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China References

Basic Documents

US Government Documents

The White House

  • Trump on China; Putting America First The White House Edited by Robert C. O’Brien, Released 02 Nov 2020
  • United States Strategic Approach to The People’s Republic of China The White House 20 May 2020 -- "Since the United States and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) established diplomatic relations in 1979, United States policy toward the PRC was largely premised on a hope that deepening engagement would spur fundamental economic and political opening in the PRC and lead to its emergence as a constructive and responsible global stakeholder, with a more open society. More than 40 years later, it has become evident that this approach underestimated the will of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to constrain the scope of economic and political reform in China."

Departent of Defense

Defense Intelligence Agency

U.S.-China Economic And Security Review Commission


Chinese Sources

General Sources

  • The People's Liberation Army as Organization: Reference Volume v1.0 James C. Mulvenon and Andrew N. D. Yang eds. (RAND 2002)
  • PEOPLE'S LIBERATION ARMY AFTER NEXT Edited by Susan M. Puska Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College August 2000 - An analytical schism has developed over differing assessments of China's military modernization. Underlying this debate are at least two key questions. First, will the ongoing China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) modernization provide China with significant offensive power projection and/or preemptive capability? If so, by when? Second, does the pace and success of China's military modernization constitute a threat to the United States and/or its friends and allies in the Asia-Pacific region?

Strategic Forces

Conventional Forces

Science & Technology

Politico-Military Trends


  • A cautious embrace: defending democracy in an age of autocracies House of Commons - Foreign Affairs Committee 04 Nov 2019 -- "This report focuses on three policy areas: autocracies’ influence on academic freedom; the use of sanctions against autocracies; and the UK’s cooperation with other democracies in responding to autocracies. It is necessary for the Government to engage with autocracies, for reasons of security, trade and tackling issues such as climate change and modern slavery. We concentrate in particular on Russia and China. Our evidence suggests that both have engaged in overt and covert interference in the affairs of the UK and its partners."

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