China’s Three ‘Navies’ Each Have the World’s Most Ships
As a friend’s five-year-old puts it, “China has three navies: the regular navy, the police navy and the sneaky navy.” Each of these three sea forces is the world’s largest of its type by number of ships — at least by some measures. China is truly a maritime power in its... Read more
China Reveals Two New Anti-Ship Ballistic Missiles
Beijing 2015 V-Day parade addressed multiple audiences. Among them, clearly — the U.S. Navy, the U.S. military writ large and their regional allied and partner counterparts. After years of foreign speculation and surprising skepticism about an anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM), China has for the first time officially revealed two... Read more
China Builds Up Its Fleet of Ships That Make Artificial Islands
Venturing ever further from the rivers and coasts that it helped develop in the first three decades of China’s post-Mao reforms, China’s burgeoning dredging fleet has not only excavated new land in the South China Sea, but has also given China a big new shovel to break ground on... Read more

Andrew Erickson

Associate professor at the U.S. Naval War College and an associate in research at Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.

Kevin Bond

Research intern at the China Maritime Studies Institute at the Naval War College.

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