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From Hardware to Software: China’s 2019 Military Budget and Priorities
March 17, 2019

From Hardware to Software: China’s 2019 Military Budget and Priorities

By Ankit Panda
Growth in military budget may have slowed slightly, but funding leaves plenty of room for the vital job of developing personnel.

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

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
A new U.S. Department of Defense report describes trends in Chinese military modernization.
Why China Is Trimming Its Army
July 15, 2017

Why China Is Trimming Its Army

By Adam Ni
The latest cuts to the PLA Army will help make China's military a leaner, more modern force.

Strategic Planning in China's Military
June 07, 2017

Strategic Planning in China's Military

By Elsa B. Kania
Which organizations are responsible for the PLA's high-level thinking on reform and innovation?

When Will the PLA Finally Update Its Doctrine?
June 06, 2017

When Will the PLA Finally Update Its Doctrine?

By Elsa B. Kania
The slow revision process has been a "bottleneck" in the PLA's march toward joint operations.

China's Answer to the US Military-Industrial Complex
April 11, 2017

China's Answer to the US Military-Industrial Complex

By Leo Lin
The Central Commission for Integrated Military and Civilian Development represents a new trend in civil-military relations.

China Reshuffles Top Military Posts
February 15, 2017

China Reshuffles Top Military Posts

By Ying Yu Lin
Xi Jinping’s military reforms as seen from personnel reshuffle in the PLAN.
The True Crimes of Chinese PLA General Guo Boxiong
June 15, 2016

The True Crimes of Chinese PLA General Guo Boxiong

By Ben Lowsen
Chinese PLA Gen. Guo Boxiong and colleague Gen. Xu Caihou are most guilty of being politically incorrect.

Xi Jinping Has a New Title: Commander-in-Chief of the People's Liberation Army
April 22, 2016

Xi Jinping Has a New Title: Commander-in-Chief of the People's Liberation Army

By Ankit Panda
Xi's quest to expand his personal authority over the Chinese military continues.

Xi Jinping's PLA Ambitions: Why Guo Boxiong Had to Go
April 07, 2016

Xi Jinping's PLA Ambitions: Why Guo Boxiong Had to Go

By Ankit Panda
Guo Boxiong is the latest PLA 'tiger' to fall to Xi's anti-corruption campaign.

How China Fights: The PLA’s Strategic Doctrine
April 06, 2016

How China Fights: The PLA’s Strategic Doctrine

By Ben Lowsen
The PLA is (quite likely) coming to your neighborhood. Read on to find out what they’ll be doing there.
US Experts Talk Chinese PLA Reform
March 23, 2016

US Experts Talk Chinese PLA Reform

By Ben Lowsen
What’s changed and why?

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