Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Sunday highlighted theoretical and technological innovation as the key to upgrade the country's military and national defense.
The PLA delegation attending the 4th Session of the 12th National People's Congress held the second plenary meeting on the morning of March 10, 2016.
China and Russia have conducted the seventh round of negotiations on their joint development of heavy-lift helicopters. Both sides have reached a consensus on the core technology, said Yu Feng, President of AVIC Helicopter Co. Ltd. on Monday.
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) delegation to the 4th Session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) held the first plenary meeting on Monday.
Fan Changlong and Xu Qiliang, who are vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, attended a group deliberation of deputies from the PLA to the 4th session of the 12th National People's Congress on March 5, 2016.
The 12th NPC opened its fourth session on Saturday morning at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
China said Friday that its military spending will grow by 7 to 8 percent in 2016, the smallest increase in six years and a lower figure than many experts had expected, reflecting a slowing economy and a cut in troop numbers.
China's military budget will see record low growth of the past 6 years in 2016, as it is expected to increase by only 7.6 percent this year, the draft budget says.
China says its military budget will increase by 7% to 8% in 2016, the slowest pace in five years.
China's second aircraft carrier will be larger and will be equipped with J-15 fighter jets, a rear admiral and a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference said.
The increase in China's military budget will be much lower than earlier speculations, which put the figure at more than 20 percent.