Assessing the Ambitious Reform Plans of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA): Progress and Challenges

  • Gill, Bates (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Schreer, Ben (Chief Investigator)
  • Lee, Sheryn (Chief Investigator)
  • Ni, Adam (Chief Investigator)
  • Blasko, Dennis (Chief Investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


This project will deliver high-value research and professional development opportunities on topics of priority interest to Defence by: (1) conducting a major study on the critical advances and ongoing challenges to emerge from the current ambitious reform and reorganisation plans of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), with a particular focus on joint operations and the development of deterrent and coercive capabilities across multiple domains; and (2) delivering a series of dissemination and professional development activities, including in collaboration with Women in International Security (WIIS)-Australia, targeting the Australian government strategic policy workforce as well as the interested public.
Short titleAssessing PLA Reforms
Effective start/end date12/03/1911/03/20