China's Power and Will: The PRC's Military Strength and Grand Strategy

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Abstract

China's international behavior exhibits elements of both threat and peaceful intentions. Greatly increased defense budgets, the acquisition for more advance weapons systems, and certain pronouncements of the leadership argue for the threat scenario. Beijing's efforts to enhance the PRC's soft power, its more active participation in international problem-solving activities, and certain pronouncements of other leaders can be taken as evidence for more peaceful intentions. Even assuming that the leadership's motives are not benign, a combination of domestic weaknesses and foreign resistance could thwart them. The future is not predictable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)651-664
Number of pages14
JournalOrbis
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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China's Power and Will : The PRC's Military Strength and Grand Strategy. / Dreyer, June Teufel.

In: Orbis, Vol. 51, No. 4, 2007, p. 651-664.

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