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China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Conducts First Water Takeoff and Landing
October 23, 2018

China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Conducts First Water Takeoff and Landing

By Franz-Stefan Gady
China’s AG600 seaplane successfully completed its first waterborne take-off on October 20.

China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Conducts High-Speed Taxiing Trials on Water
October 02, 2018

China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Conducts High-Speed Taxiing Trials on Water

By Franz-Stefan Gady
China’s largest amphibious aircraft has been undergoing water taxiing trials on the Zhanghe reservoir in Hubei province.
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft to Commence Trial Flights on Water
August 29, 2018

China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft to Commence Trial Flights on Water

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Following the completion of flight tests on land, China’s largest amphibious aircraft is now set to undergo flight trials on water.

China Deploys Long-Range Anti-Ship and Anti-Air Missiles to Spratly Islands For First Time
May 05, 2018

China Deploys Long-Range Anti-Ship and Anti-Air Missiles to Spratly Islands For First Time

By Steven Stashwick
Missiles are unambiguous 'militarization' of disputed islands.

China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Makes Maiden Flight
December 29, 2017

China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Makes Maiden Flight

By Franz-Stefan Gady
China’s first homegrown large amphibious aircraft conducted its first flight test on December 24.

China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft ‘Ready for Flight’
December 06, 2017

China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft ‘Ready for Flight’

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The maiden flight of the new aircraft will is expected to take place in the coming months.

How America Can Keep From Losing in the South China Sea
September 04, 2017

How America Can Keep From Losing in the South China Sea

By Tuan N. Pham
Washington is losing ground in the South China Sea, and risks making the situation lasting unless America imposes “real” strategic costs to China.
The United States Has Not Lost the South China Sea
September 01, 2017

The United States Has Not Lost the South China Sea

By Tuan N. Pham
Despite some setbacks, the United States has not lost influence in the vital waterway.

Rocket System on Fiery Cross Reef Highlights Problem of Defining 'Militarization'
May 22, 2017

Rocket System on Fiery Cross Reef Highlights Problem of Defining 'Militarization'

By Steven Stashwick
Lack of a useful U.S. definition helps China deflect criticism.

China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Gears Up for Maiden Flight
May 03, 2017

China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Gears Up for Maiden Flight

By Franz-Stefan Gady
China’s enormous amphibious aircraft completed crucial ground tests over the weekend.

Maiden Flight of China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Set for May
March 31, 2017

Maiden Flight of China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Set for May

By Franz-Stefan Gady
China's new aircraft will be capable of quickly moving cargo and personnel to contested islands in the South China Sea.
New Chinese Missile Installations in Spratlys?
February 28, 2017

New Chinese Missile Installations in Spratlys?

By Steven Stashwick
Structures might house long-range SAMs as China inches closer to "militarization" of islands.

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