31 Jan 2019

China’s military-run space station in Argentina is a ‘black box’

Although the initial agreement included the building of a visitors’ center, a decade later, the program is complete and the facility in the Argentinian desert is surrounded by tall barbed wire fences with access to outsiders by appointment only. The site does not employ any locals or non-Chinese workers. While

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16 Jan 2019

New DIA assessment warns China nears critical military milestone

A new assessment from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) warns that China is approaching a critical military milestone. The milestone, however, is not some new “doomsday device,” but a mindset. What is this worrying mindset? It is the assessment that China’s various military branches are approaching the self-conception that they

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04 Jan 2019

China shows off its own version of America’s ‘Mother of All Bombs’

China has announced the completion of its own version of America’s “Mother of All Bombs,” the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in warfare. The power of these bombs reside not only in their traditional destructive capabilities, but also their psychological and communicative component. During the Gulf War in Iraq, the

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12 Dec 2018

Senior Chinese military official urges plan to attack U.S. naval vessels in S. China Sea

PLA Air Force Colonel Commandant and President of the Institute of Marine Safety and Cooperation was quoted by Chinese media   urging preparation for attacks on U.S. vessels in the event that they enter Chinese “territorial waters.” “If the U.S. warships break into Chinese waters again, I suggests that two

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30 Oct 2018

China Is Secretly Enrolling Military Scientists in Western Universities

A recent report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) found that 2,500 scientists secretly sponsored by the Chinese military have gone to study abroad since 2007, with the intelligence sharing “Five Eyes” countries (USA, UK, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada – an intelligence alliance that highlights China as one

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05 Jul 2018

China’s army struggling with ‘peace disease’ after years without a war

The official newspaper of the Chinese Military published an article highlighting the struggle the force haces due to “peace disease,” as the army has not engaged with another country since Vietnam in the late 1970s. One of the key problems of this “disease” is the regular falsification of training data

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25 Jun 2018

China’s military absords its Coast Guard

On the coattails of another restructuring that placed China’s People Armed Police Force and its 1.5 million employees under the structure of the People’s Liberation Army, the China Coast Guard has been restructured within the Central Military Commission. Experts predict that the integration will follow be patterned similarly to the

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