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China’s Growing Maritime Power May Look Like Mini US Navy by 2020

China's determination to become what President Xi Jinping called a "great maritime power" and how the United States should respond has received a lot...

Chinese Navy simulates combat missile resupply in first ever drill

According to the Chinese Defence Ministry, Beijing's navy held a military drill to rehearse resupplying missiles in a combat situation, the first of its...

China-Russia Joint Drill Not Aimed At Any Third Party

Chinese and Russian naval forces on Monday launched a joint naval exercise in the southern Russian port city of Novorossiysk. Code-named "Joint Sea 2015-I",...

China Builds Latest ASW-Capable Corvette Warship

Images from Chinese state television suggest that the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has commissioned the latest in its Type 056 Jiangdao-class corvette vessels. Under...

Allies concerned at China’s maritime moves

US, Japanese and South Korean diplomats Thursday renewed concerns about moves by China to stake its claim to disputed seas and urged Beijing to...

The PLA Navy: New Capabilities and Missions for the 21st Century

Since our last publication in 2009, the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA(N)) has made significant strides in operationalizing as well as modernizing its force....

China building second aircraft carrier: PLA colonel

China is building its second aircraft carrier, a senior naval officer has told media, the most explicit confirmation yet of a widely expected move...

China planning naval base in Namibia: report

Namibia and China are discussing plans for a Chinese naval base in the southwest African country, the Namibian newspaper reported Tuesday, prompting an immediate...

Joint Drills Boost Chinese Navy

The Chinese navy has been striving to hone its combat capability through joint drills and rigorous training since the start of the year. During Joint...

China’s aircraft carrier puts naval ambitions on show

At a northern quayside China's first aircraft carrier dwarfs nearby vessels, its take-off ramp rising higher than the top deck of the cruise ship...