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
Chinese military warned off two US warships entering waters around the Chinese islands and reefs in the South China Sea, a spokesperson of the PLA Southern Theater Command said Monday.
The PLA's training and exercises are aimed at safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity, maintaining peace and stability across the Straits, and protecting common interests of the compatriots across the straits.
The motherland must be and will be reunified. We will take all necessary measure to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity and protect peace and stability across the strait.
China has indisputable sovereignty over the islands in the South China Sea and its adjacent waters. Recently, with the joint efforts of China and the ASEAN countries, the situation in the South China Sea is steadily improving.
China's naval fleets have escorted 3,400 foreign ships over the past 10 years, around 51.5 percent of the total escorted, according to a Ministry of National Defense statement.
China will fulfill the international obligations, and will continue to make contributions to regional peace and stability and also to protect major sea lines of communication.
China's latest move to reform military policies and institutions serves as an underpinning for deepening national defense and military reform in the new era, a military spokesperson said Thursday.
China's commitment to a new concept of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security. The Chinese military will, as always, be a staunch force for world peace and stability.
China will practise the motto of the CISM “Friendship through Sport”, and focus on the theme of “sharing friendships and promoting peace”, so as to present to the world a fantastic sport event.
Chinese military on Tuesday voiced firm opposition to a U.S. Navy warship's entry into waters around China's islands and reefs in the South China Sea.
China's military has voiced its "strong indignation and resolute opposition" against recent "sanctions" by the U.S. on Chinese military authority and personnel, according to China's Ministry of National Defense.
The Chinese military protested on Thursday after a British Royal Navy warship sailed close to Chinese islands in the South China Sea on Aug 31.
Dennis Blair's suggestions provoke cross-Strait military confrontation and destroy the China-Japan relationship. They are irresponsible and also very dangerous.
The Chinese military resolutely opposes and protests Washington adopting the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act into law, Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday.
Taiwan is an integral part of China. We firmly oppose any official contacts and military exchanges in any form between any country and Taiwan. This position is clear and consistent.
Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe will pay an official goodwill visit to India this year, the Ministry of National Defense announced Thursday.
General Wei Fenghe, China’s defense minister, will visit the United States by year-end, the Ministry of National Defense spokesman said on Thursday.
China and the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have scheduled a joint maritime exercise to take place later this year, a Chinese ministry spokesperson said Thursday.
The Chinese Coast Guard will be transferred to the command of the Armed Police Force from July 1, a spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense said Thursday.
The US Secretary of Defense James Mattis will visit China from June 26 to 28, Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang, spokesman for China's Ministry of National Defense, said on Monday.
The construction of the PLA Djibouti Logistic Support Base is to better implement our international responsibility and obligations of escort and humanitarian assistance in the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia.
The SCO will hold the "Peace Mission 2018" joint military drill in Russia in the latter half of this year, Ren Guoqiang, spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense, said Thursday.
The carrier formation led by China's first aircraft carrier, Liaoning, has initially developed combat capabilities for group operations, a Chinese military spokesperson said Thursday.