PLA soldiers watch from barracks as Hong Kong protest intensifies | AFP

China’s People’s Liberation Army soldiers watch the clashes, including fires, between pro-democracy activists that have occupied the neighbouring Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the police from their barracks. PLA soldiers made an unprecendented appearance Saturday when they briefly came out to help clean-up areas of the city. IMAGES

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China’s group army sharpens combat skills

A composite brigade of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA)’s 80th Group Army recently carried out a firing test in north China’s Bohai Bay area to check the troops’ combat capability under complicated situations.

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China in Africa: PLA’s first live fire drills at overseas base in Djibouti

Chinese servicemen have held their first military drills at China’s first overseas base in the Horn of Africa in Djibouti.
Less than two months after officially inaugurating their first foreign naval military base abroad in Djibouti, the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA) held live-fire drills for the first time on Friday, Chinese media reported Monday.

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RAW: Military parade in China as PLA turns 90

China holds military parade to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at the Zhurihe Training Base in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

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‘Chasing Dreams in Blue Sky’ China stages airshow at aviation open day

Performance teams with the Chinese air force on Friday staged spectacular air demonstrations at the aviation open day in China’s Jilin Province. The airshow titled ‘Chasing Dreams in the Blue Sky’ commemorates the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) first aviation academy founded in 1946. The exhibition aims to display the charisma of the air force and attract an increasing number of young people interested in aviation.

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Chinese fleets conduct real combat drill on East China Sea

This drill was the first large exercise using real missiles and torpedoes organized on the East China Sea after the discussion on PLA’s combat training. The drill focused more on training in actual combat, conducting combat in systematic frame, and paid more attention to innovation and development. It tested the plans, methods of operation, performance of major weapons and facilities in the real combat situation so as to improve the capabilities of dealing with maritime security threats and fulfilling the mission

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