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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

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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

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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

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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

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Rightist Memoir XVIII: Purgatory in Heavy Chains

From Kong Lingping’s memoir. For a list of earlier installments see Kong Lingping’s Rightist Memoir I: “Blood Chronicle” By Long-time Prisoner of Mao Zedong I knew Kong Lingping when I worked in Chengdu at the US Consulate General 2007 – 2012. The … Continue reading

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Rightist Memoir XVII : Military Control Brings Beatings

From Kong Lingping’s memoir. For earlier installments see list at Kong Lingping’s Rightist Memoir I: “Blood Chronicle” By Long-time Prisoner of Mao Zedong Previous installment: Rightist Memoir XVI: Struggle Sessions, Revolutionary Committee and Red Guard Battles Chapter 5  Military Control Brings a … Continue reading

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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

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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

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A PLA Perspective on Civil Service Compensation and Military Retirement Options

Anonymous articles, apparently written from the perspective of a serving PLA officer on changes in the PRC civil service system, especially outside the capital, where the local authorities have the authority to set additional bonuses that can be set for … Continue reading

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2022 PLA Pay Increase

  2022 PLA Pay Increase  Latest News 2022军人涨工资吗?2022军人涨工资最新消息 Zhicheng Finance 至诚财经 2022-01-07 14:52 [monthly pay in RMB Chinese yuan]   Will military wages go up in 2022? By how much? The new standard, the implementation of the annual “New Year’s Day, Spring … Continue reading

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