A PLA exercise to enhance China’s ground-based air defence capability against drone attack has been hailed a success by the Chinese state broadcaster. Photo: CCTV

China army exercise puts drone defence capability to the test ‘after years spent studying US tactics’

  • PLA drill included challenging weather and battle scenarios to boost combat readiness
  • Experts say China has been studying US military engagements closely
Topic |   China military

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A PLA exercise to enhance China’s ground-based air defence capability against drone attack has been hailed a success by the Chinese state broadcaster. Photo: CCTV
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More than 600 people, including 23 defence ministers and six chiefs of staff, attended this year’s Xiangshan Forum in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
Rajeev Ranjan Chaturvedy
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Rajeev Ranjan Chaturvedy

China uses Xiangshan Forum to raise its profile on regional defence issues

  • More than 600 people, including 76 official delegations, 23 defence ministers and six chiefs of staff attend event in Beijing
  • Chinese leaders keen to promote their vision of regional order amid rising concerns over Quad alliance

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More than 600 people, including 23 defence ministers and six chiefs of staff, attended this year’s Xiangshan Forum in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
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