Riding A New Wave of Professionalization and Militarization: Sansha City’s Maritime Militia

By Conor M. Kennedy and Andrew S. Erickson On 21 July 2013, several dozen Sansha City “residents” stood before the city government building and swore oaths during an inspection by Mayor Xiao Jie (肖杰) and his military counterpart Garrison Commander Cai Xihong (蔡喜宏). Clad in militia uniforms and toting Type-56 assault rifles, the Sansha Maritime … Continue reading Riding A New Wave of Professionalization and Militarization: Sansha City’s Maritime Militia