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The Softer Side of China’s Military
August 08, 2014
The Softer Side of China’s Military
Disaster relief is an increasingly important mission for China's armed forces, both domestically and abroad.
The Softer Side of China’s Military
The Biggest Lesson of the First Sino-Japanese War
August 01, 2014
The Biggest Lesson of the First Sino-Japanese War
Should modern-day China really bemoan the defeat of a corrupt dynasty 120 years ago?
The Biggest Lesson of the First Sino-Japanese War
Xi Jinping's Next Tiger Hunt
August 01, 2014
Xi Jinping's Next Tiger Hunt
After Zhou Yongkang, the anti-corruption campaign aims at the PLA and Shanghai -- two power bases for Jiang Zemin.
Xi Jinping's Next Tiger Hunt
China Holds Annual Military Drills in East, South China Seas
July 29, 2014
China Holds Annual Military Drills in East, South China Seas
The PLA is holding live-fire exercises off China's southeastern and southern coasts.
China Holds Annual Military Drills in East, South China Seas
Xi Aims His Anti-Corruption Campaign at the PLA
July 02, 2014
Xi Aims His Anti-Corruption Campaign at the PLA
Xu Caihou is the highest-ranking military official to be taken down for corruption since the Deng Xiaoping era.
Xi Aims His Anti-Corruption Campaign at the PLA
Military Transparency Is Overrated
April 16, 2014
Military Transparency Is Overrated
China has good reasons to remain secretive about its military.
Military Transparency Is Overrated
4 Ways China Can Prepare for War in East Asia
April 04, 2014
4 Ways China Can Prepare for War in East Asia
Northeast Asia has become a potential powder keg. What should China do to prepare itself for possible conflict?
4 Ways China Can Prepare for War in East Asia
PLA General Charged With Embezzlement, Bribery
April 02, 2014
PLA General Charged With Embezzlement, Bribery
After a two year investigation, Lt. Gen. Gu Junshan has been formally charged with corruption.
PLA General Charged With Embezzlement, Bribery
China’s Military Modernization: Why It Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means
March 13, 2014
China’s Military Modernization: Why It Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means
The real core of China's military modernization has more to do with organization and structure than with technology.
China’s Military Modernization: Why It Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means
The Chinese Navy Has a Problem
March 27, 2013
The Chinese Navy Has a Problem
“The PRC draws its most important resources from across an ocean that it cannot control…”
The Chinese Navy Has a Problem
One Thing China and the USSR DON’T Have in Common
March 26, 2013
One Thing China and the USSR DON’T Have in Common
China has certainly not emulated Soviet military spending levels. Will this trend continue?
One Thing China and the USSR DON’T Have in Common
China’s Navy Aims for Transparency
February 05, 2013
China’s Navy Aims for Transparency
Many have complained China’s military lacks a certain degree of transparency in its operations. That could be changing.
China’s Navy Aims for Transparency
Limited Liftoff Looming: Y-20 Transport Prepares for 1st Test Flight
January 08, 2013
Limited Liftoff Looming: Y-20 Transport Prepares for 1st Test Flight
While China’s stealth aircraft prototypes may get all the buzz, the Y-20 offers new military operational possibilities.
Limited Liftoff Looming: Y-20 Transport Prepares for 1st Test Flight
November 21, 2012
“Death by Blue Water Navy” Distracts from China’s Real Military Focus
Collins and Erickson respond to “Death by China” author Greg Autry.
“Death by Blue Water Navy” Distracts from China’s Real Military Focus
U.S. Foreign Policy: Driven by Fear?
November 20, 2012
U.S. Foreign Policy: Driven by Fear?
“…the Obama administration should make no reply to China’s military buildup.”
U.S. Foreign Policy: Driven by Fear?
November 15, 2012
A Rebuttal To "China's Real Blue Water Navy"
“…our position isn’t that China’s military is on the verge of global supremacy.”
A Rebuttal To "China's Real Blue Water Navy"
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