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  • China & Grand Strategy

    China still lacks a grand strategyThe Chinese Communist Party Congress in October will indicate whether China has departed from its ‘peaceful rise’ in favour of an ambitious grand strategy.China’s one-party government is often noted for its ability to take a long-term strategic outlook, in contrast with Western democracies whose planning is
  • Environment, Security, Power: What China’s Changing Vocabulary Reveals About Its Future

    Looks at how use of terms has varied in work report speeches from 1997-2017.  Great power, security, and environment are up (“party” is up too, though this article doesn’t say so); “markets” are down.https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/19/world/asia/china-xi-jinping-language.html 
  • China’s Military Strategy White Papers

    2015 China's Military Strategy  The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China This copy has both the Mandarin and the English together, broken by paragraphs. 2015 White Paper-Eng and Ch.pdf
  • CASI Conference 2018

    CASI intends to hold its 2018 conference in Mid-May, likely Friday the 18th, 2018, in the D.C. area, likely at National Defense University.We are still working on the details, speakers, and logistics, so please check back often for details.  We will publish them here as they become available.Likely topics include:   Increased Chinese Air
  • Supporting Infrastructure Project

    As part of our 2017-18 research plan, CASI has a project researching the foundations of the Aerospace Industrial Base in China.  If you have information you feel would be relevant, or would like information about the project once it is completed (expected late summer 2018), please contact us. 
  • China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI) Mission

            "Everything that Flies"MissionThe mission of Air University's China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI) is to advance understanding of the capabilities, development, operating concepts, strategy, doctrine, personnel, organization, and limitations of China's aerospace forces, which include: the PLA Air Force (PLAAF); PLA Naval Aviation (PLAN
  • Chinese Aerospace Power: Evolving Maritime Roles

    Click here to see Chinese Aerospace Power: Evolving Maritime Roles, a 2012 book by Andrew Erickson from CMSI
  • China's Aerospace Strategy (book 2013)

    Click here for the Google Books preview  of "China's Aerospace Strategy" by Group Captain J.V. Singh, 2013
  • How China's cyber command is being built to supersede its U.S. military counterpart

    Click here to read How China's cyber command is being built to supersede its U.S. military counterpart  https://www.cyberscoop.com/china-ssf-cyber-command-strategic-support-force-pla-nsa-dod/
  • China’s Strategic Support Force: The New Home of the PLA’s Cyber Operations?

    Click here to read the CFR Blog https://www.cfr.org/blog/chinas-strategic-support-force-new-home-plas-cyber-operations
  • PLA's Interest in Space Dominance

    See Dean Cheng's Testimony before congress at http://www.heritage.org/testimony/the-plas-interest-space-dominance
  • PRC Ministry of Defense announces PLARF

    Click here to see the official PRC MOD announcement on the PLA Rocket Force http://eng.mod.gov.cn/ArmedForces/second.htm
  • CASI developing research

    The mission of CASI is to advance understanding of the capabilities, development, operating concepts, strategy, doctrine, personnel, organization, and limitations of China's aerospace forces, which include: the PLA Air Force (PLAAF); PLA Naval Aviation (PLAN Aviation); PLA Rocket Force (PLARF); the Strategic Support Force (PLASSF), primarily space
  • CASI project of PLAAF-PLAN Aviation

    CASI is pleased to partner with the Center for Naval Analysis on a project researching PLAAF and PLA Naval Aviation training and exercise integration.  This is a new but rapidly developing topic, and we hope this research project, when complete, will provide support to policy makers and the China-watching community as a whole. Projected completion
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