China’s Military Reforms Respond to Changing Missions

China’s Military Reforms Respond to Changing Missions
Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed on a big screen as Type 99A2 Chinese battle tanks roll across during a military parade, Sept. 3, 2015 (AP photo by Ng Han Guan).

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and host Peter Dörrie discuss tensions between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon, South Africa’s rapprochement with Nigeria and U.S.-Cuba ties. For the Report, Richard Weitz of the Hudson Institute joins us to talk about China’s ongoing military reforms.


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Relevant articles on WPR:

Punitive Saudi Moves in Lebanon Isolate Sunnis, Benefiting Hezbollah

Middle East’s Sectarian Tensions Play Out in Sudan-Iran Relations
Limited Détente: The Challenges to Repairing South Africa-Nigeria Ties
Down Havana Way: The Promise of Obama’s Cuba Visit
PLA Military Reforms: Defense Power With Chinese Characteristics

Trend Lines is produced, edited and hosted by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. He can be followed on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

Additional audio credits:

CCTV – Last detachment of China’s peacekeeping infantry battalion to leave for South Sudan
France24 – South China Sea tensions: Beijing deploys missiles on disputed island

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