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US Air Force Presents New Guidelines on Dealing With China
August 15, 2015

US Air Force Presents New Guidelines on Dealing With China

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Air Force is trying to deepen its relationship with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force.
Will Iran Order 150 New Fighter Jets From China?
August 04, 2015

Will Iran Order 150 New Fighter Jets From China?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Is Tehran going on a military shopping spree in Asia?

How China Practices the Invasion of Taiwan
June 17, 2015

How China Practices the Invasion of Taiwan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Recent Chinese military maneuvers in the Bashi Channel had only one purpose.

Setting Naval Priorities
August 30, 2014

Setting Naval Priorities

By James R. Holmes
The Naval Diplomat on the USS Saratoga, China's rogue pilots and setting naval priorities.

China and Japan’s Game of Chicken in the East China Sea
June 13, 2014

China and Japan’s Game of Chicken in the East China Sea

By Harry Kazianis
Close calls between Chinese and Japanese aircraft could eventually turn deadly.
China’s Air Force Modernization: ‘Unprecedented in History’
June 06, 2014

China’s Air Force Modernization: ‘Unprecedented in History’

By Zachary Keck
The Pentagon's annual report on China says that the scale of the PLAAF's modernization is "unprecedented in history."

China’s Air Force Comes of Age
October 17, 2013

China’s Air Force Comes of Age

Long subordinate to the army, the PLAAF is gaining greater autonomy while still cooperating admirably with other services.

Russia to Sell China Su-35 Multirole Fighter Jets
September 10, 2013

Russia to Sell China Su-35 Multirole Fighter Jets

After confusion earlier this year, Moscow has confirmed that it will sell China the 4++ generation fighters.

Can China’s New Strategic Bomber Reach Hawaii?
August 13, 2013

Can China’s New Strategic Bomber Reach Hawaii?

China’s Air Force has reportedly taken delivery of 15 of its new nuclear-capable bomber, the H-6K.

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