The 29th joint patrol in the Beibu Gulf, conducted recently by the Chinese PLA Southern Theater Command and the Vietnam People's Navy according to relevant agreements and routine annual plans between the Chinese and Vietnamese armed forces, wrapped up successfully.
Recently, a naval auxiliary ship group under the PLA Southern Theater Command conducted an off-shore replenishment drill in waters of the South China Sea and completed the task of replenishing oil and water for island without docking.
The Chinese PLA Garrison in Hong Kong is not a "strawman," but could step in to contain the violent unrest in the Chinese city when necessary to protect the country's "one country, two systems" principle in Hong Kong, an official at China's top legislature said on Saturday.
The PLA stationed in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has been equipped with new vehicle-mounted howitzers, which aims to boost their high-altitude combat capability to improve border security.
The opening ceremony of the China-Thailand "Joint Strike-2019" anti-terrorism exercise was held at ICCA in Bangkok on January 3. This is the first time that China conducted exercise with Thailand's ICCA.