President Xi Jinpingsaid Sunday China needs a strong military more than ever, urging building the People's Liberation Army(PLA) into world-class armed forces with confidence and capability to "defeat all invading enemies" and "safeguard world peace."
"The world is not all at peace, and peace must be safeguarded," said Xi. "Today, we are closer to the goal of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation than any other time in history, and we need to build a strong people's military more than any other time in history."
On 3 September 2015, the military parade was held in Tiananmen Square to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory in World War II.more
On 31 December 2015, the "Second Artillery Corps" officially renamed to "The PLA Rocket Force". For 49 years, the Second Artillery Force completed their mission of defending the nation. In the future, the Rocket Force will take upon to continue their spirit.more
On 1 November 2016, the Type J-20 Stealth Fighter debuted in Air Show China 2017. J-20 is the new stealth aircraft which self-develop by our country. The new model and technology promote the synthetic ability of Air Force of the CPLA, assisting to defend national sovereignty and safe.more
On 26 April 2017, China's first home-made aircraft carrier the Type 001A was launched. The vessel is set to fitting-out and sea trials for several years before it is commissioned. The launch marked as a milestone for the country's armament development.more
The PLA Navy has a carrier battle group, led by the aircraft carrier CNS Liaoning, and the unit continues to move toward gaining full operational capability, according to the Navy. The Liaoning carrier battle group completed a cross-sea, live-fire exercise at the end of last year and recently undertook a long-distance training exercise. Dozens of pilots and landing signal officers are now qualified to operate the J-15 fighter jets deployed on the carrier, the Navy said.
As a component of China's armed forces and subordinate to the State Council, the People's Armed Police Force (PAPF) is under the dual leadership of the State Council and the CMC. The PAPF consists of the internal security force and various police forces. The border public security, firefighting and security guard forces are also components of the PAPF. The PAPF is charged with the fundamental task of safeguarding national security, maintaining social stability and ensuring that the people live and work in peace and contentment.
The PLA Rocket Force, the pillar of the nation's strategic deterrent, is probably the best in the world in terms of the variety of missiles it uses－it has at least nine different ground-to-ground missiles, including the DF-31A intercontinental ballistic missile, the DF-15B short-range ballistic missile and the CJ-10A ground-launched cruise missile, according to PLA Daily.
The PLA Air Force is believed to have started taking delivery of the J-20 stealth fighter jet, a third-type, fifth-generation combat aircraft. Its maiden flight was made in January 2011, and the aircraft was declassified in November last year when it performed at a defense exhibition in China.
Addressing a grand rally at the Tian'anmen Square in downtown Beijing to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, Hu vowed to keep to the road of China-style socialism and the reform and opening-up policy.
In his speech, which was televised live nationwide and throughout the world, Hu said the Chinese nation, which had a civilization of more than 5,000 years, had entered a new era of development and progress since Chairman Mao Zedong pronounced the founding of the People's Republic of China on the same day 60 years ago.
In 1999, it was mechanized infantry chariots formation. Today they are computerized type 1999 main battle tanks.
The leading formation of the air force show，a Kongjing-2000 AEWC aircraft escorted by eight J-7 fighters, flies over the Tian'anmen Square in the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in central Beijing, October 1, 2009.
Long-range rocket guns are displayed during a parade in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing, October 1, 2009.
The QBZ-95 is a bullpup-style assault rifle manufactured by Arsenal 266, part of Norinco and Arsenal 296, under Jianshe Corp, for the People's Liberation Army, the armed forces of the People's Republic of Chinamore
The Type 052 Luhu-class is one of the first modern multi-role guided missile destroyers built by China. There are currently two units in active service with the People's Liberation Army Navy Surface Force. It was succeeded by the Type 051Bmore
On 1 October 1984, the military parade was held in Tiananmen Square to mark the 35th anniversary of PRC National Day.more
In 1985, China downsized its army by more than 1 million, the largest cuts ever. After the recent move, China's troop levels will stand at 2 million, compared with 6.27 million in October 1949.more
30,000 soldiers and civilians took part in the founding ceremony of China as well as the first big parade at Tian'anmen Square in Beijing on Oct. 1, 1949. Commander-in-chief Zhude, accompanied by Nie Zhenrong, the commander of North China military region, reviewed the armed forces.
In early October 1950, upon the request of the Workers' Party of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the DPRK government, the CPC Central Committee made the decision to "resist US aggression and aid Korea to protect the homeland."
China successfully exploded its first atomic bomb on October 16, 1964.The Chinese people had finally developed their own nuclear technology.
China launched its first satellite Dong Fang Hong I (DFH I) to earth orbit on April 24, 1970, becoming the fifth country in the world to independently launch satellite following the USSR, USA, France and Japan. The 390-lb. electronic ball floated around the earth blaring the patriotic song The East Is Red.
At the battle of Pingxingguan, the 115th Division sustained over 400 casualties, killed over 1,000 Japanese soldiers, and captured a large quantity of military supplies. This battle was the Chinese military's ?rst major victory since the nationwide resistance had begun.more
In order to lift Chinese morale, stem the risk that the KMT and its government would turn to a policy of appeasement, and cripple the Japanese "prison cage" strategy against resistance base areas in northern China, the Eighth Route Army Headquarters made the decision to launch a large-scale offensive.more
In order to give China a bright future, the Communist Party of China led the Chinese people to win the War of Liberation, shattering the Kuomintang army and overthrowing the reactionary Kuomintang rule.more
Jinggangshan Forces' Meeting: In April 1928 Zhu De and Chen Yi led the reminder of Nanchang Uprising and Xiangnan peasants' armed forces to Longshi of Ninggang County and met with Mao Zedong's forces to establish the Fourth Red Army.more
The Zunyi Meeting was an enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee held at Zunyi, Guizhou Province, in January 1935, during the Long March.more
Long March: a military maneuver carried out by the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army of the CPC from 1934 to 1936
The Chinese Red Army once fulfilled sucb a great expedition, the Long March, in 1930s.In two years, they cut across 14 provinces.more
Nanchang uprising On Aug. 1, 1927, the first shots of the armed resistance against the Kuomintang reactionaries were fired by the CPC and the left-wing KMT, lifting the curtain for CPC on independently leading the armed struggle and creating the revolutionary army.more