People’s Liberation Army


Overall Defense Concept Reshapes Taiwan’s Views on Defense Against China

Ian Murphy

The Overall Defense Concept, a proposal by Taiwanese admiral Lee Hsi-ming, may be what Taiwan needs to prevent China from taking over its shores.


A Flare up in China’s Deliberate Pattern of Aggression

The Interpreter

The intercept of an Australian patrol over the South China Sea escalates a “grey zone” conflict to a dangerous level.


Increased China Warplane Activity Unnerves Taiwan

Voice of America

The Ministry of National Defense in Taipei says a total 27 Chinese aircraft crossed into Taiwanese airspace Friday and Saturday.


Waiting in the Wings: Yi Xiaoguang the Next PLA Commander?

Kenneth Allen, Jana Allen

General Yi Xiaoguang would have the opportunity to shape the PLAAF’s organizational culture and solidify the PLAAF’s vision of itself as an independent warfighting service.


Taking Off: China's Helicopter Force Expands

Dennis J. Blasko

The increase in the number of Army helicopters accompanies the expansion of the force in the latest round of PLA reforms.


Complexities of Controlling the Gun: the Army's Role in Chinese Politics

Christopher Lew

'In the end, a professional and outward-looking People’s Liberation Army is a double-edged sword.'

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