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The Latest Target of China’s Military Reform: Reserve Forces 
September 02, 2020

The Latest Target of China’s Military Reform: Reserve Forces 

By Ying-Yu Lin
China’s decision to centralize command of reserve forces signals that military restructuring is still ongoing. 

What the Fight Against the New Coronavirus Tells Us About the Post-Reform PLA
February 15, 2020

What the Fight Against the New Coronavirus Tells Us About the Post-Reform PLA

By Ying Yu Lin
The coronavirus outbreak has revealed potential issues in PLA logistics integration and command after the major overhaul of 2015.
What Recent Promotions Tells Us About the ‘New Normal’ in China’s Military
August 30, 2019

What Recent Promotions Tells Us About the ‘New Normal’ in China’s Military

By Ying Yu Lin
After uncertainty caused by reform and anti-corruption, the PLA’s personnel management is returning to normal patterns.

Innovation in the New Era of Chinese Military Power
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.

Army Day in China Exposes Xi Jinping’s PLA Challenges
August 02, 2018

Army Day in China Exposes Xi Jinping’s PLA Challenges

By Bonnie Girard
Problems abound, from closing down PLA businesses to taking care of veterans.

The Ideology Behind China’s Fast-Changing Military
January 24, 2018

The Ideology Behind China’s Fast-Changing Military

By Zi Yang
Understanding the motivations behind reforms helps us project what's next for the PLA.

The Early Returns of China’s Military Reforms
January 13, 2018

The Early Returns of China’s Military Reforms

By Ying Yu Lin
China’s increased capability for joint operations means Taiwan must rethink the Chinese military threat.
China's Americanized Military
December 13, 2017

China's Americanized Military

By Don Tse
The PLA is set to become the largest “American” military force to pose a threat to the U.S.

PLA Strategic Support Force: The 'Information Umbrella' for China's Military
April 01, 2017

PLA Strategic Support Force: The 'Information Umbrella' for China's Military

By Elsa Kania
Beyond cyber and space warfare, the SSF will play a key role in conventional joint operations.

The Meaning of the People’s Liberation Army Reforms
September 12, 2016

The Meaning of the People’s Liberation Army Reforms

By Noboru Yamaguchi
China goes for stronger joint operations capabilities and political stability.

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 Implications of China’s Military Reforms
March 07, 2016

The Implications of China’s Military Reforms

By Ying Yu Lin
What does China hope to achieve with the current round of military reforms?

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