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As It Gains Strength And Prestige, China’s Air Force Increasingly Takes Center Stage

September 29, 2020 by

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By Dean Cheng ~ China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force has been taking a more prominent role in Chinese military diplomacy. This was made abundantly clear earlier last week, when the PLA Air Force launched a series of aggressive shows of force near Taiwan in response to U.S. diplomatic visits to the island. The display […]

What The Potential Crisis On The Yangtze Means For China And The World

August 5, 2020 by

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By Dean Cheng ~ As if 2020 has not been sufficiently crisis-laden for the People’s Republic of China, it now faces the potential for major catastrophe due to massive rains. For much of the past several weeks, central China has been inundated by massive rainstorms, which have generated the country’s third major flood for 2020. […]

What China’s Moon Mission Means For The United States

June 12, 2018 by

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By Dean Cheng ~ China launched its Queqiao communications satellite on May 21, but unlike other communications satellites, this one isn’t going into an orbit around the Earth. Instead, it’s on its way to L-2, one of the five Lagrange points, where the Earth’s and the sun’s gravitational pulls cancel each other out. China is […]

Xi Jinping Amasses Mao-Like Power In China

February 28, 2018 by

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By Dean Cheng ~ Chinese governance has often benefited from adopting and sustaining a long-term perspective. That is facilitated by a generally stable leadership system, with changes at the top only happening once a decade or so. Now, Chinese President Xi Jinping appears intent on reducing even further any leadership volatility. On Sunday, China’s official […]

What China’s New Leadership Cohort Means For The US

November 10, 2017 by

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By Dean Cheng ~ As the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) 19th Party Congress came to a close last month, new members of Chinese leadership emerged on the national stage. This leadership exists in the form of the CCP Central Committee’s Politburo, and in particular, a new Politburo Standing Committee. The seven-member Politburo Standing Committee, which […]