President Xi Jinping urged the armed forces on Monday to uphold and accelerate the civil-military integration strategy amid the country's efforts to build a world-class military.
Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) air force on Monday released its latest promotional video, looking back on its accomplishments over the past five years.
The world's largest amphibious aircraft will conduct its maiden flight from water in the second half of the year, its developer announced at the two sessions over the weekend.
National lawmakers from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the Armed Police Force have suggested a motivational mechanism and more frequent military training exercises to further prepare them for combat.
China will never launch or involve itself in an arms race with any other country, especially the United States, said a senior strategist from the People's Liberation Army on Thursday.
China does not need to overreact or worry about strengthening ties between the U.S. and Vietnam, a Chinese expert said in response to the recent visit of a U.S. aircraft carrier to Vietnam.
The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier will set anchor in Vietnam's coastal city Da Nang on Monday, the first time a U.S. aircraft carrier has visited the country since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975.
China plans to raise the defense budget by 8.1 percent to 1.107 trillion yuan ($175 billion) in 2018.
China has increased its defense spending in recent years mostly to upgrade arms and equipment, and the country's defense budget is lower than other major countries.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called for deeper military-civilian integration in the new era.