Accession Number : ADA305111

Title :   Chinese Military Economic, and Political Reform: Survey and Chronology May 1, 1984 - June 30, 1985,

Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC FEDERAL RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Wang, Ernestine H.

PDF Url : ADA305111

Report Date : AUG 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : Military and military economic reforms are being carried out throughout China, with military reform and economic construction working together for mutual benefit. Although military modernization has been assigned the lowest priority of the Four Modernizations--agriculture, industry, science and technology, and national defense--in the past 6 years there have been significant achievements in this field with minimum expenditure. Military organization is being streamlined, the education and technical competency of the soldiers and officers are improving, as are weaponry and equipment. The People's Liberation Army is actively participating in China's economic construction by making contributions to the modernization of industry and science and technology, increasing civilian production, and improving civil-military relations. Because Chinese leaders have indicated that military and military economic reforms are essential for the development of a modern Chinese army, despite some opposition, the reforms will continue.

Descriptors :   *POLITICAL SCIENCE, *ECONOMICS, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *MODIFICATION, *CHINA, *CORRECTIONS, WEAPONS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION, INDUSTRIAL MODERNIZATION, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, INTEGRATION, MILITARY TRAINING, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, ARMY PLANNING, CIVIL AFFAIRS, AGRICULTURE, PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, NATIONAL DEFENSE, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, INDUSTRIAL TRAINING.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE