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).
Foreign military attachés from over 60 countries and their spouses, totaling 130 persons, left Beijing for Shenzhen on Monday to start their collective study visit to the Southern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA).
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.