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China to improve military training to reach "combat standard"

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.

China to spend more on Navy, Air Force upgrade

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.

China`s Xi ramps up military spending in face of worried region

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.

US plays down tension with China, upbeat on military exchanges

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.

China soldiers too big for outdated tanks: Report

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.

China military port gets key Hong Kong go-ahead: Report

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. 

China to increase military spending to USD 148 bn: Report

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.

China `expels` foreign military planes from airspace

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.

China invites foreign experts to watch military drill

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).

Pakistan Army chief to visit China on Monday

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.

China-US military ties improve: Media

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.

China gaining bigger global market share in military drones

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.