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Xi underlines innovation, reform in defense, military upgrade

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Sunday highlighted theoretical and technological innovation as the key to upgrade the country's military and national defense.

PLA Navy buoyed by 3 new landing ships and wave of upgrades

The People's Liberation Army Navy has commissioned three new landing ships with designs it said will improve amphibious capabilities.

China's new aircraft carrier bigger than 'Liaoning'

China's second aircraft carrier, which is now under construction, might be bigger than the country's first, the Liaoning.

Political adviser: THAAD intended to target China, Russia

The THAAD will inevitably target China and Russia, if the radar deployed by the United States is used to view China's military operations, said the former head of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Ministry of National Defense.

China announces 7.6% defense budget rise, lowest in six years

China on Saturday announced the country's lowest defense budget increase in six years in the wake of rising economic headwinds and last year's massive drawdown of service people.

China to raise 2016 defense budget by 7-8%

China will raise its defense budget by around 7 to 8 percent this year, a spokesperson for the annual session of the national legislature said Friday.

China's NPC supervision not formality: spokeswoman

China's top legislative body's supervision over law enforcement and government work is not a formality, a spokesperson said Friday.

Senior Chinese military official stresses clean army

A senior Chinese military official on Wednesday called for enhanced counter-corruption efforts to build a clean army.

China well on track to building modern and strong army

China is well on its way to establishing a strong, modern army, as it has rolled out measures to restructure the armed forces, increased civil-military integration and taken a zero-tolerance stance on corruption.

China's Y-20 to be put into military use in 2016

China's own domestically built military cargo jet, Y-20, will likely be put into service in the army this year, a military expert said.

Xi stresses CPC's leadership over army

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with senior officers at local military units in the eastern province of Jiangxi on Wednesday, urging the country's armed forces to follow the Communist Party of China (CPC).

PLA vows support, contributions to military reform

People's Liberation Army (PLA) forces have pledged to support and contribute to China's ongoing comprehensive reforms in national defense and the military.

China reshuffles military headquarters

China has reorganized its four military headquarters -- staff, politics, logistics and armaments -- into 15 new agencies under the Central Military Commission (CMC).