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Pontoon bridge brigade builds 1150-meter pontoon bridge across Yangzi River Pontoon bridge brigade builds 1150-meter pontoon bridge across Yangzi River

Soldiers assigned to a pontoon bridge brigade with the army under the PLA Central Theater Command construct a pontoon bridge under the cover of smoke and spray curtain during training on August 29, 2016.

WZ-19 attack helicopters fire rocket launchers WZ-19 attack helicopters fire rocket launchers

A WZ-19 attack helicopter assigned to an army aviation regiment with the PLA 41st Group Army fires its rocket launchers at simulated targets during a live fire training exercise in an undisclosed area on August 29, 2016.

Chinese DM holds talks with Vietnamese counterpart Chinese DM holds talks with Vietnamese counterpart

Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Gen. Chang Wanquan (L) holds a welcoming ceremony for visiting Vietnamese Defense Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich (R) before their talks in Beijing, capital of China, on the morning of August 30, 2016.

President Xi inspects Headquarters of PLA Strategic Support Force President Xi inspects Headquarters of PLA Strategic Support Force

Xi Jinping shakes hands with delegates to the first Party Congress of the PLA Strategic Support Force in Beijing on August 29, 2016.

In pics: JH-7 fighter bombers fly over Tianshan Mountains In pics: JH-7 fighter bombers fly over Tianshan Mountains

JH-7 fighter bombers assigned to an aviation brigade of the PLA Air Force fly in formation over the snowy Tianshan Mountains during a flight training exercise in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in late August, 2016.

Female pilots maneuver JH-7 fighter bomber Female pilots maneuver JH-7 fighter bomber

A female pilot assigned to an aviation regiment of the air force under the PLA Northern Theater Command gives a thumbs-up as she prepares to taxi out in a JH-7 fighter bomber for a training mission in late August, 2016.

Marines fast-rope from Z-8J transport helicopter Marines fast-rope from Z-8J transport helicopter

Marines keep on guard against raid after landing on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship Kunlunshan during a fast-roping training exercise at a sea area off the western coast of South China's Guangdong Province on August 9, 2016.

LD-2000 close-in weapons system participates in live-fire exercise LD-2000 close-in weapons system participates in live-fire exercise

A LD-2000 close-in weapons system based on a 8 x 8 cross-country truck chassis, assigned to an air-defense brigade with the North China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy, fires at simulated aerial targets during a live-fire training exercise on August 23, 2016.

Submarine chaser and missile corvette in training Submarine chaser and missile corvette in training

The Type 037-IS submarine chaser Lingao steams in formation with other warships during training conducted by a maritime garrison command assigned to the South China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy in an undisclosed sea area in mid-August, 2016.

Defense Ministry's regular press conference on August 25, 2016 Defense Ministry's regular press conference on August 25, 2016

Colonel Wu Qian, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense (MND) of the People's Republic of China (PRC), answers reporters' questions at a regular press conference on August 25, 2016.

Pontoon bridge brigade builds 1150-meter pontoon bridge across Yangzi River
WZ-19 attack helicopters fire rocket launchers
Chinese DM holds talks with Vietnamese counterpart
President Xi inspects Headquarters of PLA Strategic Support Force
In pics: JH-7 fighter bombers fly over Tianshan Mountains
Female pilots maneuver JH-7 fighter bomber
Marines fast-rope from Z-8J transport helicopter
LD-2000 close-in weapons system participates in live-fire exercise
Submarine chaser and missile corvette in training
Defense Ministry's regular press conference on August 25, 2016
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Pontoon bridge brigade builds 1150-meter pontoon bridge across Yangzi River Pontoon bridge brigade builds 1150-meter pontoon bridge across Yangzi River

Soldiers assigned to a pontoon bridge brigade with the army under the PLA Central Theater Command construct a pontoon bridge under the cover of smoke and spray curtain during training on August 29, 2016.

WZ-19 attack helicopters fire rocket launchers WZ-19 attack helicopters fire rocket launchers

A WZ-19 attack helicopter assigned to an army aviation regiment with the PLA 41st Group Army fires its rocket launchers at simulated targets during a live fire training exercise in an undisclosed area on August 29, 2016.

Chinese DM holds talks with Vietnamese counterpart Chinese DM holds talks with Vietnamese counterpart

Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Gen. Chang Wanquan (L) holds a welcoming ceremony for visiting Vietnamese Defense Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich (R) before their talks in Beijing, capital of China, on the morning of August 30, 2016.

President Xi inspects Headquarters of PLA Strategic Support Force President Xi inspects Headquarters of PLA Strategic Support Force

Xi Jinping shakes hands with delegates to the first Party Congress of the PLA Strategic Support Force in Beijing on August 29, 2016.

In pics: JH-7 fighter bombers fly over Tianshan Mountains In pics: JH-7 fighter bombers fly over Tianshan Mountains

JH-7 fighter bombers assigned to an aviation brigade of the PLA Air Force fly in formation over the snowy Tianshan Mountains during a flight training exercise in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in late August, 2016.

Female pilots maneuver JH-7 fighter bomber Female pilots maneuver JH-7 fighter bomber

A female pilot assigned to an aviation regiment of the air force under the PLA Northern Theater Command gives a thumbs-up as she prepares to taxi out in a JH-7 fighter bomber for a training mission in late August, 2016.

Marines fast-rope from Z-8J transport helicopter Marines fast-rope from Z-8J transport helicopter

Marines keep on guard against raid after landing on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship Kunlunshan during a fast-roping training exercise at a sea area off the western coast of South China's Guangdong Province on August 9, 2016.

LD-2000 close-in weapons system participates in live-fire exercise LD-2000 close-in weapons system participates in live-fire exercise

A LD-2000 close-in weapons system based on a 8 x 8 cross-country truck chassis, assigned to an air-defense brigade with the North China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy, fires at simulated aerial targets during a live-fire training exercise on August 23, 2016.

Submarine chaser and missile corvette in training Submarine chaser and missile corvette in training

The Type 037-IS submarine chaser Lingao steams in formation with other warships during training conducted by a maritime garrison command assigned to the South China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy in an undisclosed sea area in mid-August, 2016.

Defense Ministry's regular press conference on August 25, 2016 Defense Ministry's regular press conference on August 25, 2016

Colonel Wu Qian, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense (MND) of the People's Republic of China (PRC), answers reporters' questions at a regular press conference on August 25, 2016.

Pontoon bridge brigade builds 1150-meter pontoon bridge across Yangzi River
WZ-19 attack helicopters fire rocket launchers
Chinese DM holds talks with Vietnamese counterpart
President Xi inspects Headquarters of PLA Strategic Support Force
In pics: JH-7 fighter bombers fly over Tianshan Mountains
Female pilots maneuver JH-7 fighter bomber
Marines fast-rope from Z-8J transport helicopter
LD-2000 close-in weapons system participates in live-fire exercise
Submarine chaser and missile corvette in training
Defense Ministry's regular press conference on August 25, 2016
Think tanks in the United States seem to be excessively creative. The latest example is a study by three researchers of Rand Corporation, which is considered close to the US military. The 116-page paper, "War with China: Thinking through the Unthinkable", says a war between China and the US in the next 10 years is "not unimaginable".
If the greatest challenge to China-US relationship is trust, then the top priority for the two militaries is crisis management.
China strongly condemns car bombing near Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan
China is shocked and strongly condemns a car bombing near the Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Tuesday.
China condemns Japan for sowing discord between China, Africa
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday that Japan wanted to sell its own intentions to African countries and had attempted to sow discord between China and Africa.
H-6K bomber to embark on maiden public show
The Chinese Air Force's medium and long range bomber, the H-6K, will open to the public for the first time at an aviation open activity from September 1, Shen Jinke, spokesperson for the PLA Air Force, said on August 26.
The Second International Jungle Patrol Competition wrapped up in Brazil on Aug. 26. The Chinese team won the first places in seven single games and one comprehensive game, securing the top position among 17 participating teams.
China's first military air ambulance debuts
The Military Transportation Institute under the Logistics Support Department of China's CMC completed the final month-long environmental qualification test on China's first air ambulance jointly developed through military-civilian cooperation on August 19.
PLA Macao Garrison completes 17th troop rotation
According to the Law of the People's Republic of China on Garrisoning the Macao Special Administrative Region, the Chinese PLA Macao Garrison has completed the 17th rotation of troops on Sunday since they were stationed in Macao on July 1, 1999.
Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment to Mali hosts ICRC workshop
The workshop on humanitarian relief theories organized by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was held at the base of Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment to Mali on August 23, local time.
Injured peacekeeping soldiers leave hospital
Two Chinese UN peacekeepers, who were seriously injured in South Sudan, were discharged from the Army hospital Tuesday.
Chinese peacekeeping force to S. Sudan passes UN combat-readiness assessment
A six-member assessment team from the UNMISS Force Headquarters made a combat-readiness assessment on the 14th Chinese peacekeeping engineers detachment to South Sudan on August 22, local time.
Reporters from Asian and African nations visit Peacekeeping Center in Beijing
A group of foreign reporters in China visited the Peacekeeping Center of China's Defense Ministry on Monday at the invitation of the Information Bureau and the Peacekeeping Affairs Office of the Ministry.
China's 24th naval escort fleet holds training en route to Gulf of Aden
The 24th Chinese naval escort fleet has conducted in the past consecutive days maritime drills of multiple subjects en route to Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia for escort mission since the fleet departed from Qingdao on August 10.
22nd Chinese naval escort taskforce ends visit to South Korea
The 22nd Chinese naval escort taskforce left Port of Busan in South Korea on June 27, and headed home after completing its four-day friendly port visit.
Warships participating in RIMPAC-2016 conduct replenishment-at-sea
The guided-missile destroyer Xi'an (R) receives fuel and water supplies from the comprehensive supply ship Gaoyouhu by way of alongside replenishment. The comprehensive supply ship Gaoyouhu conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the guided-missile destroyer Xi'an and the guided-missile frigate Hengshui in the western Pacific Ocean on June 23, 2016.
Chinese frigate Xiangtan arrives in Germany for Kiel Week
The Chinese naval guided-missile frigate Xiangtan of the escort taskforce arrived at a military port in Kiel, Germany, at 9 a.m. on June 17, local time, to participate in the Kiel Week activities.
Over 59,000 armed policemen join rescue work after floods
Over 59,000 armed police have joined flood rescue work in China, helping to relocate more than 88,000 people across the country.
32,300 armed police in flood relief
More than 32,300 armed police are fighting the floods that have killed more than 160 people.
Xi orders more troops to join flood control
The PLA and armed police will send more troops to support flood control and disaster relief on the direct orders of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Chinese military puts more troops into battle against floods
For days, the military sub-commands in such regions as Suzhou, Wuxi and Changzhou have put more than 3,200 militiamen, more than 80 vehicles and boats into flood-fighting operations, transferring more than 1,500 people, and reinforced more than 5,600 meters of levee.
China, Tajikistan vow to enhance anti-terrorism cooperation
General Fang Fenghui, member of China's CMC and chief of the Joint Staff Department of the CMC, met with Major General E. A. Cobidrzoda, Tajikistan's first deputy defense minister and chief of general staff of Tajikistan Armed Forces in Urumqi on August 4.
Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, Tajikistan issue joint statement on anti-terrorism
A Joint Statement of the Inaugural High Level Military Leader Meeting on Quadrilateral Cooperation and Coordination Mechanism in Counter Terrorism by Afghanistan-China-Pakistan-Tajikistan Armed Forces was issued in Urumqi, capital of China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on August 3, 2016.
China, Russia complete
The "Cooperation -2016" China-Russia joint anti-terrorism drill was successfully completed at the training center of the Independent Division of Russian National Guard on July 14.
Two Chinese national anti-terrorism forces leave for Russia for joint drill
China will send its two national anti-terrorism forces, namely the Falcon Commando Unit and the Snow Leopard Commando Unit of the Chinese People's APF, to Russia for the Cooperation-2016 joint anti-terror drill.
China's female missile launchers, winning battles and hearts
The brigade established China's first female missile launch company in 2011, recruiting about 35 young soldiers, mainly for handling tactical ballistic missiles. Current members have an average age of 24.
PLA Air Force's South China Sea patrol a
The PLA Air Force conducted two patrols over the Huangyan Island, which had something to do with the so-called South China Sea arbitration and also demonstrated Chinese military's stance that it is able to conduct effective management and control in the region.

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Int'l Media on China

Russia-China Sea Drill Theories: ‘Lack of Logic, No Facts’
Commenting to Sputnik on the upcoming joint military drills between Russia and China in the South China Sea, Russian political analyst Vladimir Kolotov has urged not to “pump-up the information noise and hysteria” around the event.
Syrian army's progress in Aleppo could entirely change conflict map: expert
The sweeping progress made by the Syrian army against the rebels in the northern province of Aleppo is "strategic and pivotal and will entirely change the conflict map," a Syrian political expert told Xinhua in an interview.
Why Israeli Air Force did well in several Middle East Wars?
Because of its special geo-environment, losing a war may mean losing the country for Israel. In this sense, Israeli Air Force pilots not only have to carry out combats, but also shoulder the responsibility for national survival.