Accession Number:

ADA383134

Title:

Chinese Army Building in the Era of Jiang Zemin

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

To many in the United States, China looms large and threatening. This monograph attempts to answer, through an analysis of Chinas defense establishment under the leadership of Jiang Zemin, questions such as What are the national security and national military goals of Chinas leaders What strategies are Chinese leaders considering in pursuit of these goals What is the likelihood that these goals will be attained It assesses the political and economic determinants of Chinas effort to modernize its armed forces. Four possible strategies are outlined 1 playing the superpower game, 2 playing to its strengths, 3 changing the rules of the game, or 4 dont play that game. The factors that will determine the selection of a strategy are examined. The most likely strategy is identified and its outcome of evaluated. Lastly, the implications of the study for the U.S. defense community are addressed.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE