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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.
China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy Commissions New Type 056A Corvette
January 07, 2020

China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy Commissions New Type 056A Corvette

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The latest Type 056A corvette reportedly entered service on December 31.

Technical Problems, Slowing Economy Cut China’s Carrier Ambitions
December 04, 2019

Technical Problems, Slowing Economy Cut China’s Carrier Ambitions

By Steven Stashwick
Plans to build more than four aircraft carriers apparently put on hold.

Chinese, Russian, South African Navies Conduct Trilateral Naval Exercises
November 27, 2019

Chinese, Russian, South African Navies Conduct Trilateral Naval Exercises

By Ankit Panda
The exercise was the first of its kind.

China Enters the UUV Fray
November 22, 2019

China Enters the UUV Fray

By David R. Strachan
HSU001 provides an intriguing look into China’s unmanned undersea ambitions.

China’s Growing Amphib Fleet: A Cause for Long-Term Concern?
November 21, 2019

China’s Growing Amphib Fleet: A Cause for Long-Term Concern?

By Robert Farley
Is the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s growing set of amphibious capabilities a game-changer?
No, Pakistan’s Gwadar Port Is Not a Chinese Naval Base (Just Yet)
November 19, 2019

No, Pakistan’s Gwadar Port Is Not a Chinese Naval Base (Just Yet)

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The Pakistani navy is entrenching itself in Gwadar but there is no evidence of the Chinese forces’ presence yet.

China’s First Domestically Built Carrier Preps for Commissioning Ceremony
October 31, 2019

China’s First Domestically Built Carrier Preps for Commissioning Ceremony

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The new carrier is reportedly being made ready for commissioning, according to Chinese state media reports.

Is China Really About to Build J-20 Stealth Fighters for Its Carriers?
September 04, 2019

Is China Really About to Build J-20 Stealth Fighters for Its Carriers?

By Robert Farley
When exactly will the J-20 be ready for Chinese carriers?

Understanding Civil-Military Relations and Anti-Submarine Warfare
August 16, 2019

Understanding Civil-Military Relations and Anti-Submarine Warfare

By Robert Farley
Civil-military relations may explain the Chinese navy’s approach to anti-submarine warfare.
China Conducts Air, Naval Exercises off Southeast Waters
July 15, 2019

China Conducts Air, Naval Exercises off Southeast Waters

By Ankit Panda
The exercises come after the approval of a major U.S. arms package for Taiwan.

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