China's first home-built aircraft carrier leaves Dalian in northeast China's Liaoning Province for sea trials on May 13, 2018.
Two Su-35 fighter jets and a H-6K bomber fly in formation on May 11, 2018. The People's Liberation Army (PLA) air force conducted patrol training over China's island of Taiwan on Friday.
Two ZTD-05 AAAVs attached to a brigade under the PLA 74th Group Army fire at mock targets during a live-fire training exercise on May 10, 2018.
An assault breacher vehicle attached to a brigade under the Marine Corps of the PLA Navy fires a rocket-projected mine clearing line charge to clear an obstacle during a live-fire training exercise on May 9, 2018.
A Type-96A MBT attached to a brigade under the PLA 76th Group Army fires its fully-stabilized 125 mm smoothbore main gun at mock targets during a military skills competition in northwestern China's Gansu Province on May 9, 2018.
Paratroopers assigned to the airborne troops under the PLA Air Force prepare to board Y-20 transport aircraft prior to a parachute training exercise in central China's Henan Province on May 8, 2018.
A J-11 fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Western Theater Command flies through a valley at an extremely low altitude during a flight training exercise on May 6, 2018.
A captain assigned to a combined brigade under the PLA 80th Group Army loads a grenade into an under-barrel grenade launcher system on his rifle during a live-fire training exercise in early May, 2018.
Paratroopers assigned to a brigade of the airborne troops under the PLA Air Force jump out of a transport aircraft during a parachute training exercise on May 7, 2018.
Armored personnel carriers attached to a brigade under the PLA 74th Group Army rumble through the grassland under the cover of smoke shells during a tactical comprehensive training exercise on May 4, 2018.
A JL-9 fighter trainer jet attached to a regiment of the PLA Naval Aviation Academy deploys a drogue parachute to slow itself after finishing a flight training course near the Bohai Gulf on May 4, 2018.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the CPC and Chinese president, met Kim Jong Un, chairman of the WPK and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, in Dalian on May 7-8.
A Z-10 attack helicopter attached to an army aviation brigade under the PLA 80th Group Army lifts off for a sortie during a tactical flight training exercise on May 2, 2018.
A convoy of military trucks carrying weapons and equipment is en route to a designated training area in northwestern China's Gobi Desert on May 3, 2018.
An amphibious self-propelled howitzer system attached to a brigade of the PLA Navy Marine Corps spits shells down range during a live-fire training exercise on April 25, 2018.
The guided-missile destroyer Kunming attached to a destroyer flotilla with the navy under the PLA Southern Theater Command fires its close-in weapons system at mock aerial targets during a maritime actual combat training exercise in late April, 2018.
A soldier assigned to the airborne troops under the PLA Air Force fires a single-use portable anti-tank missile system at a mock target during a recent military competition in central China's Hubei Province.
A landing ship formation leading by the tank landing ship Tianzhushan (Hull 911) steams toward the beachhead during a landing operation in waters of the Yellow Sea on April 25, 2018.
Sailors assigned to a destroyer flotilla with the navy under the PLA Northern Theater Command operate cranes to hoist and load missile canister into the vertical launch system of a guided-missile frigate during a training exercise at a naval port on April 28, 2018.
Military cadets fire the 12-tube 300mm long-range Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) at simulated surface target on Apr. 27, 2018. The PLA Army Artillery Air Defense Academy organized its cadets to conduct a live-fire test at a training range in east China's Nanjing recently.