US a Security Risk Maker in South China Sea: PLA Spokesperson

According to a written statement by Air Force Senior Colonel Tian Junli, spokesperson for the Chinese PLA Southern Theater Command, the US guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold trespassed into China's territorial waters of the Xisha Islands on July 12 without Chinese government’s permission. As a response, the naval and air forces of the PLA Southern Theater

China to Conduct Military Exercises in the Yellow Sea between 9-13 July

According to a notice released by China’s Shandong Maritime Safety Administration on July 8, military exercises will be carried out in waters of the Yellow Sea from July 9 to July 13, 2021, local time. MILITARY EXERCISES FROM 090000UTC TO 131000UTC JUL IN AREA FROM RONGCHENG TO LIANYUNGANG BOUNDED BY THE LINES JIONING: (1) 36-06N/120-47E;

Chinese Defense Minister Talks to Singaporean Counterpart

Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe holds talk with Singaporean Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen at his invitation via video link on June 8, 2021. Gen. Wei Fenghe said that since the establishment of diplomatic relations 30 years ago China-Singapore relations have witnessed sustained and sound development. Since the outbreak of the

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New Ground-to-Air Missile Weapon System was Commissioned to the PLA

Recently, a new ground-to-air missile weapon system was commissioned to a brigade under the PLA 78th Group Army. The new weapon system can perform multiple operations for the field air defense with high mobility, quick response, high-precision interception and good counter-jamming performance, which will substantially promote the troops' capability to conduct diversified military tasks. Yang

By |2021-03-02T16:21:43+03:00March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Military Affairs|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

What are the Advantages of Hypersonic Weapons

The history of war shows that speed is a key indicator to measure the performance of weapons and equipment, and it is also an important fulcrum for opening the door to victory. Hypersonic weapons combine ultra-high-speed, high damage, and high defense penetration capabilities. They have become another strategic commanding height in aerospace military competition among

By |2021-02-04T15:14:59+03:00February 4th, 2021|Categories: Analysis, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |4 Comments

What is the Chinese Dongfeng-21 Medium-Range Ballistic Missile?

Dongfeng-21 ballistic missile (DF-21, NATO code name: CSS5) is a mobile medium-range ballistic missile developed by the People’s Republic of China. It is the People’s Liberation Army’s first solid-fuel propelled and maneuverable missile, and it is also the world’s first. This anti-ship ballistic missile has the significance of a missile milestone. At present, it belongs

Chinese Military Academy Trains Border Defense Drone Pilots in Xinjiang

A total of 30 grassroots cadres and police officers from border cities (counties) in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest China, passed the assessment for border defense drone pilots on January 12. This border defense drone pilot training, jointly conducted by the PLA Army Academy of Border and Coastal Defense (Urumqi) and the Border Defense Commission

Xi Jinping Signs Order to Publish Regulations on Military Logistics

Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission, has signed an order to release regulations on military logistics, which will serve as the main rules in the relevant field. The 40-article document will set rules regarding the standards of the military's logistics work and the building of a strong and modernized logistics system for the

By |2020-12-24T08:09:09+03:00December 24th, 2020|Categories: Military Affairs|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

Interview with Professor Swaran SINGH on Asia and Pacific Affairs

This interview was conducted with Professor Swaran SINGH for Sinosphere on developments in the Asia-Pacific region. The main topics of the interview include India-China relations, Indo-Pacific Concept, East and South China Seas, ASEAN, and Quad Alliance System. How much can the Quad Alliance limit China's regional expansion moves? Considering that the Quad members have different

Overview of the Chinese Army’s Military Training in 2020

The consecutive tactical actual firing of multiple types of bombs, deep bomb assessment of anti-submarine patrol aircraft, ultra-low altitude penetration. At the end of the year, the officers and soldiers of the whole army used the smoke of gunpowder as ink to write down the fiery training "summary" on the battlefield: All for victory.    Looking

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