About Us

China-Defense Forum is a private group of serious enthusiasts who find much pleasure studying the history, force structure, and future of the Chinese military. CDF maintains the China-Defense.com Forum, the premier web-resource on the Chinese military, and publishes the China-Defense Blog.

CDF was founded in 1999 by a small group of volunteer China watchers. Since then, CDF's core group has grown to over 25 experts, representing an international knowledge base of academics, professionals, government agencies, as well as amateur enthusiasts.

CDF today is a non-profit group that intends to assist fellow enthusiasts, government agencies, historians, and anyone else seeking information and analysis about the Chinese military.