China has denied media reports of a possible deployment of its anti-aircraft missile systems on one of the artificial islands in the South China Sea.
“These posts have been created "by some Western media," and encouraged them to pay more attention to the construction of China on the peaceful island of objects, in particular beacons,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was quoted as saying during a press conference by Interfax news agency Wednesday.
US Fox News reported earlier that China despite promises of not using the artificial islands for military purposes had placed anti-aircraft missiles (SAM) on one of the islands.
The Pentagon also confirmed the reports referring to satellite images that demonstrate installed on two SAM batteries on the island.
Russian Helicopters has signed a number of contracts to supply seven Ka-32A11BC and two Mi-171 helicopters to China. The Fire Department of the Department of Public Safety, Qingdao, China, will receive two Ka-31A11BC helicopters in firefighting version in 2016, the company said in a statement Tuesday
China has opposed the deployment of an advanced Thaad missile defense system by US in South Korea. "We exchanged views on the THAAD issue and the Chinese side expressed opposition," Chinese executive Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui was quoted as saying in a statement by Yonhap news agency after talks with his South Korean counterpart, Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam
Chinas Defense Ministry said on Monday that it has launched a hotline for reporting accusations of graft and discipline problems in its military. The move is part of anti-corruption campaign by President Xi Jinping targeting a swath of high-ranking officials in industry, government, and the military
The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force will conduct combat air patrols in the disputed South China Sea on regular basis. The PLA Air Force recently conducted a combat air patrol with H-6K bombers and other aircraft including fighters, scouts and tankers to patrol islands and reefs including Huangyan Dao, a military spokesperson said Xinhua on Monday, adding that the patrols will become a "regular" practice in the future
A Chinese military aircraft for the first time has landed at an airport built on an island in South China Sea. The airport built by the China could base fighter jets
Vietnam wants China to immediately withdraw its Shenyang J-11 fighters deployed in Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago, as it feels China is using its massive military force to confiscate the regions that have historically belonged to other nations and threatening regional peace. “Vietnam once again asserts its indisputable sovereignty over the Truong Sa and Hoang Sa archipelagos
The US troops and military equipment will be sent on regular rotations in the Philippines and the two nations had started joint patrols in South China Sea, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday. There will be a regular, periodic presence here of American forces," Carter was quoted as saying by
China has constructed a lighthouse on its artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea to provide efficient navigation services for maritime safety. The countrys Ministry of Transport on Tuesday held a completion ceremony for the construction of a 55-metre (180-ft) high lighthouse on Zhubi Reef of Nansha Islands, marking the start of its operation, Xinhua reported
A Philippines-U S agreement to allow the latter base its troops and equipment in five Islands in the South China Sea will allow American troops within 186 miles of east of Panganiban (Mischief) Reef, an outcrop occupied by China in the 1990s despite angry claims by the Philippines. Bautista Air Base is just 300 kilometres (186 miles) east of Panganiban (Mischief) Reef,
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