John Yee, a Flying Tigers veteran who just celebrated his 95th birthday, remembers the moment when Japanese bombs fell on Pearl Harbor. He was in southwest China's biggest city of Kunming at the time, handpicked as one of 30 translators to work with the Flying Tigers there.
A 94-year-old visually handicapped WWII veteran from eastern city of Wuxi finally fulfilled his long-held dream of touching and feeling China's latest tanks on Sunday, six days after his wish was posted on weibo, or micro blog, by a volunteer.
"A nation full of military wisdom loves peace so much," IIdephonse found out that the training has "Chinese characteristics" unexpectedly.
Well in his nineties, this naval veteran also wished to see China become a maritime power in the world one day. "I'm sure it will come true," he said.
It was past 4 p.m. on Nov 23, on the campus of the College of Defense Studies of the PLA National Defense University, we came across Mr Tariq, who was taking a walk after concluding his afternoon classes.
Five women are training to be the People's Liberation Army's first female combat helicopter pilots, the PLA has announced.
CNS Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier, is currently serving as a training ship for the next generation of officers who will serve on the country's aircraft carriers.
Cheng Haixia is a second class petty officer aboard the CNS Liaoning. He is also morale officer, so in his free time, the 40-year-old veteran regularly checks the ship's internal message board to help solve the problems new recruits often experience.
He left as a boy, but after two years in the army Zhao Songqing returned to college as a man.