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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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



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