The Chinese navy, already the world's largest, just got a new submarine, destroyer, and amphibious assault ship all at once.
Chinese flights near Taiwan have increased in recent weeks, and the planes involved hint at a larger effort to improve China's military capabilities.
The US Defence Department’s latest China Military Power Report details Beijing’s expansion of its armed forces, describing their growing reach. Below, you can see some of the maps included in the report and what they illustrate about China’s increasingly powerful military. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Last week, […]
A Planet Labs satellite captured a rare photo of a Chinese submarine at what is believed to be the entrance of a undersea tunnel at a People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) base on Hainan Island. Yulin Naval Base, a strategic outpost in the South China Sea, is home to nuclear-powered […]
China has increasingly contentious relations with its neighbours, particularly Japan, with which Beijing has disputes over several islands in the East China Sea. While the risk of conflict is low, any clash between them would require forces that can approach, capture, and defend islands, and both are building military units […]
China is recruiting a lot more carrier-based fighter pilots as the country makes great strides in its aircraft-carrier development program. The lastest People’s Liberation Army Navy pilot-recruitment effort saw a 41% increase over last year in the number of recruits enrolling in the carrier-based fighter-pilot program. China only has one […]
A Chinese ship has been spotted with a large gun on its bow that may be a rail gun. If it is a railgun it will be the first time such a weapon has been successfully installed on a ship. The US is scaling back its rail gun program while […]