A J-11B fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the South China Sea Fleet under the PLA Navy takes off for a sortie during a live-fire flight training exercise near the South China Sea on September 19, 2018.
The file photo shows a J-20 stealth fighter jet attached to the Chinese PLA Air Force flies through the clouds overhead during a flight training exercise.
An HQ-7 anti-aircraft missile system attached to an air-defense brigade under the PLA 78th Group Army fires missile at mock aerial target during a live-fire training exercise near the Bohai Bay on September 13, 2018.
Artillerymen operate a PCL-09 122mm truck-mounted self-propelled howitzer system to fire at mock targets during a recent live-fire field training exercise in southwest China's Qinghai-Xizang Plateau.
China, Russia and Mongolia conclude this week's "Vostok-2018" strategic drills with a military parade on Thursday at the Tsugol training range in Russia's Trans-Baikal region on the morning of September 13, 2018.
A Type-81 self-propelled 122 mm multiple rocket launcher attached to an artillery regiment under the PLA Xinjiang Military Command fires at mock targets during a recent field live-fire training exercise in northwest China's Gobi Desert.
WZ-10 attack helicopters attached to an army aviation brigade under the PLA 73rd Group Army lift off in formation for a flight training exercise on September 13, 2018.
A J-10 fighter jet attached to the air force under the PLA Southern Theater Command takes off for a combat sortie during a flight training exercise in southern China on Sept. 3, 2018.
The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) soldiers assigned to a border defense brigade of the army under the PLA Southern Theater Command walk along a steep hillside to search landmines and explosives with hand-held mine detectors during a mine sweeping training exercise at a minefield along the China-Vietnam border in Malipo County of southwest China's Yunnan Province in late August 2018.
Self-propelled howitzer systems attached to a combined brigade under the PLA 79th Group Army fire at mock targets during a round-the-clock live-fire training exercise on September 11, 2018
A J-11 fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Western Theater Command deploys its drogue parachute to slow itself after landing at a military airfield during the flight training exercise in the hinterland of the Kunlun Mountains in early September, 2018.
Soldiers in MOPP gears withdraw after erecting a DF-21A medium-range ballistic missile system during a training exercise on September 10, 2018. They are assigned to a launching detachment of the PLA Rocket Force.
Artillerymen assigned to a brigade with the PLA 76th Group Army operate a PCL-09 122mm truck-mounted self-propelled howitzer system to fire at mock targets during a live-fire field training exercise in southwest China's Qinghai-Xizang Plateau on September 10, 2018.
The guided-missile frigate Yangzhou (Hull 578) attached to a destroyer detachment with the East China Sea Fleet under the PLA Navy fires its main gun at mock targets during a maritime training exercise in early September, 2018.
Pilots assigned to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Southern Theater Command go through pre-flight procedures prior to a flight training exercise in south China's Guangdong Province on September 7, 2018.
Special operations soldiers assigned to a brigade under the PLA Navy's Marine Corps board a transport helicopter in preparation for a fast-roping training exercise on September 8, 2018.
Multi-type aircraft perform a flypast during the aviation open day activities featuring "Dream High in Aerospace" at the Aviation University of the PLA Air Force in Changchun city, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province on August 30, 2018.
A J-10 fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade under the PLA Air Force takes off for a sortie during a recent flight training exercise.
Dennis Blair's suggestions provoke cross-Strait military confrontation and destroy the China-Japan relationship. They are irresponsible and also very dangerous.
Aircraft attached to the PLA Air Force Red Falcon Air Demonstration Team sit abreast on the flightline before takeoff during the aviation open day activities in Changchun city, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province on August 30, 2018.