Kristin Huang
Kristin Huang
Correspondent, China
Kristin Huang is a correspondent for the China Desk, and focuses on diplomacy and defence. She joined the Post in 2016. Kristin is interested in security issues, with a special focus on Chinese military.

Tokyo lodges formal protest over the sailings, reportedly the 32nd this year, that came days after talks to set up a bilateral mechanism for maritime affairs.

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Filipino photographer brings fresh attention to island bases which analyst says act as ‘unsinkable aircraft carriers’ for PLA anti-submarine warfare platforms.

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A US think tank says relations with Russia will shape China’s activities and influence in the Arctic, but could also create uncertainties.

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China’s lack of overseas military bases means it prefers dual-use assets that afford low profile defence and intelligence-related activities, says analyst.

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A lightweight shipborne helicopter, a submarine drone that can fly and the military’s Robo-Shark broaden China’s network of tech options, says analyst.

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Biggest lesson from Russia-Ukraine crisis for China is urgent need to strengthen the air defence and anti-missile combat effectiveness of front-line marine corps units.

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Military observers say PLA drills in waters around Taiwan are closer to actual combat than usual, and the first time it has set up a blockade and shooting range to the east of the island.

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Mainland China has increased its military drills around the island and is preparing to ‘pre-emptively strike a potential adversary’, according to one defence expert.

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Western democracies are developing weapons that travel at least five times the speed of sound in response to rapid development by China and Russia.

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For thousands of gangpiao, or mainland ‘drifters’ who first arrived to work or study, Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area are the future.

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Debates in Japan over raising defence spending and potentially developing nuclear-powered submarines will be viewed with concern in Beijing.

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Chance of an armed conflict is higher than five years ago as PLA ‘will soon be equipped with the tools needed’ to attack the island, analyst says.

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A mainland Chinese military magazine says the mountainous terrain and the problem of fighting in cities are among the main challenges in attacking the island.

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Six-hour drills come as PLA steps up mobilisation and strike practice in the region amid warming Taiwan-US ties it has labelled ‘collusion’.

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Ship has capacity to carry dozens of airborne, surface and underwater drones, with domestic media spelling out benefits for environmental and ocean floor studies.

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