Accession Number:

AD1159605

Title:

Assessing Systemic Strengths and Vulnerabilities of China's Defense Industrial Base With a Repeatable Methodology for Other Countries

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Research Report]

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

2022-02-14

Pagination or Media Count:

142

Abstract:

This report presents an assessment of the strengths and vulnerabilities of Chinas defense industrial base DIB, conducted to meet a congressional requirement set forth in Section 1260Cof the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. We developed a methodology that can be applied to any country to assess the strengths and vulnerabilities of that countrys DIB. The initial assessment was applied to the Peoples Republic of China. Application of the methodology revealed several strengths and vulnerabilities in Chinas DIB and several areas in which China is reliant on the United States and U.S. allies. Additionally, we identified several information requirements that would improve this assessment based on the open-source data available.

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]