Latest Articles about China and the Asia-Pacific

Georgian Authorities Seek to Block Azerbaijani Investment in Telecommunications Infrastructure

On July 17, Georgia’s parliament approved amendments to the Law on Electronic Communications, which will allow the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) to appoint “special managers” to telecommunications companies (, July 17). The GNCC is a state regulatory authority charged with distributing electronic communication protocols (rules... MORE

The Controversies and Security Concerns Surrounding TikTok

Introduction In July, the music and lip-syncing short-video app TikTok (蒂克托克, DikeTuoke)—popularly used by dancers, singers, magicians and fashion bloggers—became another point of tension in the growing conflict between the United States and the People's Republic of China (PRC). On July 31, U.S. President Donald... MORE

Integrating the PLA Rocket Force into Conventional Theater Operations

Introduction Currently, only limited analytical discussion exists regarding the command authorities over China’s land-based ballistic and cruise missile inventory. Much of the discourse surrounding the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF)—the military service that operates most of China’s land-based precision strike systems—focuses on nuclear command... MORE