Accession Number : ADA499438


Title :   Chinese Counterspace Intentions


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug-Dec 2008


Corporate Author : GLOBAL INNOVATION AND STRATEGY CENTER OMAHA NE INTERN PROGRAM


Personal Author(s) : Caldararo, Michael ; Cantone, Jason ; Cowin, Jonathan ; Huggins, Rachel ; Rademacher, Hailey ; Sendelbach, Drew


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a499438.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 158


Abstract : This report details Chinese perceptions about space warfare and U.S. space policy. While China lacks a published space policy outlining the guiding principles of the Chinese space program, Chinese scholars and leaders make their opinions about space warfare very public. Reports of China's burgeoning space weapons capabilities, as well as traditional Chinese military doctrine, conflict with the efforts of Chinese leaders to articulate a peaceful Chinese approach to outer space. Alternatively, the Chinese perceive the United States space policies to be unilateral and aggressive. Many Chinese leaders have concluded that the U.S. seeks to dominate space. The Chinese see themselves not as a rising power, but as a country returning to a rich cultural history of power and prestige. This strong sense of nationalism and culturalism impacts Chinese decision-making. It is also essential to understand the importance of long-term relationships and trust-building within the Chinese people, as the style of Western negotiation common in the U.S. could backfire and prevent cooperation.


Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES , *SPACE TECHNOLOGY , *POLICIES , *SPACE WARFARE , *CHINA , HISTORY , NEGOTIATIONS , PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , COOPERATION , SPACE WEAPONS , MILITARY DOCTRINE , DECISION MAKING


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Geography
      Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE