Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 18:44
China will improve military training to reach "combat standard", state media said on Thursday, as President Xi Jinping steps up efforts to modernise the armed forces in the face of bubbling territorial disputes.
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 15:46
In a major strategic shift, China has for the first time decided to spend more from its USD 132 billion defence budget to upgrade Navy and Air Force amid deepening conflict with Japan, South China Sea dispute and US military push into Asia-Pacific.
Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 02:43
China announced its biggest rise in military spending in three years on Wednesday, a strong signal from President Xi Jinping that Beijing is not about to back away from its growing assertiveness in Asia, especially in disputed waters.
Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 11:55
The United States is optimistic about military exchanges with China and wants deeper ties to help reduce the risk of miscalculation, a top US military officer said on Saturday, playing down tension between the world`s two biggest economies.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:13
Chinese soldiers have become so much taller and fatter in recent years that they often find themselves cramped in tanks designed three decades ago, state media reported.
Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 16:08
Hong Kong has taken a key step towards approving the construction of a Chinese military port along its waterfront, China`s state media reported Saturday, despite fierce public opposition to the move.
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 13:23
China will significantly increase its defence budget and spend USD 148 billion on its military this year, second only to the US, a surge driven by escalation in tensions with its neighbours over longstanding territorial disputes, according to a media report.
Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 16:24
China said it "expelled" foreign military planes from its airspace, first such incident after Beijing unilaterally declared an air defence zone over islands disputed with Japan in the East China Sea.
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 19:15
China has for the first time invited a large contingent of foreign military experts to observe exercises by the People`s Liberation Army (PLA).
Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 18:12
Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani will travel to China next week on a three-day visit, likely to be his last before he retires next month.
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 13:07
China`s military, the largest in the world, is taking concrete steps to foster closer links with US to address concerns arising out of its massive modernisation, a media report said.
Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 15:44
China is gaining a bigger share in the international military drone market, according to a senior executive in a state-owned aviation company.
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