China military

China seeks to build military by exploiting American academia and private firms for key technologies: US

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, the US Department of State said, "The Chinese Communist Party is seeking to build its military by exploiting American research institutions, academia, and private firms for their key technologies."

Jul 23, 2020, 00:44 AM IST

China builds 'Underground Steel Great Wall' to counter hypersonic weapon attack

While the Underground Steel Great Wall is a series of Chinese defence facilities located deep under mountains, the entrances and exits of its facilities are vulnerable.

Jan 16, 2019, 07:55 AM IST

More civilian focus, less military, in South China Sea would ease fears: Report

The disputed, strategic waterway is claimed almost in its entirety by China, whose continued building of military installations on artificial islands and reefs there has unnerved the region and angered Washington.

Nov 21, 2018, 09:52 AM IST

China's secret military unit may target sensitive Indian defence installations, alerts intelligence agency

As per the latest intelligence input on China's People's Liberation Army (PLA), Cyber Warfare activities have indicated that the secret PLA military unit Unit 61398 is responsible for cyber warfare.

Nov 08, 2018, 13:00 PM IST

China complains about Pentagon report, calls it 'pure guesswork'

The assessment, at a time of heightened US-China tensions over trade, was contained in an annual report that highlighted China`s efforts to increase its global influence, with defence spending that the Pentagon estimated exceeded $190 billion in 2017.

Aug 18, 2018, 06:12 AM IST

China's 'peace disease': Chinese Army's own newspaper raises doubts over military capabilities

Military analysts have for decades called the Chinese military a 'paper tiger'. The Chinese Army, seemingly, has finally agreed.

Jul 07, 2018, 09:05 AM IST

China releases new badge, brassard for personnel serving on its Djibouti naval base

The new showpieces are to be worn by all Chinese personnel deployed to the Djibouti base.

May 08, 2018, 11:04 AM IST

China eyes technological breakthrough, tests 'cloak of invisibility' on regular fighter jets

Theoretically, the technology would make even older non-stealth fighter jets invisible to detection by radar.

Apr 24, 2018, 20:08 PM IST

China's nuclear-capable strategic stealth bomber JH-XX revealed

The design that has been revealed shows a desire for stealth.

Apr 10, 2018, 19:33 PM IST

China tries to make an example, gives strict punishments for those who want to quit military service

An obligation to serve two years in the military is key to getting a college education.

Apr 09, 2018, 15:00 PM IST

China's aircraft carrier sails by Taiwan as tensions rise

China's sole aircraft carrier has passed through the Taiwan Strait, the island's defence ministry said today, as Beijing warned against any move to "separate the country". The Liaoning and accompanying vessels entered Taiwan's air defence zone on Tuesday and left around noon Wednesday, the ministry said.

Mar 21, 2018, 14:56 PM IST

Chinese have finally arrived: Army chief General Bipin Rawat lauds neighbour's military might

They did not forget that military power should rise simultaneously with economy, said General Bipin Rawat.

Mar 13, 2018, 18:01 PM IST

China goes for a lean and mean military, cuts 3 lakh troops to prepare for modern warfare

China has decided to reduce the number of personnel and make PLA a two-million-strong force.

Mar 06, 2018, 06:41 AM IST

Why global powers are obsessed with containing China: 10-point guide

Here is a 10-point guide to understanding the rising fear of China.

Nov 17, 2017, 07:34 AM IST

Chinese troops leave for Djibouti to set up military base

Chinese troops have departed for Africa to establish a military base for logistical support in Djibouti, the first such Chinese facility to be set up outside its borders, a local media report said on Wednesday.

Jul 12, 2017, 15:13 PM IST

China rules out any compromise with India on Sikkim border stand-off, calls situation 'grave'

Amid the continuing military standoff in the Sikkim section, China on Tuesday ruled out any compromise with India and put the onus on New Delhi to resolve the situation to what it described as 'grave'.

Jul 04, 2017, 20:40 PM IST

Pentagon report cites China military build-up around world

A new Pentagon report says China's construction of a military outpost in Djibouti (jih-BOO'-tee) is the first of what will likely be an ongoing expansion in friendly foreign ports around the world to support distant deployments.

Jun 07, 2017, 09:24 AM IST

China defence spending to rise `around 7%`: Official

The actual number for defence spending will be released on Sunday, when China`s largely rubber-stamp Parliament begins its annual session.

Mar 04, 2017, 10:09 AM IST

China may be developing new long-range air-to-air missile

China`s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, recently sailed around the self-ruled island in what China called a routine drill, but which prompted Taiwan to scramble fighter jets and navy ships.

Jan 26, 2017, 11:13 AM IST

Donald trump effect: `China should build more nuclear arms, increase military spending`

On Wednesday, Donald Trump selected Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, who has close ties to Chinese President Xi Jinping, as ambassador to China.

Dec 08, 2016, 15:14 PM IST