Ma Xiu

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Ma Xiu (a pseudonym) is a senior analyst at BluePath Labs (BPL), where he conducts Chinese-language open-source research into the People’s Liberation Army. His most recent reports include a comprehensive order of battle for the PLA Rocket Force and an analysis of the PRC’s defense lab system, both written for the China Aerospace Studies Institute. Prior to joining BPL, he lived in Beijing and Xinjiang, where he studied both Mandarin Chinese and Uyghur and worked as a translator. He has a master’s degree in international affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

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