18th convoy fleet executes escort mission in Gulf of Aden

2014-08-27 07:30:54

A Chinese Navy soldier observes from a helicopter during an escort mission in the Gulf of Aden, Aug 26, 2014. This is the 18th convoy fleet sent by the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy for these missions since 2008.

Anti-tank weapon to bolster PLA capability

2014-08-26 06:57:33

From GPS-enabled helmets and long-range night vision goggles to high-powered sniper rifles, the Chinese military has continued upgrading equipment.

Peace Mission-2014 anti-terror drill kicks off in N China

2014-08-25 09:13:13

Chinese troops gather at the opening ceremony of the Peace Mission-2014 anti-terror drill at Zhurihe training base in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Sunday. The drill will be held from Aug 24 to Aug 29 with participating troops from members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, including China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. A total of 7,000 troops from the five countries will participate in the drill, which will involve ground and air forces, special operations, airborne troops as well as electronic countermeasures, reconnaissance, mapping and positioning. Drones, early warning aircraft, air-defense missiles, tanks and armored vehicles will also be included.

Troops assemble in China for 'Peace Mission-2014' drill

2014-08-19 10:50:26

Russian soldiers arrive at the train station of the Zhurihe training base, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, Aug 16, 2014. A total of some 2,200 troops on Monday arrived at the Zhurihe training base, where "Peace Mission-2014," a drill under the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) framework, will run from Aug 24-29. The drill, which will involve over 7,000 personnel from China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, is expected to hone multilateral decision-making, sharpen joint anti-terror efforts and boost intelligence sharing to ensure regional peace and stability.

Military to minimize flight delays during drill

2014-08-19 07:59:39

Chinese military will take steps to minimize delays to civilian flights as drones and fighter bombers join in an anti-terror drill, a spokesman for the China Air Force said Monday.

Joint military drill to hone anti-terror capacity

2014-08-19 06:50:56

This is the first time that China has acted as the chief director of a joint military exercise.

7,000 troops take part in SCO exercise

2014-08-18 15:02:29

More than 7,000 soldiers from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization have gathered for the "Peace Mission-2014" joint exercise in Zhurihe, the Inner Mongolia autonomous region.

Tanks need more power, experts say

2014-08-18 08:00:20

China's tanks have advanced weapons, armor and automation systems, but their engines need to be improved, according to military officers and experts.

Public opinion solicited on draft defense transportation law

2014-08-17 16:09:09

The Legislative Office of China's State Council has begun to solicit public opinion on a draft national defense transportation law.

Russian troops in China for counter-terrorism drill

2014-08-15 11:58:06

Russian troops are heading for the site of a multinational counter-terrorism drill in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the Chinese military said on Friday.

Chinese warships visit US navy base after joint drill

2014-08-12 08:17:24

A Chinese flotilla arrived at San Diego naval base in the US on Sunday for a five-day visit after taking part in the world's largest maritime military drill.

Reforms needed to boost PLA's war capacity

2014-08-11 15:29:44

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) and armed police have been urged to support and implement major reforms to the defense system and the armed forces that are critical to improve the military's war capacity.