China's Newest Attack Helo is a Clunker

China’s Newest Attack Helo is a Clunker

China’s PLA has finally started flying the Z19, a close cousin to the chopper used by the United States Coast Guard since 1979.

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China's Government Mouthpiece Calls for China-Russia Alliance

China’s Government Mouthpiece Calls for China-Russia Alliance

A recent Global Times article suggests that China and Russia should team-up against the United States to offset what it sees as American military threats.

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How China is Advancing Its Military Reach

How China is Advancing Its Military Reach

China has the largest standing army in the world with 2,285,000 personnel and an annual budget US$114.3 billion. As the US shifts its focus to Asia, Alexander Neill, head of the Asia Security Programme at the Royal United Services Institute, writes about Chinese military advances that challenge regional balances.

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PLA Watchers: Beware of Open Sources and Information Laundering

PLA Watchers: Beware of Open Sources and Information Laundering

Guest post by M. Taylor Fravel, Associate Professor of Political Science and member of the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, writing on the promise and problems of open-source information for the study of China’s rapidly changing military.

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Yikes. New US Military Strategy Largely Focuses on China

Yikes. New US Military Strategy Largely Focuses on China

US President Barack Obama unveiled his administration's plan Thursday for a leaner, cheaper military, a reflection of Washington's fiscal belt-tightening and slower national economic growth. The new strategy calls for greater US military presence in Asia, based on a US Defense Department document which identifies China as a security threat.

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