• China will continue to strengthen military to military relations with Russia to address new security challenges in the world, senior military officials said on Tuesday.
  • Zhang Youxia, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), met with senior military officials from Laos, Uzbekistan, and Belarus on Tuesday.
  • The 15th Defense Ministers' Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Member States was held in Beijing on Tuesday. Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense General Wei Fenghe presided over the meeting and delivered a keynote speech.
  • A revision to a draft law on national heroes and martyrs aims to prevent public behavior deemed to glorify Japan's invasion of China in the 1930s, lawmakers said on Wednesday.
The 15th Defense Ministers' Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Member States was held in Beijing on Tuesday. Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense General Wei Fenghe presided over the meeting and delivered a keynote speech.
Zhang Youxia, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), met with senior military officials from Laos, Uzbekistan, and Belarus on Tuesday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that China is willing to deepen pragmatic cooperation with other SCO member countries in defense and security so as to contribute to long-term regional stability and prosperity.
The recent Australian media report that Australian warships were "challenged" by the Chinese military in South China Sea in early April did not accord with the facts, said China's MND in a written statement on Friday.
It was the natural right of China as a sovereign state to station troops and deploy necessary territory defense facilities on the relevant islands and reefs of the Nansha Islands, defense ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.
The Australian media report completely did not accord with the facts, said Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang, spokesman for China's Ministry of National Defense, in a written statement on Tuesday.
The first professional skills competition for combat staff officers of the PLA Army kicked off in a training range in Nanjing on Monday. A total of 210 staff officers from Army units at and above group army level participated in the competition.
A Chinese naval flotilla headed by the aircraft carrier Liaoning conducted Sunday confrontation drills in a water of the East China Sea with shore-based warplanes and submarines of the PLA Navy.
On Monday, the future sailors marched on the academy's parade ground to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the PLA Navy, April 23, 2018.
In a new round of minesweeping operation along the Guangxi section of the China-Vietnam border, a minesweeping detachment sent by a frontier defense brigade under the PLA Southern Theater Command completed demining operations in two minefields in late March.
Two pilots assigned to an air base of the air force under the PLA Southern Theater Command climb into the cockpit of a Su-30 fighter jet prior to a flight training exercise in northwestern China's Gobi Desert in late November, 2017.
Foreign military attachés from over 60 countries and their spouses, totaling 130 persons, left Beijing for Shenzhen on Monday to start their collective study visit to the Southern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA).
Lieutenant General Derrick Mbuyiselo Mgwebi, Force Commander of the MONUSCO, honored the 21st Chinese peacekeeping engineer detachment to Congo (K) with special awards at the closing ceremony marking the successful completion of a major bridge restoration on Apr. 16, 2018.

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