China Ramps Up Propaganda Against Japan and US

Soon after the Liaoning aircraft carrier group wrapped up its far sea drills in waters between Japan and the island of Taiwan, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy reportedly sent more warships simultaneously through two strategically important straits northwest and southwest of Japan on Monday, marking an increase in Chinese naval activities in the region at a time when…

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Chinese AGI Takes Up Station off Western Australia

Defence announces May 13th a People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) Intelligence Collection Vessel operating off the north-west shelf of Australia. Defence can confirm the vessel is a PLA-N, Dongdiao Class intelligence ship named Haiwangxing. The Haiwangxing travelled down the west coast of Australia to the vicinity of Exmouth, before changing course to track east along the north-west coast. Defence is actively…

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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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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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Visit to Djibouti “Contributes to Regional Stability”

PROPAGANDA Foreign media on Tuesday claimed that a Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy ship recently docked at the PLA Support Base in Djibouti “for the first time,” in an obvious attempt to hype the “China threat” theory. But analysts said that such a docking would be normal so the PLA vessels that carry out escort missions in the Gulf…

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Communist Chinese Naval Vessels Return from Tonga

The PLA naval vessels, the amphibious dock landing ship Wuzhishan (Hull 987) and the comprehensive supply ship Chaganhu (Hull 967), ended their mission of transporting disaster relief materials to Tonga and returned to a naval port in Zhanjiang, South China’s Guangdong Province, on the morning of March 21. Upon the request of the Kingdom of Tonga for volcanic disaster relief,…

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Upgraded J-11B Fighter Jet Joins South China Sea Exercise

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy has received delivery of an upgraded version of the J-11B fighter jet, with at least one participating in a recent mock combat exercise over the South China Sea. Organized by a brigade affiliated with the PLA Southern Theater Command Navy Aviation Force, the round-the-clock flight training featured free aerial battle and offensive and…

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China Claims USS Ralph Johnson Shadowed Carrier Shandong

The PLA Eastern Theater Command monitored, tracked and maintained a high level of alert as US destroyer USS Ralph Johnson transited through the Taiwan Straits on Thursday, Senior Colonel Shi Yi, spokesperson of the PLA Eastern Theater Command said on Saturday, stressing that the US’ such provocation is sending wrong signals to secessionists on the island of Taiwan, which is…

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