Are China’s Military Logistics Better Than the Russian Military’s?

China has grown increasingly assertive in its military ambitions. Reports of Chinese military activity near its neighboring territories—especially near Taiwan—have raised concerns about China’s military power. Against the background of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, there is growing concern surrounding a potential Chinese invasion of Taiwan and whether or not China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is capable of a successful attack. Pertinent to this discussion are comparisons between China’s military logistics and Russia’s and how this may impact outcomes. But how advanced are PLA logistics really? What is the current state of PLA logistics and capabilities and what does this mean for China’s neighbors and the U.S.? How has China been advancing towards this target?

Please join the CSIS China Power Project on July 19 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am ET for a conversation about the PLA’s capabilities and logistics. This discussion will feature insight from Mr. Joshua Arostegui, DOD Senior Analyst; Mr. Lonnie Henley, professorial lecturer at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and retired defense intelligence officer for East Asia at the Defense Intelligence Agency; Major James Roger (J.R.) Sessions III, DOD Analyst; COL George Shatzer, director of strategic research and analysis at the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College; and Dr. Joel Wuthnow, senior research fellow in the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs within the Institute for National Strategic Studies at National Defense University. This event will be moderated by Dr. Bonny Lin, director of the China Power Project and senior fellow for Asian security at CSIS.

This event is made possible by the generous support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
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