The press center of the 19th CPC National Congress holds a group interview on "solid strides on the path of building a powerful military with Chinese characteristics" in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 22, 2017.
Xi Jinping presides over the second meeting of the presidium of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 20, 2017.
Xi Jinping delivers a report to the 19th National Congress of the CPC on behalf of the 18th Central Committee of the CPC at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 18, 2017.
The Communist Party of China (CPC) opens the 19th National Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 18, 2017.
Chinese peacekeepers watch a screen displaying the opening session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in southern Lebanon, Oct. 18, 2017.
PLZ-89 self-propelled howitzer systems attached to an artillery detachment with an armored regiment under the PLA Xinjiang MC deploy their 122mm shells down range during a live-fire training exercise recently.
The Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark leaves the Port of Pointe-Noire in Republic of Congo on October 17, 2017.
A Y-8 maritime early warning aircraft attached to an aviation regiment of the North China Sea Fleet under the PLA Navy prepares to land at a military airfield after a flight training exercise recently.
The guided-missile frigate Zhoushan steams alongside the comprehensive supply ship Poyanghu to conduct a replenishment-at-sea during a maritime realistic training exercise in waters of the East China Sea on October 13, 2017.
Soldiers assigned to a brigade with the PLA 82nd Group Army search for targets with equipment during the mountain offensive operation drill recently.
Soldiers assigned to an air-defense battalion of a combined brigade under the PLA 73rd Group Army assemble a camouflage netting to provide concealment for a command vehicle of artillery systems during a live-fire training exercise on October 12, 2017.
A 122mm towed howitzer system attached to a combined army brigade with the PLA Eastern Theater Command spits fires as it sends shells down range during a live-fire training exercise on October 11, 2017.
Rear Admiral Guan Bailin (L) accompanies Republic of Congo's PM Clément Mouamba (R, Front) to review the guard of honor aboard the Chinese PLA Navy's hospital ship Peace Ark on Oct. 11, 2017.
An HQ-9 anti-aircraft missiles system attached to an air defense brigade of the air force under the PLA Eastern Theater Command fires its surface-to-air missiles at simulated aerial targets during the live-fire training on October 8, 2017.
A pilot assigned to an aviation brigade of the PLA Air Force gets situated and checks equipment inside the cockpit of his J-10 fighter jet prior to a combat flight training exercise in northeast China recently.
Y-12 transport aircraft attached to a transport aviation brigade with the airborne troops under the PLA Air Force sit on the flightline prior to a flight training exercise at a military airfield on October 10, 2017.
Type-92 wheeled IFV attached to a brigade with the PLA 81st Group Army fires rounds during a live-fire training exercise in late September, 2017.
A Type-96 MBT rumbles through obstacles as its crawler stirs up a mound of dust during the live-fire training near the Qilian Mountains of northwest China's Gansu Province on October 9, 2017.
Chinese Ambassador to Lebanon Wang Kejian (R) shakes hands with Michael Beary, head of Mission and Force Commander of United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), at the UNIFIL headquarters in Lebanon's southern town of Naqoura, on Oct. 9, 2017.
Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba boarded the Chinese PLA Navy's hospital ship Peace Ark that was paying a friendly visit to Gabon and spoke highly of the free medical services provided by the Peace Ark for the Gabonese people on October 7, 2017.