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Why General Fang Fenghui Was Purged
January 14, 2018
Why General Fang Fenghui Was Purged
Fang, the former chief of joint staff, has close ties to disgraced top generals who are accused of attempting a coup.
Why General Fang Fenghui Was Purged
Has Xi Fully Consolidated His Power Over the Military?
January 08, 2018
Has Xi Fully Consolidated His Power Over the Military?
Command over China’s armed police has been transferred from the State Council to the Central Military Commission.
Has Xi Fully Consolidated His Power Over the Military?
Why China’s Central Military Commission Got Downsized
November 15, 2017
Why China’s Central Military Commission Got Downsized
The move helps Xi consolidate control over the military while avoiding a major backlash.
Why China’s Central Military Commission Got Downsized
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
Xi Jinping further shakes up the military and consolidates his control.
What a New PLA Promotion Says About Xi Jinping's Military Control
The Secrets of China’s Strategic Support Force
August 31, 2016
The Secrets of China’s Strategic Support Force
With the creation of the SSF, China’s reorganized military hopes to foster integrated joint operations capabilities.
The Secrets of China’s Strategic Support Force
The True Crimes of Chinese PLA General Guo Boxiong
June 15, 2016
The True Crimes of Chinese PLA General Guo Boxiong
Chinese PLA Gen. Guo Boxiong and colleague Gen. Xu Caihou are most guilty of being politically incorrect.
The True Crimes of Chinese PLA General Guo Boxiong
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
Xi's quest to expand his personal authority over the Chinese military continues.
Xi Jinping Has a New Title: Commander-in-Chief of the People's Liberation Army
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
Guo Boxiong is the latest PLA 'tiger' to fall to Xi's anti-corruption campaign.
Xi Jinping's PLA Ambitions: Why Guo Boxiong Had to Go
China Military Commission Digs Deep to Root Out Corruption
February 19, 2016
China Military Commission Digs Deep to Root Out Corruption
The Chinese military’s Discipline Inspection Commission is spending Chinese New Year checking out the PLA’s “style.”
China Military Commission Digs Deep to Root Out Corruption
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
China scrapped its seven military regions in favor of five theater commands.
It's Official: China's Military Has 5 New Theater Commands
Is China's PLA Now Xi's Army?
January 12, 2016
Is China's PLA Now Xi's Army?
In China's most sweeping military reshuffle since the 1950s, Xi Jinping is creating an army that is loyal only to him.
Is China's PLA Now Xi's Army?
China's Plan for a New, Improved Military
December 01, 2015
China's Plan for a New, Improved Military
Xi Jinping just outlined an ambitious plan for military reforms, but implementation will take years.
China's Plan for a New, Improved Military
Take Notice, Asia: China's Military Is Getting Leaner and More Lethal
December 01, 2015
Take Notice, Asia: China's Military Is Getting Leaner and More Lethal
Reforms to the People's Liberation Army will help the Chinese military emerge as a more potent war-fighting force.
Take Notice, Asia: China's Military Is Getting Leaner and More Lethal
What to Expect at China's Upcoming Fifth Plenum
October 26, 2015
What to Expect at China's Upcoming Fifth Plenum
Chinese leaders prepare to gather to chart an economic path for the People's Republic through 2020.
What to Expect at China's Upcoming Fifth Plenum
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
Who Will Be Xi’s Number 2 on China’s Central Military Commission?
May 29, 2015
Who Will Be Xi’s Number 2 on China’s Central Military Commission?
Gen. Fan Changlong is due to retire at the 19th Party Congress. Who will replace him as China's top military official?
Who Will Be Xi’s Number 2 on China’s Central Military Commission?
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