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Chinese Strategic Intentions: A Deep Dive into China's Worldwide Activities

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Technical Report

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NSI, Inc. Boston United States

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This white paper was prepared in support of the Strategic Multilayer Assessment, entitled The Future of Global Competition and Conflict. This effort examines Chinas domestic and international activities in order to assess the future of China and what types of challenges these activities are likely to present. This white paper explores the following key topics Chinas self-perception and worldview The strength and durability of Chinas economy, as well as Chinas global power projection capabilities and aspirations Chinas present and future capabilities, with respect to key technical advances in artificial intelligence AI, military science and technology ST, blockchain, and brain science The durability of the Chinese regime and, in particular, the sustainability of its emerging brand of digital authoritarianism Chinas interests, strategies, and objectives, as well as the activities that it pursues in order to achieve them How the West might most effectively manage challenges from China in light of both its strengths and weaknesses. This white paper also makes some key observations and recommendations on how to strategically engage with China in order to best address current and long-term Western interests. Within the framework of geopolitical considerations, this work encourages readers to think beyond the traditional engagement versus containment framework that has dominated the discussions of US-China relations over the past two decades Copeland. Furthermore, this white paper argues that understanding the reasons and strategy underlying Chinas actions is essential, for this context shapes the Chinese approach to information and information technologies, which includes AI, quantum computing, and space operations Cheng.

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  • Government and Political Science
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

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