People's Liberation Army

China Claims South China Sea is ‘Peaceful and Stable’

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Feb 24, 2017 09:16 PM EST

It is the first patrol of the South China Sea by a U.S. aircraft carrier since Donald Trump took office as U.S. president. read more

Made in China Laser Cannon Built to Destroy UAV Swarms a Big Hit at IDEX 2017

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Feb 24, 2017 08:30 PM EST

Silent Hunter is designed mainly to shoot down large numbers of low-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). read more

Obama’s ‘Pivot to Asia’ Strategy Still Alive under Trump, Contends China

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Feb 24, 2017 08:04 AM EST

It did, however, note that Trump's security advisers are conservative, hawkish and lack experience in dealing with Asian affairs. read more

PLA Begins Testing New High Tech Dog Tags for Soldiers, Pilots, Sailors and Rocket Crews

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Feb 21, 2017 09:53 PM EST

The new ID tags feature advanced, new materials and intelligent chip technology. read more

China's Strategic Support Force to Wage Cyber and Space War vs the US

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Feb 21, 2017 10:13 AM EST

The SSF will be a key tool that will allow the PLA to leapfrog the U.S. military in critical emerging technologies. read more

China’s FC-31 Stealth Fighter and VT-4 Tank Hog the Limelight at IDEX 2017 in Dubai

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Feb 20, 2017 09:17 PM EST

Eight Chinese companies are taking part in IDEX 2017, or the 13rd Abu Dhabi International Defense Exhibition and Conference. read more

China’s Armed Police and Soldiers Aim to Strike Fear among Muslims in Xinjiang

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Feb 19, 2017 08:04 PM EST

In 2013, the CPC spent more on public security ($112 billion) than on the PLA ($108 billion). read more

People's Liberation Army Navy Aims for 500 Ship Fleet

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Feb 10, 2017 06:16 AM EST

RUSI said the growth of PLAN "has been rapid: indeed it is hard to recall growth at a similar pace in any navy across history." read more

People's Liberation Army says it Won’t Back Away from a War against the United States

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Feb 09, 2017 06:08 AM EST

The op-ed suggested the U.S. focus on its domestic issues instead of "interfering elsewhere" if it wishes to become "great again." read more

China Expects Big World Sales from New and Cheaper AR-2 Air-to-Surface Missile

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Feb 09, 2017 05:31 AM EST

But the AR-2's most potent selling point is its cheap price. read more

China’s Utter Defeat in a War vs the US Might Trigger Civil War in China and Destruction of the Communist Party

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Feb 06, 2017 08:27 PM EST

PLA is the armed forces of the CPC and not the Chinese state. read more

China’s Missile Force Conducts Drills of DF-16 and other Ballistic Missiles Targeting Taiwan

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Feb 06, 2017 10:23 AM EST

The brigades practiced different combat scenarios, including countering satellite reconnaissance and electronic jamming. read more

China’s Navy in Disarray as it Prepares for War against the United States over the South China Sea

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Jan 28, 2017 04:30 AM EST

The PLA said the chances of war today have become "more real." read more

HJ-8, China’s Primary Anti-Tank Guided Missile, is Obsolete

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Jan 27, 2017 08:34 PM EST

While the armor thickness of the Type 96 is classified, it's known to be less effective and not as thick as the Chobham armor protecting the M1 Abrams. read more

F-35 Stealth Fighter will Revive Japanese Militarism, Alleges China Armed Forces Website

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Jan 27, 2017 06:44 AM EST

JSDF's strategic focus will now move from the north, where it once guarded against threats from Russia, to the southwest where it stands ready to confront China, read more

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