Accession Number:

ADA099444

Title:

China in the Year 2000: Modernization Global Power and the Strategic Balance,

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Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

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Report Date:

1981-03-16

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The efforts of Chinas Communist government to attain the goal of restoring China to what it sees as its rightful place in the first rank of world powers will face many obstacles in the next 20 years. In carrying out its program, designated the Four Modernizations, China is focusing on agriculture, industry, science and technology, and national defense, The leadership has demonstrated remarkable intellectual flexibility and has openly turned to the West. The program will place severe strains on political institutions, resources, and the people themselves, and it is inconceivable that it will close the gap between the superpowers and China within 20 years. Nevertheless, China is likely to enjoy greater influence in global affairs as economic development progresses and Chinese military capabilities are upgraded. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE