A Z-10 attack helicopter attached to an army aviation brigade of the PLA Eastern Theater Command lifts off for a flight training exercise on November 4, 2017.
A Type 96A MBT attached to an army brigade under the PLA 73rd Group Army rumbles through a mound of dust in high speed during a driving skills training exercise at a military training base in southeast China's Fujian Province on November 3, 2017.
A J-11 fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Southern Theater Command fires rockets at simulated aerial targets during a combat flight training exercise on November 2, 2017.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (C), also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), inspects the CMC Joint Operations Command Center on Nov.3, 2017.
A group of Z-10 and Z-19 attack helicopters attached to an army aviation brigade of the PLA 73rd group Army lift off successively from a military airfield during the flight training on November 2, 2017.
PLZ-07 self-propelled howitzer systems attached to an artillery brigade under the PLA 73rd Group Army conduct a salvo of 122mm shells during a recent live-fire test.
The comprehensive supply ship Qinghaihu provides replenishment-at-sea for the guided-missile destroyer Haikou (L) while the two ships attached to the 27th Chinese naval escort taskforce are sailing in east waters of the Gulf of Aden on October 30, 2017, local time.
Paratroopers assigned to an airborne troop with the PLA Air Force fast-rope from Z-8 transport helicopters during a fast-roping training exercise on November 11, 2017.
Maintenance men assigned to an army aviation brigade of the PLA 80th Group Army perform phase maintenance on Z-9 multi-purpose helicopters in front of aircraft hangars on November 1, 2017.
Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense (MND) of the People's Republic of China (PRC), answers reporters' questions at a regular press conference on Oct. 26, 2017.
The guided-missile destroyer Wuhan fires its close-in weapons system at simulated aerial targets during a maritime live-fire training exercise in waters of the South China Sea in late October, 2017.
A JL-9 fighter trainer taxies on the runway as another fighter trainer takes off from a military airfield during a flight training course on October 30, 2017.
The guided-missile frigate Hengshui fires its close-in weapons system at simulated aerial targets during a 4-day maritime live-fire training exercise in waters of the South China Sea from Oct. 24 to 27, 2017.
Two J-10 fighter jets fly alongside an HU-6 tanker aircraft as J-10 fighter jets take turns refueling from a multi-point system of the HU-6 tanker aircraft during a midair refueling training exercise on October 28, 2017.
China's military should take solid steps toward a strong army as socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era, said Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Multi-type attack helicopters attached to an army aviation brigade under the PLA 80th Group Army lift off from a military airfield for flight training exercise on October 27, 2017.
The amphibious dock landing ship Kunlunshan (Hull 998) attached to a landing ship flotilla with the South China Sea Fleet under the PLA Navy sets sail for maritime training tasks in waters of the South China Sea on the morning of October 26, 2017.
A group of Z-10 attack helicopters attached to an army aviation brigade under the PLA 73rd Group Army lift off for a flight training exercise on October 25, 2017.
The presidium of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) holds its fourth meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 23, 2017.
A Chinese J-11B fighter jet and a Pakistani JF-17 Thunder fighter jet fly over the oasis of a desert area during the Shaheen-VI joint air training exercise in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.