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China’s New Transport Ship Not a Game Changer in South China Sea
September 19, 2019
China’s New Transport Ship Not a Game Changer in South China Sea
Sansha No.2 is civilian and relatively small compared to military logistics vessels.
China’s New Transport Ship Not a Game Changer in South China Sea
Why China's Military Wants to Control These 2 Waterways in East Asia
September 15, 2019
Why China's Military Wants to Control These 2 Waterways in East Asia
The Bashi Channel and Miyako Strait constitute critical chokepoints for Chinese military operations both along and beyond the so-called first island chain.
Why China's Military Wants to Control These 2 Waterways in East Asia
Understanding Civil-Military Relations and Anti-Submarine Warfare
August 16, 2019
Understanding Civil-Military Relations and Anti-Submarine Warfare
Civil-military relations may explain the Chinese navy’s approach to anti-submarine warfare.
Understanding Civil-Military Relations and Anti-Submarine Warfare
China’s Type 001A Carrier Continues Sea Trials Amid Possible Complications
August 14, 2019
China’s Type 001A Carrier Continues Sea Trials Amid Possible Complications
The Type 001A remains in trials.
China’s Type 001A Carrier Continues Sea Trials Amid Possible Complications
The Future of China's Amphibious Assault Fleet
July 17, 2019
The Future of China's Amphibious Assault Fleet
What we know about the 075 Landing Helicopter Dock and other expected additions to the PLAN amphibious assault fleet.
The Future of China's Amphibious Assault Fleet
Heads of US and Chinese Navies Talk Miscalculation Amid US Leadership Shuffle
July 12, 2019
Heads of US and Chinese Navies Talk Miscalculation Amid US Leadership Shuffle
Admiral John Richardson holds last conference with Chinese counterpart before retiring.
Heads of US and Chinese Navies Talk Miscalculation Amid US Leadership Shuffle
A Mid-2019 Guide to Chinese Aircraft Carriers
June 18, 2019
A Mid-2019 Guide to Chinese Aircraft Carriers
What is the future trajectory of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy carrier program?
A Mid-2019 Guide to Chinese Aircraft Carriers
China Launches 19th and 20th Type 052D Guided Missile Destroyer
May 13, 2019
China Launches 19th and 20th Type 052D Guided Missile Destroyer
Two Type 052D guided-missile destroyers were reportedly launched at the Dalian shipyard on May 10.
China Launches 19th and 20th Type 052D Guided Missile Destroyer
China’s Second Domestic Aircraft Carrier Is Under Construction: US Report
May 08, 2019
China’s Second Domestic Aircraft Carrier Is Under Construction: US Report
The new carrier will likely feature a catapult-assisted aircraft launch system.
China’s Second Domestic Aircraft Carrier Is Under Construction: US Report
China, Russia Conduct First Joint Live-Fire Missile Exercise at Sea
May 08, 2019
China, Russia Conduct First Joint Live-Fire Missile Exercise at Sea
The Chinese and Russian navies jointly conducted a live-fire air defense exercises on May 4.
China, Russia Conduct First Joint Live-Fire Missile Exercise at Sea
China, Russia Kick Off Bilateral Naval Exercise ‘Joint Sea’
April 29, 2019
China, Russia Kick Off Bilateral Naval Exercise ‘Joint Sea’
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy and Russian Navy began a six-day naval drill in Qingdao, China on April 29.
China, Russia Kick Off Bilateral Naval Exercise ‘Joint Sea’
China’s Navy Flaunts Its Power, But to What End?
April 25, 2019
China’s Navy Flaunts Its Power, But to What End?
The PLAN’s 70th anniversary celebration raises important questions about China’s increasingly capable military.
China’s Navy Flaunts Its Power, But to What End?
China Urges Closer Naval Ties Amid Regional Tensions
April 25, 2019
China Urges Closer Naval Ties Amid Regional Tensions
Chinese President Xi Jinping urged closer ties among the world's navies this week.
China Urges Closer Naval Ties Amid Regional Tensions
Predicting the Chinese Navy of 2030
February 15, 2019
Predicting the Chinese Navy of 2030
Making predictions for the Chinese Navy a decade in advance is difficult given the PLA’s overall opacity.
Predicting the Chinese Navy of 2030
Pondering China's Future Nuclear Submarine Production
January 23, 2019
Pondering China's Future Nuclear Submarine Production
What will Chinese nuclear submarine production look like in the future?
Pondering China's Future Nuclear Submarine Production
Heads of US and Chinese Navy Meet in Beijing
January 16, 2019
Heads of US and Chinese Navy Meet in Beijing
Admirals discuss reducing risk in interactions between two navies at-sea.
Heads of US and Chinese Navy Meet in Beijing
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