combat rubber raiding craft in littoral craft operations Soldiers navigate combat rubber raiding craft in littoral craft operations

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.

Maritime joint training exercise in South China Sea Maritime joint training exercise in South China Sea

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.

PLA Rocket Force soldiers erect DF-21 missiles at night PLA Rocket Force soldiers erect DF-21 missiles at night

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 erect HQ-9 anti-aircraft missiles system Soldiers erect HQ-9 anti-aircraft missiles system

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.

JH-7 fighter bombers execute flight training JH-7 fighter bombers execute flight training

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.

Self-propelled howitzer systems send shells down range Self-propelled howitzer systems send shells down range

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.

In pics: China's PLA Air Force Aviation Open Day In pics: China's PLA Air Force Aviation Open Day

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.

Highlights of 3rd phase of Aviadarts event in IAG 2017 Highlights of 3rd phase of Aviadarts event in IAG 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.

Moments in 2nd phase of Aviadarts event of IAG 2017 Moments in 2nd phase of Aviadarts event of IAG 2017

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.

PLA chief of Joint Staff meets with US counterpart
Soldiers navigate combat rubber raiding craft in littoral craft operations
Maritime joint training exercise in South China Sea
PLA Rocket Force soldiers erect DF-21 missiles at night
Soldiers erect HQ-9 anti-aircraft missiles system
JH-7 fighter bombers execute flight training
Self-propelled howitzer systems send shells down range
In pics: China's PLA Air Force Aviation Open Day
Highlights of 3rd phase of Aviadarts event in IAG 2017
Moments in 2nd phase of Aviadarts event of IAG 2017
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PLA chief of Joint Staff meets with US counterpart PLA chief of Joint Staff meets with US counterpart

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 navigate combat rubber raiding craft in littoral craft operations Soldiers navigate combat rubber raiding craft in littoral craft operations

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.

Maritime joint training exercise in South China Sea Maritime joint training exercise in South China Sea

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.

PLA Rocket Force soldiers erect DF-21 missiles at night PLA Rocket Force soldiers erect DF-21 missiles at night

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 erect HQ-9 anti-aircraft missiles system Soldiers erect HQ-9 anti-aircraft missiles system

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.

JH-7 fighter bombers execute flight training JH-7 fighter bombers execute flight training

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.

Self-propelled howitzer systems send shells down range Self-propelled howitzer systems send shells down range

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.

In pics: China's PLA Air Force Aviation Open Day In pics: China's PLA Air Force Aviation Open Day

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.

Highlights of 3rd phase of Aviadarts event in IAG 2017 Highlights of 3rd phase of Aviadarts event in IAG 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.

Moments in 2nd phase of Aviadarts event of IAG 2017 Moments in 2nd phase of Aviadarts event of IAG 2017

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.

PLA chief of Joint Staff meets with US counterpart
Soldiers navigate combat rubber raiding craft in littoral craft operations
Maritime joint training exercise in South China Sea
PLA Rocket Force soldiers erect DF-21 missiles at night
Soldiers erect HQ-9 anti-aircraft missiles system
JH-7 fighter bombers execute flight training
Self-propelled howitzer systems send shells down range
In pics: China's PLA Air Force Aviation Open Day
Highlights of 3rd phase of Aviadarts event in IAG 2017
Moments in 2nd phase of Aviadarts event of IAG 2017
Wang Xianjun, captain of the guided-missile frigate Sanya of the Chinese PLA Navy, said that the Joint Sea drills of the Russian and Chinese naval forces have breakthroughs and new achievements every year.
Just before the 90th anniversary of the founding of the PLA, top leader Xi Jinping told the parading troops on July 30 at the military training base in Zhurihe in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region that the PLA had to build itself into a world-class elite force that can fight and win. The question is – how can it accomplish that?
Chinese troops patrol control line on China-India border
Chinese border troops have always patrolled the Chinese side of the line of control on the China-India border, said a Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wednesday in response to a recent altercation between the two troops.
China insists on peaceful solution to nuclear issue on Korean Peninsula: FM
China insists on settling the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula peacefully and hopes Germany will play an active role to this end, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday.
China denounces Abe's offering to controversial shrine on surrender anniversary
China denounced Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's monetary offering to the Yasukuni Shrine on Tuesday, the 72nd anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II.
Wang Xianjun, captain of the guided-missile frigate Sanya of the Chinese PLA Navy, said that the Joint Sea drills of the Russian and Chinese naval forces have breakthroughs and new achievements every year.
China's airborne troops win 11 events in Int'l Army Games
Chinese airborne troops have won first place in 11 out of 12 "Airborne Platoon" events during the International Army Games 2017, according to official results published Thursday.
Land forces display military might at arms exhibition
A large display of domestically developed arms used by Chinese land forces was presented to hundreds of foreign military officers at a shooting range in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Wednesday morning.
Foreign diplomatic envoys, experts visit PLA 90th founding anniversary exhibition
The theme exhibition is designed to display the PLA's major battles, influential historical events, important decision-making processes and great development achievements in the past 90 years.
Chinese medical peacekeepers join UNIFIL medical rescue exercise
An emergency medical rescue exercise of the UNIFIL code-named “Eastern Angel Rescue” took place in an area of southern Lebanon near the borders between Lebanon and Israel on August 10.
China's first peacekeeping helicopter unit arrives in Darfur
Two copters of the China's first peacekeeping helicopter unit air transport advance team arrived safely at the EI Fasher Airport of the Darfur area in western Sudan.
Four Chinese peacekeeping helicopters complete test flight in Sudan
China's first peacekeeping helicopter detachment completed test flight for its four helicopters at the Khartoum International Airport in Khartoum, capital of Sudan, on the afternoon of August 3, local time.
Chinese peacekeeping engineers to Mali stationed in Ménaka
A team of 24 Chinese peacekeeping engineers have arrived in Ménaka, 300km east of Gao. This is the first time that an organic unit of the Chinese peacekeeping force to Mali has been deployed in Ménaka.
27th Chinese naval escort taskforce sets sail from S. China's Sanya
The 27th Chinese naval escort taskforce on Tuesday set sail from a naval port in Sanya, South China's Hainan province, embarking on the voyage to the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somali coast for escort missions.
25th Chinese naval escort taskforce returns to China
The 25th Chinese naval escort taskforce returned to a naval port of the Chinese (PLA) Navy in Zhanjiang of South China's Guangdong province on the morning of July 12, 2017, after completing its escort mission in the Gulf of Aden and the waters off Somalia coast.
PLA Navy embodies China's responsibility in escort missions at Gulf of Aden
Since 2008, Chinese PLA Navy has dispatched 26 escort taskforces, involving 83 vessels and 22,000 soldiers, to carry out escort missions at the Gulf of Aden and in waters off the Somali coast.
Chinese navy establishes
The destroyer Hefei and frigate Yuncheng of the Chinese PLA Navy received replenishment of fuel and fresh water from the supply ship Gaoyouhu of the 26th Chinese naval escort taskforce in the Gulf of Aden days ago.
Military carries out joint rescue and relief in quake-hit Jiuzhaigou
Rescue troops of People's Liberation Army are engaged in a race against time to search for the victims of the earthquake that struck Sichuan province's Jiuzhaigou county on Tuesday night.
Military rescue operations underway after deadly Sichuan quake
Ground and air forces from the PLA Western Theater Command are carrying out relief operations following a deadly earthquake in southwest China's Sichuan Province Tuesday.
PLA Western Theater Command ready for rescue after deadly quake in Sichuan
The Western Theater Command of the PLA has activated an emergency response and is ready for rescue operations after a deadly earthquake hit southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark visits Sri Lanka
Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's hospital ship Peace Ark arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka on August 6 for a four-day technical stop.
United Shield-2017 joint anti-terrorism drill wraps up in Belarus
The United Shield-2017 joint anti-terrorism drill, which was jointly held for the first time by the Chinese People's APF and the Internal Troops of the Belarusian Internal Ministry, wrapped up at a training center of the Internal Troops of the Belarusian Interior Ministry on July 18.
China, Belarus launch United Shield-2017 joint anti-terrorism drill
The United Shield-2017 joint anti-terrorism drill jointly held by the Chinese People's APF and the Internal Troops of the Belarusian Interior Ministry started in Minsk, capital of Belarus, on July 11, 2017.
Cooperation aids anti-terrorism efforts
Stopping suspected terrorists from crossing borders illegally and smuggling firearms must be prioritized as regional anti-terrorism cooperation continues to intensify, according to China's most senior border control official.
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.
PLA plays to its strengths in war games
China's Ground Force excels in events testing air defenses, driving and maintenance in battlefield conditions in Korla of China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.
WWII U.S. veterans recount victory over Japan
"China's contributions to WWII are undervalued," Dahl said. Throughout WWII, China was a major battlefield in the fight against the Japanese fascist invasion and the major Asian battlefield in the war against fascists worldwide. By the time of the Japanese surrender in 1945, around 35 million Chinese military personnel and civilians had lost their lives or got wounded.

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Int'l Media on China

Russian Pacific Fleet Accepts Chinese Navy for International Army Games
Matveev noted that the Chinese team will take part in the Seaborne Assault contest, while the participants from Iran and Venezuela are expected to arrive soon.

Int'l Militaries on China

Defence Hosts Senior Chinese Military Delegation
This week Defence hosted General Wei Liang, Political Commissar, Southern Theatre Command from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on a recent goodwill visit to Australia.
Significance of the victory in Mosul
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Jawad Kadhim al-Abadi arrived in the liberated Mosul, the second largest city in northern Iraq, on July 9, local time, hailing the high spirit of both Iraqi forces and the Mosul people for their significant victory in driving out terrorists of the IS.
Commentary: Despite liberation of Mosul, anti-terror war is far from won
The liberation of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) signals a defining milestone in Iraq's tough struggle to eliminate the terror group, but either for Iraq or the world, the anti-terror war is still far from victory.