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Yes, China Has the World’s Largest Navy. That Matters Less Than You Might Think.
April 07, 2021

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?
April 07, 2021

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
September 29, 2020

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
August 21, 2020

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
August 11, 2020

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
August 08, 2020

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
May 19, 2020

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.
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