Zhou Bo, Senior Fellow, Center for International Security and Strategy, Tsinghua University
Jul 18, 2013
For the Chinese military to become more transparent, the west needs to convince China that their intentions are not ill and, above all, win trust from China, writes Zhou Bo.
Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Jun 07, 2013
The "Annual Report to Congress: Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2013" by the Defense Department outlines the great lengths China has taken to modernize its military. While the report outlines impressive undertakings by China, Doug Bandow reiterates that a rising China should not worry the US.
Franz-Stefan Gady, Associate Editor, Diplomat
Jun 04, 2013
Revelations regarding China’s modernizing military and the threat cyber espionage and attacks pose to the United States have renewed calls for greater cooperation in cyberspace. Now, Franz-Stefan Gady argues that more should be done to ease tensions between the United States and China.
Zhao Weibin, Researcher, PLA Academy of Military Science
Jun 03, 2013
Revelations made in the US Defense Department’s latest report have ruffled feathers among China’s PLA. Zhao Weibin urges readers not to believe everything within it or risk damaging military-to-military relations.
Xiao Tiefeng, Research Fellow at the Academy of Military Science
May 23, 2013
China’s growing defense budget seems to be a perpetual topic for speculation, interpretation, and allegations. Based on analysis from Xiao Tiefeng, China’s defense budget is neither growing excessively fast, nor is it extraordinarily large, nor is it a threatening factor to international peace.
Ted Galen Carpenter, Senior Fellow, Randolph Bourne Institute
May 06, 2013
Officials in the George W. Bush as well as Barack Obama administrations have argued that China's military budget is excessive for the country's legitimate defense needs. But US military spending is much higher than that of China or any other country.
Chen Zhou, Director, Academy of Military Sciences of China
Apr 30, 2013
China’s national defense white paper has caused a stir amongst China watchers. However, Chen Zhou explains that the white paper is not reason for concern, and instead provides a path for China’s continued peaceful development.
Yao Yunzhu, Retired Major General, Chinese People’s Liberation Army
Apr 22, 2013
For nearly half a century, China’s No-First-Use pledge has served as the cornerstone of its nuclear policy, writes Major General Yao Yunzhu. It is better for China to uphold its NFU policy, rather than discredit such a commitment.
Kevin Baron, Reportor in The E-Ring for Foreign Policy
Apr 12, 2013
While China’s defense spending constantly comes under scrutiny, Kevin Baron analyzes the modernization of the People’s Liberation Army and breaks down where China’s military spending is going.
Zhao Xiaozhuo, Deputy director, PLA Academy of Military Science
Mar 07, 2013
China’s increased defense budget, Zhao Xiaozhuo writes that China’s national strategy will continue to be peaceful development and its defense policy is defensive in nature.