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Deadline 2020: Diminishing Chinese Tourism in Taiwan and its Chilling Implication (possibly)

News in Taiwan has made much of the diminishing number of Chinese tourists coming to Taiwan since the election  of Tsai Ying Wen (蔡英文) and the… 991 more words


Does China have or need an external military policy?

Written by Peter Lorge.

It has been almost three decades since the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) last launched a significant military operation outside of its own borders. 823 more words


Party-Military Relations after Xi's Military Reforms

Written by Arthur Ding.

In late 2015, Chinese leader Xi Jinping formally announced his much anticipated military reforms. It is said to be the largest military reform since 1949 when the People’s Republic of China was established, in that it overhauls the military system in place since the Revolution. 1,639 more words


Complexities of Controlling the Gun: The PLA Role in CCP Politics

Written by Christopher Lew.

The status and composition of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) appears to be in a state of flux and many attribute this trend to President Xi Jinping’s efforts to consolidate power. 1,233 more words


War is hell #59

It would be fair to say that recruit Jang-Chi was disappointed when the Honor Cadet promotion went to his best friend Xi-Lao. The determination and original thought the he displayed in dealing with the situation resulted in him being awarded the vacated position and his appointment as leader in the full military honours that were granted for Xi-Lao’s funeral.


Dangerous Waters: China, the USA, and the Western Pacific.

Written by Tonio Andrade.

The current situation in East Asia cannot last. China is a rising power, and the USA is in decline. This decline is likely to be exacerbated by president-elect Donald Trump, who is uninformed and seemingly uninterested in global politics. 1,184 more words