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An enormous parade, party to celebrate 70 years of the P.R.C.

For the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing held a nearly three-hour-long parade. The South China Morning…

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Beijing threatens, with video, that it could quash Hong Kong protests

A propaganda video debuted at a reception in Hong Kong for the 92nd anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Liberation…

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China white paper on national defense: Separatists are top threat

Xinhua News Agency reports that China has issued a white paper titled “China’s National Defense in the New Era.” Its purpose: to…

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Sinica Podcast: Taylor Fravel on the People’s Liberation Army

This week’s Sinica Podcast is now live. This week, Kaiser and Jeremy chat with Taylor Fravel, one of the world’s…

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Xi and the need for a strong navy

Yesterday, we noted a Reuters report on China under Xí Jìnpíng 习近平 that says Xi “has refashioned the People’s Liberation Army…

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Fears of a Red Army planet

Despite cautious but widespread optimism about a successful conclusion to the U.S.-China trade talks, deep tensions in the relationship persist.…

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China’s hypersonic weapons

Lyle J. Goldstein, a research professor who focuses on China at the United States Naval War and a Sinica Podcast…

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China’s growing military footprint

A few stories in the news today about the multifront expansion of the People’s Liberation Army: China has started building…

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Military training gone ‘mobile’

This video showing students being forced by their military training instructor to place cell phones on their heads and…

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Missile deployment: ‘China is now unambiguously militarizing the Spratlys’

Yesterday, we noted a Financial Times report that suggested this will be a “testing year” for U.S.-China relations, and that this…

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Xi reviews massive naval parade, live-fire drill in Taiwan Strait announced

Today’s top stories are numbered below, with the usual collection of links beneath. 1.Xi reviews massive naval parade, live-fire drill…

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AI submarines, ship-mounted rail guns, and other Chinese military tech

China’s military has made several waves recently with ambitious technological advances and planned projects. Artificial intelligence (AI) systems for submarines are…

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Chinese air force plane crashes during training

A plane from the Chinese air force crashed during training in Guizhou Province on Monday. It’s unclear how the…

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After Djibouti, China to build second overseas military base in Pakistan

Near the civilian port of Gwadar in Pakistan, China plans to build a naval base to supply and maintain ships…

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China’s third aircraft carrier under construction, to launch in 2020?

Construction of the Type 002 (CV-18) began in March 2017 at the Shanghai Jiangnan Shipyard Group, say reports. It will…

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