China’s Shenlong space plane is part of growing space warfare program: Gertz

Illustration of China’s Shenlong ‘Divine Dragon’ space plane


China’s military space program is getting a boost from a recent reorganization within the People’s Liberation Army.

A Chinese military expert disclosed earlier this month that a Chinese space plane known as the Shenlong will likely be deployed with the newly formed Strategic Support Force, the PLA’s new high-technology warfare unit. Continue reading

Chinese Navy on the Rise, While US Fleet is ‘Smallest Since 1916’


The US is losing its naval race with the Chinese, and draws further parallels with the competition between Germany and Britain one hundred years ago, historian Richard Miles wrote.

According to Richard Miles, the Chinese navy is going from strength to strength, in an echo of the efforts of Germany’s naval force one hundred years ago.

“One hundred years later, China is rapidly and steadily building up its blue water fleet,” and though times have changed, there are several similarities to take note of, particularly the rapidity of the improvement. Continue reading