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Report: China tests stealth fighter

Report: China tests stealth fighter

BEIJING, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- China conducted a test flight of its new stealth fighter Tuesday while U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates was visiting the country, a military observer said.

Kim Jong Il builds hideout near China

HONG KONG, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- North Korea's Kim Jong Il has built a military command center in a hollowed-out mountain beneath a palace near the Chinese border, military analysts say.

Analysis: Sino-Russia Il-76 row -- Part 2

HONG KONG, June 12 (UPI) -- Russian officials complain that the Chinese have not been understanding and accommodating in their negotiations with the Kremlin over the long-stalled Ilyushin Il-76 transport aircraft deal.
ANDREI CHANG

Analysis: Sino-Russia Il-76 row -- Part 1

HONG KONG, June 12 (UPI) -- The critical problem that is perplexing China-Russia military cooperation right now is the Ilyushin Il-76 transport aircraft deal.
ANDREI CHANG

Analysis: Missiles aimed at Taiwan

HONG KONG, June 6 (UPI) -- Satellite photos of the Leping Ballistic Missile Base in China's southeastern province of Jiangxi show this is a key site for the deployment of the People's Liberation Army Air Force's DF-15A campaign tactical missiles. The direct distance from the base to Taiwan is 435 miles.
ANDREI CHANG

Analysis: China's fighter planes -- Part 2

HONG KONG, May 29 (UPI) -- The No. 1 Division in north China is among the first bases to receive a complement of J-10 fighters. This division obviously has been given priority attention; it was the first to receive indigenous J-11 and J-11B fighters, and the third air force division to receive Su-27SK/J-11 fighters earlier.
ANDREI CHANG

Analysis: China's fighter planes -- Part 1

HONG KONG, May 29 (UPI) -- Front-line combat units of China's People's Liberation Army air force will have at least 112 J-10 fighter jets by the end of the year, an analysis of current deployments and in-progress production reveals.
ANDREI CHANG

Analysis: China boosts Jiangxi air defense

HONG KONG, May 16 (UPI) -- China's air force has substantially reinforced its air defense posture in Jiangxi province in the past year. There are indications that China has completed its second-line air defense operational deployment against Taiwan centered on Fujian and Jiangxi provinces. This has greatly expanded the depth of China's air defense coverage.
ANDREI CHANG

Analysis: Chinese subs in S. China Sea

HONG KONG, May 9 (UPI) -- Over the past 20 years, China's military investment has grown faster than any other country. The bamboo curtain that formerly enveloped the country has become a copper curtain.
ANDREI CHANG

Analysis: China to get SAMs from Russia

HONG KONG, May 2 (UPI) -- Russia will deliver to China four battalions of 200-kilometer-range S-300PMU2 surface-to-air missiles this summer, the last batch in a series ordered by China. The first batch of four battalions of the same missiles was delivered in July 2007.
ANDREI CHANG

Chinese spies in the West

HONG KONG, April 18 (UPI) -- China's intelligence agency has reinforced its infiltration activities in Europe, North America, Japan and Russia in recent years. An analysis of numerous cases leads to the conclusion that China has shifted its tactics in recruiting citizens of Western countries.
ANDREI CHANG

Analysis: China continues nuke buildup

HONG KONG, April 11 (UPI) -- China's stockpile of intermediate-range ballistic missile nuclear warheads should by no means be ignored.
ANDREI CHANG

Analysis: China's nuke warhead stockpile

HONG KONG, April 4 (UPI) -- China's stockpile of nuclear warheads has increased sharply, with more DF-31A and JL-2 long-range strategic ballistic missiles entering service, giving it preliminary capability to engage in three-dimensional nuclear strikes upon opponent targets.
ANDREI CHANG

Analysis: China ships weapons to Sudan

HONG KONG, March 28 (UPI) -- While the world focuses on China's crackdown in Tibet, Beijing has shipped its most advanced ground-to-air missiles and fighter aircraft to Sudan, where the government is engaged in a bloody battle against rebel groups in the Darfur region.
ANDREI CHANG

Analysis: Elite PLA units enter Lhasa

HONG KONG, March 21 (UPI) -- Elite ground force units of the People's Liberation Army were involved in China's recent crackdown on Tibetan protesters in Lhasa. A substantial number of images show that the new T-90 armored personnel carrier and T-92 wheeled armored vehicles belonging to the elite ground forces appeared on the streets of Lhasa the same day the crackdown began.
ANDREI CHANG
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