Aerospace And Defense Industry

China's first large homemade passenger jet to fly in 2017

Feb 6, 2017

Chinese state media say the country's first large homemade passenger jet airplane will take to the air for its maiden flight in the first half of this year

Former head of southern fleet appointed to lead China's navy

Jan 20, 2017

China has appointed the former head of its southern fleet as the new commander of its increasingly powerful navy

China, Russia say united against South Korea missile defense

Jan 13, 2017

China has a range of economic, diplomatic and military options to retaliate if the U.S. and South Korea proceed with deployment of an advanced missile defense system, experts say, as Beijing remains vague in its threats against the plan

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Jan 9, 2017

China says it was a routine training exercise, yet the deployment of the aircraft carrier Liaoning's battle group in the South China Sea has made neighbors jittery about Beijing's intentions

Correction: China-South China Sea story

Jan 4, 2017

Correction: China-South China Sea story

China plans to land probes on far side of moon, Mars by 2020

Dec 27, 2016

China has set out its space plans for the next five years, including soft landing a probe on the far side of the moon around 2018 and launching its first Mars probe by 2020

China investigating North Korean bank, report says

Sep 26, 2016

A South Korean newspaper is reporting that Chinese authorities are investigating a North Korean bank suspected of financing its government's imports of goods that might be used by its nuclear weapons program

China begins operating world's largest radio telescope

Sep 25, 2016

The world's largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life in a project demonstrating China's rising ambitions in space and its pursuit of international scientific prestige

Clarification: China-North Korea-Trade Investigation story

Sep 24, 2016

Clarification: China-North Korea-Trade Investigation story

China launches second space station, Tiangong 2

Sep 15, 2016

China has launched its second space station in a sign of the growing sophistication of its military-backed program

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