What was the Hainan Island Incident (2001)?

Introduction The Hainan Island incident occurred on 01 April 2001, when a United States Navy EP-3E ARIES II signals intelligence aircraft and a People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) J-8II interceptor fighter jet collided in mid-air, resulting in an international dispute between the United States of America (USA) and the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The… Read More

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What is Cabbage Tactics?

Introduction Cabbage tactics is a militarily swarming and overwhelming tactic of seizing control of islands. It is a tactic to overwhelm and seize control of an island by surrounding and wrapping the island in successive layers of Chinese naval ships, China Coast Guard ships and fishing boats and cut-off the island from outside support. Definition… Read More

70th Anniversary of the PLA Navy

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and, today, 23 April 2019 is the 70th founding anniversary of the PLA Navy. In recent decades, China has undertaken a series of reforms to modernise its military. It has boosted its submarine force over the last 20 years, building… Read More

A Chinese Railgun?

Photos published online suggest that China may be testing a ship-mounted electromagnetic railgun. If confirmed, this would make China the first nation to develop such a superweapon, with potential implications for the power-struggle between China and the US in Asia. A railgun uses electromagnetic force to fire projectiles along electrically charged rails at very high speeds. The US has been… Read More

The PLA Navy & Deployment-related Medical Conditions

Research Paper Title Descriptive epidemiology of deployment-related medical conditions and shipboard training-related injuries in a Chinese Navy population. Background The purpose of this study was to investigate the deployment-related medical conditions and shipboard tactical training-related injuries in a Chinese Navy population. The study was a retrospective study with the Chinese Navy. Methods The medical records of… Read More