China will reduce the number of ground reserve troops and increase the size of reserve forces belonging to other services and arms, a military spokesperson said Wednesday.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar reached an agreement over a phone conservation to handle the Galwan Valley clash justly and fairly and cool down the situation on the ground.
The Chinese military's new-style combat uniforms featuring the newest camouflage pattern that debuted during the military parade in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China will be allocated to all troops as planned.
Recently, the US Defense Secretary Mark Esper has been hyping up the so-called "China threat" in total disregard of facts, trying to sow discord among the regional countries and stigmatize China's anti-epidemic efforts.
Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe leads a delegation to attend the military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory against the Nazis in World War II in Russia from June 23 to 25.
Senior Colonel Zhang Shuili, spokesperson for the Western Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, made a statement on Tuesday over the clashes between Chinese and Indian border troops in the Galvan Valley area.
A spokesperson of China's Ministry of National Defense slammed the flight by a U.S. C-40 military transport aircraft over Chinese territory on June 9 without Chinese side’s permission, calling it an extremely wrong and dangerous action.
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 May 29, 2020.
The PLA Navy is conducting sea trials for aircraft carrier Shandong in accordance with the arrangement of the annual trial plan, said Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense at the regular press conference on Friday.
The Chinese military expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition on Sunday to the US selling Taiwan $180 million of equipment including torpedoes, and strongly urged the US side to immediately stop arms sales to Taiwan and stop military ties with Taiwan.
It was pointed out in this year's government work report that the major principles and policies on work related to Taiwan shall be kept, and any separatist activities seeking "Taiwan independence" be resolutely opposed and deterred.
The scale and structure of China's defense budget is reasonably determined in accordance with the level of national economic development and defense demand, said Senior Colonel Wu Qian, the spokesperson for the delegation of the PLA and the PAP Force on Tuesday when interviewed by the media.
The Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China issued a written statement to express strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's congratulating Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen on her inauguration on Wednesday.
China firmly opposes arms sales to Taiwan by any country and urges France to annul its projects of selling weapons to Taiwan immediately, Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang, spokesperson of China's Ministry of National Defense said on Friday.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the whole military has resolutely implemented the decisions and orders of the CPC Central Committee and lived up to its duties and missions regardless of daunting difficulties.
The Chinese military opposes foreign powers bolstering their naval presence in the South China Sea, actions that are detrimental to regional peace and stability, a spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense said on Thursday.
A US guided-missile destroyer USS Barry trespassed into Chinese territorial waters off the Xisha Islands without permission on April 28.
The Chinese military is strongly opposed to the US recent unjustified accusation against China and urges the US to stop meddling in the South China Sea, said Senior Colonel Wu Qian, spokesman for China’s Ministry of National Defense, in a written statement on the afternoon of April 20.
The PLA, under the unified command of the CPC Central Committee and the Central Military Commission (CMC), will continue to overcome all difficulties to battle the virus in high spirit and do its best to save every patient.
China urged the US to strengthen strategic dialogue based on mutual respect, properly handle differences, facilitate practical cooperation and help steer military-to-military development in a positive direction.
China strongly opposes separatist attempts for "Taiwan independence" in any form, Ren Guoqiang, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, said Thursday in response to a news report that a U.S. warship had sailed through the Taiwan Strait on March 25.
A spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense on Friday refuted a U.S. media report about a Chinese navy destroyer firing laser at a P-8A reconnaissance aircraft of the U.S. armed forces from the Philippine Sea.
The Chinese government firmly opposes and fights all kinds of cyber crimes in accordance with the law. The Chinese military has never engaged or participated in any form of cyber theft.
Senior Colonel Wu Qian, Director General of the Information Office of China's Ministry of National Defense and Spokesperson for the MND, answers reporters' questions at a monthly press conference on December 26, 2019.
China, Russia and Iran will hold a joint naval exercise from Dec. 27 to 30 in the Gulf of Oman, a Chinese military spokesperson told a press conference Thursday.
Where the Chinese navy deploys the domestically-made aircraft carrier is determined by national security threats and defense needs. It has nothing to do with the regional situation and does not target any specific target, country or region.
Senior Colonel Li Huamin, spokesperson for the PLA Southern Theater Command, made remarks Friday on the US warships' trespassing into waters adjacent to China's Nansha islands and territorial waters off the Xisha Islands.
Quitting the INF Treaty shows that the US is pursuing a unilateralism policy and shirking international responsibilities. We are firmly opposed to deploying land-based intermediate-range weapons in the Asian-Pacific region by the US side.
The glorious progress China has achieved in the past 70 years has proved no small tricks can impede the great development of China and the Chinese military.
China has no intention nor need to flex its muscles in the military parade on the upcoming National Day, said Wu Qian, a spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, at a press conference here Tuesday.
It is the mission of the PAP to maintain national security and social stability, protect the well-being of the people and safeguard political security, especially the security of the administration and the political system.
Chinese naval and air forces on August 28 conducted the whole-process monitoring of a US warship that had trespassed into the adjacent waters off China's Nansha Islands without permission and warned it to leave, a spokesperson of the Chinese PLA said on Thursday.
The Chinese military strongly opposes the US selling F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, calling the action a "complete mistake" and "very dangerous", a spokesman of the Ministry of National Defense said on Friday night.
China congratulates Mark Esper for getting confirmed as the new Secretary of Defense of the United States, hoping the relationship between the Chinese and the U.S. military forces can enjoy healthy and stable development, Wu Qian, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, said on Wednesday.
China's Defense Ministry said on Wednesday that the military is following closely the recent situation in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), citing a law that allows the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) garrison in Hong Kong to conduct public security missions after the local government makes a request to the central government.
The Chinese military going global brings security and opportunities rather than threats and challenges to the world, spokesperson with China's Ministry of National Defense Wu Qian said on Wednesday.
It is a legitimate right of sovereign countries to deploy facilities and conduct training on their own territories. The Chinese side's actions are lawful, reasonable and fair and relevant parties should not be surprised.
Taiwan is part of China. The Taiwan question is China's internal affairs and it has to do with China's core interests and it has a direct bearing on the Chinese people's feelings. Therefore it brooks no foreign interference.
A US warship intruded into the waters adjacent to China's territorial islands and reefs in the South China Sea on May 20 without permission of the Chinese government, said spokesman for the PLA Southern Theater Command Monday.
On May 3, the US DoD issued the "2019 Annual Report to Congress: Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China". The "report" distorts the facts, confuses right and wrong, and deliberately misrepresents China's strategic intentions