CB 111909: China’s Fifth-Generation Fighters and the Changing Strategic Balance

On November 9, General He Weirong, deputy commander of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), confirmed long-standing speculations that the PLAAF is developing fifth-generation fighters (fourth-generation in Chinese standard), which may be in service within 8 to 10 years, and certainly by 2020. During an interview with state-owned China Central Television (CCTV) two days […]

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CB 020410: The Modernization of China’s Border and Coastal Defense Infrastructure

From January 29 to January 31, the National Committee on Border and Coastal Defense of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) held its fourth meeting in Beijing. The meeting was attended by the top echelons in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The Committee is under the directive of the […]

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