Accession Number:

ADA305111

Title:

Chinese Military Economic, and Political Reform: Survey and Chronology May 1, 1984 - June 30, 1985,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC FEDERAL RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

Military and military economic reforms are being carried out throughout China, with military reform and economic construction working together for mutual benefit. Although military modernization has been assigned the lowest priority of the Four Modernizations--agriculture, industry, science and technology, and national defense--in the past 6 years there have been significant achievements in this field with minimum expenditure. Military organization is being streamlined, the education and technical competency of the soldiers and officers are improving, as are weaponry and equipment. The Peoples Liberation Army is actively participating in Chinas economic construction by making contributions to the modernization of industry and science and technology, increasing civilian production, and improving civil-military relations. Because Chinese leaders have indicated that military and military economic reforms are essential for the development of a modern Chinese army, despite some opposition, the reforms will continue.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE