September 29, 2021
Right Thinking and Self-Criticisms: Military Modernization With Chinese Communist Characteristics
By Derek Solen
Political education made a major appearance at the PLA Air Force’s annual air combat competition.
April 20, 2021
China’s Military Has a Hidden Weakness
By Steve Sacks
High-tech new weapons are useful, but current military reform shortfalls hinder the PLA’s ability to employ such hardware.
November 05, 2020
The PLA’s AI Competitions
By Marcus Clay
Can the new design contests foster a culture of military innovation in China?
July 01, 2020
The Economic and Military Impact of China’s BeiDou Navigation System
By Namrata Goswami and Namrata Goswami
The combination of recent technological developments offers a China-led world order a definitive competitive edge.
May 19, 2020
The Invisible Threat to China’s Navy: Corruption
By Zi Yang
The arrest of CSIC’s chairman speaks to endemic corruption among China’s military shipbuilders. That spells trouble for the PLAN.
July 25, 2019
Innovation in the New Era of Chinese Military Power
By Elsa B. Kania
What to make of the new Chinese defense white paper, the first since 2015.
May 24, 2019
The Sino-Vietnam War and China’s Long Route to Winning
By James Maclaren
A little-known war helped shape the future of Southeast Asia.
May 24, 2019
China's Information Warfare Force Gets a New Commander
By Adam Ni
The PLA Strategic Support Force has a new leader.
May 14, 2019
Vietnam Is the Chinese Military’s Preferred Warm-Up Fight
By Derek Grossman
At some point, the Chinese military will need to test its new capabilities – and Vietnam is likely the preferred adversary.
April 25, 2019
China’s Navy Flaunts Its Power, But to What End?
By Bonnie Girard
The PLAN’s 70th anniversary celebration raises important questions about China’s increasingly capable military.
April 05, 2019
Does Russian Military Aviation Have Anything Left to Offer China?
By Abraham Ait
A look at the possibility of further Russia fighter sales to the People’s Liberation Army.
November 10, 2018
Is China Fueling an East Asian Arms Race?
By Scott N. Romaniuk and Tobias Burgers
China’s military technology and weapons development are a reality check for regional security.