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.
While China and Russia presently reap substantial benefits from ties with each other, their relationship is complex and comes with costs for both sides. This ChinaPower feature analyzes three key weaknesses of their relationship.
This ChinaPower feature explores how China and Russia came to be so close, up until the time of Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine. This analysis centers on five key ways in which China benefits from the relationship.
Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine has cast a spotlight on China’s close ties with Russia. To better understand the strengths and weakness of the relationship, ChinaPower has developed a series consisting of a historical backgrounder and three features focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of the relationship.
Within Tibet and Xinjiang, China is constructing and upgrading dozens of airports and heliports—a large majority of which are military or dual-use facilities. China is supplementing its airpower expansion with new ground infrastructure that is upgrading the PLA’s ability to move troops, weaponry, and supplies.
China Power will host its sixth annual conference as a series of keynote remarks and five virtual debates, featuring leading experts from both China and the United States to debate core issues underpinning the development of Chinese power.
China is the world’s second largest arms producer, but the ability of its arms industry to domestically develop certain advanced weapon systems is still growing. If China can successfully strengthen its defense industry, it can reduce its reliance on foreign technologies and establish itself as a global leader in cutting-edge military capabilities.
The challenges and opportunities presented by China’s rise are hotly contested. China Power will host its fifth annual conference as a series of five live debates, featuring leading experts from both China and the U.S. to debate core issues underpinning the development of Chinese power.