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China Attempts to Accelerate Military Reform Plans

Kevin McCauley

China has shifted course and is working on developing disruptive technologies, but still has a long way to go.


PHOTO STORY: A Busy Year on the South China Sea

China continues its island-building campaign on the South China Sea under the watchful eye of satellites.


China’s Power Projection in the Western Indian Ocean

David Shinn

Since 2008, China has significantly increased its naval presence in the Indian Ocean, giving rise to Indian concerns of potential military encirclement and raising questions in American strategic thinking about China’s ultimate objectives.


China's Defense Spending: What's Behind the Slowdown?

Jingdong Yuan

Beijing will continue to spend as appropriate on its defense, but at a level that won’t cause too much alarm and can't be used in "China threat" rhetoric.


China's Cyber-Focused Military Unit Emerges from the Shadows

John Costello

The 'Strategic Support Force' has become a force optimized for combat in space, cyberspace, and the electromagnetic domain that will enhance the PLA’s capability to fight and win future information wars.


PLA 2.0: China's Military Intelligence Upgrade

Peter Mattis

Modernizing Military Intelligence: Playing Catch-Up (Part One).


China's Party-Military Relations After Xi’s Military Reforms

Arthur Ding

It is very unlikely that the military’s special status in the PRC constitution and CCP charter will be drastically changed in order to ensure greater oversight by relevant agencies of the party and state.

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