The military must follow the absolute leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and be "politically minded," a PLA Daily commentary said on Tuesday.
China has built a second large maritime surveillance ship, which has featured in photographs published by Chinese military enthusiasts.
Li Dongsheng was charged with illegally accepting almost $3.5 million worth of assets and abusing power in positions he held between 1996 and 2013.
China has reshuffled its top armed forces agency, the Central Military Commission, as President Xi Jinping accelerates the massive, multilevel reform of the People's Liberation Army.
China is playing a more active role in hot regional issues, as the first round of four-party talks on Afghanistan was held in Islamabad on Monday.
President Xi Jinping called for advancing reforms in all sectors as China's leading group for overall reform convened its 20th meeting.
On January 5, at a symposium to discuss improving Yangtze River Economic Belt development in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed that development must prioritize ecology for China's long-term benefits. Economic and social benefits can be obtained from our mountains and rivers.
Beijing said Hanoi's accusation of China jeopardizing regional air safety by conducting test flights on a South China Sea reef was "indefensible".
The wife of disgraced former energy chief Jiang Jiemin played a key role in his corruption as most of the briberies were paid to her, a report disclosed.
President Xi Jinping has urged the reorganized organs of the Central Military Commission (CMC) to focus on winning wars as their central task.
China has reorganized its four military headquarters -- staff, politics, logistics and armaments -- into 15 new agencies under the Central Military Commission (CMC).
The Civil Aviation Administration of China has pledged to gradually loosen control over air carriers' ticket prices and administrative charges.