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Recruits from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) at a training exercise in 2011.

A Chinese team got kicked out of the Military World Games in China for ‘extensive cheating’

Chinese troops took gold, silver, and fourth place in the women's orienteering challenge in Wuhan on Monday, but their glory was short lived.

7 intimidating images from China’s 70th anniversary show just how powerful its military has become

The Chinese Communist Party celebrated 70 years in power by throwing itself a birthday parade, displaying hypersonic weapons, drones, and ICBMs.
The Dongfeng-41, a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile, displayed at a military parade in Beijing on October 1, 2019.

China used a massive military parade to unveil a supersonic, nuclear-capable missile that could get around the US missile-defense system

The Dongfeng-41 is believed to have a range of 9,320 miles, according to US defense analysts, and be able to travel at 25 times the speed of sound.
A US F-22, left, and a Chinese J-20.

China steals US designs for new weapons, and it’s getting away with ‘the greatest intellectual property theft in human history’

At the National Cybersecurity Summit on Thursday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper sounded the alarm over China's growing 5G dominance.
Footage of Chinese military vehicles entering Hong Kong as part of a "routine" rotation of its members early Thursday morning, as shown by state media.

Dozens of Chinese military trucks enter Hong Kong overnight for a ‘routine’ rotation of troops that could be part of China’s intimid...

Despite China's attempts to portray the action as routine, experts say China may be signalling its readiness to use force to quell Hong Kong protests.
Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army attend a training session for a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, at a military base in Beijing, China, August 22, 2015.

China delivers its most explicit threat to use military force in Hong Kong if protests get bigger and more violent

Senior officials on Wednesday said China has "ample methods as well as sufficient strength" to quell protests that have rocked Hong Kong.
PLA soldiers jump through fire rings during the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison Opening Day at the Shek Kong Barracks on June 29, 2019 in Hong Kong.

China’s military held ’emergency response’ exercises in Hong Kong as the city’s government fights to curb protests

China has stopped short of calling for military intervention in Hong Kong, though its military display was a reminder of its ability to step in.
The Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Canberra in Sri Lanka in March 2019.

Australian navy helicopter pilots were reportedly targeted with laser beams from fishing boats in South China Sea

The Australian Royal Navy conducted its Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 exercise in the South China Sea. An analyst joined the HMAS Canberra.
A Chinese navy personnel stands guard during a naval parade off the eastern port city of Qingdao to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy, China, April 23, 2019.

Here are 8 weapons of war China showed off during its massive naval parade

China put its growing military might on display for the world to see. Check out these pictures from China's massive display of naval power.
J-15 fighters from China's Liaoning aircraft carrier conduct a drill in an area of South China Sea

A Chinese navy fighter jet crashed on a Chinese island in the South China Sea, killing both pilots

The unspecified Chinese fighter jet crashed in Hainan, killing both pilots on board. Such accidents have occurred regularly in the past few years.