Three Chinese coast guard vessels sailed around the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea on Monday, the country's maritime authorities have revealed, days after U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis vowed to defend Tokyo's control of the islands.
It is normal for China to carry out scheduled scientific research and tests within the Chinese territory and the tests don't target any specific country or object, China's Defense Ministry said on Feb. 3 in a written statement.
An official from the Chinese Defense Ministry who demanded anonymity said on Thursday that if the information were true, it would seriously sabotage the China-Japan relations, especially their defense relations.
The information office of China's Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed on Jan. 7 a stopover in Malaysia by a Chinese submarine.
China's defense ministry on Friday described the recent US media's cyber-espionage accusation as "groundless and bad act of smearing China."
Wang Jianping, deputy chief of staff with the Joint Staff Department under the Central Military Commission, has been put under investigation for being suspected of taking bribes, Defense Ministry spokesperson Yang Yujun said Thursday.
China's armed forces will take part in the 2017 International Army Games, hosted by Russia, Defense Ministry spokesperson Yang Yujun said at a press conference Thursday.
Chinese Defense Ministry spokesperson Yang Yujun on Thursday voiced the Chinese armed forces' strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada's visit to the Yasukuni Shrine.
China has handed over the U.S. underwater drone it captured in its waters to the United States, a statement posted on China's Ministry of National Defense said Tuesday.
Chinese Defense Ministry spokesperson Yang Yujun said late Saturday that China has decided to hand over the U.S. underwater drone it captured in its waters to the United States in an appropriate manner.
China's Defense Ministry on Thursday declared that it is legitimate for China to deploy necessary defense facilities in the Nansha islands.
China's Defense Ministry expressed on Thursday that China is willing to conduct defense cooperation with the ROK on the basis of respecting for each other's security interests.
China's Defense Ministry expressed grave concern and has lodged a solemn representation on Saturday to Japan over two Japanese F-15 fighter jets' interference of the PLA Air Force's routine training in the Western Pacific.
China's Defense Ministry has expressed strong opposition to the United States Congress passing the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which facilitates military exchanges between the US and Taiwan.
"The media reports are pure speculation," said the information bureau of the Chinese MND in a written statement in response to the Myanmar military plane crash issue on Tuesday.
Senior Colonel Yang Yujun, spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense (MND) of the People's Republic of China (PRC), answers reporters' questions at a regular press conference on November 30, 2016.
China's Ministry of National Defense said Wednesday that it is willing to promote military ties with the defense department of the next administration of the United States.
Mid-ranking military officers and attachés from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan, attended a symposium on counter terrorism at the Special Operations College of the People's Liberation Army in Beijing from Nov 23-27.
Chinese and Cambodian armies will stage a joint drill featuring humanitarian rescue and disaster alleviation in Phnom Penh from Dec. 11 to 26, China's military spokesperson Yang Yujun told a press briefing Wednesday.
China's military pays close attention to the development of situations in the northern region of Myanmar, and hopes that both sides in the conflict can remain calm and restraint, said the Information Bureau of China's Defense Ministry on Sunday.