Paper or graphite dragon? the modernization of China's defense industry between dependence and autonomy

Victor Carneiro Corrêa Vieira

Abstract


The 2006’s Chinese Defense White Paper settled goals for military modernization that would consolidate a force planning strategy aiming long-term results that could make it possible to win local wars under informationized conditions. The combination of policies of dual-use civil-military technology, catch up and absorption of foreign knowledge through joint ventures, China intends to overcome an imitation-based regime and to consolidate a defense industry with indigenous innovation. The paper analyzes how this strategy would reformulate logistic aspects of the Chinese military and promote the development of the fifth largest military industry in the world.

Keywords


China, Military modernization, Defense industry, Indigenous innovation, Force planning, Logistics

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