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Updated - Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference

May 12, 2016 09:00 AM

The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce that the Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference will be held at the University Club (1135 16th St NW)on May 12th. The conference will feature...


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The Human and Organizational Dimensions of the PLA’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems

May 11, 2016 04:48 PM

PLA theorists see unmanned operations (无人作战) as integral elements of future warfare. For instance, in a January 2016 article, Xiao Tianliang, editor of the People’s Liberation Army National Defense University’ 2015 edition of The Science of Military Strategy, alluded to “unmanned systems autonomous operations” (无人系统独立作战) and “unmanned systems and manned systems joint operations” (无人系统与有人系统联合作战) as likely to have a “huge impact” on traditional operational models (PLA Daily, January 5). As such,...


Cat: China Brief, Military/Security, China, Featured
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Latest Articles

Addressing Rising Business Risk in China

May 11, 2016

As the People’s Republic of China (PRC) celebrated its first-ever National Security Day, anti-foreigner sentiment appears to have been made an official part of the Chinese state’s increased vigilance. A widely circulated cartoon...

Category: China Brief, China, Home Page, Economics

The Eclipse of the Communist Youth League and the Rise of the Zhejiang Clique

May 11, 2016

Power struggle is not a dinner party. Internecine bickering and back-stabbing among rival factions and personalities are intensifying as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) prepares for its 19th Congress next year. Apart from...

Category: Willy’s Corner, China Brief, Elite, China, Home Page

A Mass Line for the Digital Age

May 11, 2016

At an April 19 conference on “internet work,” Chinese President Xi Jinping instructed cadres to listen to “constructive criticism” from the public online, calling for changes to the way the Chinese government manages online...

Category: China Brief, Domestic/Social, Elite, Info Warfare/Media, China, Home Page

Senior Fellow Willy Lam Interviewed by AFP

April 29, 2016

Senior Fellow Willy Lam has been interviewed by Agence France-Presse (AFP) regarding the Communist Party Youth League (CYL) faction, widely regarded as the power base of China's Premier Li Keqiang, who held high positions in the...

Category: China Brief, Media Appearance

Taiwanese Navy Plans to Enhance Fleet Air Defense

April 21, 2016

Despite the pivotal position Taiwan plays in the military planning of the People’s Republic of China and the United States, defense issues played a mostly negligible role in Taiwan’s January 16 presidential and legislative...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Military/Security, China, Taiwan, East China Sea

The PLA’s Forthcoming Fifth-Generation Operational Regulations—The Latest “Revolution in Doctrinal Affairs”?

April 21, 2016

Based on reports in official media, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) appears to be preparing for the official release of its fifth-generation of operational regulations (第五代作战条令). The PLA’s operational regulations, which are...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Military/Security, China

Updated - Chinese Hypersonic Weapons Development

April 21, 2016

China’s military is reorganizing itself to be a more modern, effective force. On January 1, 2016, the Second Artillery Force (第二炮兵部队) (responsible for China’s nuclear and conventional arsenals) was reorganized into the People’s...

Category: China Brief, Featured, Military/Security, China, China and the Asia-Pacific, East China Sea, South China Sea

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Willy's Corner

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The Eclipse of the Communist Youth League and the Rise of the Zhejiang Clique

May 11, 2016 04:46 PM

Power struggle is not a dinner party. Internecine bickering and back-stabbing among rival factions and personalities are intensifying as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) prepares for its 19th...


Cat: Willy’s Corner, China Brief, Elite, China, Home Page
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In a Fortnight

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Chinese Signaling in the South China Sea

April 21, 2016 11:24 AM

The recent landing of a Y-8X maritime surveillance aircraft on Fiery Cross Reef (永暑礁) in the South China Sea in response to an emergency is further evidence that China has made its presence in this...


Cat: China Brief, In a Fortnight, Home Page, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, China
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