Second Type 055 DDG Completes Workups

Lhasa, the second Type 055 10,000 tonne-class large missile destroyer of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, passed a full-course mock-battle training assessment which comprehensively tested the vessel’s air defense, maritime attack and anti-submarine capabilities. As the PLA Navy’s second currently launched Type 055 – a large ship designed to carry out missions in far seas – the Lhasa…

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China Against NATO Expansion to Finland & Sweden

The president and prime minister of Finland announced on Thursday that Finland, a long-time neutral country even throughout the Cold War, must apply to join the NATO “without delay,” and its neighbor Sweden, known for over two centuries of military neutrality when Europe faced turbulence, is expected to decide soon on whether to submit an application to join the alliance.…

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Communist China Thrilled by Taiwan Not Buying US Helicopters

About a week after US cancelled its first arms deal to Taiwan authorities under the Biden administration, the island announced to abandon the plan to buy anti-submarine warfare helicopter from the US as “the price is too high.” The seemingly-surprising snub attracted observer speculation that the secessionists Democratic Progressive Party is somehow at odds with Biden administration due to the…

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Liaoning Carrier Group Starts Combat Training in West Pacific

The Liaoning aircraft carrier group recently started a routine, realistic combat training mission in the West Pacific, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy announced on Tuesday, after the powerful flotilla was reportedly spotted entering the West Pacific via the Miyako Strait on Monday. Consisting of at least eight warships, the carrier group is the largest to head out to…

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PLA Navy Celebrates 73rd Birthday

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy celebrated its 73rd anniversary on Saturday by announcing, over the past days, the commissioning of half a dozen powerful warships and two types of advanced vessel-based helicopters, which have already started training to form combat capabilities. These achievements are a reflection of the Navy’s rapid, tremendous growth over the recent years, which is…

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China Hints at Launching of Third Aircraft Carrier

Propaganda Shanghai-based Jiangnan Shipyard is preparing for resumption of production on Saturday, the 73rd founding anniversary of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, following the COVID-19 resurgence in the city. The PLA Navy on Friday released a promotional video on China’s aircraft carrier program, in which it gave a very obvious hint that the country’s third aircraft carrier will…

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China Says Anti-Ship Ballistic Missiles “Merely Speculative”

Propaganda After commissioning the road-mobile DF-21D and DF-26 anti-ship ballistic missiles, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) also has ship- and air-launched variants of such hypersonic weapons in its arsenal that can keep US carrier strike groups at a distance, foreign media recently reported. These reports are merely speculative, Chinese military experts said on Thursday, noting if China does have…

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Communist China Announces Ship Commissionings

Shortly before its 73rd founding anniversary on April 23rd, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy announced the commissioning of its second Type 075 amphibious assault ship and its sixth Type 055 large destroyer, as they have already started training exercises. As examples of the rapid development of the PLA Navy, both ships are expected to gain combat capability very…

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PLA Drills Around Taiwan Targeted at US Lawmakers’ Visit

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command on Friday organized multi-services and arms, dispatching forces including destroyers, frigates, bombers and fighters, and conducted joint combat alert patrols and drills including maritime assault, in the forefront of the East China Sea and in waters and aerial areas around the island of Taiwan, when a group of US lawmakers were…

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Communist China Decries US Nuclear Weapon Claims

US military leaders, politicians and media have been repeatedly hyping the so-called China nuclear arsenal expansion, highlighted recently again by a report by the Wall Street Journal, and these speculations are an excuse for the US to expand its own nuclear arsenal and push the “China threat” theory, Chinese experts said on Monday. China has accelerated the expansion of its…

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