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US Combatant Commands With Chinese Flare: The PLA’s New Joint Command Structure
November 06, 2017
US Combatant Commands With Chinese Flare: The PLA’s New Joint Command Structure
A China specialist and a military strategist discuss The PLA’s emerging command structure.
US Combatant Commands With Chinese Flare: The PLA’s New Joint Command Structure
3 Major Takeaways from Xi Jinping’s Speech at the 19th Party Congress
October 18, 2017
3 Major Takeaways from Xi Jinping’s Speech at the 19th Party Congress
Chinese president kicks off the national event with a 3-plus-hour speech.
3 Major Takeaways from Xi Jinping’s Speech at the 19th Party Congress
2 Top Generals Left Off Delegate List to 19th National Congress
September 07, 2017
2 Top Generals Left Off Delegate List to 19th National Congress
The two members of the Chinese Central Military Commission are reportedly facing disciplinary probes.
2 Top Generals Left Off Delegate List to 19th National Congress
China's People's Liberation Army May Have a Civil-Military Relations Problem
September 04, 2017
China's People's Liberation Army May Have a Civil-Military Relations Problem
How serious are China’s civil-military relations problems?
China's People's Liberation Army May Have a Civil-Military Relations Problem
Meet the DF-31AG and the DF-26: The Big Ballistic Missiles at China’s Military Anniversary Parade
August 08, 2017
Meet the DF-31AG and the DF-26: The Big Ballistic Missiles at China’s Military Anniversary Parade
At a recent parade, the People's Liberation Army showed off new long-range ballistic missiles.
Meet the DF-31AG and the DF-26: The Big Ballistic Missiles at China’s Military Anniversary Parade
Chinese People's Liberation Army Rocket Force Staged a Massive Missile Drill Against a THAAD Mockup Target
August 03, 2017
Chinese People's Liberation Army Rocket Force Staged a Massive Missile Drill Against a THAAD Mockup Target
The exercise came one day before the People's Liberation Army celebrated its 90th anniversary with a major parade.
Chinese People's Liberation Army Rocket Force Staged a Massive Missile Drill Against a THAAD Mockup Target
Xi Jinping Presides Over Massive PLA Parade as Commander-in-Chief
July 31, 2017
Xi Jinping Presides Over Massive PLA Parade as Commander-in-Chief
Xi emphasized that the PLA must "unswervingly" obey and support the Communist Party of China.
Xi Jinping Presides Over Massive PLA Parade as Commander-in-Chief
China to India: 'It Is Easier to Shake the Mountains Than to Shake the PLA'
July 26, 2017
China to India: 'It Is Easier to Shake the Mountains Than to Shake the PLA'
China's defense ministry said China will defend its territory and sovereignty at all costs
China to India: 'It Is Easier to Shake the Mountains Than to Shake the PLA'
China’s Vision of the Future Networked Battlefield
April 26, 2017
China’s Vision of the Future Networked Battlefield
Cyber, space and electronic warfare challenges to the US in the Western Pacific
China’s Vision of the Future Networked Battlefield
A First: Chinese Honor Guard Marches in Pakistan Republic Day Parade
March 24, 2017
A First: Chinese Honor Guard Marches in Pakistan Republic Day Parade
China dispatched a PLA honor guard to Pakistan's Republic Day parade.
A First: Chinese Honor Guard Marches in Pakistan Republic Day Parade
South China Sea: China Continues Construction Work on North Island in Paracel Group
March 16, 2017
South China Sea: China Continues Construction Work on North Island in Paracel Group
Satellite imagery shows additional Chinese work on its island possessions in the Paracel group.
South China Sea: China Continues Construction Work on North Island in Paracel Group
China Slows the Pace on Its Defense Spending Growth in 2017
March 05, 2017
China Slows the Pace on Its Defense Spending Growth in 2017
Anticipating slower overall growth, China slows the pace of its year-on-year defense spending growth.
China Slows the Pace on Its Defense Spending Growth in 2017
For Third Time Ever, China Shows Off Its DF-16 Medium-Range Ballistic Missile
February 07, 2017
For Third Time Ever, China Shows Off Its DF-16 Medium-Range Ballistic Missile
The DF-16 was first seen publicly in a September 2015 military parade.
For Third Time Ever, China Shows Off Its DF-16 Medium-Range Ballistic Missile
Chinese Military Recruitment Video Features East China Sea Air Encounter With Japan
January 03, 2017
Chinese Military Recruitment Video Features East China Sea Air Encounter With Japan
"This is China Naval Aviation Force on guard. Attention! You are about to violate Chinese air territory."
Chinese Military Recruitment Video Features East China Sea Air Encounter With Japan
China Protests Japan Fighter Scramble Over Miyako Strait Exercise
December 12, 2016
China Protests Japan Fighter Scramble Over Miyako Strait Exercise
Chinese military aircraft return to the Miyako Strait.
China Protests Japan Fighter Scramble Over Miyako Strait Exercise
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