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January 20, 2015 10:41 AM

The Jamestown Foundation’s Fifth Annual China Defense and Security Conference

Thursday, March 12, 20158:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

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Dispatch from Beijing: PLA Writings on the New Silk Road

February 20, 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “New Silk Road” has become a signature policy initiative, with over 50 countries participating and a new $40 billion Silk Road Fund to ensure its success (see China Brief, December 19, 2014; Xinhua,...

Category: China Brief, In a Fortnight, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, South China Sea, Economics, Foreign Policy, Military/Security

The Wolves of Zhurihe: China’s OPFOR Comes of Age

February 20, 2015

Between May 31 and July 28, 2014, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) began the annual large-scale exercise codenamed “Stride 2014.” The Stride exercises have been a regular occurrence, focusing largely on the rapid...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

“Serve in a Company” and “Switch Posts”: Mix of Old and New in Recent PLA Personnel Policies

February 20, 2015

On January 11, 2015, Xinhua reported that a directive issued by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) General Political Department (GPD) and endorsed by Central Military Commission chairman Xi Jinping ordered military and political...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

Without Lips Teeth Feel the Cold? Chinese Support for Russia in the Ukraine Crisis

February 20, 2015

Since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis, China has been remarkably forthright in its consistent opposition to the imposition of sanctions against Russia following the country’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014 and support for...

Category: China Brief, Foreign Policy, Economics, China, China and the Asia-Pacific, Russia

“Hope” versus “Hype”: Reforms in China’s Free Trade Zones

February 20, 2015

The Chinese government’s decision to further liberalize its economy by establishing free trade zones (FTZ) has generated widespread optimism about the future of economic reform in China. The FTZ project, beginning with the...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

U.S. Suggestion For Japanese Patrols in South China Sea Prompts ADIZ Threat

February 4, 2015

A recent U.S. suggestion for Japanese patrols in the South China Sea has elicited a sharp rebuttal by the Chinese government and reignited Chinese media discussion of a South China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). In a...

Category: China Brief, In a Fortnight, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, Japan

A Mandate, Not a Putsch: The Secret of Xi’s Success

February 4, 2015

When U.S. President Barack Obama said that Chinese President Xi Jinping “has consolidated power faster and more comprehensively than probably anybody since Deng Xiaoping,” he was voicing a view held in both capitals. Since taking...

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Growing CCDI Power Brings Questions of Politically-Motivated Purge

February 4, 2015

“There is no quota for the anti-graft campaign, and there is no upper limit [regarding the rank of cadres to be disciplined].” This is the latest instruction given by Chinese President Xi Jinping on the clean-governance crusade...

Category: China Brief, Willy’s Corner, Home Page, Elite, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

President Xi Clears the Way for Military Reform: PLA Corruption, Clique Breaking and Making, and Personnel Shuffle

February 4, 2015

An unprecedented number of personnel moves and promotions within the PLA have occurred under President Xi. The Chinese press suggests that the promotions and shuffling of personnel are due to ongoing anti-corruption campaigns in...

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China-Iran Military Relations at a Crossroads

February 4, 2015

Formal military relations between China and Iran made a series of strides in 2013 and 2014. These included high-level leadership visits and unprecedented port calls involving the two countries’ navies. This article seeks to place...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Middle East, Iran

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Mongolia Signs Economic Deal With Japan to Offset Chinese and Russian Trade Domination

February 20, 2015 03:36 PM

The new Prime Minister of Mongolia, Chimediin Saikhanbileg, whose ‘Reconciliation Government’ has been in power less than three months, visited Japan on February 9–11 to sign a Mongolian-Japanese...


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