Defense

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Comparing China-US military spending: apples and oranges?

China's defense spending continues to increase, but is still less than one-third the U.S. level, so Western alarmists need to keep a clear perspective.
China seeks solutions to Korean Peninsula issues

China seeks solutions to Korean Peninsula issues

A national political advisor said on Saturday in Beijing that China's stance remains clear regarding the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and is working on solutions to the Korean Peninsula issues.
The PLA Air Force's next-generation stealth jet fighter J-20 conducts an unscheduled flight on Nov. 1, the opening day of the six-day Airshow China 2016 held in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province. [Photo by Chen Boyuan / China.org.cn]

Stealth fighter soon powered by local engines

A domestically developed engine will soon power the nation's latest stealth fighter jet, according to a senior scientist working for Aero Engine Corp of China.
Xi underlines innovation in military upgrading

Xi underlines innovation in military upgrading

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday called for deepening military-civilian integration, while highlighting sci-tech innovation as the key to military upgrading.
2nd aircraft carrier in shape as navy sets ambitious goals

2nd aircraft carrier in shape as navy sets ambitious goals

The building of China's second aircraft carrier is in good shape as the hull blocks have been joined in the dock, said a senior navy official.

Infographic: China's 2017 defense spending

An infographic shows China's 2017 defense spending is budgeted to grow 7 percent.
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Stealth drone aim of missile designer

China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp, the nation's largest missile-maker, has begun to develop military drones that can evade radar and anti-aircraft weapons.
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China's defense budget transparent: Finance Minister

Chinese Finance Minister Xiao Jie Tuesday shrugged off concerns over China's military transparency, saying there was no opacity in the country's defense budget.
China's 2017 defense budget to grow 7%: finance official

China's 2017 defense budget to grow 7%: finance official

China's defense budget for 2017 will grow 7 percent from the actual figure in 2016, an official with the Ministry of Finance said Monday.
China to raise 2017 defense budget by around 7%

China to raise 2017 defense budget by around 7 pct: spokesperson

China's 2017 defense budget will expand by around 7 percent, a spokesperson for the annual session of the country's top legislature said Saturday.
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Wing-Loong II UAS conducts maiden flight

China's home-developed Wing-Loong II, the new reconnaissance and strike multi-role endurance Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), successfully completed its maiden flight Monday.
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China consistently opposes THAAD deployment: MOD

The Chinese Ministry of National Defense confirmed on Thursday that China remains constant and clear in its opposition against the THAAD deployment in South Korea.