China launched its third aircraft carrier, the Fujian, on June 17, 2022, and work is underway to prepare the vessel for commissioning into the People’s Liberation Army Navy. This page provides key details about the carrier.
Fueled by decades of rapid economic growth and a desire to further its security interests, China has embarked on a large-scale modernization of its military. President Xi Jinping has instituted extensive military reforms aimed at streamlining command structures and improving Chinese military strength. China now boasts a robust navy with a burgeoning aircraft carrier program and one of the largest air forces in the world. To learn more about China’s military power, explore our featured content below.
Analyzing China’s Escalation after Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s 2023 U.S. Transit
In April 2023, after Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen transited through the United States, China responded with significant military and diplomatic measures. This ChinaPower feature analyzes Chinese activities and explores the factors impacting Beijing’s decisionmaking.
Tracking China’s April 2023 Military Exercises around Taiwan
After Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen transited through the United States and held an in-person meeting with Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, China held major military exercises around Taiwan. This page tracks key Chinese activities.
China’s Power: Up for Debate
From November 2022 to January 2023, ChinaPower is hosting its seventh annual conference series, featuring leading experts from around the world to debate core issues underpinning the development of Chinese power.
How Did the 20th Party Congress Impact China’s Military?
China’s military is poised to see a significant reshuffling of its top leadership at the 20th Party Congress. This ChinaPower feature explores recent trends within China’s Central Military Commission and forecasts potential outcomes of the 20th Party Congress.
Surveying the Experts: China’s Approach to Taiwan
The Taiwan Strait is a major flashpoint that threatens to undermine regional and global stability. Yet crucial questions remain about China’s approach to Taiwan, including its strategy, timeline, and willingness to use force. To shed light on these issues, ChinaPower polled dozens of leading experts. Explore the results in this feature.
Tracking the Fourth Taiwan Strait Crisis
Chinese escalations in response to U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan have precipitated the Fourth Taiwan Strait Crisis. This page tracks and analyzes key Chinese activities as they develop.
How Deep Are China-Russia Military Ties?
Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine has raised concerns about the deep military ties shared between China and Russia. This ChinaPower feature analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of China-Russia military relations, focusing on arms sales and joint military exercises.