China is spending on its military

Written by Juliette Genevaz. China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), that analysts still qualified as a “junkyard army” at the turn of the twenty-first century, transformed into the US’ main competitor in the space of 20 years. Against the backdrop of such fast modernization, the military reform that Beijing initiated in 2016 did not come as […]

via Ideology in China’s military reform — China Policy Institute: Analysis

The Peoples Liberation Navy is King of their littorial waters

Tensions in the South China Sea are on the boil again amid new reports that China has deployed advanced missiles to land features in the disputed maritime area. According to new reports, China has installed several Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs) and Anti-Cruise Ballistic Missiles (ACBMs) systems across the Paracel and Spratly island chains, parts of which […]

via Short of War, China Now Controls South China Sea — Astute News