CB 102210: China’s New Submarines and Deployment Patterns: Aimed at South China Sea?

Images and media reports about new types of submarines appearing in recent months have generated a lot of interest in China’s evolving submarine force. While the magnitude of such developments remains to be seen, since much depends on the submarines’ tested capabilities, these rare glimpses provide important clues about the development of China’s subsurface force […]

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CB 080510: PLA Posturing for Conflict in the South China Sea?

The recent revelation of a Second Artillery Corps Force (SAC) facility that is under development in China’s southern coastal province, Guangdong, and the “unprecedented” maneuvers undertaken by the combined naval fleets of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) in the South China Sea are only the latest in a string of developments that suggest changes in Chinese […]

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