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  • Xi Jinping: Lines of Authority

         Xi Jinping is the undisputed top leader of China and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Chinese media. He regularly appears on the front pages of Chinese newspapers, has phone applications dedicated to “Xi Jinping Thought,” has dedicated sections for his speeches present on many Chinese

  • ITOW: Some Facts About Pelosi's Visit to Taiwan

    BEIJING, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Some Facts About Pelosi's Visit to TaiwanIntroductionSpeaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi made a provocative visit to China's Taiwan region recently in disregard of the Chinese side's stern warnings. The visit seriously infringes on China's sovereignty

  • In Their Own Words: Lectures on the Science of Space Operations

        The “In Their Own Words” series is dedicated to translations of Chinese documents in order to help non-Mandarin speaking audiences access and understand Chinese thinking. In the “In Their Own Words” series, CASI aims to provide Chinese texts that illustrate thoughtful, clearly articulated,

  • ITOW: PLA extends ‘Taiwan encirclement’ exercises

    PLA extends ‘Taiwan encirclement’ exercises with anti-submarine warfare, showcases unrivaled area denial capability; ‘drills will not stop until reunification’By Liu Xuanzun   Published: Aug 08, 2022 12:36 PM Updated: Aug 08, 2022 08:39 PM   Warplanes of the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese

  • China's Space Program Through The Lens of Irregular Warfare Theory

    This article  examines the question of whether the PRC is using its space program as a method of irregular warfare with the goal of neutralizing the United States as a threat to its goal of achieving global hegemony. For purposes of this paper, a campaign of irregular warfare is defined as a

  • ITOW: PRC actions in response to Speaker Pelosi's visit to Taiwan

    Foreign Ministry announces countermeasures against Pelosi2022-08-05 17:40 In response to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's insistence on visiting Taiwan in disregard of China's strong opposition and solemn representations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on August 5 the

  • ITOW: Unswervingly Become the Mainstay of Building a Powerful Aerospace Power

    The “In Their Own Words” series is dedicated to translations of Chinese documents in order to help non-Mandarin speaking audiences access and understand Chinese thinking. CASI would like to thank all of those involved in this effort.In the “In Their Own Words” series, CASI and its collaborators aim

  • PLA Rocket Force as a Service: New Team Player or Increasingly Irrelevant?

    CASI's Director of Research, Rod Lee, contributed an article titled, "PLA Rocket Force as a Service: New Team Player or Increasingly Irrelevant?", in the Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute's 2020 PLA conference volume in Roger Cliff and Roy Kamphausen (eds.), Enabling a More Externally

  • CASI Webinar on the PLA Air Force

    In March of 2022, CASI hosted a webinar focused on the PLA Air Force.  We were honored to host Cristina Garafola, Derek Solen, and Eli Tirk for this session.You can watch the video on DVIDS at: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/851247/casi-webinar-plaafOr on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/ZukCJvY8l4s

  • PLA Air Force: Bomber Force Training

    Bomber Unit TrainingThis paper provides information about bomber pilot training with a focus on daily training and over-water training in the Western Pacific and South China Sea, as well as participation in the Golden Dart competition in China and the Aviadarts component of the International Army

  • PLA Air Force Bomber Force Organization

    This report provides an overview of the organization of the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force (PLAAF) Bomber force.According to the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Annual Report to Congress: Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s

  • Enter the Battleverse: China’s Metaverse War

    Article by CASI's Josh Baughman, originally published in Military Cyber Affairs: Vol. 5 : Iss. 1 , Article 2. available at https://digitalcommons.usf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1083&context=mcaIn China, 2021 was dubbed year one of the metaverse with extensive investment by local government,

  • Understanding How Adversaries Think: China and Russia in Space

    Listen to the Mitchell Institute's Aerospace Advantage Podcast Episode 72, Understanding How Adversaries Think: China and Russia in Space.Daniel Rice of the Mitchell Institute is joined by MI-SPACE Senior Fellow Christopher Stone, CASI Director Dr. Brendan Mulvaney, and Air University's Dr. Daniel

  • The PRC State & Defense Laboratory System

    Over the past 30 years, China has developed a vast and complex laboratory system. From an analytical stand­point, at present, laboratories generally fall into one of several categories according to their administrative rank­ings. They include, in descending order: state-level laboratories[国家级],