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East & Southeast Asia: An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources
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China: Military & Space Programs
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Military                                             Space Program
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NewThe Ambiguous Arsenal Jeffrey Lewis debunking "Recent reports warn[ing] that China is aggressively building up its nuclear forces," with sidebar on "China's arsenal, by the numbers"(Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, May/June 2005)
Content-Rich Annual Report on the Military Power of the People's Republic of China: New2005; 2004; 2003; 2002; 2000 Department of Defense's annual report to Congress (PDF format)
Arms transfers to China and Taiwan, 1994-2003 Data compiled by the SIPRI Arms Transfers Project
Backfires and the PLA-AF's New 'Strategic Air Force' Carlo Kopp on the People's Liberation Army's large-scale build-up in air force capabilities & changes in strategic thinking (International Assessment and Strategy Center, Sept. 22, 2004)
Content-Rich China Military Online (in Chinese & English) Sponsored by the PLA Daily: General & military news; special reports; information on the PLA & national defense, etc.
China Nuclear Forces From the Federation of American Scientists, a guide to the systems, facilities & organization of China's nuclear forces
China Special Weapons News From the Federation of American Scientists: News on China's special weapons programs, space programs, & intelligence & security agencies
Content-Rich China WMD Database "the world's most complete open-source electronic database on Chinese arms control and nonproliferation developments.... contain[ing] hundreds of primary source documents (in both English and Chinese), extensive reference materials, bibliographic information and comprehensive fact sheets"
China's Aircraft Carrier Ambitions: Seeking Truth from Rumors Ian Storey and You Ji's essay in Naval War College Revew (Winter 2004; PDF)
Content-Rich China's Defense in 2004
A government white paper on Chinese military policy, reform, & capability (Dec. 2004)
China's Military Might --- Maybe An Asia Times series (July 2002)
China's National Defense in 2002 White paper released by the Information Office of the State Council (Dec. 2002)
China's New "Imperial" Navy Bruce Elleman's review essay in The Naval War College Review (Summer 2002); PDF version
China's Changing Nuclear Posture: Reactions to the South Asian Nuclear Tests Ming Zhang's "inside look at the history & politics of the changing nuclear posture of the People's Republic of China"
China's Nuclear Strategy and Its Implications for Asian Security Commentary by Brigadier Vijai K Nair (China Brief, Feb. 2, 2004)
China's Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Current Policy Issues Abstract & full text of a Congressional Research Service Report by Shirley Kan (Mar. 2001)
Content-Rich Chinese Military Power The Commonwealth Institute's "compendium of online resources about Chinese military policy & capabilities": full text resources; special topics; special online resources; bibliography; research sites; specialists
Chinese Military Power Report of an independent task force sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations (May 2003; PDF format)
Developing US-Chinese Nuclear Naval Competition In Asia Richard Fisher, Jr.'s paper on China's submarine buildup (International Assessment and Strategy Center, Jan. 16, 2005)
Geoscience Australia: Nuclear Explosions Database " location, time and size of explosions around the world since 1945," that can be queryed by country (including China) & time period
Last Nuclear Weapons Test? "A Brief Review of the Chinese Nuclear Weapons Program," by Terry C. Wallace & Mark A. Tinker (Fall 1996)
Top Ten Chinese Military Modernization Developments A detailed & documented analysis of China's military buildup (International Assessment and Strategy Center, Mar. 23, 2005)
The Russian Origins of China's Revolution in Military Affairs Alexander Nemets on China's recent military reforms (China Brief, June 24, 2004)
NewWishful Thinking in Our Time: The Pentagon Looks at China, and Blinks Gary Schmitt & Dan Blumenthal's commentary on the 2005 Pentagon report on China's military power (The Weekly Standard, Aug. 8, 2005)
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Space Program
China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (in Chinese & English) "China's largest corporation of launch vehicle design, development and manufacture": latest news; company information & services; Missiles & Space Vehicles bi-monthly; technological information
China Manned Space Mission A Xinhua News Agency special report, including latest developments, information on China's space program, photos, & international reactions
China National Space Administration Government agency in charge of "signing governmental agreements in the space area ... & the enforcement of national space policies and managing the national space science, technology and industry" (English)
China Space Activities From the Federation of American Scientists, a guide to Chinese space activities, agencies, corporations & facilities
China Space Program News stories, press releases, status reports & other resources compiled by
Chinas Manned Space Program Joan Johnson-Freese's analysis in The Naval War College Review (Summer 2003); PDF version
China's Space Activities White paper released by the Information Office of the State Council (Nov. 2000)
China's Space Programme: Shenzhou V Guardian's interactive guide to the launching of China's first manned space craft on Oct. 15, 2003 (Flash format)
China's Space Quest special report on "Astronaut Yang Liwei's 21-hour flight around the Earth": latest reports; interactive features; resources; videos
Chinese Manned Space Program: Behind Closed Doors E.P. Grondine's overview with images of Chinese space equipment
Chinese Space Activities Part of Federation of American Scientists' World Space Guide
Chinese Space Program Internet Scout Project's compilation of annotated links
Countdown to the Launch of Shenzhou-5 Account of & background information on China's first manned space flight on Oct. 15, 2003
Dragon Space News stories on the Chinese space program
Encyclopedia Astronautica: China A history of China's space program
Go Taikonauts! - An Unofficial Chinese Space Website News & information on China's space program
Project 921: Shenzhou; 921-2 modular space station; 921-3 manned shuttle Information on China's manned space flight program
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