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Chinese Bomber Flies Around Spratlys In Show Of Force, U.S. Official Says

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 01.11.2017 | Home

A Chinese H-6 strategic bomber flew around the Spratly Islands over the weekend in a new show of force in the contested South China Sea, a U.S. offici...

Young Blood On Rapid Rise In China's PLA

AsiaToday | Posted 10.05.2016 | Home

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is showing signs of being full of young bloods unlike f...

China's Military Push In Africa Is Unlikely To End Anytime Soon

The China Africa Project | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.25.2016 | Home

Over the past five years the Chinese military presence in Africa has undergone a profound change. Until 2012, the Chinese were happy to play a low-key...

Chinese Army Releases Slick Music Video To Attract Young Recruits

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home

"We're just waiting for the order to kill! Kill! Kill!" So go the lyrics of the Chinese People's Liberation Army's latest music video, which hopes to ...

Harry Potter and the Essence of Air Sea Battle

Peter Navarro | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics
Peter Navarro

REPRINTED BY PERMISSION OF REAL CLEAR DEFENSE Last month, the Pentagon unceremoniously dropped the name "Air Sea Battle" from its bureaucratic lexi...

LISTEN: What's Motivating China's Military Push in Africa?

Eric Olander | Posted 07.02.2016 | Home
Eric Olander

China is steadily expanding its military footprint in Africa, highlighted by the recent deployment of 700 combat-ready troops to join a multinational peacekeeping operation in South Sudan. In all, the People's Liberation Army and Navy now have an estimated 2,700 soldiers, sailors, engineers and medical staff stationed across the continent.

Hong Kong's Moment in History

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.03.2014 | Home
Daniel Wagner

This is an important moment in history. The Hong Kong protesters must stand their ground. This is not 1989, nor is it Tiananmen Square. The people of Hong Kong represent the future of China -- not the other way around.

The Cyber Cold War: What Issuing Arrest Warrants Means and What Can Still be Done

Andrew Edwards | Posted 08.04.2014 | Technology
Andrew Edwards

I will be the first to admit that NSA surveillance originally began with good intentions to protect us, but they have gone much too far. Likewise neither the NSA, nor the nation as a whole, have gone far enough to stop the potentially dangerous hacking.

China To Conduct Cyber War Games

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2013 | Technology

BEIJING, May 29 (Reuters) - China will next week conduct its first "digital" technology military exercise, state media said on Wednesday, against gr...

China Blames U.S. For Thousands Of Hacking Attacks

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2013 | Home

BEIJING, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Two major Chinese military websites, including that of the Defence Ministry, were subject to about 144,000 hacking attac...

Report: Chinese Army Unit Responsible For U.S. Hacking Attacks

The New York Times | Posted 04.20.2013 | Home

On the outskirts of Shanghai, in a run-down neighborhood dominated by a 12-story white office tower, sits a People's Liberation Army base for China's ...

The "Cyber Weapons Gap": What Do We Really Know About China's Cyber Warfare Capabilities?

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 02.20.2013 | Home
Franz-Stefan Gady

Today, we are in danger of falling into a "cyber weapons gap" -- exaggerating the capabilities of the Chinese People's Liberation Army -- when it comes to waging cyber war.

China Moves Swiftly on New "City" Encompassing South China Sea, Gulf Crisis Simmers

William Bradley | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home
William Bradley

A distracted America gives China a much freer hand as it seeks to establish dominance throughout the South China Sea. At least in theory. Bandwidth, or lack of the same on the part of the U.S., is China's ally in this situation.

Bo's Wife Reportedly Dressed As Chinese Army General

Reuters | Chris Buckley | Posted 05.01.2012 | Home

A woman at the centre of China's biggest political scandal in two decades, wife of deposed political leader Bo Xilai, had once dressed as a military c...

The Interwoven Era: The US, China and its New Aircraft Carrier

Peter Winter | Posted 09.07.2011 | Home
Peter Winter

What do a rusting Russian aircraft carrier, two top-ranking military officers, mounting trade deficits and half a trillion dollars in potential oil and gas in the South China Sea have to do with world peace?

China Sizing Up Against U.S. Cyberwar Threat?

Posted 08.16.2011 | Home

(Reuters) - China must boost its cyber-warfare strength to counter a Pentagon push, the country's top military newspaper said on Thursday after weeks ...

China Reveals Details Of First Aircraft Carrier

Posted 08.08.2011 | Home

A top Chinese military official has confirmed that Beijing is building its first aircraft carrier, described as a "symbol of a great nation" which cou...

China Spurs New Asia Arms Race

The Wall Street Journal | AMOL SHARMA in New Delhi, JEREMY PAGE in Beijing, JAMES HOOKWAY in Hanoi and RACHEL PANNETT in Canberra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

At Mazagon Dock near the southern tip of Mumbai, hidden behind high concrete walls, hundreds of Indian workers are putting the finishing touches on th...

Standing Up to China, the Obama Way

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tom Doctoroff

As the senior leader of one Chinese state-owned enterprise said to me, "I used to think [Obama] was nice. Then I realized he was intelligent. Now I know he's shrewd, just like Hu Jintao. Your leader is a strategist."

What to Expect from President Obama's Visit to China

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Lynch

While the White House has yet to release President Obama's schedule, expect President Obama and President Hu Jintao to discuss military ties, global economic health, climate change and human rights.