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September 12, 2016 04:47 PM

Tenth Annual Terrorism Conference

Save the Date! Wednesday, December 14th

The National Press ClubGrand Ballroom 529 14th St. NW, 13th FloorWashington, DC 20045

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Bomber Strikes Chinese Embassy in Bishkek; China Announces New Defense Transportation Law

September 13, 2016

Bomber Strikes Chinese Embassy in Bishkek

On August 30, a car bomb exploded outside the Chinese embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Three people were injured in the explosion. Fortunately the car bomb was not able to directly ram...

Category: China Brief, In a Fortnight, Terrorism, Military/Security, Xinjiang, Domestic/Social, Home Page

Chinese Military Promises Aid to Syria

August 22, 2016

China has announced a shift in its foreign policy toward Syria. During a visit to Damascus on August 14, People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Rear Admiral Guan Youfei (关友飞) noted that this year marks the 60th anniversary of...

Category: China Brief, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, China and the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Syria, Home Page, In a Fortnight

Snapshot: China's Southern Theater Command

July 22, 2016

On December 31, 2015 China began a major overhaul of its structure military organizational structure. This included the abolition of the seven previous Military Regions (军区) and creation of five Theater Commands (战区) (See China...

Category: China Brief, Military/Security, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, South China Sea, Home Page, In a Fortnight

China's Great Fishnet

July 6, 2016

With the announcement that the Permanent Court of Arbitration will rule on July 12 on its case between the Philippine and Chinese governments regarding China’s territorial claims in the South China Seas, tensions in the area are...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, China, South China Sea, In a Fortnight

China Gets More Blunt, Goes on Media Offense on South China Sea Issues

June 21, 2016

At this year’s Shangri-La Dialogue on Asian security, held in Singapore, China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea were in sharp focus. Admiral Sun Jianguo (孙建国) again represented China at the conference, a position he is...

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

Xi Visits China’s Northeast, Emphasizes Revitalization, Environment and Food Security

June 1, 2016

Chinese President and Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping has visited China’s northeastern most province of Heilongjiang. The visit, on May 23–25, included a number of towns along the border with Russia. Xi’s inspection...

Category: In a Fortnight, China Brief, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, Northeast Asia, China

Chinese Signaling in the South China Sea

April 21, 2016

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 contentious region routine...

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

China-Indonesia Relations Heat Up Along the Third “Dash”

March 25, 2016

On March 19, Chinese and Indonesian media reported that a confrontation had taken place between Chinese fishing boats and an Indonesian Fisheries Ministry ship near the Natuna Islands, in the South China Sea (Guancha, March 21;...

Category: China Brief, In a Fortnight

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