The Resource The military potential of China's commercial technology, Roger Cliff

The military potential of China's commercial technology, Roger Cliff

Label
The military potential of China's commercial technology
Title
The military potential of China's commercial technology
Statement of responsibility
Roger Cliff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
China's economy is expected to grow over the next 20 years at a rate that will make it larger than the U.S. economy at the end of that period. This suggests that China has the economic potential to be a U.S. military rival by the year 2020. But can it become such a rival? At present, China's military hardware is largely based on 1950s Soviet technology. To produce weaponry technologically comparable to U.S. weaponry by 2020, China would have to improve its technological capabilities through internal, defense-industry efforts and/or other avenues: direct transfers of military technology from abroad, imports of components and equipment, and diffusion from China's civilian industries. Of these three, the third, diffusion from civilian industries, is the most promising over the long run. This report explores this option, examining China's current commercial technology in eight industries (microelectronics, computers, telecommunications equipment, nuclear power, biotechnology, chemicals, aviation, and space) that have the most potential for supporting military technology development, and assessing the prospects for technological progress (in terms of capabilities, effort, incentives, and institutions) over the next 10 to 20 years. The findings suggest that even though China's military will not be the U.S. military's technological equal by 2020, the U.S. still must prepare for a Chinese military whose capabilities will steadily advance in the next 10 to 20 years and that may develop capabilities in certain "niches" that will present difficulties for the U.S. military in some potential-conflict scenarios
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
INU
Dewey number
355/.07/0951
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
UA835
LC item number
.C57 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
MR/Rand Corporation
Series volume
MR-1292-AF
Label
The military potential of China's commercial technology, Roger Cliff
Publication
Note
  • "MR-1292-AF"--Page 4 of cover
  • "Prepared for the United States Air Force."
  • "Project Air Force."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 65-77)
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Background -- China2s Current Civilian Technology -- Potential for Further Progress -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm70764308
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 77 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781598752663
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b36004674
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)70764308
  • pebcs0833043641
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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