Accession Number : ADA592971


Title :   China: The Awakened Dragon


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND COOPERATION


Personal Author(s) : Luong, Viet X


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a592971.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 50


Abstract : While Chinese leaders continue to tout the clarity of China's strategic intentions, China's pursuit of advanced military capabilities, including anti-access and force projection, offers a different perception. China has prospered while the United States has been engulfed in Afghanistan and Iraq, America's longest wars to date. On the home front, the wars have inarguably contributed to an economic crisis and a divided nation. Meanwhile, China has experienced tremendous growth, not only economically, but also militarily. Spurred by its economic success, China continues to pursue greater military capabilities to protect its resources and extend its influence. If this trend continues, China and the United States may be on track for increased tension in the future. This paper will examine China's strategic intentions and military capabilities. It also will look at current U.S. strategic engagement with China, and conclude with some policy recommendations.


Descriptors :   *CHINA , *FOREIGN POLICY , *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , *MILITARY CAPABILITIES , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *MILITARY MODERNIZATION , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , ACCESS , AIRCRAFT CARRIERS , ANTISATELLITE MISSILES , AREA DENIAL , CULTURE , HISTORY , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , STEALTH TECHNOLOGY , TAIWAN


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE