Tokyo lodges formal protest over the sailings, reportedly the 32nd this year, that came days after talks to set up a bilateral mechanism for maritime affairs.
Expect more restraint, but antagonising behaviour will continue, researcher at Rand Corporation says.
China has been pouring resources into sector that could change naval warfare, in bid to catch up with the US and Canada.
Filipino photographer brings fresh attention to island bases which analyst says act as ‘unsinkable aircraft carriers’ for PLA anti-submarine warfare platforms.
Two-seat J-20 can be used as a tactical electronic jammer and enhanced early warning aircraft, says Chinese military magazine.
An increasingly pessimistic Washington is predicting a mainland attack on the island as soon as this year but Chinese observers dismiss the claim.
Logistics, drones and joint operations still areas for improvement, analysts say.
A state shipbuilding company has previously said the country must be able to achieve a breakthrough in the technology by 2027.
A US think tank says relations with Russia will shape China’s activities and influence in the Arctic, but could also create uncertainties.
The new warplane could be used for longer-range missions and a surrounding swarm of UAVs would greatly enhance its firepower.
Japanese government views Chinese coastguard patrols as unfriendly moves challenging Tokyo’s control of islands.
Both countries have USVs in development, with the US planning to match driverless ships with crewed fleets.
The construction of surveillance facilities comes after the announcement of joint military exercises between India and the United States.
China’s lack of overseas military bases means it prefers dual-use assets that afford low profile defence and intelligence-related activities, says analyst.
A lightweight shipborne helicopter, a submarine drone that can fly and the military’s Robo-Shark broaden China’s network of tech options, says analyst.
People’s Liberation Army wants to recruit more university students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Biggest lesson from Russia-Ukraine crisis for China is urgent need to strengthen the air defence and anti-missile combat effectiveness of front-line marine corps units.
Military observers say PLA drills in waters around Taiwan are closer to actual combat than usual, and the first time it has set up a blockade and shooting range to the east of the island.
During naval exercises in March and April, the US operated F-35B Lightning II jets from an amphibious assault carrier for the first time.
America’s recent successes follow a series of setbacks but it is still lagging behind other major powers.
Mainland China has increased its military drills around the island and is preparing to ‘pre-emptively strike a potential adversary’, according to one defence expert.
Western democracies are developing weapons that travel at least five times the speed of sound in response to rapid development by China and Russia.
For thousands of gangpiao, or mainland ‘drifters’ who first arrived to work or study, Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area are the future.
Debates in Japan over raising defence spending and potentially developing nuclear-powered submarines will be viewed with concern in Beijing.
Chance of an armed conflict is higher than five years ago as PLA ‘will soon be equipped with the tools needed’ to attack the island, analyst says.
The vessels can send a political message in a time of tension, analyst says.
A mainland Chinese military magazine says the mountainous terrain and the problem of fighting in cities are among the main challenges in attacking the island.
Six-hour drills come as PLA steps up mobilisation and strike practice in the region amid warming Taiwan-US ties it has labelled ‘collusion’.
Ship has capacity to carry dozens of airborne, surface and underwater drones, with domestic media spelling out benefits for environmental and ocean floor studies.
The US president was not signalling a shift from America’s strategic ambiguity policy on the island, observers say.