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China Holds Live-Fire Naval Drills Near Korean Peninsula
August 08, 2017

China Holds Live-Fire Naval Drills Near Korean Peninsula

By Charlotte Gao
Dozens of missiles, of various kinds, were fired during the drills.

China’s Oversized Aircraft Carrier Ambitions
June 20, 2014

China’s Oversized Aircraft Carrier Ambitions

By Harry Kazianis
Reports suggest China will have an indigenous carrier battle group within three years. Don't bet on it.
The Political Utility of China’s A2/AD Challenge
March 19, 2014

The Political Utility of China’s A2/AD Challenge

By Zachary Keck
Anti-Access/Area Denial is often seen purely in military terms. It’s much bigger than that.

How the Weak Win Wars: China Edition
February 15, 2014

How the Weak Win Wars: China Edition

By James R. Holmes
The U.S. should not take too much solace in the fact that China’s defense spending lags behind its own.

3 Ways Mao Shaped Naval Warfare
December 27, 2013

3 Ways Mao Shaped Naval Warfare

By James R. Holmes
While PLAN officers might not quote Mao anymore, their strategy bears his mark.

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.

The Top 5 Navies of the Indo-Pacific
January 21, 2013

The Top 5 Navies of the Indo-Pacific

Naval power in the Indo-Pacific is certainly on the rise. Who will take the top spot?

The Master 'PLAN': China's New Guided Missile Destroyer
September 04, 2012

The Master 'PLAN': China's New Guided Missile Destroyer

China’s navy appears on the verge of creating a new class of warship. It could eventually alter the balance of naval power in the region.

How China’s Jets Threaten Russia
December 13, 2010

How China’s Jets Threaten Russia

China’s suspected proclivity for copying weapons systems has made Russia wary of exporting its technology. Still, the Russians may one day end up with a taste for ‘Made in China’ hardware.

An Assertive China the 'New Normal'?
November 24, 2010

An Assertive China the 'New Normal'?

Recent tensions between China and the West are likely a sign of things to come. Western policymakers will have to get used to it.

China Fears Spark Indo-US Courting
November 05, 2010

China Fears Spark Indo-US Courting

Defence co-operation between India and the United States is growing. But delays on two military deals could put the brakes on.

Understanding Asia-Pacific Sea Power
October 21, 2010

Understanding Asia-Pacific Sea Power

In this first in a series on the region’s navies, The Diplomat looks at how to measure naval power—including the US and China’s.

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