The military potential of China's commercial technology /
Roger Cliff.
Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 2001.
xvii, 77 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
0833029398 (pbk.)
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Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 2001.
0833029398 (pbk.)
general note
"MR-1292-AF"--P. [4] of Cover.
"Prepared for the United States Air Force."
"Project Air Force."
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references (p. 65-77).
Sponsored by the United States Air Force. F49642-Q6-C-0001
A Look Inside
Unpaid Annotation
The author examines China's current commercial technology in eight industries (microelectronics, computers, telecommunications equipment, nuclear power, biotechnology, chemicals, aviation, and space), assesses the prospects for technological progress over the next 10 to 20 years, and determines which niches may present difficulties for the U.S. military in potential conflict scenarios.
Main Description
China's economy is expected to grow over the next 20 years at a rate that will make it larger than the U.S. economy. This suggests that China has the economic potential to be an U.S. military rival by the year 2020. But can it become such a rival? At pres
Table of Contents
Prefacep. iii
Figuresp. vii
Summaryp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Backgroundp. 7
China's Current Civilian Technologyp. 11
Potential for Further Progressp. 31
Conclusionp. 61
Referencesp. 65
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