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China Dispatches New Naval Fleet for Gulf of Aden Escort Mission
December 11, 2018
China Dispatches New Naval Fleet for Gulf of Aden Escort Mission
The PLAN's deployments to the western Indian Ocean region continue.
China Dispatches New Naval Fleet for Gulf of Aden Escort Mission
Operation Red Sea: The Chinese Public's Introduction to Beijing's New Navy
November 28, 2018
Operation Red Sea: The Chinese Public's Introduction to Beijing's New Navy
A Chinese film showcases the increasing might of the People's Liberation Army Navy.
Operation Red Sea: The Chinese Public's Introduction to Beijing's New Navy
A First: China, EU Launch New Combined Military Exercise
October 18, 2018
A First: China, EU Launch New Combined Military Exercise
The new development merits attention given its broader geopolitical significance.
A First: China, EU Launch New Combined Military Exercise
From a Slow Simmer to a Boil: Managing Tensions in a Heating South China Sea
October 16, 2018
From a Slow Simmer to a Boil: Managing Tensions in a Heating South China Sea
Tensions are rising in the South China Sea.
From a Slow Simmer to a Boil: Managing Tensions in a Heating South China Sea
Less Visible Aspects of Chinese Military Modernization
September 21, 2018
Less Visible Aspects of Chinese Military Modernization
Besides new equipment, we need to pay attention to how China is upgrading old systems.
Less Visible Aspects of Chinese Military Modernization
The Chinese Navy's Growing Anti-Submarine Warfare Capabilities
September 12, 2018
The Chinese Navy's Growing Anti-Submarine Warfare Capabilities
China's Navy has made some rapid advancement in organic anti-submarine capabilities seen aboard its surface fleet.
The Chinese Navy's Growing Anti-Submarine Warfare Capabilities
Chinese Navy Frigates Trail Japanese Helicopter Destroyer in the South China Sea
September 10, 2018
Chinese Navy Frigates Trail Japanese Helicopter Destroyer in the South China Sea
The incident was caught on tape by a Japanese television network.
Chinese Navy Frigates Trail Japanese Helicopter Destroyer in the South China Sea
Are Fears of a Chinese Port Facility on Manus Island Justified?
August 29, 2018
Are Fears of a Chinese Port Facility on Manus Island Justified?
Manus Island would be a strategic outpost for China, astride the western Pacific Ocean.
Are Fears of a Chinese Port Facility on Manus Island Justified?
China’s New Type 055 Guided Missile Destroyer Begins Sea Trials
August 28, 2018
China’s New Type 055 Guided Missile Destroyer Begins Sea Trials
The lead ship of a new class of Chinese guided missile destroyers commenced first sea trials on August 24.
China’s New Type 055 Guided Missile Destroyer Begins Sea Trials
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?
US 2019 Defense Bill Calls for Public Reporting on China's Militarization Activities in the South China Sea
August 03, 2018
US 2019 Defense Bill Calls for Public Reporting on China's Militarization Activities in the South China Sea
The 2019 NDAA calls on the U.S. Department of Defense to make public Chinese militarization activities in the South China Sea.
US 2019 Defense Bill Calls for Public Reporting on China's Militarization Activities in the South China Sea
China Launches 14th Type 052D Guided Missile Destroyer
August 02, 2018
China Launches 14th Type 052D Guided Missile Destroyer
A Chinese shipyard has launched a new stretched variant of the Type 052 Guided Missile Destroyer in early July.
China Launches 14th Type 052D Guided Missile Destroyer
China Launches Two Next-Generation Destroyers
July 05, 2018
China Launches Two Next-Generation Destroyers
Type 055 destroyers are bigger than US cruisers but carry fewer missiles.
China Launches Two Next-Generation Destroyers
China Launches 2 Type 055 Destroyers Simultaneously
July 04, 2018
China Launches 2 Type 055 Destroyers Simultaneously
Two Type 055 guided missile destroyers were launched simultaneously in Dalian this week.
China Launches 2 Type 055 Destroyers Simultaneously
A Difficult Trajectory Ahead for US-China Military-to-Military Ties
July 01, 2018
A Difficult Trajectory Ahead for US-China Military-to-Military Ties
Mattis' first trip to China did little to soothe growing military-to-military tensions in the relationship.
A Difficult Trajectory Ahead for US-China Military-to-Military Ties
Image May Confirm Advanced Anti-Ship Capability of China’s Type 093 Submarine
June 20, 2018
Image May Confirm Advanced Anti-Ship Capability of China’s Type 093 Submarine
Video footage appears show a canister for the submarine-launched version of China’s YJ-18 anti-ship cruise missile aboard a Type 093 sub.
Image May Confirm Advanced Anti-Ship Capability of China’s Type 093 Submarine
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