The Resource A new direction for China's defense industry, Evan S. Medeiros [and others]

A new direction for China's defense industry, Evan S. Medeiros [and others]

Label
A new direction for China's defense industry
Title
A new direction for China's defense industry
Statement of responsibility
Evan S. Medeiros [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since the early 1980s, a prominent and consistent conclusion drawn from research on China2s defense-industrial complex has been that China2s defense-production capabilities are rife with weaknesses and limitations. This study argues for an alternative approach: From the vantage point of 2005, it is time to shift the focus of current research to the gradual improvements in and the future potential of China2s defense-industrial complex. The study found that China2s defense sectors are designing and producing a wide range of increasingly advanced weapons that, in the short term, are relevant to a possible conflict over Taiwan but also to China2s long-term military presence in Asia. Part of a larger RAND Project AIR FORCE study on Chinese military modernization, this study examines the current and future capabilities of China2s defense industry. The goals of this study are to 1. Assess recent trends in China2s 25-year-long effort to reform its defense industry 2. Analyze the individual strengths and weaknesses of four specific defense-industrial sectors: missile, aircraft, shipbuilding, and information technology 3. Explain variations in performance among different defense-industry sectors, with a focus on differences in institutional arrangements, incentives, and exposure to market forces 4. Evaluate the prospects for China2s defense industry and its ability to contribute to military modernization. The information presented in this report is based on previous RAND Project AIR FORCE work, and on primary and secondary English and Chinese sources
Cataloging source
GAO
Dewey number
338.4/7355/00951
Funding information
Sponsored by the United States Air Force
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
UA835
LC item number
.N46 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • technical reports
Label
A new direction for China's defense industry, Evan S. Medeiros [and others]
Publication
Note
  • "MG-334-AF."
  • "RAND Project Air Force."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-304)
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- China's missile industry -- China's shipbuilding industry -- China's military-aviation industry -- "The digital triangle" : a new defense-industrial paradigm? -- Conclusions : future prospects of China's defense industry
Control code
ocm69995886
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833040824
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/cttprsp
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.b2418911x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)69995886
  • pebcs0833040790

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