The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) posted a video to Weibo over the weekend touting the capabilities of its H-6K bombers. The video shows an attack on an airfield that resembles Andersen Air Force Base on Guam. While the PLAAF video includes actual footage of Chinese bombers in […]
The official news website of China’s People’s Liberation Army recently posted a story about a new recruit who was penalised for quitting the military. Zhang Moukang will face a two-year ban on foreign travel and will have to pay a $US4,000 fine, among other punishments. According to CNN, a few […]
China’s Communist Party celebrated its seventh decade in power on October 1. It held a massive military parade in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, featuring 15,000 military personnel, as well as a number of new weapons technologies. On display were a new long-range bomber and hypersonic missiles, an area in which China’s […]
China used a huge military parade on Tuesday to show off a new intercontinental missile designed to bypass the US missile-defence system. The Dongfeng-41 passed through Beijing’s Tiananmen Square as part of a parade marking 70 years of Chinese Communist Party rule. Chinese authorities say each missile can carry 10 […]
US officials have repeatedly warned about China’s increasingly sophisticated military technology and about China’s habit of lifting that technology from elsewhere. Defence Secretary Mark Esper recently warned that China was perpetrating the “greatest intellectual property theft in human history,” just days after retired Navy Adm. William McRaven said China’s growing […]
Dozens of Chinese military vehicles entered Hong Kong on Thursday morning for what state media called a “routine rotation” of its officers stationed in Hong Kong. Chinese state media reported on the movements as it was happening – a contrast to previous years where they publicized the rotation of troops […]
Senior Chinese officials on Wednesday offered stern warnings to Hong Kong about China’s ability to step in to handle protests that have rocked the city for over nine weeks. Zhang Xiaoming, the director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of China’s State Council, said that Chinese authorities would […]
China’s army garrison in Hong Kong carried out “emergency response exercises” as protests continue to rock the semi-autonomous territory over a contentious extradition bill. According to Chinese state media, the military drills took place on June 26 and were carried out “with the goal of examining the troops’ combat capabilities.” […]
Australian navy pilots were targeted with laser beams during an exercise in the South China Sea, a security analyst who observed Australia’s operations said. Euan Graham, an Asian security expert, said that pilots told him they were repeatedly targeted by laser beams as they flew, and that helicopters had to […]
Nearly three dozen Chinese ships and submarines participated in a display of Chinese naval power Tuesday alongside a number of Chinese military aircraft. The event marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy. The celebratory naval parade included new warships and submarines, as well […]
An unspecified Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy fighter jet crashed on Tuesday in Hainan, a southern Chinese province in the South China Sea, The Associated Press reported, citing the Chinese military’s official news outlet. Both pilots were killed in the crash, but there were no injuries or fatalities on the […]
Chinese bombers are increasingly active and flying farther from China’s shores, according to a Department of Defence report released Thursday. The Pentagon suspects that China might be training for strikes against US targets as well as sending a message to other regional actors that Chinese capabilities are improving. The US […]
Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered the Chinese military to clean up its act and to get out of the side businesses officers have been running for years, including running kindergartens and real estate projects. The directive is part of an effort to end military corruption that began three years ago. […]
A hawkish Chinese general said before retiring that he regretted not fighting in a war, which reveals the greatest weakness of China’s military. China badly wants to displace the US as the world’s top military power, but it hasn’t fought in a real war. All of China’s fancy new jets […]
Chinese media on Thursday indicated ongoing...
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