July 12, 2019 In Asia Maritime Transparency InitiativeThree years after the landmark ruling in the Philippines v. China arbitration on the South China Sea, China is in compliance with just 2 of the arbitral tribunal's 11 actionable findings.
July 11, 2019 In Reconnecting AsiaSupporters of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor argue it will spur Pakistan’s development. As Pakistan faces its 13th IMF bailout, the debt incurred to fund CPEC could do more harm than good without serious reforms.
June 27, 2019 In Asia Maritime Transparency InitiativeLearn about the power projection capabilities of China’s outposts in the South China Sea and chart their radar, SAM, anti-ship missile, fighter, and bomber ranges with AMTI’s newly updated map.
June 10, 2019 In China PowerGlobal innovation leaders produce the discoveries that shape the world. China’s capacity to innovate is dependent on a variety of factors, including its commitment to research and development, the quality of its workforce, and the effectiveness of government institutions.
May 20, 2019 In Asia Maritime Transparency InitiativeAfter a sharp drop-off in activity from 2016 to late 2018, Chinese clam harvesting fleets have returned to the South China Sea in force over the last six months, destroying vast swaths of coral reef and pushing threatened fish stocks closer to collapse.
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| Joseph S. Bermudez Jr., Victor Cha In Beyond ParallelNorth Korea’s Yusang-ni missile operating base reportedly houses intercontinental ballistic missiles. If true, Yusang-ni is an important undisclosed component of North Korea’s presumed offensive ballistic missile strategy providing a strategic-level first strike capability...
The construction of China's third aircraft carrier – the Type 002 – appears to be underway at Jiangnan Shipyard. Satellite imagery collected in April 2019 shows significant new activity since ChinaPower first analyzed the shipyard in late 2018. Click for more.
April 15 railcar movement observed in Airbus satellite imagery at North Korea's Yongbyon facility provides no further understanding concerning the presence of these specialized railcars other that their probable use for the movement of radioactive material.
DigitalGlobe satellite imagery of North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Research Facility acquired on April 12th shows the presence of five specialized railcars near the Uranium Enrichment Facility and the Radiochemistry Laboratory. In the past these specialized railcars...
Since early March, Chinese fishing vessels—apparently part of the country’s maritime militia force—have been operating near two Philippine-held features in the disputed Spratly Islands: Loaita Island and Loaita Cay, called Kota and Panata Islands by Filipinos....