- China’s navy will send five ships to join a major US-hosted naval drill this summer, even as tension mounts between the world’s two largest economies over the South China Sea.
- Zhao Weibin , Researcher, PLA Academy of Military Science
Jun 01 , 2016To predict, prevent and manage crises, especially those triggered by third-party factors, should become the top priority in China-U.S. strategic consultations, in order to establish higher levels and broader scopes of risk-prevention and control mechanisms.
- AP , The Associated Press
May 31 , 2016China on Monday lashed out at criticism from U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, accusing him of harboring a Cold War mentality and saying Beijing has no interest in "playing a role in a Hollywood movie" of Washington's design.
- South China Morning Post ,
May 06 , 2016The Chinese navy has begun a comprehensive combat drill in the South China Sea involving its most advanced warships amid rising tensions with the United States over the disputed waters.
- Zhang Tuosheng , Director, China Foundation for Int'l Strategic Studies
Nov 05 , 2015Inserting itself in the South China Sea disputes and sending a warship to the waters close to China’s islands and reefs, the U.S. risks escalating the trend of militarization in the region. While the two countries need “quiet diplomacy” to resolve differences, further escalation in U.S. military actions will certainly alienate the general public of China and cause a tougher military response, significantly amplifying the risk of a conflict between the two countries.
- Fan Jishe , Senior Fellow, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Sep 08 , 2015China is developing quickly both in terms of economy and military, and that is a natural process. Most major powers travelled the same way in the past, and a strong China helps preserve peace and stability in the world.
- Zhang Junshe , Researcher, PLA Naval Military Academic Research Institute
Sep 07 , 2015President Xi Jinping announced China would cut the number of its troops by 300,000 while addressing the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of WWII on Sept. 3. The large troop cut in the People's Liberation Army, the 11th of its kind since the founding of New China in 1949, shows the country's sincerity and determination to follow a peaceful development path.
- Zhou Bo , Honorary Fellow, PLA Academy of Military Science
Jun 26 , 2015It is no surprise that China’s recent military white paper emphasizes “enhancing joint operational capabilities”. The first step of cooperation could be in military operations other than war.
- Foreign Policy ,
Mar 20 , 2015The last three decades have been relatively easy for China’s defense planners. But its economy is stagnating and its security environment is deteriorating. The
- Wall Street Journal ,
Oct 27 , 2014One Sunday morning last December, China’s defense ministry summoned military attachés from several embassies to its monolithic Beijing headquarters. To t