January 11, 2021
J-20: The Stealth Fighter That Changed PLA Watching Forever
By Rick Joe
A decade after the J-20's maiden flight, a look back at China's fifth generation stealth fighter – and how it changed PLA watching forever.
November 05, 2020
The PLA’s AI Competitions
By Marcus Clay
Can the new design contests foster a culture of military innovation in China?
October 31, 2020
The PLA’s New Push for Military Technology Innovation
By Dr. Marcus Clay
As the U.S.-China technological competition intensifies, the Chinese military has created new mechanisms to accelerate military innovation. Will they succeed?
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.
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.
December 04, 2018
The Impact of Chinese Espionage on the United States
By Nicholas Eftimiades
What is the cumulative impact of China’s espionage activities for the United States' economy, security, and politics?
September 26, 2018
Where US Sanctions Bite China’s Military
By Bonnie Girard
Some of the new sanctions are harmless, from China's perspective, but one is likely to hurt.
September 21, 2018
Less Visible Aspects of Chinese Military Modernization
By Shahryar Pasandideh
Besides new equipment, we need to pay attention to how China is upgrading old systems.
August 07, 2018
5 PLA Navy Projects to Watch in the Next 5 Years
By Rick Joe
Five major Chinese naval projects likely to emerge within the next five years.
February 03, 2018
China’s Swarms of Smart Drones Have Enormous Military Potential
By Scott N. Romaniuk and Tobias Burgers
China is making rapid strides in the potential deployment of drone swarms in conflict.
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.
August 09, 2017
China Has Its DARPA, But Does It Have the Right People?
By Vasilis Trigkas
China has the institution to fuse civil-military R&D. Now can it attract the necessary talent?