Song Zhongping

Adjunct professor, commentator

Song Zhongping is an adjunct professor and Phoenix Television's commentator and host. He graduated from the PLA Second Artillery Engineering University (now known as the PLA Rocket Force University of Engineering), and is the author of numerous military books.

This file photo taken on 1 October 2019 shows military vehicles carrying HHQ-9B surface-to-air missiles participating in a military parade at Tiananmen Square in Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. (Greg Baker/AFP)

Revival of nuclear competition: How should China respond?

As the US and Russia take a more hawkish stance in developing their nuclear capabilities, China may get caught in the fray in this dangerous arena of nuclear power one-upmanship, says Chinese military affairs commentator Song Zhongping. He fears that the US will break its own rules by carrying out traditional nuclear weapon testing, thereby spurring a domino effect.
Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) march in formation past Tiananmen Square during the military parade marking the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing, China, on 1 October 2019. (Jason Lee/File Photo/Reuters)

Arm wrestling in silence: China-US military scorecard under the shadow of the pandemic

Amid reports of being handicapped due to Covid-19 quarantines, the US military presses on to make its presence felt in the airspace near the Taiwan Strait and South China Sea. Chinese military commentator Song Zhongping says that despite these displays, the Chinese PLA has the distinct upper hand, being trained to handle the full scope of military operations including the outbreak of infectious diseases.