China has the right to install necessary defense facilities and station troops on the Nansha Islands in the South China Sea as they are Chinese territory, a Chinese defense ministry spokesman said Tuesday.
China's first domestically built aircraft carrier, the country's second, might undergo its first sea trials on April 23, with experts calling it China's first combat carrier.
China's second aircraft carrier or the country's first domestically built carrier, known as the Type 001A, might undergo its first sea trials on April 23, China's Navy Day, media reported.
A brigade from PLA air force successfully hit all targets with four rocket-propelled grenades after it conducted its first live-fire drill on a plateau.
China's stance of resolutely opposing the United States selling weapons to Taiwan has been always clear and consistent, a spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense said at a press conference Monday.
China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has strengthened its power and management in border defense by developing new types of equipment that can be used in all environments, including those with extremes of temperature and topography.
China is willing to improve defense cooperation with various countries and create a win-win and benefit-sharing global security environment, Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe said Wednesday.
China has made significant achievements in radar and strategic bomber technology, adding that its military radars can now detect all kinds of stealth fighter jets and bombers deployed in the Asia-Pacific region.
China's development of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) has entered a new phase as the technology will allow synchronized operations between UAVs and military aircraft, and carrier-based UAVs are also being developed.
China will conduct drills in the South China Sea from Thursday to April 11, an opportunity that might be taken to improve aircraft carrier Liaoning's combat capability.