R1 Theaterette Russell Offices, Canberra
Julian.Thirkill [at] defence.gov.au
The People's Liberation Army (PLA) is currently facing the most sweeping and comprehensive transformation since at least the 1960s. This presentation will provide an overview of Chinese military reform efforts aimed at turning the PLA into a professional, world-class force. It will focus on recent developments (from 2015), including the wholesale overhaul of the PLA's organisation structure, C2 system, force composition, and doctrine. By doing so, it will provide insights into the future development of Chinese hard power and their implications.
Adam Ni is a China researcher, and a Visiting Fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University. His areas of interest include China’s international relations, strategy and security issues.
Adam has worked in various China-related positions in academia, government and the private sector. He is a frequent commentator on China-related issues for Australian and international media.