Chinese vessels have been harassing over the past few months Vietnamese and Philippino fishing and oil exploration ships, in a deviation from the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC), China claims to stick with, defense expert Wendell Minnick writes on his weblog.Read More →

China’s PLA is about 20 years behind the US military, Defense minister general Liang Guanglie told the Shangri-la Dialogue last Monday, writes Wendell Minnick in Defense News. It was the first time ever a high-ranking delegation of the People’s Liberation Army joined the annual conference.Read More →

Image via Wikipedia China’s military leaders at the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) might belong to the most powerful, its Air Force might be rising, but is still lacking clout, learned Wendell Minnick at a conference last week in Taipei on the position of the PLA Air Force (PLAAF), he writesRead More →