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April 2016 Issue | by Xi Zhigang | Military Reform

The Top’s Priorities

In the wake of a high-profile pledge from Xi Jinping in November, details of China’s ambitious military reform program aimed at turning the PLA into a modern army have gradually been unveiled

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February 2016 Issue | by Xi Zhigang | Military Reform

Battle of Wills

Xi Jinping’s Central Military Commission seems determined to overcome institutional resistance to implement a ‘revolutionary’ overhaul of the PLA

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December 2015 Issue | by Xi Zhigang, Xie Ying | Military Downsizing

Fewer, Fast-er, Stronger

President Xi Jinping has announced that China will downsize its total number of military personnel in order to streamline and modernize its armed forces. What does that mean for the People’s Liberation Army?

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July 2015 Issue | by Xi Zhigang | Civilian-Military Integration

Priority One

As China launches its ‘Made in China 2025’ strategy to promote innovation, it is escalating integration between civilian and military interests

April 2015 Issue | by Xi Zhigang | Anti-Graft Campaign

MILITARY DISCIPLINE

The recent publicity surrounding an anti-corruption investigation into dozens of senior military officers indicates that China’s leadership is expanding its anti-graft and legal reform into unprecedented fields

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December 2014 Issue | by Xi Zhigang, Xie Ying | Anti-graft Drive

Fleet Foxes

China has launched an international ‘fox hunt’ designed to snare fugitives from justice. However, given the authorities’ limited ability to operate internationally and the sheer volume of cases, implementation has proven challenging

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September 2014 Issue | by Xi Zhigang | Liu Yongfu

TARGET: 10 MILLION

Poverty alleviation director Liu Yongfu on the central government’s action plan to lift 10 million Chinese citizens out of poverty before 2015

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July 2014 Issue | by Xi Zhigang | Cheng Siwei

“Reform is so difficult that its dividends can only be attained through rule of law”

One of China’s most respected economists believes that China’s future economy must place emphasis on quality and steady growth

April 2014 Issue | by Xi Zhigang, Du Guodong | China Coast Guard

FRACTURE AND FUSION

China’s new coastguard has finally begun operations in some of Asia’s most contested maritime zones. Will the new agency be up to the challenge?

February 2014 Issue | by Xi Zhigang | Military Rectification Campaign

TOUGH TALK

The People’s Liberation Army’s self-imposed rectification campaign is pushing further than ever into what was once sacred ground, cutting the army’s access to luxuries, military license plates and even investigating real estate holdings. Will it be effective in curbing corruption?

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