People's Republic of China

Analysts: Air-Sea Battle Concept Has Risks in Possible China Conflict

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin maneuvers alongside Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Pecos to conduct a replenishment-at-sea during Valiant Shield 2014. Declan Barnes/Navy

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- While the United States may welcome China's peaceful rise, last week's Valiant Shield exercise over the western Pacific Ocean plainly showed that Washington is hedging its bets on the "peaceful" part. The U.S. military training brought 18,000 U.S. service members together to fight a sophisticated enemy trying to... more

China: New Carrier Needs Time to Be Combat Ready

This May 2012 file photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency shows the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning cruising for a test on the sea.

The People's Liberation Army navy marked the second anniversary of the commissioning of the aircraft carrier CNS Liaoning on Thursday, but experts said more time is needed to hone its combat readiness. The CNS Liaoning, a refitted Soviet-era carrier, was commissioned in Dalian, Liaoning province, on Sept 25, 2012. The ship has engaged in resea... more

China Deploys Armed Drone to Multinational Drills

BEIJING  — China's air force said it deployed an armed drone to multinational anti-terrorism drills on Tuesday, underscoring the country's rapid progress in developing unmanned aerial vehicles. The drone, which wasn't identified by type, carried out a successful mission in which it destroyed a mock enemy command vehicle with a missile, the offi... more

Chinese Spy Ship Operating Off Hawaii

At the same time China was invited into Pearl Harbor and has been participating in Rim of the Pacific exercises for the first time, it's also had a spy ship parked off Hawaii, U.S. Pacific Fleet confirmed Friday. The People's Liberation Army Navy auxiliary general intelligence ship has been operating within the United States' 200-nautical-mile ... more

Security Matrix Prevents another Tiananmen

BEIJING -- When visiting friends in China's capital, environmental activist Wu Lihong must slip away from his rural home before sunrise, before the police officers watching his home awaken. He rides a bus to an adjacent province and jumps aboard a train just minutes before departure to avoid being spotted.   In a neighboring province, veteran ... more

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