Ma Shikun Senior Journalist, the People’s Daily
Mar 22 , 2019
Whenever the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and National People’s Congress (NPC) hold their annual sessions in March, the subject of Chinese military spending features prominently in US media as evidence of the growing “China threat.” This year is no exception.
Ted Galen Carpenter Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Sep 27 , 2018
In sanctioning a singular department of the Chinese military to place pressure on Russia, the U.S. has made a diplomatic error that threatens two of its critical bilateral relationships.
Sep 26 , 2018
Tensions between the two countries flared on military as well as economic fronts.
Zhou Bo Honorary Fellow, PLA Academy of Military Science
Jul 04 , 2018
Despite Mattis’ harsh criticism of China at the Shangri-La Dialogue, he was careful enough to strike a balance. He said that the U.S. would continue to pursue a constructive results-oriented relationship with China and to cooperate wherever possible. He even recognized the “Indo-Pacific” order which, widely taken as a thinly-veiled strategy against China, has a role for China.
James H. Nolt Adjunct Professor at New York University
Mar 21 , 2018
Recently China announced an 8.1% rise in military spending for its 2018 budget. This is the largest increase in several years, but it represents continuity rather than signaling any ominous portent.
Li Ruogu Vice President,China Foundation for Peace and Development
Mar 16 , 2018
Fears of a “China threat” are unfounded.
Jan 26 , 2018
China consults with the U.S. over again participating in the multinational military exercises this summer.
Jan 22 , 2018
China’s top newspaper, decrying Washington as a trouble-maker, said on Monday U.S. moves in the South China Sea like last week’s freedom of navigation operation will only cause China to strengthen its deployments in the disputed waterway.
Colin Moreshead Freelance Writer
Jan 03 , 2018
The People’s Liberation Army Air Force had an eventful year in 2017. The takeaway from 2017 is that while current exercises reveal PLAAF limitations and underscore China’s need for a regional alliance, progress has been made and will continue over the coming years.
Zhao Weibin Researcher, PLA Academy of Military Science
Dec 22 , 2017
Despite some friction, the China-U.S. military relationship has held.