Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, meets with military officers at the PLA Army Infantry Academy on May 21, 2019.
A PLZ-05 155mm self-propelled howitzer attached to a brigade under the PLA 72nd Group Army rumbles on a designated training field at an undisclosed desert area in northwest China during a training exercise on May 17, 2019.
A military nurse carrying a first-aid kit crawls to a simulated casualty to implement rescue operations during a medical combat readiness contest from May 8 to 10, 2019.
PLZ-07 122 mm self-propelled howitzers attached to a brigade under the PLA 76th Group Army rumble in formation and spit fires at mock targets during a live-fire training exercise in northwest China's Gansu Province on May 15, 2019.
Army tank crews inside a MBT fire the main gun to engage mock targets downrange while passing through man-made obstacles during a gunnery training exercise conducted by a brigade under the PLA 72nd Group Army on May 13, 2019.
Sailors wearing MOPP gears prepare for a chemical defense training exercise aboard the guided-missile frigate Xinyang (Hull 501) during a 4-day round-the-clock maritime training exercise in waters of the Yellow Sea from May 8 to 12, 2019.
An amphibious armored vehicle attached to the Chinese PLA Navy prepares to enter the well-deck of the amphibious dock landing ship Wuzhishan during a beach-landing exercise of the Chinese-Thai joint naval drill, code-named Blue Commando-2019, in waters of the Red Bay of south China’s Guangdong Province on May 8, 2019.
A Type-96 main battle tank (MBT) attached to an armored regiment under the PLA Xinjiang Military Command (MC) rumbles through mound of dust as it crosses trench obstacles in a complex terrain during a driving skills training exercise on May 8, 2019.
A cluster of multi-type attack helicopters attached to an army aviation brigade under the PLA 80th Group Army lift off simultaneously for a recent flight training exercise, aiming to hone troops’ actual combat capabilities.
Soldiers assigned to a combined brigade under the PLA 73rd Group Army operate a crane to hoist and load equipment onto a main battle tank (MBT) during a battlefield damage repair operation on May 4, 2019.
A soldier assigned to a combined brigade under the PLA 72nd Group Army fires a portable anti-tank rocket launcher at a simulated target during a live-fire operation at a military training field on May 6, 2019.
An anti-tank missiles system attached to an artillery regiment under the PLA Xinjiang Military Command (MC) fires at mock targets during a recent live-fire training exercise at the foot of HaR-Goolun Range, in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, aiming to beef up soldiers' combat capabilities in the Gobi desert.
A six-day joint naval exercise held by Chinese and Russian navies concluded Saturday in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province. Two submarines, 13 surface ships, as well as fixed-wing airplanes, helicopters and marines participated in the exercise.
Leading by the Chinese naval guided-missile destroyer Yancheng (Hull 546), a 13 naval vessels formation comprised of vessels from China and Southeast Asian countries steam in straight formation in the waters off Qingdao during the China-Southeast Asian countries’ joint naval exercise on April 26, 2019.
A vehicle-mounted 12-tube PHL-03 MLRS attached to an artillery brigade under the PLA Xinjiang MC fires 300mm rockets at mock targets during a live-fire training exercise at the altitude of 4600 meters in southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region in late April, 2019.
Naval vessels take part in a joint naval exercise on the sea off Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, on April 26, 2019. China conducted a joint naval exercise with Southeast Asian countries in Qingdao, with focus on jointly handling pirate threats and maritime emergency rescues.
A JH-7 fighter bomber attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Northern Theater Command soars through a valley during an extremely low altitude flight training exercise on April 25, 2019.
The PLA's training and exercises are aimed at safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity, maintaining peace and stability across the Straits, and protecting common interests of the compatriots across the straits.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, reviews a multinational fleet during a naval parade held in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, on April 23, 2019.
Chinese President and Central Military Commission Chairman Xi Jinping boarded the destroyer Xining on Tuesday afternoon after inspecting the honor guards of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy at a pier in the city of Qingdao.