During the height of the epidemic in Wuhan last year, Huoshenshan Hospital captured headlines around the world. The 1,000-bed hospital was built in only a matter of days. Construction started on January 24 and ended by February 2. Zhao Yunfei speaks with the project manager, who recalls the pressure and pride, he experienced.
A combined arms regiment under the PLA's Xinjiang Military Command adjusted some items in the personal package carried by the service members for field training. Although only a few simple items have been replaced, this move has attracted wide attention within the regiment.
Huang Zhongmao, an army veteran who had fought the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-1953), now lives in a remote village in western Hubei Province, China, with his son Huang Houyong.
Professor Li Yufen, a great female scientist who had been developing China’s first atomic bomb, passed away due to disease in the wee hours of December 8 at the age of 92.
Parachute test jumping is a high-risk profession with only 20 or 30 people in the country. Li Jun, who used to be an airborne trooper, has been a parachute test jumper for 26 years and test-jumped more than 3,000 times. His team has created several parachuting and air-drop records, including the successful jump from the Y-20 transport aircraft.
Luo Kaihu, one of the overseas Chinese mechanics known as the Nanyang Volunteers in southwest China's Yunnan Province, died on Thursday at the age of 102.
The six-episode documentary For the Peace portrays the Chinese People's Volunteers soldiers, many of whom sacrificed their lives during the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53).
"We must keep the bond between the U.S. and China alive. It was forged in blood and honor," said Harry Moyer, a veteran pilot who flew with the famed "Flying Tigers" 76 years ago in China to help the Chinese combat the Japanese invasion.
As a matter of fact, the eradication of poverty is a common problem for all developing countries. In Burkina Faso, the poverty rate is relatively high for the population as a whole. In my opinion, the key to get people out of poverty is education.
People across China have been inspired by the remarks President Xi Jinping made on Friday marking the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteers entering the Korean Peninsula to fight in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea.
Han Decai was the deputy commander of the air force of the former PLA Nanjing Military Region. He shot down five enemy aircraft on the battlefield, won Merit Citation Class I twice, and was awarded the honorary title of "Class II Combat Hero" by the PLA Air Force.
The First Squadron of the Third Detachment of the Yunnan People's Armed Police Force was granted the title "The Steel Knife Team" in 1979 by the Central Military Commission for its efforts in guarding the country's southwestern border.
Chen Dingchang, a leading designer of China's air and missile defense systems, died on Monday in Beijing. He was 83.
Chinese military medical scientist Chen Wei was awarded the national honorary title -- "the People's Hero" -- Tuesday for her outstanding contributions to the country's fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.
Major General Chen Wei, a recipient of the title of "People's Hero", an academician with the Chinese Academy of Engineering and a researcher at the Institute of Military Medicine under the Academy of Military Sciences, was interviewed recently on the R&D and application of COVID-19 vaccines in China that the public is most concerned about.
"What is worth remembering about U.S.-China cooperation in fighting Japanese aggression in World War II is that, at the time, the interests of the U.S. and China differed, yet they still cooperated, united by a common foe," renowned American public intellectual Robert Lawrence Kuhn has said.
Ma Zhengqun has been devoted to photographing Chinese veterans of the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression over the past 15 years. So far, she has taken portraits for more than 1,000 former soldiers from across the country.
The shooting competition of the Safe Environment contest of the International Army Games (IAG) 2020 was held at the Pesochnoye training ground in Yaroslavl region of Russia on August 26.
"We must remember this. We must talk about those events, talk about how everything happened. Everybody must be interested in this. After all, everyone needs the truth," said Russian veteran Taras Shchudlo.
The Airborne Platoon contest of International Army Games 2020 (IAG 2020) entered the fourth stage on August 29, 2020. In the past few days, the Chinese participants have carried forward the tenacious fighting spirit and went all out in the air and on the ground.
September 3 of this year marks the 75th anniversary of China's victory in its war against Japan's invasion. Here are the basic facts you should know about the war.
The 35 veterans rushed to Zheng Songfang's home at the bad news and decided on the spot, "From today on, Zheng Songfang is our own daughter. We will bring her up together."
The PLA 72nd Group Army hosted a grand ceremony to confer a first-class merit citation for Corporal Wang Liang, who is assigned to a brigade under the group army.
Born in 1992, Jiang experienced a wild moment in 1998, when a flood hit his hometown in rural Zongyang county, Anhui. The violent floods were among the worst on record in southern China.
The Sixth Company of the 74th Army Group of the People's Liberation Army is known as the "hard-boned Sixth Company". The nickname was bestowed on the company because its 80-plus year history has seen it produce many heroes who fought bravely and made the ultimate sacrifice.
Wu Bingjiang has remained vigilant over emergencies as a veteran firefighter, which landed him a voluntary job for flood relief in Jiangxi province earlier this month.
For Fu Haihong, it seems to be his destiny to fight floods. Twenty-two years ago, when Fu's mother was seven months pregnant with him, their home, along with the houses of many other families in Sipu village in East China's Jiangxi province, was inundated by floods.
Troops of a ground-based missile brigade of the air force under the PLA Eastern Theater Command have been fighting the flood in south China for nearly half a month. Up to now, no service members got ill and the non-combat attrition rate is zero, in spite of the troops' long time flood-fighting efforts in high temperature and high humidity.
"I do this definitely not to make a show, but to contribute my share of strength as a veteran." The aging veteran said that there had always been the PLA soldiers and militias at the time of crisis. "I used to be a soldier, and now I want to contribute my strength to fighting against floods," added he.
Recently, a piece of information asking for granulocytes (leukocytes) donation circulated widely online. Qiu Sheng, an active service member in Tibet, has caught leukemia and is having drug resistance. He is in urgent need of granulocyte infusion therapy.
Veteran Zhang Minghong walked into the studio of the Beijing TV on October 30, 2019 and participated in the recording of a TV program to talk about his life after retirement from the Chinese military over 30 years ago.No matter what you do for a living, it is always graceful as long as you work hard, he said.
A cooking skills competition was held in early April at a brigade of the 77th Group Army of the PLA Army. Unsurprisingly, Suonan Jiangcai, an army cook of the Tibetan ethnic group, topped the other competitors and defended his "King Chef" title again.
French television France 24 in an article recently posted on its website debunked some fake videos, reproaching the disinformation that seek to sow discord between China and Africa at a time when the world is grappling against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 outbreak has expanded to most other countries in just one month, becoming the worst pandemic in a century. Global cooperation is the only way to maximize containment efforts for the benefit of all humanity.
To win the human challenge as soon as possible, China and the international community have been working closely since the start of the outbreak. Their cooperation can be characterized by several idioms and proverbs.
Africa and China have supported each other and cooperated closely since COVID-19 broke out in early 2020, reflecting the long-lasting friendship during this hard time. African countries fully supported China's fight against the epidemic in the past months, as COVID-19 is currently spreading in Africa.
The member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China, Japan, and South Korea, held the Special ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Summit on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) via video conference on Tuesday.
My father was an ace fighter pilot in the air force. When I was five years old, he was transferred to work far from home. From age five to sixteen, my memories about him have always been his standing on the platform of the railway station in uniform. I will never forget the moment that he rushed toward me when I eagerly waited for him outside the exit of the station.
As Wuhan, the city hardest hit by the novel coronavirus outbreak, begins to return to normal, military medical teams remain on duty at the Huoshenshan Hospital to help medics treating the most serious cases.
China's response to the novel coronavirus outbreak has been remarkable at several levels. First, the decisive leadership of the Communist Party of China and the Chinese officials' years of experience in managing local and national affairs have helped the country to largely contain the spread of the virus in the country.