Japanese warships have not been invited to the joint maritime exercise to mark the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the PLA navy.
President Xi Jinping is asking the air force to speed up its transformation into a strong power with an integrated air and space capability.
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel savors traditional Chinese cuisine including kung pao chicken, dumplings and broccoli with garlic at a noncommissioned officer school in Beijing.
Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan says US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will deepen his understanding of China and the Chinese armed forces during his visit to China.
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel starts his first trip to China with a landmark visit to the Liaoning aircraft carrier, the first foreign visitor to board the ship.
The Central Military Commission uncovered irregularities in the army during a recent inspection tour, the People's Liberation Army Daily reported.
China's Defense Ministry has urged the United States to stop selling arms to Taiwan and take actions to safeguard Sino-US relations.
The Chinese military will increase cyberspace security after reports of US cyber espionage against China, a Defense Ministry spokesman vowed on Thursday.
President Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama agree to enhance military-to-military dialogue and exchanges.
China has opened up more maritime space for development, charging enterprise and individual developers 10.8 billion yuan ($1.7 billion) last year, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said on Thursday.
The level of Chinese military training will be raised to actual combat standard to improve the army's capabilities, according to a guidance issued by the country's military leadership.
China, for the first time, has become the fourth largest weapons exporter in the world, Global Times reported, citing a report released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.