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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?
China’s Military Diplomacy Heats Up
July 25, 2014
China’s Military Diplomacy Heats Up
The last week has seen China engage in a ferocious amount of military diplomacy.
China’s Military Diplomacy Heats Up
China’s Military Urges Increased Secrecy
April 25, 2014
China’s Military Urges Increased Secrecy
A new official report cited by state media urges the PLA to more closely guard its military secrets.
China’s Military Urges Increased Secrecy
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
Why China Wants to ‘Strike the Mountain’ and ‘Kill the Chicken’
January 09, 2014
Why China Wants to ‘Strike the Mountain’ and ‘Kill the Chicken’
Understanding two critical strategies for Beijing, one internal and one external.
Why China Wants to ‘Strike the Mountain’ and ‘Kill the Chicken’
China’s New State Security Committee
November 25, 2013
China’s New State Security Committee
With the creation of the SSC at the recent Third Plenum, Xi consolidates the domestic security leviathan.
China’s New State Security Committee
Xi Consolidates Control Over the Military
August 03, 2013
Xi Consolidates Control Over the Military
With the promotion of six new generals, Xi appears to exerting his authority over the PLA.
Xi Consolidates Control Over the Military
Xi Jinping and the PLA
March 19, 2013
Xi Jinping and the PLA
Xi Jinping is the new leader of China’s armed forces, but he is not yet pursuing new policies.
Xi Jinping and the PLA
China's Air Force: Ready For Take Off?
November 06, 2012
China's Air Force: Ready For Take Off?
New appointments to the Central Military Commission suggest more influence for China’s Air Force – or not.
China's Air Force: Ready For Take Off?
Militarization of China's Civilian Leaders?
August 29, 2012
Militarization of China's Civilian Leaders?
Is the PLA gaining political influence or is the civilian leadership looking more to the military for answers?
Militarization of China's Civilian Leaders?
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