Accession Number : ADA316474

Title :   China's Transition into the 21st Century: U. S. and PRC Perspectives.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Shambaugh, David ; Zhongchun, Wang

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Report Date : 29 JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : The two essays contained in this volume are useful in that they help us look at China from two different but fresh viewpoints. While Dr. Shambaugh contends that China is, despite an impressive economic surge in the past decade, a weak and divided country, Colonel Wang holds that the PLA is united, committed, and determined to modernize. With the fall of the Soviet Union, China has, indeed, inherited the mantle of the world's most important--and most potent --Marxist-Leninist state. While military confrontation between the United States and China may be avoidable, political and economic competition is likely to continue.

Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES, *POLITICAL SCIENCE, *TRANSITIONS, *MILITARY PLANNING, *PERCEPTION, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, *CHINA, COMPETITION, LEADERSHIP, ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), MILITARY CAPABILITIES, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, COMMUNISM.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE