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China Is Building a 100,000 Strong Marine Corps
March 24, 2017
China Is Building a 100,000 Strong Marine Corps
The People’s Liberation Army allegedly plans to increase the size of its amphibious assault troops by 400 percent.
China Is Building a 100,000 Strong Marine Corps
A First: Chinese Honor Guard Marches in Pakistan Republic Day Parade
March 24, 2017
A First: Chinese Honor Guard Marches in Pakistan Republic Day Parade
China dispatched a PLA honor guard to Pakistan's Republic Day parade.
A First: Chinese Honor Guard Marches in Pakistan Republic Day Parade
The PLA’s Potential Breakthrough in High-Power Microwave Weapons
March 11, 2017
The PLA’s Potential Breakthrough in High-Power Microwave Weapons
Though details are scarce, recent Chinese reports hint at a major advance in HPM technology.
The PLA’s Potential Breakthrough in High-Power Microwave Weapons
China Slows the Pace on Its Defense Spending Growth in 2017
March 05, 2017
China Slows the Pace on Its Defense Spending Growth in 2017
Anticipating slower overall growth, China slows the pace of its year-on-year defense spending growth.
China Slows the Pace on Its Defense Spending Growth in 2017
Chinese Military Aircraft Transit Miyako Strait, Leading Japan to Scramble Jets
March 03, 2017
Chinese Military Aircraft Transit Miyako Strait, Leading Japan to Scramble Jets
China returns to the Miyako Strait.
Chinese Military Aircraft Transit Miyako Strait, Leading Japan to Scramble Jets
China's Strategic Support Force: A Force for Innovation?
February 18, 2017
China's Strategic Support Force: A Force for Innovation?
The new PLA branch might be China's key to leapfrogging the United States on military technology.
China's Strategic Support Force: A Force for Innovation?
'Optionality' and the Future of US Defense Procurement
January 05, 2017
'Optionality' and the Future of US Defense Procurement
“Optionality” may someday become one of the buzzwords that we simultaneously bemoan and find useful.
'Optionality' and the Future of US Defense Procurement
Keeping China’s Aircraft Carriers in Perspective
January 03, 2017
Keeping China’s Aircraft Carriers in Perspective
China’s investment in aircraft carriers will take a great deal of time and money to reach its full potential.
Keeping China’s Aircraft Carriers in Perspective
China, India Hold Joint Military Drill
November 17, 2016
China, India Hold Joint Military Drill
China and India kicked off a joint military exercise today in western India.
China, India Hold Joint Military Drill
China's 6th Plenum: Why You Should Care
November 05, 2016
China's 6th Plenum: Why You Should Care
The Diplomat‘s Editor-in-Chief Shannon Tiezzi joins Ankit Panda to discuss Chinese politics after the Sixth Plenum.
China's 6th Plenum: Why You Should Care
China Unveils New Tank for Mountain Warfare
November 02, 2016
China Unveils New Tank for Mountain Warfare
China’s top armor maker unveiled a new lightweight tank at the Airshow China 2016 in Zhuha.
China Unveils New Tank for Mountain Warfare
South China Sea: PLAN Conducts Drill Off Hainan Island
October 28, 2016
South China Sea: PLAN Conducts Drill Off Hainan Island
The exercise comes less than a week after the latest U.S. freedom of navigation patrol.
South China Sea: PLAN Conducts Drill Off Hainan Island
What Every Chinese Soldier Knows (Part 5): Ancient China’s Military Scientists
September 13, 2016
What Every Chinese Soldier Knows (Part 5): Ancient China’s Military Scientists
Two military scientists from China’s past and their meaning to the modern PLA.
What Every Chinese Soldier Knows (Part 5): Ancient China’s Military Scientists
The Meaning of the People’s Liberation Army Reforms
September 12, 2016
The Meaning of the People’s Liberation Army Reforms
China goes for stronger joint operations capabilities and political stability.
The Meaning of the People’s Liberation Army Reforms
The Secrets of China’s Strategic Support Force
August 31, 2016
The Secrets of China’s Strategic Support Force
With the creation of the SSF, China’s reorganized military hopes to foster integrated joint operations capabilities.
The Secrets of China’s Strategic Support Force
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