A new guided-missile frigate joined the East China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy on Aug. 11. The commissioning ceremony was held at a naval port in Zhoushan, east China's Zhejiang Province on Thursday morning for the new frigate Huai'an (Hull No. 509).
In a new round of minesweeping operation along the Guangxi section of the China-Vietnam border, a minesweeping detachment sent by a frontier defense brigade under the PLA Southern Theater Command completed demining operations in two minefields in late March.
Organized by China's Ministry of National Defense, military attachés from more than 50 countries made an observation tour to the Western Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army from May 21 to 23.
General Song Puxuan, commander of the Chinese PLA Northern TC, met with Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a combined army brigade under the PLA Northern TC on August 16, 2017.
Military forces in Beijing will no longer provide paid services including medical treatment, education, scientific research, warehousing, publishing, and literature and art related services and products to civilians.