Category Archives: Ministry of National Defense

23rd, 24th Chinese naval escort taskforces hold hand-over ceremony

MOD.GULF OF ADEN, September 7 (ChinaMil) — The 23rd and 24th Chinese naval escort taskforces hosted the hand-over ceremony aboard the Chinese guided-missile frigate Xiangtan at 10 a.m. on September 2, local time, after completing the 967th escort mission. During the hand-over of tasks, related materials on escort missions were handed over to the 24th taskforce. The 23rd taskforce introduced

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AM-HEx 2016 joint exercise kicks off in Thailand

MOD. THAILAND Sept. 6 (ChinaMil) — The Second Military Medicine-Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Joint Exercise (AM-HEx 2016) under the mechanism of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defense Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus) kicked off in Thailand’s Bangkok and Chonburi as well as waters off its coast respectively on Sept. 5, local time. More than 1,200 military personnel as

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China, Finland agree to expand military ties

MOD. BEIJING, (Xinhua) — Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan pledged Monday to maintain high-level military exchanges and cooperation with Finland in a meeting with his Finnish counterpart Jussi Niinisto in Beijin. Chang called China and Finland good friends and partners, and lauded bilateral ties as a paradigm of mutually-beneficial cooperation between countries with different national conditions and social systems. The

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PLA Air Force commander confirms new strategic bomber

MOD. China is developing a next-generation strategic bomber, the People’s Liberation Army Air Force’s top commander officially confirmed on Thursday. General Ma Xiaotian said the new aircraft would enhance the PLA Air Force’s long-range strike capability, with even greater strides to come. “We are now developing a next generation, long-range strike bomber that you will see sometime in the future,”

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China passes new law on national defense transport

MOD. BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) — China’s legislature on Saturday approved a new law on national defense transport, regulating the planning, construction, management and use of transportation resources for national defense. The new law, covering railways, waterways and air routes, was passed at the closing meeting of the bimonthly session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee. A national

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EU and Chinese naval escort taskforces meet at Sea in the Gulf of Aden

MOD.>GULF OF ADEN, Aug. 31 (ChinaMil) — Commodore René Luyckx, commanding officer of the EU Combined Task Force 465 (CTF-465) visited the 23rd Chinese naval escort taskforce on the morning of August 28. Commodore René Luyckx, and his entourage of 4 people, boarded the Chinese guided-missile frigate Xiangtan by helicopter and met with Senior Captain Wang Hongli, commanding officer of

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Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment to Mali saves landmine attack victim

MOD.MALI, Aug. 31 (ChinaMil) — Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment to Mali received a seriously wounded person who suffered from a landmine attack at 6:40 a.m. on August 29, local time. After a seven-hour intensive treatment, the injured person’s condition was finally under control. According to the information from the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), a supply

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China, Vietnam should boost military cooperation: defense ministers

MOD. Defense ministers of China and Vietnam held talks Tuesday in Beijing, saying the two countries should boost military cooperation and make contribution to regional peace. Defense Minister Chang Wanquan told his Vietnamese counterpart Ngo Xuan Lich that the Chinese military is ready to beef up cooperation with Vietnam in areas including high-level exchanges, personnel education and training, border defense,

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PLA Macao Garrison completes 17th troop rotation

MOD.MACAO, Aug. 30 (ChinaMil) — According to the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Garrisoning the Macao Special Administrative Region, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Macao Garrison has completed the 17th rotation of troops on Sunday since they were stationed in Macao on July 1, 1999. At the ceremony held at the Garrison’s Zhengling Barracks in Zhuhai

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