CHINA LANDING ZONE

LEARN HOW
CHINA FIGHTS

Understanding the China Landing Zone

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The China landing zone, a one stop location for all things China, provides information on Chinese military doctrine, organization, and tactics in order to support educating the U.S. Army on how Chinese ground forces fight.

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dive into Chinese
Military doctrine

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Understand the Chinese military approach to conflict and gain insight into how it organizes, equips, and operates.

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ATP 7-100.3
Chinese Tactics

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Access the Army's doctrinal source on the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLAA) tactics.

Observations and Insights

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Contemporary Observations
of Global Events

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Access the repository of monthly and quarterly running estimates. 

TRADOC G2's foundational research and analysis relies on observations and insights gleaned from contemporary operational environments (OEs) and threats. These insights are documented in monthly running estimate products, which are then disseminated to the force. They serve to enhance understanding of the OE and are integral to TRADOC G2 analysis. This ensures that TRADOC solutions spanning doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, and facilities are grounded in a thorough understanding of the operational environment. 

Learning and Engagement

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Explore interactive training materials that educate on the People’s Liberation Army Army (PLAA) and how it fights and engage with the TRADOC Community of Practice. 

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Interact

Use this interactive self-paced training material to learn about the PLA Army. Gain understanding of how the PLA Army fights, organizes, and equips.

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LEarn

Read these snapshots that provide observations on what China is learning from Russia's war against Ukraine and the implications for the U.S.

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Engage

Engage with the TRADOC Community of Practice on MS Teams. Where TRADOC G2 experts welcome questions and feedback from the Force.

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Watch

Watch a curated selection of videos to help understand how China fights.

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Interact

Use this interactive self-paced training material to learn about the PLA Army. Gain understanding of how the PLA Army fights, organizes, and equips.

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LEarn

Read these snapshots that provide observations on what China is learning from Russia's war against Ukraine and the implications for the U.S. (CAC Required).

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Engage

Engage with the TRADOC Community of Practice on MS Teams. Where TRADOC G2 experts welcome questions and feedback from the Force. (CAC Required)

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Watch

Start here to see important TRADOC G2 videos with challenges the U.S. Army must prepare for. (CAC Required)

Threat Minutes

Short-form videos to quickly understand the basics of the Threat. (YouTube)

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BITE SIZE CHINA

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Various documents and infographics describing characteristics and tactics of the People's Liberation Army.

COMMANDER'S UPDATE BRIEFS
(CAC REQUIRED)

TRADOC G-2 BRIEFS
(CAC REQUIRED)

CHINESE ARMY COMBINED ARMS BRIGADE (CAB)
(CAC REQUIRED)

CHINA IMPROVING ITS OPPOSING FORCES (OPFOR) CAPABILITIES
(CAC REQUIRED)

PLA INFORMATION OPERATIONS
(CAC REQUIRED)

Podcasts & Audio Books

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Listen to key insights from professionals discussing Chinese Tactics. From Breaking Doctrine, ATP 7-100.3, and The Hindsight Podcast, we explore the intricacies of China’s fighting tactics.

CADD Interview with the author of ATP 7-100.3, Chinese Tactics Podcast.

ATP 7-100.3, Chinese Tactics Audiobook.

Hindsight podcast ATP 7-100.3 Chinese Tactics

How they fight infographics

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Infographics on how the People's Liberation Army (PLA) fights and highlighted Warfighter Functions.

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Representing the Pacing
Threat in Training

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Take your understanding of the pacing threat a step further by representing China using the Decisive Action Training Environment (DATE). Apply PLAA-informed strategies, capabilities, organizations, and tactics to your training events. 

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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Explore a curated selection of additional resources to deepen your understanding of China and the PLA. Included are contributions from centers of excellences across the army, graphic training aids, and other external organizations and products that expand on knowledge and understanding of China. 

Graphic Training Aids

Check out graphic training aids such as handbooks, cards, and posters that detail Chinese equipment, organization, and tactics.

Worldwide Equipment Guide

TRADOC G2’s unclassified database on military equipment 

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View the “Resources for Studying China” 11 page PowerPoint created by the Foreign Military Studies Office.

Other Contributions

View products from other military organizations.

OE Enterprise

The OE Enterprise is a wealth of knowledge with contributions from Mad Scientist, FMSO, Red Diamond, OE Watch, ODIN and more.

DIA’s China Military Power Study

2022 China Military Power Report (CMPR) (defense.gov)

World fact book

The CIA World Factbook offers concise, current information on countries' geography, demographics, government, and economy.

Asian Studies Detachment

ASD, the largest and oldest OSINT unit in the DoD, tasked with gathering and sharing foreign-sourced, publicly-available information to support various military and intelligence needs, including those of USARPAC, USINDOPACOM, and the Intelligence Community.

Policy & Research Institutes