Guns, death, poverty and long patrols across swamps and deserts under a baking sun thousands of kilometers from home is a hard life for any young woman.
The 5th annual installment of Exercise Kowari featuring Chinese, Australian and U.S. armed forces, has wrapped up in Cairns on Wednesday.
She was 23 when she deployed in 2015 to Juba, the capital of South Sudan, as part of China's first female infantry squad to serve in a United Nations peacekeeping mission. The squad had 13 members.
As the People's Republic of China nears its 69th anniversary, a law enforcement division in Shanghai is helping people better appreciate the magnitude of events leading up to and following the historical event in 1949.
The late army officer Zhou Zhifu survived the horrors of war to become a model Party member.
If you’re a soldier in China, applying to leave the army is likely to leave a black mark on your social credit score.
While her peers donned suits and started their careers in office buildings or flew abroad to further their studies, 22-year-old French major Zhang Zixuan disappeared to a training ground in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region upon graduation from university last June.
As China's military looks to reform domestically, it's also expanding its presence abroad.
China's share of global arms exports rose from 3.8 percent to 6.2 percent from 2012 to 2016 as the country became the third-largest weapon supplier in the world after the U.S. and Russia, according to the latest data released by the SIPRI.
More than 6,000 kilometers away from his home and family, 25-year-old Li Junying waked up at 6 am in southern Lebanon and prepared to search for idle mines scattered along the United Nations Blue Line.
On Jan. 30, the TV channel of 81.cn, the website of the People's Liberation Army, released a video unveiling the demeanor of soldiers who guard the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.
The video of a quake survivor searching for the army officer who saved his life 10 years ago has attracted a lot of attention on China's social media.
Her father was fascinated by space and a huge fan of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, and Neil Armstrong, the first to walk on the moon, when he was a middle school student. He signed up for the PLA astronaut program without hesitation.
A cadets from the PLA Naval University of Engineering shared with classmates his stories of spending three months on the Romanian Navy's sail training ship "Mircea" for an oceangoing visit mission to seven countries on the New Year's Day of 2018.
The Australian Army has heralded the "courage" of Chinese soldiers, after a six-day trilateral training mission that also included the United States wrapped up in Cairns, Australia.
With local patients packed with a temporary clinic in the midst of Djibouti's humid weather, sweats dropped down from the foreheads of Chinese doctors, who were carefully treating villagers through traditional Chinese medicine and modern therapy.
In recent years, the Chinese military has sent medical units to Haiti, Nepal and Pakistan for disaster relief after earthquakes, floods, and other medical security tasks. In addition, more than 100 groups of experts have also been sent to Laos, Zambia and other Asian and African countries to carry out medical aid.
In the past 20 years, they have secured a firm footing here through unremitting and concrete efforts, and have been recognized as a strong and civilized force in Hong Kong, becoming a "stabilizer" that protects the prosperity and stability of the SAR.
"I believe China and the US and their militaries should pursue win-win cooperation on the principle of non-conflict, non-confrontation and mutual respect. That's the only way to keep the bilateral relations moving forward."
The 13th Chinese peacekeeping engineer detachment to Darfur of Sudan wrapped up the upgrading and renovation task for the Nyala International Airport on May 31, 2017 after 131 days of continuous work.