As Seoul prepares to snatch Beijing’s fourth-place ranking in global weapons sales, China is switching its focus to a high-value approach.
China’s foreign ministry has released a ‘cooperation’ report ahead of an expected trip to the China-Arab Summit by Xi Jinping next week.
President Xi Jinping and other senior leaders receive the late leader’s casket ahead of the state funeral on Tuesday morning.
It is believed the ships, which can carry 30 helicopters and 1,000 marines, would play vital role in potential military campaign against Taiwan.
Beijing accuses Ottawa of exaggerating the China threat and making groundless attacks.
Arms makers showed several systems at this month’s Zhuhai air show, including the Type 625E that combines a Gatling-style gun and missiles on a tactical truck.
China’s centralised military headquarters, the Joint Operation Command Centre, sits at the top of the PLA’s combat chain of command.
The US fleet will decline in strength and power as older vessels are retired and new ones take time to go into service, reports warn.
China’s president told newly elected Philippine counterpart their two countries should resolve their maritime disputes through consultation.
Anhui is the third Type 075 to join the fleet and was shown in a video posted on the PLA Navy’s Weibo account.
Radar system made by state-owned China Electronics Technology Group Corporation could offset the battlefield reconnaissance advantages of Western satellites.
China’s main missile maker Casic has equipped its product with ‘full skill set’ against all types of UAVs, including the small and hard to detect.
The PLA must be prepared to ‘resolutely defend national sovereignty, security, and development interests’.
Official exposition says international politics still follows the “law of the jungle” and a powerful military can guarantee national security and developmental interests are upheld.
People’s Liberation Army urged to be “resolute” in crushing attempts at Taiwanese independence and foreign interference.
US defence strategy says China poses ‘most comprehensive and serious challenge to US national security’; defence ministry says China adheres to peaceful development and safeguarding international system.
Chinese president also notes ‘complex international environment’ facing the two socialist countries in talks with Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong.
Facility seen to benefit maglev technology, fighter jet launch and propulsion systems, and even space missions.
Ban thresholds for chips are too advanced to affect the PLA, which still lags well behind the civilian sector on their usage, observers point out.
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman accuses Washington of using nuclear weapons for its own geopolitical ends.
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin had called for contacts to restart, after China cut off exchanges in retaliation for US House speaker’s visit to Taiwan in August.
During the 20th party congress in Beijing this week, all eyes will be on who CMC chairman Xi Jinping chooses to join the top brass.
Mass deployment of J-20 stealth fighter, Y-20 heavy lifter and Z-20 helicopter show PLA Air Force’s transformation, state broadcaster says.
A research report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute says China has the highest level of self-sufficiency in weapons production in the Indo-Pacific region.
Defence contractor Dynetics and industry partners to provide the new programme, Pentagon says.
PLA command overseeing operations around Taiwan and East China Sea conducts high-intensity warfare exercises with Shaanxi Y-8 planes.
Developer says technical difficulties have been overcome in first prototype of YF-79 engine.
Washington can no longer rely on conventional military superiority to prevent an attack on Taiwan, report says.
PLA Daily says Washington’s plan to introduce UN resolution against ASAT testing ‘conceals evil intention’ and attempts to fix its advantage over rivals.
China and North Korea have resumed cross-border freight transport after links were closed in April due to Covid-19 outbreaks.