As part of ongoing efforts to modernize China’s navy, work is currently underway to transform Shanghai’s Changxing Island into a colossal “shipbuilding base.” Satellite imagery shows the island’s facilities are being rapidly expanded to make room for the relocation of another shipyard.
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2022 in ADIZ Violations: China Dials Up the Pressure on Taiwan
Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) violations have become Beijing’s most frequently used method of applying “gray zone” pressure against Taiwan. In this article, guest author Ben Lewis analyzes key trends in China’s ADIZ violations in 2022.
China Is Deepening Its Military Foothold along the Indian Border at Pangong Tso
Satellite imagery reveals that China is investing in a significant, long-term military presence near Pangong Tso, a remote lake that straddles the hotly contested China-India border.
China’s 20th Party Congress Report: Doubling Down in the Face of External Threats
Xi Jinping’s report to the 20th Party Congress heralds a doubling down on his assertive approach to foreign policy and a growing focus on national security in the face of mounting external threats.