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China's Type 15 tanks join exercises in mountainous plateau region

Type 15 lightweight tanks of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) were spotted participating in a recent exercise in a low temperature mountainous plateau region. This type of tank has significant advantages over other types of tanks or armored vehicles in such regions, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/14 19:23:40

Rare gathering of US aircraft carriers 'to be met with Chinese countermeasures'

In a rare move, the US is sending three aircraft carriers to waters near China as bilateral tensions rise, a move interpreted by foreign media as a warning to China. Chinese military experts said on Sunday that the US move again exposed its hegemonic politics in the region, and China could counter it by holding military drills and showing its ability and determination to safeguard its territorial integrity.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/14 17:48:40

PLA special mission aircraft approaches Taiwan after the island's missile test

A Y-8 aircraft of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), possibly a variant of intelligence gathering, on Friday approached the island of Taiwan, a day after the island conducted missile tests, and three days after a group of PLA fighter jets approached the island.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/12 22:09:32

Chinese mainland slams US military aircraft's flight over Taiwan Island

Chinese mainland authorities on Thursday slammed the US for sending a military transport aircraft over the island of Taiwan, saying that all necessary measures will be taken to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/11 21:29:21

China's most powerful howitzers join northwestern exercises amid border tensions

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) 75th Group Army recently received delivery of a batch of new weapons including China's most advanced vehicle-mounted howitzer, the PCL-181, as identified by Chinese military enthusiasts in photos showing the commissioning ceremony when its troops were conducting exercises in northwestern China amid border tensions with India.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/11 15:51:02

China, India move to reduce tensions along border: FM

China and India have taken steps to reduce tensions along the border in accordance with the consensus they reached, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a press conference on Wednesday, in responds to questions on the withdrawal of troops along the border, where a standoff had reportedly taken place in recent days.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/10 19:53:40

PLA Su-30 fighter jets edge near Taiwan as US military aircraft flies through the island

The island of Taiwan's defense authority said fighter jets of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) approached the island on Tuesday, the day a US military aircraft flew over the island that's bound to further raise cross-Straits tensions following a series of US arms sales to the island, and a US warship transit through the Taiwan Straits.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/9 18:13:40

PLA paratroopers hold intensive tactical drills in Northwest China

Since the long-distance maneuver to Northwest China's desert regions was held in mid-May, Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) paratroopers have held intensive tactical drills and mock battles in June, Chinese military media revealed on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/9 14:09:06

China-India border talks prevent another 'Doklam' but standoff unlikely to end immediately: experts

The ongoing border issues between China and India will not likely escalate into another Doklam standoff after military commanders from both sides held talks on Saturday that resulted in positive agreements on peacefully resolving the situation, Chinese experts said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/8 13:31:52

China's hypersonic cruise missile sees technological breakthrough: reports

A top Chinese science institute recently made record-breaking progress in a scramjet program which Chinese media speculate could lead to significant advances in the development of China's hypersonic cruise missile, another type of hypersonic weapon that is more powerful than China's DF-17 hypersonic glide-boost missile.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/8 10:19:44

Zero COVID-19 cases among PLA Navy escort group

Out of the 2,000 officers and sailors from the three People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy escort units deployed to the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia, zero infections were reported during the COVID-19 pandemic as the latest escort division prepares to return, the South China Sea Fleet announced Sunday.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/6/8 3:13:55

PLA conducts maneuvers in high-altitude NW China amid border tensions with India

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has organized a large-scale maneuver operation featuring thousands of paratroopers plus armored vehicles to the country's high-altitude northwestern region over a long distance from Central China's Hubei Province amid border tensions between China and India.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/7 17:42:03

US warship crosses Taiwan Straits attempting to shift its domestic pressure: analyst

A US warship made a transit through the Taiwan Straits on Thursday, the seventh of such an event in 2020. The move is not only preparing the US military for a potential conflict in the region and an attempt to provoke the Chinese mainland, but also an attempt to shift domestic pressure from widespread protests, COVID-19 and a poor economy, for which the Chinese mainland should maintain its strategic focus and not dance to the US' tune, analysts said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/5 15:23:40

PLA holds intensive landing, naval drills in 'warning to secessionists'

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has been holding frequent and intensive amphibious landing and naval drills in what analysts said are sending warnings to Taiwan secessionists.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/4 19:11:47

Speculation of military commission rises as FC-31 stealth fighter jet appears in PLA Navy recruitment video

After China's FC-31 stealth fighter jet appeared in the most recent pilot recruitment video for the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, speculation increased that the aircraft could become China's next generation aircraft carrier-based fighter jet.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/4 19:03:41

China's J-20 fighter jet has 'beast mode' for arms like F-35: reports

China's J-20 fighter jet has been spotted equipped with pylon adapters under its wings, indicating the stealth aircraft may also be able to enter a "beast mode" like the US' F-35 fighter jet if needed by giving up some stealth capability in exchange for larger weapons loads, reports said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/3 20:43:40

US deploys weapons of war in bid to control protests

The US has turned to a wide selection of weapons originally intended for war in an attempt to quell the rampant riots triggered by the death of African American George Floyd, a move that shows US authorities' inability to handle the situation and which could lead to more casualties, Chinese experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/3 19:01:58

PLA Tibet military command holds nighttime high-altitude drills

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command recently sent troops to a high-altitude region at an elevation of 4,700 meters at night for infiltration exercises behind enemy lines and tested their combat capability under a harsh environment.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/2 21:13:41

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