Interpreting China s Grand Strategy

Author: Michael D. Swaine
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833048309
Format: PDF
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China's continuing rapid economic growth and expanding involvement in global affairs pose major implications for the power structure of the international system. To more accurately and fully assess the significance of China's emergence for the United States and the global community, it is necessary to gain a more complete understanding of Chinese security thought and behavior. This study addresses such questions as: What are China's most fundamental national security objectives? How has the Chinese state employed force and diplomacy in the pursuit of these objectives over the centuries? What security strategy does China pursue today and how will it evolve in the future? The study asserts that Chinese history, the behavior of earlier rising powers, and the basic structure and logic of international power relations all suggest that, although a strong China will likely become more assertive globally, this possibility is unlikely to emerge before 2015-2020 at the earliest. To handle this situation, the study argues that the United States should adopt a policy of realistic engagement with China that combines efforts to pursue cooperation whenever possible; to prevent, if necessary, the acquisition by China of capabilities that would threaten America's core national security interests; and to remain prepared to cope with the consequences of a more assertive China.

Modernisation of the PLA

Author: Jiti S. Bajwa
Publisher: Lancer Publishers
ISBN: 9788170622246
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The Author Has Not Only Traced The History Of The People`S Liberation Army (Pla) But Also That Of The People`S Republic Of China (Prc) During Its Formative Years. More Interestingly, The Author Probes The Ethos And Ethos And Psyche Of The Chinese Leadership, Past And Present. He Explains How Deeply The Philosophy Of War And Statecraft As Propounded By Sun Tsu Is Ingrained And Embedded Even In Modern China.

Shaking the Heavens and Splitting the Earth

Author: Roger Cliff
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833051911
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This monograph analyzes published Chinese and Western sources about current and future capabilities and employment concepts of the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) and provides recommendations about actions that should be taken in response.