Multi-type attack helicopters attached to a regiment of the PLA airborne troops lift off for their maiden flights this year on January 4, 2021.
Soldiers assigned to a brigade under the PLA 76th Group Army drive their armored vehicles en route to designated areas during a realistic training exercise on January 4, 2020.
As the summer months waned, an outbreak of COVID-19 in Urumqi destroyed the usual tranquility. A documentary filmmaker captured the daily lives of locals during those tumultuous times.
Two J-10 fighter jets attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Southern Theater Command take off in echelon formation for an aerial combat flight training exercise on December 30, 2020.
A J-10 fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Southern Theater Command takes off for a flight training mission on January 4, 2021.
Soldiers assigned to an army aviation brigade under the PLA 72nd Group Army queue to board a Mi-171 transport helicopter during a realistic training exercise on January 4th, 2021.
Soldiers assigned to a border defense regiment of the Kashgar Military Sub-command under the PLA Xinjiang Military Command are assembled on the training ground, well-prepared for multi-item military tests on January 4, 2021.
A fighter jet attached to an aviation regiment under the PLA Air Force taxies on the flightline before takeoff during a recent round-the-clock flight training exercise.
Three guided-missile frigates attached to the frigate flotilla of a navy base under the PLA Southern Theater Command steam in formation during a training exercise in waters of the South China Sea on Jan. 4, 2021.
Tanks attached to the armored detachment of a regiment under the PLA Xinjiang Military Command conduct field maneuver training in extremely cold weather on Jan. 4, 2021.