Book Details

Book title: China`s Emergence as a Defense Technological Power
Author(s): Tai Ming Cheung (Ed.)
ISBN: 9780415519847
Publication Year: 2013
Binding: HB
Pages: 222
Price: Rs. 995 Rs. 995
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China is beginning to flex its expanding military and strategic clout in the pursuit of its broadening national security interests. At the same time, the country’s economic and technology policies have also become more nationalistic, state-centered, and ambitious. The reason behind this adjustment from a previously accommodating posture, why it has occurred across different policy areas, and whether it is a temporary phenomenon or the beginning of a more deep-seated strategic shift are not yet well understood.

In the defense technological realm, the development path is more visible. China’s defense economy has set its sights on catching up with the West by the beginning of the 2020s and is making steady progress in building up its innovation capabilities, although this is presently in the form of incremental and sustaining types of activities.  

ABOUT Author


Thai Ming Cheung is the director of the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC). He directs the Minerva Initiative program on Chinese security and technology, a multi-year academic research and training project funded by the U.S. Defence Department to explore China’s technological potential. His most recent book, Fortifying China: The Struggle to Build a Modern Defence Economy, was published in 2009 by Cornell University Press.

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