The PLA Navy is undergoing a substantial leadership transition, from an Old Guard that is fast retiring to a Rising Cohort, to be followed by its Future Leadership, representing a profound shift in professional education, training, international experience, and direct experience with new operations.
"Who’s at the Helm? The Past, Present, and Future Leaders of China’s Navy,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 69
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol69/iss2/7