CB 030610: Strategic Implications of China’s Access to the Rajin Port

At the recently concluded National People’s Congress (NPC) [2010], Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Deputy Secretary-General of the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in Jilin Province, Li Longxi, announced that North Korean authorities are currently studying a proposal to grant a 10 year extension to China’s lease of Rajin Port, which is located strategically on the border […]

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CB 061209: PLAN Officers to Train on Brazilian Aircraft Carrier

In a May 9 interview with Brazilian defense, strategy and intelligence news website Defasanet, Brazilian Defense Minister Nelson Jobim stated that Brazil and China had reached an agreement to train personnel from the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) in Brazil. In the interview (available in Portuguese), Jobim announced that the two sides reached a training […]

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CB 041610: Implications of Kyrgyzstan Revolt on China’s Xinjiang Policy

As the political crisis in Kyrgyzstan reaches a turning point, after opposition forces seized the capital Bishkek in a bloody clash and ousted the president and his allies, Chinese leaders from regions across China have reportedly descended upon Xinjiang en masse in a rare spectacle that carried with it a heavy political undertone. The sight […]

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