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Civil-Military Integration and PLA Reforms

By Analysis, China

In December 2015, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) formally launched reforms that have been described as the “most wide-ranging and ambitious restructuring since 1949.” Central Military Commission (CMC) Chairman Xi Jinping announced his intention to pursue these changes by calling them the “only way to…

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Securing the Digital Silk Road

By Analysis, China

Since it was announced in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has served as China’s premier economic and foreign policy program. As billions of dollars in Chinese investment have poured into road, port, and railroad infrastructure projects across Eurasia and Africa, China has concurrently…

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Congressional Testimony by Dr. James Mulvenon on Chinese Espionage

By China, News

CIRA head Dr. James Mulvenon testified before Congress on multiple non-traditional facets of Chinese espionage. Topics discussed by the Congressional panel included concerns over China’s 2025 industrial and technology strategy, criminal cases against Chinese employees accused of espionage, and the effectiveness of inter-departmental information sharing….

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CIRA Report: China’s Internet of Things

By China, Reports

On October 25, 2018, the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) released CIRA’s commissioned report entitled “China’s Internet of Things.” The Internet of Things (IoT) — the interconnection of physical and virtual things via information and communication technologies — is being applied to…

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