Maritime parade ‘NOT a muscle show’

BY SILVI WRITER and GLOBAL TIMES Naval vessels from 13 countries are taking part in the upcoming Chinese maritime parade in celebration of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’s 70th anniversary on Tuesday in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong Province, where the host will debut its new warships. China’s naval experts denied reports calling the parade China’s military muscle show, but an indication that the PLA … Continue reading Maritime parade ‘NOT a muscle show’

Netizens honor PLA pilots for protecting civilians in fatal crash

BY GLOBAL TIMES Chinese netizens paid their respects to two People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy pilots who died in a training accident, as new details showed the two chose not to eject from their jet to steer their plane away from civilians on the ground. The remains of Ren Yongtao, 37, one of the pilots, have been returned to his hometown in Xi’an, Northwest China’s … Continue reading Netizens honor PLA pilots for protecting civilians in fatal crash

China to lower defense budget growth

BY XINHUA China will lower its defense budget growth rate to 7.5 percent in 2019, from last year’s 8.1 percent, according to a draft budget report to be submitted to the country’s annual session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) opening Tuesday. The 2019 defense budget will be 1.19 trillion yuan (about 177.61 billion US dollars), figures from the report show. The rate marks a … Continue reading China to lower defense budget growth

China’s former military chief of staff sentenced to life

By XINHUA A military court on Wednesday convicted Fang Fenghui, former chief of staff of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC) Joint Staff Department, on three counts and sentenced him to life imprisonment. Fang was found guilty of accepting and offering bribes, as well as holding a huge amount of property from unidentified sources, according to the court ruling. He was also deprived of his political … Continue reading China’s former military chief of staff sentenced to life

Father of China’s hydrogen bomb dies

BY CHINA DAILY Yu Min, a nuclear physicist widely known as the father of China’s hydrogen bomb, died on Wednesday, aged 93. Yu, together with 99 other Chinese people from different walks of life, won the honorary title of “reform pioneer” at a gathering held in Beijing on Dec 18 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of reform and opening-up. In January 2015 Yu also won … Continue reading Father of China’s hydrogen bomb dies

Unsung heroes of WWI: Chinese Laborers

BY XINHUA   A century after the Armistice Day that marked the end of the World War I (WWI), stories of Chinese laborers deployed to the war’s western front started to receive more attention that they deserve after being overlooked for decades. Between 1916 and 1918, some 140,000 Chinese laborers completed a tumultuous journey across the sea and risked their lives repairing vehicles, building roads … Continue reading Unsung heroes of WWI: Chinese Laborers

China to recruit more female fighter pilots

BY SILVI WRITER   The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force is to recruit 40 female student pilots nationwide in 2019, according to its recruitment bureau, Xinhua reported on Sunday, which marks the 69th birthday of the force. The nationwide recruitment, the 12th of its kind, will be open to high school graduates aged between 17 and 20, said Fang Chuanhong, deputy head of the … Continue reading China to recruit more female fighter pilots