Abstract

Abstract:

This article analyzes China’s defense establishment under the leadership of Jiang Zemin and assesses the political and economic determinants of Beijing’s effort to modernize its armed forces. Four possible army-building strategies are outlined: “play the superpower game,” “play to its strengths,” “change the rules of the game,” or “don’t play the game.” The factors that will determine the selection of a strategy are examined and the most likely army-building strategy is identified.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2288-2871
Print ISSN
0258-9184
Pages
pp. 73-105
Launched on MUSE
2021-03-23
Open Access
No
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