CONSTRAINTS TO CHINA'S DEFENCE POLICIES

Authors
  1. Ing, S.C.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Mathematics and Statistics
Abstract
China's ability to play a significant strategic role in Asian and global affairs depends on the modernization of the People's Liberation Army (PLA). Such modernization is constrained by China's primary focus on economic development and problems within the PLA. Frictions within the PLA and resistance to changes by serior officers have impeded military improvements. Nevertheless, these obstacles are already being overcome and PLA capabilities are close to satisfying China's defence requirements. If China is to become more of an influential regional actor in the short term, it would most likely be in the economic sphere.
Report Number
PR-312 — Project Report
Date of publication
15 Jun 1985
Number of Pages
33
DSTKIM No
85-02669
CANDIS No
47464
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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