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THE IMPACT OF FOREIGN WEAPONS AND TECHNOLOGY ON THE MODERNIZATION OF CHINA'S PEOPLE'S LIBERATION ARMY

A Report for the U.S.-China Economic and
Security Review Commission
January 2004

by Richard D. Fisher, Jr.
Center for Security Policy

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Executive Summary
2. List of Abbreviations
3. Part 1 Introduction
  1A: PRC Now the World's Largest Arms Importer
  1B: Countries Selling Military Technology to the PLA
  1C: Assessment of Impact of Foreign Military Technology On PLA Modernization
  1D: Specific Threats To US Forces That Could Emerge From New Foreign Arms To The PLA
  1E: New PLA Threats To Taiwan Emerging From Access To Foreign Technology
  1F: Conclusions
     
4. Part 2 List of Weapons And Technologies Sold To The PLA
  2A High Technologies
  2B Missiles and Space
  2C Air Force Systems
  2D Navy Systems
  2E Ground Force Systems
     

Disclaimer: This research paper was prepared at the request of the Commission to support its deliberations. Release of this research paper [and posting of the report to the Commission's web site [www.uscc.gov] is intended to promote greater public understanding of the issues addressed by the Commission. However, it does not imply an endorsement by the Commission or any individual Commissioner of views expressed in the research papers. This paper was prepared as a background document for the consideration of the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission in its ongoing assessment of the U.S.-China economic and security relationship under P.L. 106-398 and P.L. 108-7. It should not be construed to reflect the views or conclusions of the Commission.



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