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#PLA Urban Warfare Series:

The PLA’s outlook on future conflict in cities has reflected lessons learned from the study of more recent foreign battles, especially by the United States and Russia. 1/7…

#PLA writers believe that drones can enable advances in technical reconnaissance, a dynamic identified in PLA analysis and commentary from events as early as the 2002 offensive launched by the Israeli Defense Forces in the West Bank. 2/7…
Information Attacks:

#PLA scholars have emphasized that the launch of “soft kill” attacks, including electronic warfare and cyber warfare, to paralyze a city’s defenses can lessen collateral damage and create conditions for later strikes. 3/7…
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According to a brief article on the Defense Ministry’s website on Monday, Xi Jinping, China’s President, Communist Party head and PLA commander, had signed Major General PengJingtang’s appointment. Image
The People’s Liberation Army’s garrison in Hong Kong will be led by the former chief of internal security in the Xinjiang province, according to China’s military, in the latest of a series of actions intended at bringing the semi-autonomous city under Beijing’s tight control.
Peng promised to “perform defence responsibilities in accordance with the law, fiercely protect national sovereignty, security, and development interests, and firmly preserve Hong Kong’s long-term prosperity and stability,” according to the statement.
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Which is the greater military power: #PRC with 60,000 troops massed on India’s border(for ~2 years) or #RF with 100,000 troops massed on Ukraine border(for ~ 2 months)?
2/rus #Russian massing of troops around Ukraine is not just a message to #USA and #Europe, but also to #China and #India, not to write off its Military power & ability to use it; even though Russia’s economic power is now much less than that of USA, EU, China, India.🧐🤔
3/rus The #Russian’s have learned from the #PRC aggression against India in 2020, which rapidly lost credibility after Galwan. They have done everything to ensure that the threat of invasion is credible enough to achieve their coercive objectives without fighting.
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The interest of PLA in finding the SARS origin was really interesting and their studies reveal many interesting data. The Military Medical University had conducted a wide surveillance and deep research on origin of SARS and reached to the conclusion that SARS -1 was man-made 1/n
#OriginofCovid #SARSCoV2
The book 'The Unnatural Origin of SARS and man-made species of genetic bioweapons' by Chinese military epidemiologist Xu Dezhong and Feng Li, written and published in 2015, covers various aspects about the origin of SARS also discussed Bioweapons 2/n
use by terrorists. #COVID19
The pattern of the SARS outbreak was discussed and the conclusions were also interesting.
- The SARS - CoV found in Humans was more than 98% similar to the CoV found in Palm civets of Guangdong market.
- More than 1100 samples were collected frm 3/n
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Now Out in Paperback! “#China Goes to #Sea: #Maritime Transformation in Comparative Historical Perspective”…

@NavalWarCollege @ChinaMaritime is proud to publish this new version w/ @NavalInstitute @USNIBooks!

Come for the #maps, stay for the #history...
Honored to have #JonathanSpence’s endorsement:

“The maritime #history of #China has long been a neglected field..China Goes to Sea bring[s] that knowledge-gap to an end..will be an indispensable companion to those readers seeking to understand where China’s navy may be heading.”
As European #naval powers & even the @USNavy struggle with ship numbers, #China has gone to #sea.

Represents the reversal of a great historical trend that began 600 years ago, when China withdrew from the seas & European naval expansion spread Western influence around the globe.
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A simple thought.,
Eminent Indian Leaders & their India - A Problem for the West or East

MK Gandhi, though his actions n methods pacified Hindus to a level were our ethos changed subconsciously into embracing non-violence he was still an eminent leader who wanted to dismantle ~1
congress which was a setup by the British as a way to handle Indian grievances but he was eliminated not by M #ISI r X’ #CIA #Mi6 to the naked eye but by an #Hindu Just to put the Hindu renaissance at halt n to inject tht feeling of self-shame into every Hindu post independence~2
⏩ We may have diff in ideology n opinions but #Indira emerged as undoubtably a strong figure tht India was deprived of post Sardar/Sashtri. Her 1971 Bangladesh operation, Pokhran Nuclear test, operation Blue star (of course Bhindranwale was her own monster but) all shows her ~3
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#Read this new #Report while there’s still time to act!…

“US-#China Competition Enters the Decade of Max Danger: #Policy Ideas to Avoid Losing the 2020s”

My latest with Gabe Collins @BakerInstitute!

As #PRC/#CCP power peaks over this decade, #Xi may seek #Taiwan as historic prize.

To protect their security & rules-based order, US/Allies must mobilize immediately to deter aggression.

The mission is vital, the stakes are high, & the clock is ticking. Image
US/Allies/#Taiwan now face “#DecadeOfDanger” w/ peaking #Xi/#CCP/#PRC as #China has extreme version of “S-Curved #slowdown.”

Xi’s risk acceptance will likely be amplified by his track record of largely-uncountered revisionist actions vs. neighbors & RBO.…
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When talking about jeopodising 'National Security', are they referring to jeopodising their hidden arrangements with 'other' National Security Agencies?
#Chinese Major-General worked with fired scientist at #Canada’s top #infectious disease lab.…
☝️2 Peas in a pod!! #WeiChen #PLA #China #Qui #NML #Canada #Ebola #NiV
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Progress on restoring April 2020 status quo ante in Ladakh, was interrupted by IA thwarting 2 aggressive PLA patrols across LOC & Xi's fear of ultra-nationalist reaction (before elevation to top pantheon of CCP), resumes. 60% probability of PLA, Hot-spring withdrawal, by Dec 31
3/pla Traditionally #PLA #Creeping #Acquisition has been attempted between the dotted lines(👇🏼). Since August 2020 all such attempts have been #successfully #resisted. All reported construction is in areas under PLA control for decades(ie btwn top line & next dotted line)
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188/ns The urgent need for an Indian (conventionally armed) #Rocket #Force & associated #ISR to deter a decapitating strike by #PLARF 🧵
190/ns #National #Security #Strategy: #India's upcoming #Rocket #Force; Background, current state & future prospects 👍🏼…
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If #OpenSource on #China #military capabilities vs. #Taiwan is your thing, you need to read this #ASAP!

@ChinaMaritime Report #16: “#Chinese #Ferry Tales—#PLA’s Use of Civilian #Shipping in Support of Over-the-Shore Logistics”

See 47 figures + 7 tables!
Big splash by #MikeDahm, a retired @USNavy #intelligence officer & senior #researcher @JHUAPL!

Among his #IndoPacific assignments, he formerly served as Asst US #Navy #Attaché in #Beijing—& graciously hosted me & my @ChinaMaritime/#CMSI colleagues there.…
#Scroll through #MikeDahm @JHUAPL's eye-opening 47 figures + 7 tables here:

You'll see immediately:

1. #OpenSource today reveals what only top #governments knew yesterday!
2. Dahm offers some of world's best public analysis on #PLA #amphibs vs. #Taiwan!
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Astonishing set of dox, military + eyewitness, translated + published by @JianglinLi and Matthew Akester emerging for the first time re scorched earth violence in Amdo following resistance in 1958 and beyond. Officials are criticized for...1/
‘following the leftist line’ ‘to the point of madness’ and the anguish of families is told in rare stories from inspection visits in the early ’60s. An official doc issued by a military command that wd normally defer to the #CCP states that the Party policy guaranteeing that 2/
rebels surrendering to the #PLA would not be executed, arrested, imprisoned or subjected to ‘struggle’, was not being followed on the ground + that arbitrary mass arrests and executions were ruining the Party’s credibility with the #Tibetan masses… 3/
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General Mil Photos thread with pics (& some videos) covering recent & historical events.
#A_7E (72nd Sq) Iraq 1991
Argentinian #Mirage_III flying by a RN ship - #Falkland - #Malvinas 1982
Soviet #Spetznas soldier #Afghanistan 1980's
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One example of transitional Military-Civilian Fusion:
June 29-30 2017, Xiangshan Science Conference hosted the 600th conference: Bioaerosols and Human Health, National Bio-security as well as Air Pollution.
1/ What is Xiangshan Science Conference?
Researchers from #PLA;
Researchers from universities and institutes;

Researchers from other countries:
Jordan Peccia - #Yale
Lidia Morawska - Queensland University of Technology & #WHO
Sergey Grinshpun - University of Cincinnati
Prof. Maosheng Yao, keynote speaker on the 600th conference. He is a professor of #PekingUniversity and the head of Bioaerosol Laboratory at Peking University. In the meantime, he is also a guest professor of #AMMS issued by Wuchun Cao.
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#IndiaChinaFaceOff : Ladakh standoff exposed #PLA's weaknesses, made #China rejig security narrative

The Galwan incident was the first taste of combat—though without firearms—that it had with an actual enemy after getting a bloody nose in #Vietnam in 1979…
2/ “The PLA has been facing a challenge of absence of combat experience and a lack of realistic training. It has been widely accepted even within the Chinese establishment,” said Lieutenant General (retd) D.S. Hooda, former northern Army commander.
3/ Battlefield blood is nothing new for the Indian Army. It has been bleeding in combat every day for the past 3 decades in counter-insurgency operations in Kashmir & had also fought a limited conventional war in Kargil, complete with the use of airpower, two decades ago.
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1/ Shocking to find out that CCP-PLA recruit researchers directly on the campus of Harvard Medical School via an association, Chinese Scientists and Scholar Association at Harvard Medical School(HMS-CSSA). HMS-CSSA likely works for CCP...
2/ due to its connection with Consulate General of the PRC in NY.
3/ Xuetao Cao is a high ranking officer of #PLA and very active in the network of US medical sciences, e.g., Francis Collins from NIH. He visited HMS several time as a recruiter.
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1/ #TiananmenSquareMassacre 32nd anniversary on Friday June 4th

A picture thread of the #TiananmenMassacre on June 4, 1989

Over 10,000 students were killed that day by the #PLA, based on #US intelligence of #CCP documents.

2/ #TiananmenSquareMassacre 32nd anniversary on Friday June 4th

A picture thread of the #TiananmenMassacre on June 4, 1989

It's estimated that over 10,000 students were killed that day by the #PLA, based on #US intelligence of #CCP documents.

3/ #TiananmenSquareMassacre 32nd anniversary on Friday June 4th

A picture thread of the #TiananmenMassacre on June 4, 1989

It's estimated that over 10,000 students were killed that day by the #PLA, based on #US intelligence of #CCP documents.

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Latest for @dw_chinese (Eng): Chinese citizen @WANGJINGYU2001 has been in exile since February after he questioned the authenticity of the number of #PLA officers who died during the Sino-Indian conflict. Now he faces possible deportation back to #China.…
Wang Jing-yu openly questioned the authenticity of Chinese state media’s report that four PLA officers died during the Sino-Indian border conflict in February and he also criticized the Chinese Communist Party on Weibo.
Hours later, police in China texted him and demanded him to return to China within three days. Then his name was put on the list of wanted fugitives.
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New Concept Weapons #NCW
Directed Energy #Weapons #DEW
Force multiplier
New sword
Invisible card
People’s Liberation Army #PLA
PLA Strategic Support Force #PLASSF
new #technology testing
Disruptive #technologies
#Space Engineering University
#Chinese academic and military
Force multiplier

Intelligent network and electromagnetic spectrum attack and defense weapons

“Computer chip virus” weapon

New-type psychological intervention/warfare weapons
noise intervention
holography display

Nanosatellites for intelligence collection

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Biowarfare history of #China's Sinopharm vaccine maker raises questions

Suspicions among biowarfare experts, the #US government & #Taiwan's military over whether it continues to serve as a dual-use biological warfare (BW) facility for the #PLA.
2) In 1993 and again in 1995, China declared the Wuhan Institute of Biological Products (WIBP), the hub of Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine development, to be one of eight dual-use BW research facilities under its "national defensive biological warfare R&D program."
3) Although China denied having an "offensive" biological warfare program since signing the Biological & Toxin Weapons Convention, in 1984, the US in 2005 alleged that "China maintains some elements of an offensive biological weapon capability in violation of BTWC obligations"
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New @ForeignPolicy article + slide deck:

7 #China #MaritimeMilitia ships ID'ed @ #WhitsunReef/ #UnionBanks in #SouthChinaSea!

Great to publish w/ @NavalWarCollege @ChinaMaritime colleague @rdmartinson88. And always a pleasure to work w/ @BeijingPalmer!…

***At the very least, 7 People's #ArmedForces #MaritimeMilitia (#PAFMM) vessels have been operating at the #Spratly Islands’ #UnionBanks, including #WhitsunReef—both during the past month & multiple times over the past year.…

Thanks to research w/ @rdmartinson88, building on @GregPoling's

Spotlight's now on #Taishan #PAFMM vessels #Yuetaiyu 18000, 18111, 18222, 18333, 18555, 18666, 18777, 18888 & 18999—“The Fancheng Nine”—from a #FarSeas Militia #Squadron (#远海民兵大队) that doesn’t actually fish...
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Ambassador Huang, allow me to recommend:

The #China #MaritimeMilitia #Bookshelf--…

Includes multiple official items from your own government on your nation's #ThirdSeaForce.

China is often more transparent in #Chinese :)

Truth best limits "speculation"
And here's #China's own official state media documenting progress of its #MaritimeMilitia... in plain #English!…

News Channels/China Military News
Maritime militia increases drills, expands in scope
Source: China Daily Editor: Yao Jianing
2016-02-02 17:16
But don't take my word for it, read #ChinaDaily:
"As the People's Liberation Army upgrades its navy, commissioning dozens of new ships under a watchful global eye,a less noticed force,China's maritime militia, is also improving its operational capability."…
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"The greatest danger for the United States in this competition is the erosion of conventional deterrence..Absent a convincing deterrent, the [PRC] will be emboldened to take action to undermine the rules-based international order"…
ADM Davidson:

"In September 2020, #Cambodia razed a #US-built facility on #Ream Naval Base that served as the headquarters for the National Committee on Maritime Security, reportedly in order to make way for a #PRC #naval #base."…
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