Since 2015, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has undergone the most sweeping and comprehensive transformation since at least the 1960s. This is driven largely by elite politics, and China's pursuit of a world-class military. The transformation of the PLA has significantly affected its internal politics, institutional structure, and strategic thinking. This seminar will provide an overview of these key developments, and outline their implications for China's hard power and elite politics in the years ahead.
Adam Ni is a Visiting Fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University. His areas of interest include China’s international relations, strategy and security issues. He has worked in various China-related positions in academia, government and the private sector. Adam is a frequent commentator on China-related issues for Australian and international media.
All attendees are invited to join us in the CIW Tea House from 3.30pm for an informal discussion with the guest speaker before the seminar.
The ANU China Seminar Series is supported by the China Institute and the Australian Centre on China in the World at The Australian National University’s College of Asia & the Pacific.