China’s Navy in Pacific Island Ports
By Andrew Orchard
Examining the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s Oceania port visits.
China’s Emerging Subsurface Presence in the Indian Ocean
By Prakash Panneerselvam
From manned submarines to underwater drones, China’s stepped-up deployments in the region are concerning to India.
China’s Navy Sets Record Pace for Intrusions Into Japan’s Territorial Sea
By Takahashi Kosuke
PLAN vessels have entered Japanese territorial waters eight times since 2004 – and five of those have occurred since October 2021.
Taiwan’s Risky Submarine Aspiration
By Holmes Liao
Taiwan’s Indigenous Defense Submarine (IDS) program is not only cost-prohibitive but operationally ineffective.
China Launches High-Tech Aircraft Carrier in Naval Milestone
By David Rising and Ken Moritsugu
The Fujian, China’s third aircraft carrier, is the first to be both designed and built in the country.
Yes, China Has the World’s Largest Navy. That Matters Less Than You Might Think.
By Benjamin Mainardi
China’s fleet relies disproportionately on smaller classes of ships – and U.S. capabilities are bolstered by its allies’ navies.
Would Access to Cambodia’s Ream Naval Base Really Benefit China?
By Chen Heang
Gaining access to a Cambodian naval facility would give China's navy little discernible strategic advantage.
003 and More: An Update on China’s Aircraft Carriers
By Rick Joe
Over the past year, disparate elements of the Chinese Navy’s carrier development program have continued to progress and come together.
Whispers of 076, China’s Drone Carrying Assault Carrier
By Rick Joe
What do we know so far about China’s next amphibious assault ship?
China’s First Type 075 Amphibious Assault Ship Begins Sea Trials
By Robert Farley
Before long, the PLAN could have the dominant amphibious capability in the Western Pacific.
Deception Is Key to Chinese Military Strategies
By Aaron Jensen
Despite the long tradition of valuing deception by Chinese military leaders, few studies on Chinese military power touch on the issue.
The Invisible Threat to China’s Navy: Corruption
By Zi Yang
The arrest of CSIC’s chairman speaks to endemic corruption among China’s military shipbuilders. That spells trouble for the PLAN.