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China’s First Type 075 Amphibious Assault Ship Begins Sea Trials
August 11, 2020

China’s First Type 075 Amphibious Assault Ship Begins Sea Trials

By Robert Farley
Before long, the PLAN could have the dominant amphibious capability in the Western Pacific.

The Chinese Navy’s Destroyer Fleet Will Double by 2025. Then What?
July 12, 2020

The Chinese Navy’s Destroyer Fleet Will Double by 2025. Then What?

By Rick Joe
China is about to finish the current phase of destroyer construction. What comes next?
Cambodia’s Hun Sen Denies Chinese Naval Base Again—But What’s Really Happening?
June 02, 2020

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Denies Chinese Naval Base Again—But What’s Really Happening?

By Ankit Panda
The Cambodian prime minister has pushed back on the idea of exclusive basing rights for any country.

Chinese Navy Set to Retire Last Type 051 Destroyer
May 20, 2020

Chinese Navy Set to Retire Last Type 051 Destroyer

By Ankit Panda
Zhuhai, the last serving Type 051G guided-missile destroyer in the PLAN, is set for retirement.

The Invisible Threat to China’s Navy: Corruption
May 19, 2020

The Invisible Threat to China’s Navy: Corruption

By Zi Yang
The arrest of CSIC’s chairman speaks to endemic corruption among China’s military shipbuilders. That spells trouble for the PLAN.

What Will the Chinese Navy’s Next Frigate Look Like?
May 15, 2020

What Will the Chinese Navy’s Next Frigate Look Like?

By Rick Joe
The U.S. Navy has chosen its next frigate; what will China’s look like?

The PLAN’s Renhai-Class Cruiser and the Future of Anti-Access and Area Denial
April 29, 2020

The PLAN’s Renhai-Class Cruiser and the Future of Anti-Access and Area Denial

By Zachary Williams
China’s next-generation cruiser will change the nature of military competition in Asia’s disputed waters.
Why the Chinese Navy’s Target of a US Surveillance Aircraft With a Laser Isn’t Business As Usual
February 29, 2020

Why the Chinese Navy’s Target of a US Surveillance Aircraft With a Laser Isn’t Business As Usual

By Ankit Panda
The geographic reach of risk-acceptant Chinese military behavior appears to be extending.

US Navy: Chinese Destroyer Targeted P-8A Aircraft With Laser
February 29, 2020

US Navy: Chinese Destroyer Targeted P-8A Aircraft With Laser

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The US Navy claims that a Chinese warship fired a military grade laser at P-8 surveillance aircraft last week while it was flying over the Pacific Ocean.

Taiwan Scrambles Fighters to Intercept Chinese Military Aircraft
February 10, 2020

Taiwan Scrambles Fighters to Intercept Chinese Military Aircraft

By Ankit Panda
The Chinese aircraft encircled Taiwan and returned to China through the Miyako Strait.

With Its New Aircraft Carrier, Is China Now a Blue Water Navy?
January 25, 2020

With Its New Aircraft Carrier, Is China Now a Blue Water Navy?

By James Maclaren
China recently commissioned its first indigenous aircraft carrier and took another step toward altering the military balance of power.
Are China’s South China Sea Artificial Islands Militarily Significant and Useful?
January 15, 2020

Are China’s South China Sea Artificial Islands Militarily Significant and Useful?

By Ankit Panda
China's artificial islands are a symbol of its revisionism in the South China Sea, but they're also militarily significant.

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