Multi-type helicopters hover over Multi-type helicopters hover over

Multi-type attack and transport helicopters attached to an army aviation brigade under the PLA 76th Group Army lift off at short intervals for a flight training mission on February 25, 2020.

Rocket force soldiers erect ballistic missile systems at night Rocket force soldiers erect ballistic missile systems at night

DF-16 ballistic missile systems attached to a missile brigade under the PLA Rocket Force get ready to be launched at night after being erected into positions at the launching pads during a night training exercise in late February, 2020.

Naval training regiment starts flight courses Naval training regiment starts flight courses

A JL-9 jet trainer attached to an aviation regiment under the PLA Navy taxies on the flightline to the takeoff position as another aircraft sits on the parking spot during a flight training course on February 22, 2020.

Video clip: We Are Sure To Win Video clip: We Are Sure To Win

China has the full confidence and capability to win the battle against the virus with concerted efforts.  

Fighter jet engines start up for flight tasks Fighter jet engines start up for flight tasks

Pilots assigned to a naval aviation brigade under the PLA Eastern Theater Command keep their Su-30 fighter jet in a specified airspace while awaiting further clearance during an actual-combat flight training exercise in mid-February, 2020.

Ground crews go through final checks before flight Ground crews go through final checks before flight

Ground crew members assigned to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Western Theater Command wait for pilots after completing inspections prior to air-to-surface target practice during a fire training exercise on February 18, 2020.

Fighter jets engage in flight missions Fighter jets engage in flight missions

Two Su-30 fighter jets attached to a naval aviation brigade under the PLA Eastern Theater Command soar into the sky in tactical formation to a designated airspace during a flight training mission on February 18, 2020.

MBTs and IFVs pass through muddy road MBTs and IFVs pass through muddy road

A Type 96A MBT and an IFV attached to a combined brigade under the PLA 72nd Group Army rumble on the muddy ramp en route to a designated training area during a coordinated driving skills training exercise on February 19, 2020.

Fighter jets fly to cruise altitude Fighter jets fly to cruise altitude

A J-11 fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Northern Theater Command flies through a mountainous region during a flight training exercise on February 17, 2020.

More military medics arrive in Wuhan to counter COVID-19 More military medics arrive in Wuhan to counter COVID-19

Totally 1200 military medics carrying medications arrive at Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, on Feb 17, 2020.

Multi-type helicopters hover over
Rocket force soldiers erect ballistic missile systems at night
Naval training regiment starts flight courses
Video clip: We Are Sure To Win
Fighter jet engines start up for flight tasks
Ground crews go through final checks before flight
Fighter jets engage in flight missions
MBTs and IFVs pass through muddy road
Fighter jets fly to cruise altitude
More military medics arrive in Wuhan to counter COVID-19
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Multi-type helicopters hover over Multi-type helicopters hover over

Multi-type attack and transport helicopters attached to an army aviation brigade under the PLA 76th Group Army lift off at short intervals for a flight training mission on February 25, 2020.

Rocket force soldiers erect ballistic missile systems at night Rocket force soldiers erect ballistic missile systems at night

DF-16 ballistic missile systems attached to a missile brigade under the PLA Rocket Force get ready to be launched at night after being erected into positions at the launching pads during a night training exercise in late February, 2020.

Naval training regiment starts flight courses Naval training regiment starts flight courses

A JL-9 jet trainer attached to an aviation regiment under the PLA Navy taxies on the flightline to the takeoff position as another aircraft sits on the parking spot during a flight training course on February 22, 2020.

Video clip: We Are Sure To Win Video clip: We Are Sure To Win

China has the full confidence and capability to win the battle against the virus with concerted efforts.  

Fighter jet engines start up for flight tasks Fighter jet engines start up for flight tasks

Pilots assigned to a naval aviation brigade under the PLA Eastern Theater Command keep their Su-30 fighter jet in a specified airspace while awaiting further clearance during an actual-combat flight training exercise in mid-February, 2020.

Ground crews go through final checks before flight Ground crews go through final checks before flight

Ground crew members assigned to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Western Theater Command wait for pilots after completing inspections prior to air-to-surface target practice during a fire training exercise on February 18, 2020.

Fighter jets engage in flight missions Fighter jets engage in flight missions

Two Su-30 fighter jets attached to a naval aviation brigade under the PLA Eastern Theater Command soar into the sky in tactical formation to a designated airspace during a flight training mission on February 18, 2020.

MBTs and IFVs pass through muddy road MBTs and IFVs pass through muddy road

A Type 96A MBT and an IFV attached to a combined brigade under the PLA 72nd Group Army rumble on the muddy ramp en route to a designated training area during a coordinated driving skills training exercise on February 19, 2020.

Fighter jets fly to cruise altitude Fighter jets fly to cruise altitude

A J-11 fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Northern Theater Command flies through a mountainous region during a flight training exercise on February 17, 2020.

More military medics arrive in Wuhan to counter COVID-19 More military medics arrive in Wuhan to counter COVID-19

Totally 1200 military medics carrying medications arrive at Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, on Feb 17, 2020.

Multi-type helicopters hover over
Rocket force soldiers erect ballistic missile systems at night
Naval training regiment starts flight courses
Video clip: We Are Sure To Win
Fighter jet engines start up for flight tasks
Ground crews go through final checks before flight
Fighter jets engage in flight missions
MBTs and IFVs pass through muddy road
Fighter jets fly to cruise altitude
More military medics arrive in Wuhan to counter COVID-19
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Chinese envoy urges int'l community to safeguard existing multilateral arms control mechanisms
A Chinese envoy on Wednesday called on the international community to safeguard the existing multilateral arms control and disarmament mechanisms, and oppose treaty withdrawals and violations.
China denounces US accusation of stealing scientific achievements for military competitiveness
China's foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian condemned some US defense agencies' claim that China uses the expertise of US universities to enhance its military and technological competitiveness.
China stands by WSJ reporters' expulsion, says won't be 'silent lamb'
China's foreign ministry Monday reiterated its stance on canceling the visas of three journalists working for The WSJ, saying it should take responsibility for what it has published.
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Naval drills enhance ability in Pacific Ocean
A warship fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently conducted an air defense exercise in the far seas of the Pacific Ocean, a move experts said on Monday showed the Navy's high capability in the Pacific waters.
J-15 aircraft carrier-based fighter jet gets new anti-corrosion paint
The latest batch of China’s J-15 aircraft carrier-based fighter jet is getting new, green priming paint instead of the previous yellow one. Reports speculate it is a new anti-corrosion material that can enhance the aircraft's capabilities.
Three military-led hospitals in coronavirus-hit Wuhan increase capacity to 2,900 beds
Three designated hospitals where military medics are tasked with treating patients of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus outbreak, have increased their total capacity to around 2,900 beds.
Chinese peacekeepers to Mali awarded UN Peace Medals of Honor
All the 413 members of the 7th Chinese peacekeeping force to Mali were awarded the United Nations Peace Medals of Honor on February 25.
Chinese peacekeepers participate in UNIFIL air rescue drill in Lebanon
The Chinese peacekeeping contingent to Lebanon participated in an emergency rescue drill conducted by the UNIFIL on February 18, the first involvement of the contingent in such an air rescue drill of UNIFIL.
Chinese peacekeeping medics cure peacekeepers with unknown fever in DRC
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Chinese peacekeepers' combat readiness in Darfur recognized by UN
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Chinese naval 33rd escort taskforce escorts eight Chinese fishing boats
The guided-missile frigate Weifang of the 33rd Chinese naval escort taskforce under the PLA Navy successfully escorted eight fishing boats of to the designated sea area in waters west of the Gulf of Aden at 4 p.m. on January 6.
Missions completed, 32nd Chinese naval escort taskforce returns home
The 32nd Chinese naval escort taskforce consisting of the guided missile destroyer Xi'an, the missile frigate Anyang and the comprehensive supply ship Gaoyouhu attached to the PLA Navy returned to its homeport in Zhoushan in east China's Zhejiang Province on the morning of October 29.
Chinese naval 33rd escort taskforce starts 2nd round of in-port replenishment
The guided-missile destroyer Xining (Hull 117) attached to the 33rd Chinese naval escort taskforce under the PLA Navy docked at the Port of Jeddah of Saudi Arabia on October 25.
Navy sends its most capable combat ship on escort mission
The Navy began to carry out escort missions in the Gulf of Aden and the waters off Somalia in December 2008. In the past decade, it has sent 106 ships and more than 28,000 naval personnel to escort at least 6,700 Chinese and foreign ships, according to the Navy.
Chinese military sends additional 2,600 medical personnel to Wuhan
The Chinese military will send additional 2,600 medical personnel to Wuhan to help fight against the outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia.
PLA dispatches helicopters to deliver medical supplies in coronavirus-hit Wuhan
The PLA Central Theater Command dispatched two Z-8 transport helicopters to deliver badly needed medical drugs and materials from Wuhan to Xiangyang and Yichang on the morning of February 12, 2020.
PLA logistics force swings into action to boost flow of medical supplies
The People’s Liberation Army Joint Logistic Support Force has been making all-out efforts to purchase materials badly needed in the fight against the ongoing novel coronavirus epidemic.
PLA steps up to assist transport of essentials
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Clip shows determination, confidence in anti-terrorism in Xinjiang
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China, India stage counter-terrorist drills
China and India launched a joint counter-terrorism exercise on Saturday not far from the Chinese-Indian border, a move which Chinese experts said will boost the strategic mutual trust of the two countries' militaries.
Anti-terrorism efforts effectively protect human rights in Xinjiang
A sequence of counterterrorism efforts necessitated by the situation in Xinjiang have proven effective in protecting people's rights to life, health and development, and maintaining the region's peace and stability.
Joint exercises among ASEAN states bolster region's counterterror skills
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Army veteran makes sacrifice a second time
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A special parcel was sent to the Army Medical University of the PLA from overseas on February 16, 2020. Inside the bundled-up package, there are 750 neatly packed face masks and a national flag of Afghanistan.

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Int'l Media on China

US Military Snubbed in the Philippines
On Feb. 12, the government of the Philippines issued a notice to the United States embassy to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement, or VFA. Under the agreement, the two countries can negotiate issues within 180 days. The agreement is important to the U.S.-Philippine military alliance, so the development has attracted great attention around the world.

Int'l Militaries on China

China looks to increase defence ties with South Africa
A long-time commercial partner with numerous African countries, the People's Republic of China is looking to improve its defence ties on the continent, with particular emphasis on cooperating with South Africa on defence technologies.
China isn’t adhesive for US-Indian relations
It's clear that Washington and New Delhi have the common strategic needs to contain China on certain issues, but they are still far from aligned in terms of strategic capability and coordination if they want to translate such needs into concrete actions and policies.
With arms sales in pocket, Trump in no rush to sign trade deals with India
After American president Donald Trump arrived in Ahmedabad of west India on February 24, he announced the two countries will sign a multibillion arms deal the next day but didn’t seem eager to address their thorny trade disputes.