A reception is held by the State Council to celebrate the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 30, 2017.
A national flag-raising ceremony is held at the Tian'anmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 1, 2017.
A ceremony is held to present flowers to the people's heroes at the Tian'anmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 30, 2017, to honor and remember deceased national heroes on the Martyrs' Day.
Type-96 main battle tanks attached to a brigade of the PLA Army's 73th Combined Corps fire at simulated targets in a training exercise designed to assess combat effectiveness of tank units on Sept. 28, 2017.
A KJ-200 AWACS early warning aircraft attached to an aviation regiment of the North China Sea Fleet under the PLA Navy conducts air patrol during a flight training exercise in late September, 2017.
A Type-96A MBT attached to a brigade with the PLA Army's 76th Combined Corps rumbles forward in a live-fire training exercise aiming at destroying bunkers on Sept. 28, 2017.
Senior Colonel Wu Qian, Director General of the Information Office of China's Ministry of National Defense (MND) and spokesperson for the MND, answers reporter' questions at a monthly press conference on September 28, 2017.
Maintenance men assigned to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Northern Theater Command perform maintenance on fighter jets in preparation for the upcoming winter training session in late September, 2017.
The guided-missile frigate Zhoushan attached to a destroyer flotilla under the PLA Navy's East China Sea Fleet fires jamming shells during a maritime training exercise in waters of the East China Sea in late September, 2017.
Air-defense missile weapons systems attached to an air-defense battalion with a surface-to-air missile brigade under the PLA Air Force are in combat readiness during a multi-service joint air-defense training exercise in north China in late Sept. 2017.
Pilot cadets assigned to the PLA Air Force Xi'an Flight Academy navigate JL-8 fighter trainers in their first solo flight training at a military airfield on Sept. 26, 2017.
A flamethrower operator assigned to a brigade with the PLA Army 75th Combined Corps uses a flamethrower to ignite a controlled fire to burn down the simulated targets during the mountain offensive operation drill at a training range in southern Yunnan on Sept. 22, 2017.
Long-range MLRS fire a rain of surface-to-surface rockets at simulated ground targets during the live-fire test launch in the Firepower-2017 Qingtongxia exercise at a training range in northwest China on September 25, 2017.
Chinese and Russian vessels steam in formation during the maritime phase of the second stage of the China-Russia Joint Sea - 2017 military exercise in Peter the Great Bay of the Japan Sea near Vladivostok on Sept. 23, 2017.
Artillery troops assigned to the PLA Army 71th Combined Corps fire towed howitzers in the Firepower-2017 Qingtongxia exercise at a military shooting range in northwest China on September 23, 2017.
The photo taken on Sept. 21, 2017 shows Chinese and Pakistan fighter jets in night flight training during the Shaheen-VI joint air training exercise in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Chinese and Pakistan fighter jets fly alongside each other for a combat sortie during the Shaheen-VI joint air training exercise in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Chinese and Russian Marines participating in the second stage of the China-Russia Joint Sea - 2017 military exercise hold a joint counter-terrorism training competition at the Gornostay range on Sept. 21, 2017.
Servicemen from China and Australia attend a joint military training exercise called "Panda-Kangaroo 2017" in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Sept. 15, 2017.
Two JH-7 fighter bombers attached to the Chinese PLA Air Force fly towards the designated airspace during an air-to-ground offensive operation drill conducted by two Chinese JH-7 fighter bombers and two Pakistani JF-17 fighter jets on Sept. 20, 2017.