Latest Chinese armed forces News

Japan sights China, Russia warships near disputed islands

Jul. 04, 2022 07:46 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan protested to Beijing after spotting Chinese and Russian warships just outside its territorial waters around the disputed East China Sea islands on Monday. Japan's Defense Ministry said a Chinese frigate sailed inside the “contiguous zone,” just outside...

China's top diplomat visits Myanmar amid opposition protest

Jul. 03, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — China’s top diplomat on Saturday arrived on his first visit to Myanmar since the military seized power last year to attend a regional meeting that the government said was a recognition of its legitimacy and opponents protested as a violation of peace efforts. ...

China says it successfully intercepted a missile in flight

Jun. 20, 2022 06:37 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China says it has successfully intercepted a missile in flight, in a test of an anti-ballistic missile system that could improve its defenses as it presses its territorial claims. A brief statement from the Defense Ministry late Sunday gave no details, but said the...

China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

Jun. 17, 2022 01:41 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing launched a new-generation aircraft carrier Friday, the first such ship to be both designed and built in China, in a milestone as it seeks to extend the range and power of its navy. The Type 003 carrier christened Fujian left its drydock at a shipyard outside...

Chinese destroyer on long-distance exercises in Sea of Japan

Jun. 15, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — One of China's largest and most capable combat ships is conducting long-distance exercises in the Sea of Japan, state media reported Thursday, in a display of China's increasing naval reach. The Communist Party newspaper Global Times said the mission was the first...

US: China's military activity around Taiwan threatens region

Jun. 11, 2022 03:39 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin stressed American support for Taiwan on Saturday, suggesting at Asia's premier defense forum that recent Chinese military activity around the self-governing island threatens to change the status quo. Speaking at the Shangri-La...

China complains over US arms sales to Taiwan

Jun. 10, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — China's defense minister complained to his American counterpart on Friday about the latest U.S. arms package for Taiwan and warned of a possible conflict over the self—governing island that China claims as its own territory. Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Wei...

Chinese fighter jet crashes into homes, killing 1 on ground

Jun. 10, 2022 00:55 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese air force fighter jet crashed into houses during a training mission in central China, killing one person on the ground and injuring two others, state media said. The reports were unusual because China generally keeps military accidents under wraps or...

China, Cambodia breaking ground on joint port project

Jun. 07, 2022 06:18 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia denied again Tuesday that it will allow any Chinese military presence at a port where it and China are beginning an expansion this week that has prompted concern in the United States and elsewhere that it will be used by Beijing as a naval outpost on the Gulf...

China rejects Canadian, Australian charges in air encounters

Jun. 06, 2022 06:00 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China defended its military pilots on Monday, saying they acted properly and were protecting its sovereignty, following recent complaints by Canada and Australia that Chinese planes engaged in risky maneuvers with their aircraft over the Pacific. Defense Ministry...