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South Africa hosts China-South Africa Defence Committee

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South Africa has hosted the ninth meeting of the China-South Africa Defence Committee, which marks a continuation of the close defence ties between the...

SANDF chief visiting China as PLA delegation arrives in South Africa

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Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), General Rudzani Maphwanya, is in Beijing where he is meeting with China’s defence minister General...

Chinese military force to take lead on cyber, space defence

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A new Chinese military outfit will lead the country's push to enhance its cyber warfare, space security and online espionage capabilities, Chinese...

China holds massive military parade, to cut troop levels by 300,000

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President Xi Jinping announced on Thursday he would cut troop levels by 300,000 as China held its biggest display of military might...

China’s Defence Minister in Zimbabwe

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China's defence minister Chang Wanquan yesterday arrived in Zimbabwe as part of a goodwill visit to both Zimbabwe and Namibia. Zhuang Kezhu, deputy...

Advance Chinese army peacekeeping contingent deploys to South Sudan

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The first detachment of 144 peacekeepers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) have arrived in the South Sudanese capital Juba in...

China donates $3.3 million to equip Liberian army

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The People's Republic of China has provided Liberia with a grant of $ 3.3 million in cash to finance the acquisition of...

China to start deployment of 700 peacekeeping troops to South Sudan

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The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) will shortly start deploying a 700-strong infantry battalion to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan...

Chinese army donates $4.2 million to Zimbabwe Defence Forces

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The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has donated $4.2 million to fund various military projects which include the developmental, training and equipment...

China’s military bluster camouflages toothless bite

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Big on spit and polish and parades but short on experience, new technology and force coordination, China's military has far to go...