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China’s African Knot
August 17, 2017
China’s African Knot
China’s involvement in Africa is changing from "business only" to include peacekeeping and other political interests.
China’s African Knot
China Holds Live-Fire Naval Drills Near Korean Peninsula
August 08, 2017
China Holds Live-Fire Naval Drills Near Korean Peninsula
Dozens of missiles, of various kinds, were fired during the drills.
China Holds Live-Fire Naval Drills Near Korean Peninsula
Meet the DF-31AG and the DF-26: The Big Ballistic Missiles at China’s Military Anniversary Parade
August 08, 2017
Meet the DF-31AG and the DF-26: The Big Ballistic Missiles at China’s Military Anniversary Parade
At a recent parade, the People's Liberation Army showed off new long-range ballistic missiles.
Meet the DF-31AG and the DF-26: The Big Ballistic Missiles at China’s Military Anniversary Parade
China’s Military Parade Reaffirms Communist Party’s Absolute Control Over Army
August 01, 2017
China’s Military Parade Reaffirms Communist Party’s Absolute Control Over Army
The theme of “following the Party's command” dominated China’s massive military parade held on July 30.
China’s Military Parade Reaffirms Communist Party’s Absolute Control Over Army
Xi Jinping Presides Over Massive PLA Parade as Commander-in-Chief
July 31, 2017
Xi Jinping Presides Over Massive PLA Parade as Commander-in-Chief
Xi emphasized that the PLA must "unswervingly" obey and support the Communist Party of China.
Xi Jinping Presides Over Massive PLA Parade as Commander-in-Chief
Amid China-India Border Standoff: China Holds Military Exercise in Tibet
July 18, 2017
Amid China-India Border Standoff: China Holds Military Exercise in Tibet
The People’s Liberation Army military drill was purportedly intended as a clear warning to India.
Amid China-India Border Standoff: China Holds Military Exercise in Tibet
Why China Is Trimming Its Army
July 15, 2017
Why China Is Trimming Its Army
The latest cuts to the PLA Army will help make China's military a leaner, more modern force.
Why China Is Trimming Its Army
China Tests New Tank in Tibet
June 30, 2017
China Tests New Tank in Tibet
A new Chinese light main battle tank has purportedly been tested on the Tibetan Plateau.
China Tests New Tank in Tibet
If China Does Build a Naval Base in Pakistan, What Are the Risks for Islamabad?
June 24, 2017
If China Does Build a Naval Base in Pakistan, What Are the Risks for Islamabad?
A Chinese naval base in Pakistan would present substantial risks.
If China Does Build a Naval Base in Pakistan, What Are the Risks for Islamabad?
China, Pakistan Hold Defense Talks
June 15, 2017
China, Pakistan Hold Defense Talks
Among other things, Beijing and Islamabad agreed to “safeguard the security of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.”
China, Pakistan Hold Defense Talks
Bolstering Taiwan's Last Line of Defense
June 15, 2017
Bolstering Taiwan's Last Line of Defense
There is a lot that Washington can do to boost Taipei's security in the face of the threat posed by Beijing.
Bolstering Taiwan's Last Line of Defense
From China's New Aircraft Carrier to Malabar 2017: Naval Update in the Asia-Pacific
May 18, 2017
From China's New Aircraft Carrier to Malabar 2017: Naval Update in the Asia-Pacific
The Diplomat's editors discuss recent naval procurement decisions and exercises across the Asia-Pacific region.
From China's New Aircraft Carrier to Malabar 2017: Naval Update in the Asia-Pacific
China Reduces and Restructures Army
May 01, 2017
China Reduces and Restructures Army
China eliminates five army corps as part of a restructuring and force reduction drive.
China Reduces and Restructures Army
China’s Vision of the Future Networked Battlefield
April 26, 2017
China’s Vision of the Future Networked Battlefield
Cyber, space and electronic warfare challenges to the US in the Western Pacific
China’s Vision of the Future Networked Battlefield
PLA Strategic Support Force: The 'Information Umbrella' for China's Military
April 01, 2017
PLA Strategic Support Force: The 'Information Umbrella' for China's Military
Beyond cyber and space warfare, the SSF will play a key role in conventional joint operations.
PLA Strategic Support Force: The 'Information Umbrella' for China's Military
China Holds Military Drills Near Unstable Myanmar Border
March 29, 2017
China Holds Military Drills Near Unstable Myanmar Border
Exercises come amid a new round of instability.
China Holds Military Drills Near Unstable Myanmar Border
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