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How Politically Influential Is China’s Military?
April 27, 2019

How Politically Influential Is China’s Military?

By Christopher K. Colley
Are we seeing the gradual decline of the PLA as a force in formal Chinese politics?

China’s Military Backs Proposed Constitutional Amendments
March 02, 2018

China’s Military Backs Proposed Constitutional Amendments

By Adam Ni
The military comes out in support of the changes, which would allow Xi to hold the presidency indefinitely.
Why General Fang Fenghui Was Purged
January 14, 2018

Why General Fang Fenghui Was Purged

By Don Tse
Fang, the former chief of joint staff, has close ties to disgraced top generals who are accused of attempting a coup.

Has Xi Fully Consolidated His Power Over the Military?
January 08, 2018

Has Xi Fully Consolidated His Power Over the Military?

By Charlotte Gao
Command over China’s armed police has been transferred from the State Council to the Central Military Commission.

Why China’s Central Military Commission Got Downsized
November 15, 2017

Why China’s Central Military Commission Got Downsized

By Don Tse
The move helps Xi consolidate control over the military while avoiding a major backlash.

What a New PLA Promotion Says About Xi Jinping's Military Control
November 03, 2017

What a New PLA Promotion Says About Xi Jinping's Military Control

By Charlotte Gao
Xi Jinping further shakes up the military and consolidates his control.

The Secrets of China’s Strategic Support Force
August 31, 2016

The Secrets of China’s Strategic Support Force

By Ying Yu Lin
With the creation of the SSF, China’s reorganized military hopes to foster integrated joint operations capabilities.
The True Crimes of Chinese PLA General Guo Boxiong
June 15, 2016

The True Crimes of Chinese PLA General Guo Boxiong

By Ben Lowsen
Chinese PLA Gen. Guo Boxiong and colleague Gen. Xu Caihou are most guilty of being politically incorrect.

Xi Jinping Has a New Title: Commander-in-Chief of the People's Liberation Army
April 22, 2016

Xi Jinping Has a New Title: Commander-in-Chief of the People's Liberation Army

By Ankit Panda
Xi's quest to expand his personal authority over the Chinese military continues.

Xi Jinping's PLA Ambitions: Why Guo Boxiong Had to Go
April 07, 2016

Xi Jinping's PLA Ambitions: Why Guo Boxiong Had to Go

By Ankit Panda
Guo Boxiong is the latest PLA 'tiger' to fall to Xi's anti-corruption campaign.

China Military Commission Digs Deep to Root Out Corruption
February 19, 2016

China Military Commission Digs Deep to Root Out Corruption

By Ben Lowsen
The Chinese military’s Discipline Inspection Commission is spending Chinese New Year checking out the PLA’s “style.”
It's Official: China's Military Has 5 New Theater Commands
February 02, 2016

It's Official: China's Military Has 5 New Theater Commands

By Shannon Tiezzi
China scrapped its seven military regions in favor of five theater commands.

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