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

Published Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 2005.

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Physical description 1 online resource (xxv, 304 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR Open Access
Notes "RAND Project Air Force."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-304).
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.
Notes "MG-334-AF."
Sponsored by the United States Air Force Contract no. F49642-01-C-0003
Summary Since the early 1980s, a prominent and consistent conclusion drawn from research on China's defense-industrial complex has been that China's 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 China's defense-industrial complex. The study found that China's 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 China's 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 China's defense industry. The goals of this study are to 1. Assess recent trends in China's 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 China's 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.
Since the early 1980s, a prominent and consistent conclusion drawn from research on Chinає́єs defense-industrial complex has been that Chinає́єs 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 Chinає́єs defense-industrial complex. The study found that Chinає́єs 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 Chinає́єs 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 Chinає́єs defense industry. The goals of this study are to 1. Assess recent trends in Chinає́єs 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 Chinає́єs 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.
Other author Medeiros, Evan S.
Project Air Force (U.S.)
Rand Corporation.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Military research -- China.
Defense industries -- China.
China -- Defenses.
Electronic books.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780833040794 (electronic bk.)
0833040790 (electronic bk.)
9780833040824 (electronic bk.)
0833040820 (electronic bk.)
0833037943
9780833037947
1282282921
9781282282926