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General Ju Qiansheng Takes Command of the PLA Strategic Support Force
July 27, 2021

General Ju Qiansheng Takes Command of the PLA Strategic Support Force

By Marcus Clay
The former commander of the People’s Liberation Army Strategic Support Force Network Systems Department is taking over the entire force.

Understanding China’s Aerial Incursions Into Taiwan’s ADIZ
June 02, 2021

Understanding China’s Aerial Incursions Into Taiwan’s ADIZ

By Adrian Ang U-Jin and Olli Pekka Suorsa
China’s incursions are meant more as a signal to the United States than a military threat to Taiwan.
Chinese Ballistic Missiles Fired Into South China Sea Claimed to Hit Target Ship
November 17, 2020

Chinese Ballistic Missiles Fired Into South China Sea Claimed to Hit Target Ship

By Steven Stashwick
A news report claims that the August ASBM tests successfully hit a moving vessel and did not just fall into the sea.

China’s Second Aircraft Carrier: A Sign of PLA Naval Muscle?
December 26, 2019

China’s Second Aircraft Carrier: A Sign of PLA Naval Muscle?

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
A closer look at the significance of the development for China’s military and its security thinking.

China’s Missile Might: Strategy Power Projection
October 22, 2019

China’s Missile Might: Strategy Power Projection

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Antoine Bondaz.

China's Information Warfare Force Gets a New Commander
May 24, 2019

China's Information Warfare Force Gets a New Commander

By Adam Ni
The PLA Strategic Support Force has a new leader.

China’s Navy Flaunts Its Power, But to What End?
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.
China Isn’t Hearing Asia’s Fears About Its Military Buildup
March 11, 2019

China Isn’t Hearing Asia’s Fears About Its Military Buildup

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The response to the country’s new defense budget suggests that Beijing continues to be tone deaf to regional anxieties.  

China’s New Maximalism in Three Slogans
January 30, 2019

China’s New Maximalism in Three Slogans

By Ben Lowsen
Beijing ups the rhetorical ante.

What Are China’s Military Recruitment Priorities?
August 10, 2018

What Are China’s Military Recruitment Priorities?

By Adam Ni
The recruitment priorities of China’s military reflect, among other things, its growing technological sophistication.

China’s Military Backs Proposed Constitutional Amendments
March 02, 2018

China’s Military Backs Proposed Constitutional Amendments

By Adam Ni
The military comes out in support of the changes, which would allow Xi to hold the presidency indefinitely.
Pulling Back the Curtain on China’s Rocket Force
February 12, 2018

Pulling Back the Curtain on China’s Rocket Force

By David C. Logan
What can we learn about China's most secretive military branch by examining the career paths of its senior officers?

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