The root causes of tensions across the Taiwan Strait lie with external forces and "Taiwan independence" agitators, both of which are exploiting each other, the Chinese defense minister said on Sunday.
State Councilor and Defense Minister General Li Shangfu called on Sunday for regional countries to stay highly vigilant and firmly reject the actions of some countries outside the South China Sea, which exercise "hegemony of navigation "in the name of "freedom of navigation".
The U.S. is clear about the reason why China-U.S. military dialogue faces difficulties, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday in response to U.S. media hype over China "rebuffing" a possible meeting between Chinese and U.S. defense chiefs.
The attendance of China's defense minister at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore will be vital to expound China's vision on global and regional stability, experts said.
State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Li Shangfu will attend the Shangri-La Dialogue and visit Singapore from Wednesday to Sunday, the Defense Ministry announced on Monday.
After wrapping up a joint military exercise with Laos, China is planning to conduct a multinational drill with Southeast Asian countries.
Washington has complained of Beijing's nonchalance with regard to its request for a meeting between Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and his Chinese counterpart Li Shangfu at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on June 2-4.
China's Central Military Commission has tasked more than 30 divisions, brigades and regiments from various branches with piloting a campaign to fully promote the standardized classification in management of the armed forces
China announced on Wednesday that it has recently placed three buoys in some reefs of the Nansha Islands in the South China Sea, a move experts said serves to not only provide navigation safety.
A China Coast Guard fleet on Wednesday conducted a patrol in the territorial waters off the Diaoyu Islands, the coast guard announced.
Two types of main combat equipment of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy and Air Force, the Type 052D destroyer and the J-10C fighter jet, are participating in an international maritime and aerospace exhibition in Malaysia that kicked off on Tuesday.
The August 1st Air Demonstration Team, China's best-known aerobatic team, has been equipped with J-10C fighter jets and will fly their new planes at an upcoming exhibition in Malaysia, according to the spokesman for the People's Liberation Army Air Force.
China firmly opposes plans by the United States government to offer arms assistance to Taiwan as well as sending instructors to help train military on the island.
Defense ministers of China and Japan held a conversation through a direct telephone line for the first time as part of a maritime and aerial communication mechanism on Tuesday, China's Ministry of National Defense said.
The August 1st Air Demonstration Team, China's best-known aerobatic team, has been equipped with J-10C fighter jets and will fly their new planes at a coming exhibition in Malaysia, according to the spokesman for the People's Liberation Army Air Force.