Category Archives: Military 军事

2022: Dagens Nyheter: PRC, Not Pelosi is Being Provocative

This editorial appeared in Sweden’s Dagens Nyheter on August 3, 2022. It is followed by a Google Translate machine translation of the Swedish Chinese affairs website article New Chinese military exercises around Taiwan after Pelosi’s visit [Nya kinesiska militärövningar runt … Continue reading

Posted in Bilateral Relations, Foreign Relations 外交, Military 军事, Taiwan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2020: Lake Baikal Region: Russian Weak Point and Menace to China

Although Russia and China announced a friendship with “no limits” some articles in the Chinese press point to China’s difficult history with Russia and urge caution. An earlier article translated here brought up Russian Empire territorial gains at Qing Dynasty … Continue reading

Posted in Bilateral Relations, Foreign Relations 外交, History 历史, Military 军事 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2022 Wang Xiaodong: Will the Wagner Group, Long Involved in Africa, Affect China’s Interests There?

A Suble Warning: Watch Out for Nazis Running Amok in Russia Here a well-known Chinese nationalist writer warns about the growing influence of Nazi ideology in Russia. He does it in a fairly subtle way, a way that Chinese writers … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign Relations 外交, Military 军事, National Security 安全, Russia | Leave a comment

2022: PLA Guidelines on Military Operations Other Than War

The Chinese military in mid June announced that is now has guidelines for Chinese military operations other than war. The text of those guidelines is not (yet?) available. PRC Ministry of Defense Press Conference on The Military’s Outline of Military … Continue reading

Posted in Military 军事 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Russians Chasing Supposed Chinese Spies

Some Russian commentators on some less cheerful aspects of the “relationship without limits”. Even Putin has hard nationalist critics although I would have thought after Putin took Crimea they would have given him a pass. Last year some Russian nationalists … Continue reading

Posted in Military 军事, National Security 安全, Russia, Science, Technology and Academic 科技学术 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2022: PRC Researcher on Next Generation U.S. Early Warning Satellites

This Chinese article published in the PRC open journal Modern Defense Technology [ 现代防御技术], evaluates U.S. progress in developing next generation early warning satellites illustrates open source collection, provides an overview of military space high tech field and gives some indication … Continue reading

Posted in Military 军事 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

PRC Defense: Starlink Countermeasures

The article translated below from the PRC journal Modern Defense Technology “The Development Status of Starlink and Its Countermeasures” discusses countering a military threat — more precisely military threats enabled by much faster communications — and what capabilities China would … Continue reading

Posted in Media 媒体, Military 军事, Science, Technology and Academic 科技学术 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 120 Comments

Lin Zhibo: The Russia-Ukraine Conflict and China’s Position

Professor Julian Ku of Hofstra University Law School mentioned this article on his Twitter account. A startling argument, I imagine by the same reasoning China should have surrendered to Japan when attacked in the 1930s and the Chinese people shouldn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign Relations 外交, Law 法律, Military 军事, Russia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Yu Ruxin: Through the Storm – The PLA in the Cultural Revolution (Excerpt) II

Following when the first excerpt Through the Storm – The PLA in the Cultural Revolution (Excerpt) I left off, here is the second one. Chinese assistance was important for North Vietnam’s air defenses. Many U.S. aircraft were shot down by Chinese … Continue reading

Posted in Military 军事 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yu Ruxin: Through the Storm – The PLA in the Cultural Revolution (Excerpt) I

Joseph Torigian’s interview with “Through the Storm: the PLA in the Cultural Revolution” author Yu Ruixin I found particularly interesting for Yu’s discussion of the difficulties of doing research on the history of the Chinese Communist Party and of even … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Revolution, History 历史, Ideology 思想, Military 军事 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment