Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy was first built on April 23, 1949, after facing the stigma of constantly being defeated at sea since the first British invasion of China in 1840. The last 69 years have witnessed China's effort and development to gradually shape its maritime defense system by commissioning a series of advanced vessels.
China's second aircraft carrier may undergo its first sea trials in the Bohai Sea and Yellow Sea areas shortly, and it is likely to be ready for combat two years after its expected delivery to the navy at the end of 2018.
The Republic of Korea's (ROK) defense ministry said it will begin transporting construction materials, equipment and personnel into the U.S. missile defense base, 300 kilometers south of Seoul, on Monday, according to Yonhap news agency.
China's Ministry of National Defense Friday refuted false reports by Australian media that Chinese navy "challenged" Australian navy in the South China Sea earlier this month.
The People's Liberation Army's (PLA) live-fire drills off Chinese mainland's southeast coast on Wednesday signals the military's fast growing amphibious capabilities, a military expert said Thursday.
An aviation brigade of the People's Liberation Army Ground Force held a live-fire exercise off the country's southeastern coast on Wednesday, according to a statement from the PLA Ground Force.
The White House on Thursday denied that Secretary of Defense James Mattis had advised U.S. President Donald Trump against striking Syria before seeking Congress sanction.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry has returned to France the Legion d'Honneur granted to President Bashar al-Assad in 2001, according to the Syrian Presidency media office.
China will send 19 peacekeeping police officers to South Sudan and Cyprus to carry out UN peacekeeping missions, according to the Ministry of Public Security on Thursday.
Compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Strait should stand on high alert against "Taiwan independence" separatist activities, said a mainland spokesperson on Thursday.