February 21, 2013

Who will be in the Next Central Financial and Economic Leading Small Group?

By L.C. Russell Hsiao and Mark Stokes | We may be going out on a limb here – but what the heck. With the annual session […]
October 29, 2012

Countering Chinese Cyber Operations: Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Interests

By: Mark Stokes and L.C. Russell Hsiao Chinese cyber espionage poses an advanced persistent threat to U.S. national and economic security. Groups operating from PRC territory […]
May 7, 2012

Leadership Transitions in the Second Artillery Force at the 18th Party Congress: Implications for Roles and Missions

By Mark Stokes and L.C. Russell Hsiao | Since its formation, the Second Artillery’s central responsibility has been nuclear deterrence. Yet, as the strategic environment changed, […]
April 26, 2012

China’s Evolving Space Capabilities: Implications for U.S. Interests

By: Mark Stokes and Dean Cheng prepared for the United States Economic and Security Review Commission | Over the next 10-15 years, China is likely to […]
September 9, 2011

New DF-31A ICBM Brigade in Hunan?

By Mark Stokes and L.C. Russell Hsiao | An amateur photographer posted a video on China’s Youku website on August 24 capturing a probable Dongfeng-31A (DF-31A) convoy transiting downtown […]
August 2, 2011

Spotlight on New Second Artillery ICBM Base Leadership

By Mark Stokes and L.C. Russell Hsiao | A Chinese government-affiliated publication has identified Major General Liu Qide [劉啟德] (b. 1957) as the newly assigned commander of 55 […]
April 18, 2011

Expansion of China’s Ballistic Missile Infrastructure Opposite Taiwan

By Mark Stokes | The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Second Artillery Force appears to be in the midst of a significant expansion of its ballistic missile infrastructure […]
December 30, 2010

Beyond the Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile (ASBM): China’s Next Generation Long Range Precision Strike Systems

By: Mark Stokes | Recent comments by Pacific Command (PACOM) Commander Admiral Robert Willard regarding China’s anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) program have attracted considerable media attention. As […]
August 3, 2010

Second Artillery Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile Brigade Facilities Under Construction in Guangdong?

By: Mark Stokes and Tiffany Ma | As the PRC’s Ministry of National Defense seems to be warming to the notion of discussing a possible withdrawal of missiles opposite Taiwan, the […]
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