Chinese J-11 Fighters Exercise in the South China Sea After US Navy Patrols
November 02, 2015
Chinese J-11 Fighters Exercise in the South China Sea After US Navy Patrols
After protesting a U.S. Navy freedom of navigation patrol, the PLA flexes its airpower muscles in the South China Sea.
Chinese J-11 Fighters Exercise in the South China Sea After US Navy Patrols
Is This China’s Newest Special Forces Support Aircraft?
October 06, 2015
Is This China’s Newest Special Forces Support Aircraft?
The Chinese Z-11WB light helicopter has completed its maiden flight.
Is This China’s Newest Special Forces Support Aircraft?
Remember China's Announced 300,000 Troop Cut? Not Everyone's Happy About It
September 23, 2015
Remember China's Announced 300,000 Troop Cut? Not Everyone's Happy About It
Xi Jinping's announcement of a major troop cut in the PLA caught even China's military by surprise.
Remember China's Announced 300,000 Troop Cut? Not Everyone's Happy About It
Taiwan Practices Repelling PLA Invasion as China Conducts Firing Drills in Taiwan Strait
September 10, 2015
Taiwan Practices Repelling PLA Invasion as China Conducts Firing Drills in Taiwan Strait
While Taiwan holds its major annual military exercise, China's PLA will conduct live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait.
Taiwan Practices Repelling PLA Invasion as China Conducts Firing Drills in Taiwan Strait
Wondering Why China Held Its Parade? Here Are 5 Things Beijing Accomplished.
September 08, 2015
Wondering Why China Held Its Parade? Here Are 5 Things Beijing Accomplished.
There are both internal and external benefits of the military parade, despite some international concerns.
Wondering Why China Held Its Parade? Here Are 5 Things Beijing Accomplished.
Russia and China Kick Off Naval Exercise in Sea of Japan
August 24, 2015
Russia and China Kick Off Naval Exercise in Sea of Japan
The military exercise includes an amphibious and airborne landing by Russian and Chinese troops.
Russia and China Kick Off Naval Exercise in Sea of Japan
China and Russia to Hold Military Exercise in the Sea of Japan
July 31, 2015
China and Russia to Hold Military Exercise in the Sea of Japan
China and Russia will hold a naval exercise in the Sea of Japan in late August.
China and Russia to Hold Military Exercise in the Sea of Japan
Revealed: China’s Deadly New Gun
June 20, 2015
Revealed: China’s Deadly New Gun
Watch out tankers! This new armor-piercing weapon could spell trouble for your tracked vehicles.
Revealed: China’s Deadly New Gun
How China Practices the Invasion of Taiwan
June 17, 2015
How China Practices the Invasion of Taiwan
Recent Chinese military maneuvers in the Bashi Channel had only one purpose.
How China Practices the Invasion of Taiwan
Report: 'China's Strategic Assertiveness' Fueling Tensions in Asia
June 16, 2015
Report: 'China's Strategic Assertiveness' Fueling Tensions in Asia
The 2015 SIPRI Yearbook emphasizes Beijing's critical role in aggravating tensions in East Asia.
Report: 'China's Strategic Assertiveness' Fueling Tensions in Asia
Meet the PLA’s Deadly New 'Carrier Killer' Drone
June 03, 2015
Meet the PLA’s Deadly New 'Carrier Killer' Drone
Beijing is heavily investing into the development of longer-range UAVs.
Meet the PLA’s Deadly New 'Carrier Killer' Drone
China's Military Dream
June 02, 2015
China's Military Dream
The newest element in military strategy in China's most recent defense white paper is the emphasis on cyber power.
China's Military Dream
China to Embrace New 'Active Defense' Strategy
May 26, 2015
China to Embrace New 'Active Defense' Strategy
A new defense white paper outlines Beijing's growing military capabilities and strategic outlook.
China to Embrace New 'Active Defense' Strategy
6 Chinese Men Charged With Economic Espionage in US
May 20, 2015
6 Chinese Men Charged With Economic Espionage in US
What will be Beijing's response?
6 Chinese Men Charged With Economic Espionage in US
Will Beijing Deploy 42,000 Drones to Secure the South China Sea?
May 12, 2015
Will Beijing Deploy 42,000 Drones to Secure the South China Sea?
American experts stress that China will deploy most of its growing fleet of UAVs locally.
Will Beijing Deploy 42,000 Drones to Secure the South China Sea?
What China Thinks of the Pentagon’s Report on the Chinese Military
May 11, 2015
What China Thinks of the Pentagon’s Report on the Chinese Military
China's Foreign Ministry voiced “strong opposition” to a recent DoD assessment on Chinese military strength.
What China Thinks of the Pentagon’s Report on the Chinese Military
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