A member of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit takes part in a training exercise. (File photo/VCG）
China celebrated the 96th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Monday.
Some 150 newly recruited soldiers attend a training session in freezing temperatures in Yichuan, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province. (File photo/VCG）
A soldier of special operations under the PLA 75th Group Army descends to the ground during a parachute training in southwest China's Yunnan Province. (Photo: China News Service/Lin Sijin)
Female soldiers conduct a series of rappels and sling loads from helicopters in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. (Photo: China News Service/Wang Shudong)
Soldiers launch a carrier-borne J-15 fighter jet from the deck of the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning. (File photo/VCG）
Special operations soldiers assigned to the 35th Chinese naval escort taskforce conduct firing training. (File photo/VCG）