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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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Asia's Military Spending Eclipses Europe's

Asia’s Military Spending Eclipses Europe’s

As Europe and the USA cut down on their military spending, Asia continues to pour money into its various military industrial complexes as tensions rise

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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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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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South Korea to Export Submarines to Indonesia

South Korea to Export Submarines to Indonesia

A $1.1 Billion submarine deal with Indonesia effectively doubles South Korea's arms exports

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