Accession Number:

ADA434978

Title:

New Developments in Chinese Strategic Psychological Warfare

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR ARMY LESSONS LEARNED FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Chinese military analysts have meticulously studied the use of armed force during the 1991 Gulf War and during the fight for Kosovo. They have noted with great interest the integration of military strikes and psychological-warfare activities, and the increased strategic role that the mass media played during both operations. To highlight the apparent shifting emphasis toward psychological warfare for officers of the Peoples Liberation Army, or PLA, the prominent Chinese military journal China Military Science has published six articles on psychological warfare during the last two years On PSYWAR in Recent High-Tech Local Wars, by Wang Zhenxing and Yang Suping The Doctrine of Psychological Operations in Ancient China, by Wu Juncang and Zhang Qiancheng Focus on Psychological War Against the Background of Grand Strategy, and Psychological Operations in the Context of Grand Strategy, both written by Xu Hezhen Comparison of Psychological Warfare between China and the West, by Wang Lianshui, Ma Jingcheng and Yan Jianhong and On Defense in Modern Psychological Warfare, by Li Yuankui, Wang Yanzheng and Yang Xiaoli.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE