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On October 1, 2019, the People’s Liberation Army rolled out an impressive procession of advanced new weapons systems to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the People’s Republic of China.

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The J-10 “Vigorous Dragon” is a mainstay of China’s effort to modernize its large fleet of single-engine jet fighters, with 350 already in service. An agile tactical fighter similar to the ubiquitous F-16 Fighting Falcon, the Vigorous Dragon was the first domestic Chinese design roughly on par with Western and Russian fourth-generation fighters.

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Army chiefs are considering plying soldiers with steroids and brain-boosting pills to make them fight harder, run faster and survive without sleep – and counter the new threat of a drug-enhanced enemy, a senior officer has revealed.

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China aims to transition from producing inexpensive items to high-tech products, the director of the Defense Innovation Unit said.

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China is investing heavily on spy satellites, dozens of which are whizzing high above Earth at this very moment. Indeed, China's 2015 Defense White Paper described space as a military domain, and China currently has 75+ military satellites operated by the Strategic Support Force of the People's Liberation Army (PLA).

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The United States and 22 other countries at the United Nations pushed China on Tuesday to stop detaining ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, prompting China’s U.N. envoy to warn it was not “helpful” for trade talks between Beijing and Washington.

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Taiwan will seek US help to assess the island’s military strength next year as defence analysts warned of a growing military threat from mainland China.

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The country's defense department on Sunday told China to follow international maritime laws "if it wants to earn the respect of the international community."

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In part 4 of this series, I looked at how deploying from offshore airbases would allow the F-35A to operate relatively far away from Australia in areas that are strategically important to us.

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China is hopeful for “new progress” to be made in ongoing talks with the Asean bloc for a code of conduct governing the disputed South China Sea, Premier Li Keqiang said at a summit on Sunday, as other regional leaders called for countries to exercise restraint over the row.

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