About us

SinoDefence.com, also known as “China Defence Today”, was created in 2002 as a non-profit entity to provide independent and balanced coverage on defence matters in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Along with its rapid growth in audience and traffic over the past 15 years, the website has developed a reputation as one of the most comprehensive and trusted online source of information on Chinese military.

Today, the website has become a frequently visited destination for those in need of both reliable and up-to-date information on the latest development of the Chinese armed forces and defence industry. Its work is cited by a number of news media and military researchers around the world.

Who are we?

SinoDefence.com is run by volunteers. The website is based in the United Kingdom.

The website has no link to any government, military authority or political organisation, nor does it have access to any classified information. It is independent, non-government and research-based.

The website’s operation is based on collaborative relationships with a network of experts in military research, news media, and defence industry in China and around the world.


Since the beginning of the century, China’s growing military capabilities, along with its rapid rise as a major political and economic power, has attracted a great deal of attention. However, little details about the current state and potentials of China’s military power was available, particularly in the Internet community.

Since its launch in 2002, SinoDefence.com has been aiming to provide the readers with the most comprehensive information and data on the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), including its conventional weapon systems, weapon of mass destruction (WMD), space programme, C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance), and organisational structures. The content of the website is updated daily as events develop.


The unique positioning of SinoDefence.com enables it to reach large diversified audience as well as a targeted group such as:

Military Researchers who specialise in particular topics such as East Asian security and Chinese military studies in need of in-depth analysis and studies on Chinese military development.

News Reporters who need quick and easy-to-access background information on Chinese military.

Defence Industry Experts who require accurate technical data and information on Chinese-made weapon systems.

General Public who simply wish to know more about China and its military capabilities will also find this website very helpful.


SinoDefence.com welcomes individuals, media, NGO research associations and institutes, government departments, defence manufacturers, and any other commercial companies to discuss the possibility of all types of co-operations including contributions, advertising, and sponsorship.

The vast audience groups of the website makes it ideal for promotion of products and events, and increasing a company’s public profile.

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