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Xi Jinping’s Vision for Artificial Intelligence in the PLA
November 16, 2022

Xi Jinping’s Vision for Artificial Intelligence in the PLA

By Koichiro Takagi
China is seeking to use “intelligentization” to build a “world-class” military.

How China’s Military Is Preparing for War With Taiwan
September 19, 2022

How China’s Military Is Preparing for War With Taiwan

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Joel Wuthnow.
What’s Behind China’s ‘Action Guidelines on Military Operations Other Than War’?
August 24, 2022

What’s Behind China’s ‘Action Guidelines on Military Operations Other Than War’?

By Ying Yu Lin
The focus of the new guidelines is likely domestic: laying down rules for deploying the military to conduct disaster relief and pandemic management operations.

Understanding China’s Military Operations Other Than War
June 25, 2022

Understanding China’s Military Operations Other Than War

By James Char
The latest trial guidelines are less ominous than comparisons to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine would make it seem.

What the PLA Is Learning From Russia’s Ukraine Invasion
April 20, 2022

What the PLA Is Learning From Russia’s Ukraine Invasion

By Ying-Yu Lin
China is watching Russia's military mistakes in Ukraine and will apply those lessons to its battle planning for a conflict in the Taiwan Strait.

How Does China Aim to Use AI in Warfare?
December 28, 2021

How Does China Aim to Use AI in Warfare?

By Yuan-Chou Jing
AI in particular is seen as a “game-changing” critical strategic technology.

The PLA’s New Generals: Security Implications
September 28, 2021

The PLA’s New Generals: Security Implications

By Ying-Yu Lin
The significance and impact of the latest batch of promotion of senior PLA officers to the rank of general or admiral.
China’s Military Has a Hidden Weakness
April 20, 2021

China’s Military Has a Hidden Weakness

By Steve Sacks
High-tech new weapons are useful, but current military reform shortfalls hinder the PLA’s ability to employ such hardware.

What a Change in China’s Officer Rank and Grade System Tells Us About PLA Reform
March 31, 2021

What a Change in China’s Officer Rank and Grade System Tells Us About PLA Reform

By James Char
New interim regulations to improve the PLA’s officer management system and recruitment policies are more evidence of China's long time horizons for military prowess.

China’s Military Actions Against Taiwan in 2021: What to Expect
December 18, 2020

China’s Military Actions Against Taiwan in 2021: What to Expect

By Ying-Yu Lin
A look at the security environment facing Taiwan in the upcoming year.

The PLA’s AI Competitions
November 05, 2020

The PLA’s AI Competitions

By Marcus Clay
Can the new design contests foster a culture of military innovation in China?
The Latest Target of China’s Military Reform: Reserve Forces 
September 02, 2020

The Latest Target of China’s Military Reform: Reserve Forces 

By Ying-Yu Lin
China’s decision to centralize command of reserve forces signals that military restructuring is still ongoing. 

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