People's Liberation Army

China Fires 11 Ballistic Missiles Near Taiwan

China’s temper tantrum over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) visit to Taiwan included launching 11 ballistic missiles on Thursday during “live-fire military exercises” meant to simulate a blockade of the island. 

FILE - A Cheng Kung class frigate fires an anti air missile as part of a navy demonstration in Taiwan's annual Han Kuang exercises off the island's eastern coast near the city of Yilan, Taiwan on July 26, 2022. Taiwan has put its military on alert and staged civil defense …

China Mocks Pelosi for ‘Hiding Like a Rat’ Instead of Announcing Taiwan Visit

After weeks of increasingly belligerent threats against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) plan to visit Taiwan — culminating in demands for the Chinese military to kidnap or murder her — the Chinese Communist Party’s Global Times on Tuesday played the last card in its deck by accusing Pelosi of cowardice for not publishing her flight plan sooner.

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Chinese Propagandist: Beijing Should Shoot Down Nancy Pelosi’s Plane to Taiwan

Hu Xijin, former editor of China’s state-run Global Times and a top Communist propagandist, took his increasingly belligerent rhetoric against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) impending visit to Taiwan to its ultimate conclusion on Friday by advising the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to simply shoot Pelosi’s plane down, along with her U.S. Air Force escorts.

US Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, speaks during her weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on July 14, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

China: Pelosi Trip a ‘Big Headache’ for Biden, No-Win Situation for Democrats

The Chinese Communist Party changed course Thursday after a week of increasingly belligerent threats to use military force against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) if she dares to visit Taiwan in August, using its state media organs to convince President Joe Biden that Pelosi’s trip would cause needless political hassles for the Democrat party.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi leave a meeting with House Democrats at the U.S. Capitol on Capitol Hill October 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden will meet with House Democrats on Thursday morning to try and secure a vote on the Senate-passed bipartisan …

Xi Jinping Greatly Expands Chinese Military’s Mandate Beyond Defense, Tells World Not to Worry

A Chinese Communist Party regulation signed by dictator Xi Jinping, whose many titles include chairmanship of the Central Military Commission (CMC), greatly expands the mandate of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to conduct “non-war military activities” – a benign-sounding term that happens to be very similar to the language Russian dictator Vladimir Putin employs to describe his invasion of Ukraine.

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China Deploys Most Powerful Fighter Jet to South China Sea

China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) recently began deploying its most powerful stealth fighter jet, the J-20, to patrol the disputed East China Sea and South China Sea as part of “routine training sessions,” China’s state-run Global Times reported on Wednesday.

Chinese J-20 stealth fighters perform at the Airshow China 2018 in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong province on November 6, 2018. (Photo by WANG ZHAO / AFP) (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP via Getty Images)

Chinese State Media Depicts Biden as Fat Dracula Putting Ukraine Through Meat Grinder

China’s state-run Global Times on Wednesday uncorked a long, rambling editorial that accused “U.S. warmongers” of feasting on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and other global conflicts, like profiteering “vampires.” The screed was accompanied by a photo of President Joe Biden, dressed like a portly iteration of Dracula, feeding a Ukrainian flag into a meat grinder to produce stacks of dollar bills in place of sausage.

Screenshot of Global Times article cartoon, "UKRAINE CRISIS / UNMASKING THE SUPERPOWER 'Vampires' in the war: US warmongers feeding on the bloody turbulence in other countries", picturing President Joe Biden in the White House, dated March 30, 2022.

Chinese PLAAF Orders 13 Aircraft to Penetrate Taiwan’s ADIZ

China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) ordered 13 aircraft into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday, forcing Taiwan’s air force to scramble fighter jets to “drive away” the incursion, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense said in a statement.

Chinese military personnel stand near a Chinese military's J-10C airplane during the 13th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, also known as Airshow China 2021, on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, in Zhuhai in southern China's Guangdong province. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China Sends Genocidal Uyghur Region Police Leader to Hong Kong

Chinese state media announced on Monday that Maj. Gen. Peng Jingtang of the People’s Armed Police Force (PAP) has been named as the new commander of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) garrison in Hong Kong. Peng’s experience “fighting terorrism in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region” was ominously touted as one of his major qualifications.

KASHGAR, CHINA - JULY 31: Chinese soldiers march in front of the Id Kah Mosque, China's largest, on July 31, 2014 in Kashgar, China. China has increased security in many parts of the restive Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region following some of the worst violence in months in the Uyghur dominated …

Chinese Defense Ministry Wants Closer Ties to U.S. Military

Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said on Friday that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) desires closer relations with the U.S. military – and then blamed the U.S. for taking “provocative” actions that make such a close relationship difficult.

Chinese President Xi Jinping reviews a naval parade Thursday in the South China Sea.