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  • Navy Capt. James Fanell, director of intelligence for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, said during a conference in San Diego that the war games last fall by People's Liberation Army forces show that China is preparing for a short war with Japan over disputed islands in the East China Sea. (U.S. Navy)

    Inside the Ring: China readies for 'short, sharp' war with Japan

    China's recent military exercises revealed that it is preparing for a short war with Japan over disputed islands in the East China Sea, a Navy intelligence official recently warned.

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh before their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Peng Sun, Pool)

    Inside China: Pacific challenges

    The People's Liberation Army's (PLA) navy has begun a massive exercise in the western Pacific that is widely seen as a response to the recently completed U.S.-Japan-South Korean joint naval drills led by the aircraft carrier USS George Washington near the Korean Peninsula.

  • Inside China: Internet crackdown on opinion leaders

    Commentators in the People's Liberation Army (PLA) are cheering the government crackdown on online opinion leaders.

  • Xi Jinping

    Inside China: Military entertainers

    The People's Liberation Army (PLA) operates a large "entertainment corps" known for its extraordinary privilege, unique access to power elites and wasteful extravagance. Now President Xi Jinping is vowing to tighten controls on military entertainers.

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    FISHER: China's 'new relationship' trap

    Obama administration officials are apparently pleased with Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan's recent visit to the United States, yielding agreements to increase high-level contacts, affirming a new working group to address cybersecurity issues, and even to begin humanitarian and disaster-relief exercises.

  • China set to stage technological warfare exercises

    China next month will stage military exercises using computer-equipped units that combine traditional firepower and electronic warfare capabilities, state media reported Wednesday.

  • Chinese military missiles are displayed at a massive parade to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1, 2009 in Beijing, China. The grand celebrations to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China included a military parade and mass pageant consisting of about 200,000 citizens in Tian'anmen Square. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

    China conducts live-fire military drills near North Korean border

    China’s military and defense ministry on Sunday confirmed that military forces in a border region near North Korea conducted live-fire drills amid tensions between North Korea and the United States.

  • A Chinese People's Liberation Army Airforce officer, right, guards a J-10 fighter jet while a foreign military attache, left, climbs ladder to take a close look at the cockpit at a base of the PLA Airforce's 24th Division in Yangcun, Tianjin, China, Tuesday, April 13, 2010. The media, along with about 51 military attaches from embassies in Beijing, including the United States, Britain and Israel, witnessed a 15-minute demonstration by four pilots from the 24th Air Division in China's domestically developed J-10 fighters. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

    Risky business: China continues military buildup near North Korean border as tanks, armor deploy

    China continued moving tanks and armored vehicles and flying flights near North Korea this week as part of a military buildup in the northeastern part of the country that U.S. officials say is related to the crisis with North Korea.

  • In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, North Korean missiles on the trucks make its way during a massive military parade to mark the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. This year's celebration comes less than two weeks after Kim Jong Il's re-election to the party's top post and the news that his 20-something son would succeed his father and grandfather as leader. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Yao Dawei)

    Showdown looming: China mobilizing troops, jets near Korea

    China has placed military forces on heightened alert in the northeastern part of the country as tensions mount on the Korean peninsula following recent threats by Pyongyang to attack, U.S. officials said.

  • Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    GEDRICH: A smackdown Chinese cyber thieves deserve

    American-Sino relations just took a sharp turn for the worse with the recent revelation by a U.S. cybersecurity firm that China's government is involved in massive cyberattacks on U.S. targets. The main perpetrator of these attacks appears to be a highly specialized Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) military unit in Shanghai skilled in breaching vulnerable U.S. computer systems through Internet intrusion.

  • China’s military accused of hacking scheme; cyberattacks tracked to Shanghai intel unit

    A private security company on Tuesday accused China's military of launching cyberattacks on 115 U.S. companies, including defense contractors, highlighting the need for a more robust response to China's suspected role and security procedures.

  • US security firm alleges massive Chinese hacking

    Cyberattacks that stole massive amounts of information from military contractors, energy companies and other key industries in the U.S. and elsewhere have been traced to the doorstep of a Chinese military unit, a U.S. security firm alleged Tuesday.

  • A Chinese policeman stands in front of fellow officers confronting residents who gathered outside the government office in Zhejiang province's Ningbo city on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, to protest the proposed expansion of a petrochemical factory. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Meet China's super-secret military hacking unit

    Cyberattacks on dozens of U.S. firms have been traced back to a small, nondescript Chinese military unit quietly working in a similarly unimpressive setting — a dull office building just outside Shanghai.

  • Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    CHELLANEY: Tensions mounting in East Asia

    The overlapping power transitions in East Asia's three main economies promise to mark a defining moment in the region's tense geopolitics and compound America's diplomatic challenges.

  • Inside China: Major China military shift

    As the world's most populous communist state anticipates a once-in-a-decade power transfer, a major leadership reshuffle in the People's Liberation Army (PLA) took place quietly last week.

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