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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?

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

By Shannon Tiezzi
China scrapped its seven military regions in favor of five theater commands.
The New Military Force in Charge of China’s Nuclear Weapons
January 05, 2016

The New Military Force in Charge of China’s Nuclear Weapons

By Shannon Tiezzi
Goodbye Second Artillery Force; hello PLA Rocket Force.

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