New Destroyer Could be Chinese Sea Power Game-Changer

New Destroyer Could be Chinese Sea Power Game-Changer

China's new Type 052D Luyang III-class destroyer will be a formidable addition to and central element of Beijing's new blue-water navy.

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China Now Using Cruise Ship to Haul Troops, Tanks, Artillery

China Now Using Cruise Ship to Haul Troops, Tanks, Artillery

China’s newest addition to its military is subtle, stylish and has wireless internet access. It’s a 36,000-ton pleasure boat capable of disgorging thousands of troops and hundreds of vehicles held inside its belly. Meet the good ship Bohai Sea Green Pearl.

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Trio of Chinese Soldiers Defeats 500,000…Wasps

Here's what PLA soldiers do when they're not marching around, playing video games or participating in live grenade drills.

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ICG Says South China Sea Primed for Armed Conflict

ICG Says South China Sea Primed for Armed Conflict

As China "occupies" the South China Sea with a military base and administrative body to "govern" roughly 80 percent of the region, an International Crisis Group report released Tuesday says "tensions can easily spill over into armed conflict.”

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Mother of All War Games Planned by China, Russia, Iran and Syria

Mother of All War Games Planned by China, Russia, Iran and Syria

China, Russia, Iran and Syria plan to stage the "biggest joint war game in the Middle East” ever next month, with 90,000 troops, 400 warplanes, 1,000 tanks, and a slew of warships and submarines to take part.

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Pentagon Report on China Military is a Yawner

Pentagon Report on China Military is a Yawner

The Pentagon issued its 2012 China report to Congress on Friday. It's not that much different from 2011.

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China's Military Jet Engine Program: Progress Report

China’s Military Jet Engine Program: Progress Report

China’s inability to domestically mass-produce modern high-performance jet engines has been a persistent Achilles heel of the Chinese military aerospace sector. Can China end its reliance on Russian-made engines?

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Corruption is Rotting the PLA From Within

Corruption is Rotting the PLA From Within

China's People's Liberation Army is plagued with rampant corruption that threatens to destroy it from within. "No country can defeat China," but "our own corruption can destroy us," says top PLA general.

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China Doesn't Think the U.S. is That Awesome

China Doesn’t Think the U.S. is That Awesome

China views the United States as a declining power, on the wrong side of history, and no longer awesome.

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China's J-20 Stealth Fighter Still Far From Stealthy

China’s J-20 Stealth Fighter Still Far From Stealthy

The newest round of China's "leaked" J-20 Mighty Dragon photos show it performing what could be viewed as basic fighter maneuvers and suggest a degree of inflight offensive and defensive maneuverability that beats watching taxi tests.

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China Says Defense Spending Will Increase 11.2% to $110 Billion in 2012

China Says Defense Spending Will Increase 11.2% to $110 Billion in 2012

China will boost military spending by 11.2 percent this year, the government said on Sunday, unveiling Beijing's first defense budget since President Barack Obama launched a "pivot" to reinforce U.S. influence across the Asia-Pacific.

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South and East China Sea Flashpoints (Interactive Map and Timeline)

South and East China Sea Flashpoints (Interactive Map and Timeline)

Here's a handy interactive tool called Flashpoints that shows major incidents in the South and East China Seas since the mid-1950s.

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