China Attempts Military Transparency… And Fails
April 08, 2014
China Attempts Military Transparency… And Fails
If the PLA wants to be transparent, giving Chuck Hagel a tour of its symbolic aircraft carrier won't cut it.
China Attempts Military Transparency… And Fails
PLA General Charged With Embezzlement, Bribery
April 02, 2014
PLA General Charged With Embezzlement, Bribery
After a two year investigation, Lt. Gen. Gu Junshan has been formally charged with corruption.
PLA General Charged With Embezzlement, Bribery
China Creates New Military Reform Leading Group
March 21, 2014
China Creates New Military Reform Leading Group
President Xi Jinping now heads up another important new leading group, further cementing his grip on power.
China Creates New Military Reform Leading Group
The Political Utility of China’s A2/AD Challenge
March 19, 2014
The Political Utility of China’s A2/AD Challenge
Anti-Access/Area Denial is often seen purely in military terms. It’s much bigger than that.
The Political Utility of China’s A2/AD Challenge
Of Course the PLA is Planning for a 'Short, Sharp War'
March 14, 2014
Of Course the PLA is Planning for a 'Short, Sharp War'
The "revelation" that China's military is planning for a quick war with Japan should shock no one.
Of Course the PLA is Planning for a 'Short, Sharp War'
Mearsheimer Is Dangerously Optimistic
March 08, 2014
Mearsheimer Is Dangerously Optimistic
Mearsheimer’s claim that China’s military power is significantly inferior to the U.S. misses the point.
Mearsheimer Is Dangerously Optimistic
China’s Defense Budget: A Mixed Bag
March 08, 2014
China’s Defense Budget: A Mixed Bag
For the U.S. and its allies, China’s new defense budget contains both bad news and good news.
China’s Defense Budget: A Mixed Bag
PLA Officer: China Must Establish South China Sea ADIZ
February 22, 2014
PLA Officer: China Must Establish South China Sea ADIZ
A Chinese military officer has said that establishing a South China Sea ADIZ is necessary to China's national interest.
PLA Officer: China Must Establish South China Sea ADIZ
Chinese Military Clamps Down On Corruption
February 21, 2014
Chinese Military Clamps Down On Corruption
New regulations tighten fiscal accountability within the PLA.
Chinese Military Clamps Down On Corruption
Global Space Spending Drops For First Time Since 1995
February 20, 2014
Global Space Spending Drops For First Time Since 1995
Also, China's Hongdu L-15 is back in production, USS Taylor runs aground, PLA soldiers getting too big. Links.
Global Space Spending Drops For First Time Since 1995
China’s Military Trains for War Against Japan
February 19, 2014
China’s Military Trains for War Against Japan
A senior US military official says the PLA has been holding exercises to practice seizing islands in the East China Sea.
China’s Military Trains for War Against Japan
PLA to Build a Hong Kong Port
February 17, 2014
PLA to Build a Hong Kong Port
Hong Kong’s Town Planning Board unanimously approved a plan for a PLA military port in the city’s harbor.
PLA to Build a Hong Kong Port
How the Weak Win Wars: China Edition
February 15, 2014
How the Weak Win Wars: China Edition
The U.S. should not take too much solace in the fact that China’s defense spending lags behind its own.
How the Weak Win Wars: China Edition
China’s Military Spending VS Asia’s Military Spending
February 06, 2014
China’s Military Spending VS Asia’s Military Spending
In 2013 China continued to widen the gap between its military spending and that of its neighbors.
China’s Military Spending VS Asia’s Military Spending
Why Isn’t China’s Military More Transparent?
February 05, 2014
Why Isn’t China’s Military More Transparent?
A number of widely different reasons potentially explain why China shrouds its military modernization in secrecy.
Why Isn’t China’s Military More Transparent?
Imagining China’s Military in 2020
January 31, 2014
Imagining China’s Military in 2020
Recent testimony forecasts what the People’s Liberation Army could look like in 2020.
Imagining China’s Military in 2020
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