Chinese Military PowereBook - 2002
Although China is pursuing a deliberate course of military modernization, it is still at least two decades behind the United States in terms of military technology and capability. Moreover, if the United States continues to dedicate significant resources to improving its military forces, as expected, the balance between the United States and China, both globally and in Asia, is likely to remain decisively in America's favor beyond the next twenty years. This report offers a pragmatic and non-partisan approach to measuring the development of Chinese military power. It recommends specific milestones to gauge the pace of Chinese military modernization as China acquires limited power-project capabilities, and outlines key indicators that would signal major shifts away from these current priorities.
Publisher: New York : Council on Foreign Relations, 2002
Copyright Date: ©2003
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (106 pages)