China announces war games starting Tuesday

China says it has set up alternative flight routes to minimize delays related to military exercises along its southeastern coast that start tomorrow.

Retired China military told to `return houses` in crackdown

China has told retired military officers to return non-essential public housing after an investigation found "irregularities", state media said Sunday, as Beijing steps up efforts to stamp out official corruption and excess.

17 Chinese soldiers killed in accidental blast while piling ammunition

In an accidental explosion at a military installation in China`s Hunan province, seventeen Chinese soldiers were killed while piling ammunition, state media reported Wednesday.

China to improve military training to reach "combat standard"

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

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

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

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China soldiers too big for outdated tanks: Report

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 to increase military spending to USD 148 bn: Report

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 invites foreign experts to watch military drill

China has for the first time invited a large contingent of foreign military experts to observe exercises by the People`s Liberation Army (PLA).

China-US military ties improve: Media

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 military urges vigilance over Japan`s defense plan

China`s Defence Ministry urged international vigilance of Japan`s military plans after it unveiled an interim report calling for strengthened armed forces, including the possible acquisition of the ability to hit enemy bases.

China to bring new law enhancing protection for military

China plans to revise a 23-year-old law on the protection of defence facilities by barring among others, the installation of equipments which could affect the military wireless services.

After Liaoning, China plans second, larger aircraft carrier

China`s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, went into service in September in what was a symbolic milestone for China`s growing military muscle.

India, China military build-up fuelling mutual suspicion: US

India and China are fuelling mutual suspicion by their ongoing military build-up, even though neither of them currently appear to seek to overturn the strategic balance on their borders, US spy chief said.

China hikes defence budget to $115.7 bn

China on Tuesday hiked its defence budget by 10.7 percent to USD 115.7 billion well above this year`s Indian defence spending of USD 37.4 billion.

331 criminal suspects repatriated to China last yr

Chinese police had 331 criminal suspects repatriated from abroad in 2012.

China successfully tests biggest military transport aircraft

China has successfully conducted a test flight of its biggest-ever indigenously-made long-range strategic air transport plane, boosting its military prowess.

CPC shuffles top military body ahead of leadership change meet

Vice President Xi Jinping, one of the three Vice Chairmen of the CMC is widely tipped to succeed Hu as China`s president and party chief.

`China, India military exchanges back on track`

Chinese Defence Minister`s India visit is "a sign that military exchanges between China and India are back on track", an expert told a Chinese daily.