Chinese military

Recruit new talent to win future wars, Xi Jinping tells Chinese military

With a whopping USD 209 billion annual military budget, the Chinese military is modernising rapidly, carrying out organisational reforms and adding new weapon systems including hypersonic weapons. 

Nov 30, 2021, 07:48 AM IST

China conducts combat readiness patrol as US Congressional delegation visits Taiwan

Cross-strait tensions have been rising in recent months, with Taiwan complaining about a year or more of repeated missions by China`s air force near the self-ruled island that Beijing claims as its own.

Nov 10, 2021, 10:21 AM IST

China eyes on building new naval bases in Atlantic ocean, increases concerns for US

Challenges for the United States are increasing about China, as the latter is trying to establishing new naval bases and increasing its military engagement in the African continent.

May 18, 2021, 17:14 PM IST

Australia to review lease of port to Chinese firm, tensions may escalate between Beijing and Canberra

Australia is going to review the 99-year-lease of a commercial and military port in its north to a Chinese firm, in that process tensions between Beijing and Canberra can increase.

May 03, 2021, 15:02 PM IST

China set to increase military engagements in Africa through Belt and Road Initiative

China has a reputation for influencing the countries by making investments and providing assets and it is following the same strategy with the African continent through Belt and Road Initiative.

May 02, 2021, 15:31 PM IST

US President Donald Trump bans investments in Chinese-linked military firms

In an executive order, the Donald Trump administration has prohibited US companies from investmenting in Chinese firms owned or controlled by the Chinese military.

Nov 13, 2020, 06:30 AM IST

China hikes defence budget by 6.6% to $179 billion, nearly three times that of India amid COVID-19 crisis

China's total defence spending in 2019 only amounted to a quarter to that of the United States, the world's largest defence spender, while the per capita expenditure was just about one-seventeenth.

May 22, 2020, 23:00 PM IST

India, China agree to set up a military hotline

Both sides see hotlines as a necessity for better interaction between their armies and to defuse tensions caused by differing perceptions of the Line of Actual Control.

Jan 11, 2020, 21:50 PM IST

To counter China's military buildup, India orders moving of strategic ITBP command to Leh

The frontier, according to documents accessed by PTI, has been ordered to move 'lock, stock, and barrel' by March-end and will have to be operationalised at the new location from April 1.

Jan 17, 2019, 21:32 PM IST

China releases military video on its Army Day, shows off its most potent weapons

China's 2018 military budget is $215 billion and there are almost 23 lakh active personnel in its defence forces. Its army has 9,150 tanks, 4,788 armoured fighting vehicles (AFV), 9,726 artillery, 1,710 self-propelled guns and 1,770 rocket artillery.

Aug 09, 2018, 18:52 PM IST

US Congress approves defence spending bill that is tough on China

The bill not only seeks to strengthen American defence in the Indo-Pacific region and take a number of restrictive measures against China but also strengthens its military ties with countries such as India, Australia and Japan to collectively address the "aggressive" Chinese military behaviour.

Aug 02, 2018, 07:44 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 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 equips PLA along Indian border with US-style combat gear to prepare for future warfare

Informatised warfare, a term widely used by the Chinese military in recent years refers to the use of IT, digital and artificial intelligence applications in battlefield conditions.

Feb 23, 2018, 14:07 PM IST

China asks India not to comment on its construction activities in Doklam

China on Friday justified its massive construction activities in the Doklam area and asked India not to comment on its "legitimate" infrastructure development on its sovereign territory.

Jan 19, 2018, 19:05 PM IST

Rahul launches salvo at PM Modi, asks to share plan on jobs, rape issues in Mann Ki Baat

Rahul's question to PM Modi came after the Prime Minister asked people to suggest ideas for the next 'Mann Ki Baat'programme to be aired on January 28, the first one this year. 

Jan 19, 2018, 18:25 PM IST

China hints at maintaining sizable troops' presence near Dokalam in winter

India and China resolved the 73-day tense standoff on August 28 at Dokalam area after PLA stopped building a strategic road close to India's Chicken Neck area.

Nov 30, 2017, 20:28 PM IST

China's military ordered to pledge total loyalty to Xi Jinping

China`s military personnel of around two million is technically the armed force of the ruling Communist Party rather than the state.

Nov 06, 2017, 12:38 PM IST

Be ready to fight, win wars: Xi tells Chinese military

Xi made the remarks while inspecting the CMC joint battle command centre as its commander-in-chief.

Nov 03, 2017, 21:22 PM IST

Guard Chinese soil, President Xi tells herdsmen from Arunachal border

President Xi Jinping has told herdsmen from a Tibetan settlement bordering Arunachal Pradesh to "set down roots" to safeguard "Chinese territory" and focus on developing their hometown.

Oct 29, 2017, 18:28 PM IST