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PACAF's State of the Game

In this new era of strategic competition, State of the Game aims to increase PACAF’s collective understanding of the PRC and the Indo-Pacific region. The May...

China's System: Face to Face - In their Own Words

This book closely focuses on studying, propagating, and implementing the spirit of the 4th Plenary Session of the Party’s 19th Central Committee and provides an...

China's Ballistic Missile Industry

Along with space and cyber, the missile forces of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) People’s Liberation Army have seen the greatest increase in importance,...

Second Combat Brigade of PRC Air Force Likely Receives Stealth Fighter

Something unusual appeared in a recent satellite image of an airbase in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). In the image, a J-20 appears to be taxiing from...

PLA Aerospace Primer 2nd edition in Turkish

CASI is excited to announce the first translated version of one of its publications into Turkish.  Retired Turkish Air Force Colonel Dr. Yucel Topcu worked...

Beijing’s ‘New Normal’ in the Skies around Japan

At the beginning of March, it was reported that Japan’s Defense Ministry has been limiting the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force’s (JASDF) scrambling of...

70 Years of the People's Liberation Army Air Force

For those of you who have the privilege of knowing the great Ken Allen, this book will come as no surprise. For those of you who don’t know Ken personally,...

CASI quarterly update #1 for 2021

CASI Quarterly update#1 for 2021Friends of CASI,As we welcome Spring, we’d like to update you on CASI’s publications, research, and activities for 2021 so...

How China Has Integrated Its Space Program Into Its Broader Foreign Policy

The way that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is governed allows it to pursue a more holistic approach to policy. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) not only...

Political Commissars of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force

Knowing one’s counterparts, who they are, how they got there, and who their replacements might be, is important to both leadership and organizations alike. This...

In Their Own Words- New Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Plan

From the team at New America:On July 20, China's State Council issued a seminal document, entitled A Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Plan....

Military-Civil Fusion Lexicon

This paper is intended as a reference guide for the group of terms frequently used in Chinese official discourse to describe the practice of civil military...

Select Translations of the Draft China’s 14th Five-Year Plan and the Long-Range Objectives Through the Year 2035

This is a collection of three-part series originally published at the Pekingnology newsletter by Zichen Wang, an employee of Xinhua News Agency, China’s state...

In Their Own Words- Report on the Work of the Government 2021

Delivered at the Fourth Session of the 13th National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China on March 5, 2021Li Keqiang Li KeqiangPremier of the...

PLA Army Air Defense Units Improve Effectiveness, Resiliency, and Jointness

Between October and November 2020, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) published a series of news reports about the 80th Air Defense Brigade of the PLA...

China’s Ground Segment: Building the Pillars of a Great Space Power

Space has long been important to national security.  Dating back decades, the “Space Race” was not just about the ideological competition between the communist...

In Their Own Words- Report on the Cybersecurity Legislation of Major European Countries

This is a report from Fudan University, Shanghai, China.  The report is from Oct 2020.  Please click here for the full report in EnglishAs important cyberspace...

In Their Own Words- The Clean Network

This is a report from Fudan University from Sept of 2020.  Please click here for the full report  The first part of the report is in Mandarin, the English...

Initial Fighter Pilot Training in the PLA Air Force

At the beginning of the 2010s, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force’s (PLAAF’s) program for the initial training of fighter pilots had three...

Coast Guard Law of the People's Republic of China

Click here for PDF: Coast Guard Law of the People's Republic of China(Announced at the 25th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's...

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