The Maritime Silk Road and the PLA: Part One

Publication: China Brief Volume: 15 Issue: 6 March 19, 2015 05:33 PM Age: 10 days   By: Morgan Clemens   Files :China_Brief_Vol_15_Issue_6_3_01.pdf Liu Cigui, director of the State Oceanic Administration, who wrote an article on the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.   The past decade has seen a considerable amount of speculation concerning China’s military intentions…

China: Embracing Africa, But Not Africans

The next step for Beijing in its Africa relations is better people-to-people relations. By Paul R. Burgman Jr. January 29, 2015 From January 10-17, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi embarked on a five-nation African tour to promote friendly relations between Africa and China, and to continue a Chinese government tradition of making the African continent…

How Well Does China Control Its Military?

Questions about coordination at the operational level have some significant implications.By Johannes Feige November 14, 2014 Image Credit: REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic Developments in East Asia in recent years hint at the possibility that communication between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is not all that it might be when it comes…

New pictures of J-10B revealed

Air Platforms Alexander Weening, Beijing and James Hardy, London – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly 09 October 2014     A new batch of mass-produced Chengdu J-10B fighters are undergoing flight and taxi tests, Chinese media reported in early October. Source: via cdjby.net   A new batch of mass-produced Chengdu J-10B fighters are undergoing flight and…

China denies reports of pilots killed in J-15 tests

Ridzwan Rahmat, Singapore – IHS Jane’s Navy International 10 September 2014 A J-15 approaches the Liaoning aircraft carrier for the type’s first arrested landing in 2012. Source: Xinhua News Agency A Chinese state-owned newspaper has denied international media reports claiming that two People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) pilots were killed during the test phase…

Chinese Analysts Interpret Modi’s New India

  Publication: China Brief Volume: 14 Issue: 12   June 19, 2014 02:57 PM Age: 1 day   By: Jonathan Ward         Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a rally in Arunanchal Pradesh, near the Chinese border. (Source: Pakistan Today) Files: China_Brief_Vol_14_Issue_12___.pdf   The landslide victory by Narendra Modi in India’s national elections has raised questions…