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Is China Getting Ready to Finally Reveal the DF-41 Intercontinental-Range Ballistic Missile?
August 29, 2019
Is China Getting Ready to Finally Reveal the DF-41 Intercontinental-Range Ballistic Missile?
Is the long-awaited DF-41 expected to make an appearance?
Is China Getting Ready to Finally Reveal the DF-41 Intercontinental-Range Ballistic Missile?
China’s VT5 Lightweight Tank to Be Fitted With Active Protection System
August 07, 2019
China’s VT5 Lightweight Tank to Be Fitted With Active Protection System
The Chinese made-for-export VT5 tank is getting a new active protection system.
China’s VT5 Lightweight Tank to Be Fitted With Active Protection System
China’s New Defense White Paper: Reading Between the Lines
July 30, 2019
China’s New Defense White Paper: Reading Between the Lines
Beijing walks a tightrope between peace and its conception of great power status.
China’s New Defense White Paper: Reading Between the Lines
Why New Delhi Will Be Left Unfazed By China’s New Defense White Paper
July 25, 2019
Why New Delhi Will Be Left Unfazed By China’s New Defense White Paper
For India, China’s latest defense white paper is unlikely to shock and surprise.
Why New Delhi Will Be Left Unfazed By China’s New Defense White Paper
China to Release New White Paper on National Defense: What to Expect
July 23, 2019
China to Release New White Paper on National Defense: What to Expect
China’s strategic environment and capabilities have transformed considerably in the four years since the last document.
China to Release New White Paper on National Defense: What to Expect
China Makes Progress in Induction of Second S-400 Air Defense System Regiment
May 27, 2019
China Makes Progress in Induction of Second S-400 Air Defense System Regiment
Chinese servicemen are conducting a technical inspection of the second batch of S-400 air defense systems.
China Makes Progress in Induction of Second S-400 Air Defense System Regiment
Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion, Part 3: Taiwan's Countermeasures
May 17, 2019
Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion, Part 3: Taiwan's Countermeasures
A look at Taiwan's military force posture and procurement amid advances in capability by China's PLA.
Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion, Part 3: Taiwan's Countermeasures
China’s Influence Operations in Asia: Minding the Open Door Challenge
May 14, 2019
China’s Influence Operations in Asia: Minding the Open Door Challenge
While attention to Beijing’s conduct is important, addressing the permissive conditions that create an enabling environment for its activities should remain front and center.
China’s Influence Operations in Asia: Minding the Open Door Challenge
Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion Part 2: Missile and Naval Domains
April 19, 2019
Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion Part 2: Missile and Naval Domains
What would be the role of China's missile and naval forces in an invasion of Taiwan?
Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion Part 2: Missile and Naval Domains
Does Russian Military Aviation Have Anything Left to Offer China?
April 05, 2019
Does Russian Military Aviation Have Anything Left to Offer China?
A look at the possibility of further Russia fighter sales to the People’s Liberation Army.
Does Russian Military Aviation Have Anything Left to Offer China?
Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion: The Air Domain
April 03, 2019
Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion: The Air Domain
How would the PLA use its air power in a Taiwan invasion in a late 2019 time frame?
Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion: The Air Domain
China Isn’t Hearing Asia’s Fears About Its Military Buildup
March 11, 2019
China Isn’t Hearing Asia’s Fears About Its Military Buildup
The response to the country’s new defense budget suggests that Beijing continues to be tone deaf to regional anxieties.  
China Isn’t Hearing Asia’s Fears About Its Military Buildup
Is China’s Path to Military Parity With the US Through Intellectual Property Theft Doomed?
March 08, 2019
Is China’s Path to Military Parity With the US Through Intellectual Property Theft Doomed?
A new article turns conventional wisdom on competitive military modernization on its head.
Is China’s Path to Military Parity With the US Through Intellectual Property Theft Doomed?
M. Taylor Fravel on How the People's Liberation Army Does Military Strategy
January 30, 2019
M. Taylor Fravel on How the People's Liberation Army Does Military Strategy
The Diplomat speaks with M. Taylor Fravel about how China's People's Liberation Army thinks about war.
M. Taylor Fravel on How the People's Liberation Army Does Military Strategy
The Linkages Between China's Global Military Ambitions and the Belt and Road Initiative
September 06, 2018
The Linkages Between China's Global Military Ambitions and the Belt and Road Initiative
A new U.S. Department of Defense report describes trends in Chinese military modernization.
The Linkages Between China's Global Military Ambitions and the Belt and Road Initiative
What Are China’s Military Recruitment Priorities?
August 10, 2018
What Are China’s Military Recruitment Priorities?
The recruitment priorities of China’s military reflect, among other things, its growing technological sophistication.
What Are China’s Military Recruitment Priorities?
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