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Ma Xiu

BluePath Labs

Ma Xiu is an analyst currently researching the PLA Rocket Force at BluePath Labs, LLC.
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What Is China Learning from the Ukraine War?

From battlefield concepts to geopolitics, Beijing is sure to be watching with avid interest—and some chagrin.

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China’s New Missile Fields Are Just Part of the PLA Rocket Force’s Growth

Since 2017, the PLARF has grown by one-third and worked to streamline and improve various support functions that are key to combat efficiency.

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How China Steals US Tech to Catch Up in Underwater Warfare

From legal filings to a Chinese lab’s website, open source documents provide an illuminating trail.

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What Do We Know About China’s Newest Missiles?

Much can be gleaned from open sources, from official announcements to commanders’ online bios.