Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), presents the heads of the PLA Academy of Military Science with the military flag in Beijing, capital of China, July 19, 2017.
A Type-86A armored IFV passes through man-made obstacles in a mock anti-tank trench during a driving skills training exercise at a military training base in Korla of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on July 20, 2017.
Chinese soldiers and their Russian peers work together to unload a Russian IFV from the railcar at a railway station in Korla of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on July 19, 2017.
Soldiers unload military vehicles equipped with HQ-16 medium-range surface-to-air missile systems from the railcar after a long distance railway transportation on the night of July 18, 2017. They are assigned to an air-defense brigade with the PLA 72nd Group Army.
Smoke envelopes two chemical and radiological reconnaissance vehicles as they drive down the sidehill in high speed during a driving skills competition at a military training base in Korla, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on July 19, 2017.
Soldiers sight in on targets with their Type-69 40mm rocket launcher systems in kneeling position during the live-fire training on July 18, 2017.
Soldiers assigned to an airborne brigade with the PLA Air Force warm up ashore prior to the maritime training in mid-July, 2017.
A ZBD-04A IFV and a Type-96A main battle tank fire smoke shells during a realistic training exercise on July 17, 2017. They are attached to an army brigade with the PLA 72nd Group Army.
ZBD-05 amphibious IFV attached to an army brigade with the PLA 73rd Group Army moves forward on the beach in high speed during the live-fire maritime amphibious assault training on July 18, 2017.
Chinese Armed Police soldiers and their Belarus peers jointly search mock enemies in the jungle on July 15 during the United Shield-2017 joint anti-terrorism drill.
The Chinese naval ocean-going visit task group consisting of the guided missile destroyer Changchun, guided missile frigate Jingzhou, and the comprehensive supply ship Chaohu conduct joint search and rescue drill with the Italian anti-submarine frigate Carlo Margottini during a joint maritime exercise held in waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea on July 14, 2017.
J-11 fighter jets attached to an aviation brigade with the air force under the PLA Western Theater Command take off from a military airfield for sorties during the flight training on July 17, 2017.
Multi-type helicopters including Mi-17, Mi-171 transport helicopters, Z-9 multi-purpose helicopters and Z-19 attack helicopters fly in formation during the flight training in northwest China's desert area on July 10, 2017.
A Type-86A crawler-type infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) makes its way to the beach-head after exiting from a Type-072 landing craft during a landing training exercise on July 16, 2017.
PHL-03 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) attached to a brigade with the PLA Xinjiang Military Command (MC) fire their 300mm surface-to-surface rockets at simulated ground targets during the live-fire training on July 13, 2017.
ZBD-05 amphibious infantry fighting vehicles(IFV) attached to an army brigade with the PLA 73rd Group Army head to shore in formation during the beach raid training in south Fujian Province, July 12, 2017.
A ZBD-03 amphibious infantry fighting vehicle(IFV) attached to an airborne brigade with the PLA Air Force wades through the simulated ford during a driving skills training exercise in central China's Hubei Province on July 13, 2017.
Rigid-hull inflatable boats crash through the surf on their way to embark aboard the Type-074A tank landing craft during an offshore loading training exercise at an undisclosed sea area on July 13, 2017.
Soldiers reinforce and load military vehicles equipped with HQ-16 medium-range surface-to-air missile systems onto the railcar in preparation for a long-distance maneuver to the Gobi desert area thousands of miles away in northwest China's Gansu Province on July 13, 2017.
Type-96 main battle tanks (MBT) attached to an army brigade with the PLA 72nd Group Army fire their 125mm smooth-bore guns at simulated targets during a live-fire training exercise in mid-July, 2017.