Chinese President Xi Jinping is calling for a world-class military and leading economy, but the U.S. is suspicious of Beijing's growing ambitions in world affairs.
General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said China's rapid military reforms and economic growth threaten U.S. hegemony.
Chinese sailors docked in Russia with a 21-gun salute as the two countries begin sea drills in the Russian region bordering North Korea.
The Chinese navy closes off 15,000 square miles in the East China Sea to perform live-fire drills as the U.S.-North Korea rivalry escalates.
The base is in Djibouti, where the United States has its only permanent military base in Africa.
China's Haiyi (or "Sea Wings") unmanned underwater glider has broken world records and can instantly detect U.S. submarines in the tense South China Sea.
The largest army in the world is readying for a “potential crisis.”
The U.S., Russia and China are all looking to surpass each other with military innovations such as missiles and drones that use artificial intelligence.
China and India also denied reports that 158 Indian troops were killed during recent Chinese military action in the tense border dispute.
China's military entered both Japanese and Taiwanese air identification zones in recent days, something Beijing says should be routine.
Images show planes that can detect heat waves, drones, and submarine periscopes being deployed in the South China Sea.
September's large drill in the disputed South China Sea region will be one of an annual series.
Plans for the China warship appear to live on even after the death of its designer, and it may one day change the battlefield.
Russia and China have denied media reports indicating that the nations deployed additional military forces to North Korea's borders as tensions mount with the U.S.
China conducted joint air and land drills near its unstable border with Myanmar as Beijing stressed national security.
The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) said the work on Fiery Cross, Subi and Mischief Reefs in the Spratly Islands included naval, air, radar and defensive facilities.
China has been bombing mock U.S. military bases and vessels and could strike personnel stationed in Japan without sufficient warning.
The Kremlin is not concerned by a reported border deployment but parliament promises response.
The exercise will focus on control of the waters despite a U.N. ruling against China.
China’s building spree on remote islands in the South China Sea has its neighbors worried and turning to Washington.