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‚Äôs Liberation Army (PLA) is not all that it might be when it comes…

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…