Chinese defense minister vows to boost cooperation with Macedonia

China is ready to boost cooperation with Macedonia in various fields, including the military, and raise bilateral ties to a new level, visiting Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie pledged here Friday. China-Macedonia ties have been developing steadily since their normalization, Liang said when meeting with Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov. Liang, the first Chinese defense minister […]

China approves committee for choosing military legislators

China on Friday approved the composition of an electoral committee of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which will choose new national legislators from the military. Legislators of the 11th National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee approved the formation of the PLA electoral committee submitted by the Central Military Commission (CMC). CMC Vice Chairman Fan Changlong […]

Chinese military bans luxury banquets

The military on Friday declared that receptions for high-ranking officers will no longer feature liquor or luxury banquets. The receptions will also be free of welcome banners, red carpets, floral arrangements, formations of soldiers, performances and souvenirs, according to ten regulations drawn up by the Central Military Commission. The regulations also prohibit commission officials from […]

China, New Zealand pledge to further military cooperation

China’s Minister of Defense Liang Guanglie on Wednesday met with Timothy Keating, vice chief of New Zealand Defence Force, and they pledged to further military cooperation. Liang said bilateral military ties have seen continuous development, as state-to-state relations have maintained sound development momentum. He said China will work with New Zealand to explore new ways […]

DPRK launches long-range rocket, first stage falls into Yellow Sea

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired off a long-range rocket mounted with a satellite Wednesday, defying expectations that technical problems might delay the mission that drew international attention. The move comes after the authorities here said the DPRK seems to have removed the three-stage rocket form the launch pad in an apparent attempt […]

DPRK satellite launch criticized as dangerous situation

Commander of the U.S. Forces Japan ( USFJ) Salvatore Angelella said Thursday that the satellite launch of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) was a ” dangerous situation”. The launch “is against UN Security Council’s resolutions,” Angelella told a press conference in Japan National Press Club. “We are monitoring the situation closely, and we […]

Chinese fighter jet crashes, injuring four civilians

A People’s Liberation Army (PLA) fighter jet crashed into a suburban house in Shantou City of south China’s Guangdong Province Tuesday, injuring four people. The Ministry of National Defense confirmed late Tuesday that the fighter jet was a J-7 and encountered a mechanical failure when it was carrying out a routine training operation near an […]

Chinese navy conducts rescue drills in western Pacific Ocean

Chinese navy conducts rescue drills in western Pacific Ocean

A fleet of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy on Saturday morning carried out search and rescue drills, together with a helicopter, in the western Pacific Ocean, according to a Navy officer onboard. Four Navy warships, namely Hangzhou, Ningbo, Zhoushan and Maanshan as well as a ship-borne helicopter participated in the drills, separately in two […]

Xi offers condole on senior jet figure’s death

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has extended his “condolence with deep feeling of grief” on the unexpected death of Luo Yang, the on-site director-in-chief of China’s carrier-borne fighter jet research program. In his instruction, which was made on Monday but publicized on Tuesday, Xi called Luo’s death […]